Sports

Another Record to Fall for the Lightning This Season

By: Matthew Vandenburgh

If it wasn’t already known that Steven Stamkos has become one of the best players to ever put on a Lightning jersey, scoring career goal number 383 will help prove that point. In what has already been an exceptional season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, that high mark has been reached. With that goal total, Stamkos matched Vinny Lecavalier’s franchise record for goals scored in their career in the team’s 5-4 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thurs. March 14.

Hernando Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Results

Boys:

  • 100 Meters

1st Springstead Sr. Jacorey Hartman 11:22

  • 200 Meters

1st Springstead Sr. Jacorey Hartman 22:94

  • 400 Meters

1st Nature Coast  So Kyle Mcintosh 50:63

  • 800 Meters

2nd Central Jr. Corien Canada 2:05.79

  • 1600 Meters

2nd Central Jr. Corien Canada 4:31.39

  • 3200 Meters

2nd Hernando Sr.Ross Stalcup 10:06.75

  • 110 Hurdles

1st Springstead Noah Holmes 15:92

Weeki Wachee’s dream season ends at states

By Andy Villamarzo
Hernando Sun sports reporter

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

LAKELAND- As the seconds ticked down in last week’s Class 6A state semifinal between Weeki Wachee and Plantation American Heritage, the Hornets were well out of range in making any kind of comeback attempt.

Eventually losing 56-26, the Hornets knew that despite the loss to the defending Class 6A state champions, they had accomplished something no other team in Hernando County had done: reach the state’s final four.

NCT survives battle of Sharks, advances to region semi-final

by JOE CARLINO

Hernando Sun Sports Reporter

Last season, the Nature Coast Sharks were riding high and flying on all cylinders, potentially boasting a squad which could’ve had a chance at seeing Lakeland and the state semifinals again. However, they lost a humongous lead to the now-defunct Ridgewood Rams on their home court in the Sweet 16.

Hernando Kids Compete in Nature Coast Taekwondo Championship.

Local Hernando County students from Taekwondo America and Warriors Martial Arts competed in the 2019 Nature Coast Taekwondo Championship at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill on Saturday, February 15.

Martial art students had trained for months to prepare for this event by focusing on their forms, kicking, balance and performance.

Tough break for PHSC Basketball as Florida Gateway takes the tournament

The long-awaited Division II tournament game for PHSC basketball team resulted in defeat on their home court, bringing a close to their season. This was the game every player had been working towards. They did make it over their first hurdle: to take the most wins against Florida Gateway in a four-game set up in order to have the opportunity to host the tournament. However, the tournament win proved to be elusive.