Cheryl Clanton

Iron Bear Challenge

One of the most anticipated events for Central High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) is hosting the annual Iron Bear Challenge.  The athletic competition features physical tests of strength, endurance, speed and balance. On Sept. 29, seventeen NJROTC programs traveled to Central High School from around the region for a chance at taking home the traveling Iron Bear trophy, which went to Gulf High School last year.  

“It's considered a fun day,” said CDR (Ret) Simon Maple USCG.



1 ½ Cups uncooked white Rice

2 Cups chicken broth

3 Tablespoons chopped sweet onion

2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 ½ cup Chunky Salsa



In heavy skillet heat oil over medium heat and stir in onions and cook until tender.

When onions tender mix in rice stirring often. Your rice will start to turn brown, you will then stir in chicken broth and salsa. Reduce heat and cover skillet and simmer for est 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.


Water, water everywhere

Bystre Lake overflows once again, flooding the pastures along Mondon Hill Rd, closing side street WPA. Typically, by the time the floodwaters of Bystre Lake reach WPA Rd, residents are already dealing with the flooding of their driveways, yards and homes. Flood waters are now creeping closer to Mondon Hill Rd.  

Birds are the only ones enjoying the extra water as it provides them with more places to hunt for food.  

Flood waters are already halfway up trees, and with more rain coming it will only get deeper.

“Steelers” 2018 TBXFL Superbowl Champs Boys2Men

On Friday June 8, 2018 Hernando Sun attended the Boys2Men Awards Banquet, held at the Women's Club on Main Street in Downtown Brooksville. Ms. Kimberly Kincade and Ms. Sherri Collins, born and raised in Hernando County and have strong ties in the community. They came together five years ago and started Boys2Men Foundation Incorporation nonprofit. Boys2Men is a youth football and cheer camp. 

From Our Table To Yours 06/15/2018

Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

2 tablespoons olive oil
12 large flour totillas
3 cups grated cheese
2 lbs skinless chicken breasts
2 pkg taco seasoning
butter for frying
below options
1 yellow bell pepper seeded & sliced strips
1 bell pepper seeded & sliced strips
1 large onion sliced
Pico de Gallo
3 red onions
2 cups cilantro leaves chopped
12 roma tomatoes
2 oz. white vinegar
salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon fresh diced garlic

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: NCT v. Bolles in Baseball 5A State Semifinal

On Thursday May 31, 2018 Nature Coast Technical baseball team made it to the 2018 FHSAA 5A State Semi-Finals game #1. Bolles Bulldogs vs Nature Coast Sharks. This time I'm giving you the play by play from my home watching it on live stream. My dogs looked at me kinda weird as I cheered throughout the game. The Hernando Sun congratulates the Sharks for making it to state.

Now on with the game play by play. Play Ball.... Sharks are up first to bat.

Top of 1st inning

Easy Chicken Milanese

Boneless chicken breast (sliced thin)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup flour
1 cup Seasoned Italian bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying
lemons cut into wedges
Use a dish for each, beaten eggs with salt and pepper, flour and another for bread crumbs.
Dip chicken in flour first, shake off excess, dip into eggs then into bread crumbs. Place on plate and start same on next piece. (note: do not stack on each other).

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: A thrilling regional softball final for Leopards

Friday night May 11, 2018 at Tom Varn Park, the 2018 5A Regional Softball Finals are almost ready to get underway.  Hold onto your seats, because this game is going to be

Both Hernando High and Keystone Heights High Schools are just one step away from going to the State Semifinals.

It's a muggy night here at Tom Varn and it's a packed house. Fans are completely surrounding the field and ready to cheer on their teams. A moment of silence, our National Anthem.  Okay everyone's ready, Let's Play Ball.

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: Springstead-Crystal River Region Semifinal

MAY 8, 2018- It's turned out to be a nice evening at the Stead for the 2018 FHSAA 6A Softball Championship Regional Semifinal game between Crystal River and Springstead High Schools. The fans are showing up for the game, going to be a full house tonight. Nice breeze and the smell of fresh cooked french fries in the air. Everyone stands for a moment of silence for the lives lost at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and our National Anthem. The pitchers for tonight's game for the Stead Kayla Cruz and Crystal River Alysa Cecere.  Springstead takes to the field first.