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Preseason Sports Interview- Hernando High Football

For the next couple of weeks, student-athletes will be focused on the upcoming fall sports preseason events. For Hernando High’s head Coach Earl Garcia moving into his second season with the Leopards, it’s about keeping things simple. 

“We haven’t changed the way we implement plays,” Garcia said. “It’s blocking, tackling, and some kicking, so we try to make the complex simple, not the other way around.” 

The life of an AD in 2021

Interview and Photography by Alice Herden, Hernando Sun

Q: For how long have you been Athletic Director (AD) for Springstead High?

A: Well, since I started in April I am actually already into my 6th year as AD at Springstead.

Q: Over the years have you seen changes in the way you adapted to your role and what would be some of those changes and how have they become instrumental in your position?

Central hires Jim Pusateri as next head football coach

By Andy Villamarzo
Hernando Sun contributor 

BROOKSVILLE- A new chapter of Central High School’s football program has been set with the hiring of the Bears’ next head coach. 

Central athletic director Al Sorrentino announced via the school’s athletic website that the Bears have hired Jim Pusateri as the next head football coach of the program. Pusateri replaces Rob Walden, who stepped down as the school’s head coach after the 2020 season. Here is the statement on the school appointing Pusateri as the next lead man in charge. 

Tampa: City of Champs

A month of Sundays came and went. Every night is a lunar eclipse.

Hell has frozen over.

To appreciate the significance of Tampa Bay's athletic accomplishments, one must go back 46 years to when we didn't even have any major teams.

In 1976 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became our first major-league franchise. They were winless that year at 0-14 and piled up a record 0-26 mark before finishing 1977 with two upset victories.

Summer Volleyball: Nature Coast Tech brings in alumni, current players for camp

Summer is for summer camps, and as fall sports are less than a month away, the opportunity to build athletic skills in coordination and defining fundamental structure is essential for the growth of any athlete at any age. Nature Coast Tech and Springstead opened their gyms over the summer to offer volleyball camps for middle school students.

England's players can't handle loss

The Euro Cup 2020 Championship (postponed by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic) proved to be an amazing nail-biter of a soccer match between England and Italy.  Both teams were under a lot of pressure to secure victory as Italy hadn’t won in 53 years and England never won, only making it to the semifinals twice in the tournament’s 63-year history.  The last time England had won a major international tournament was the 1966 World Cup.