Games to watch for this week: Hernando County Boys Basketball

By Andy Villamarzo

Hernando Sun sports writer 

Now with the district tournaments around the area coming up, the high school sports scene continues as basketball begins to sit center stage. Below are a few games we think are the matchups to watch for this week in Hernando County for high school basketball on the boys end. 

Selecting Coach, Offensive, Defensive Players of the Year in Football

Though the last time a prep football team stepped onto the field was back in November 2019, there’s still some debate on who was the coach and players of the year. Here at the Hernando Sun, we covered Central, Hernando, Nature Coast, Springstead, and Weeki Wachee all season long.  We also covered Hernando Christian Academy’s six-man football. Hernando County saw two teams advance into the Florida High School Athletic Association playoffs and those clubs had some of the top players in the county.

Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr. File Bills for Analyzing Sea Level Rise

TALLAHASSEE, FL- According to a statement released on Jan. 21, 2020, Representative Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill) and Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Hialeah) have filed HB 1157 and SB 1284, the Florida Land Subsidence Research Initiative, in an effort to collect and analyze data using geodetic techniques with the objective of understanding the relationship of Florida’s landmass and sea-level rise measurements.

BOCC Approves HCFR Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective bargaining meetings are exempt from the “Sunshine Law.”  These are contract negotiation meetings that are closed to the public and not televised.  County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Chief Scott Hechler introduced the agreement that he and his staff have been working on for close to a year.  It was approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular January 14, 2020 meeting.

HELP donates funds to aid shoreline restoration at Jenkins Creek

Hernando Sun Staff Report

The Hernando Environmental Land Protectors (HELP) has raised $2,000 towards the county’s Florida Sea Grant Extension shoreline restoration and enhancement project at Jenkins Creek.

Chuck Morton, president of HELP, presented Brittany Hall-Scharf, the Sea Grant Extension Agent in Hernando County, with a check at the group’s December 2019 meeting. Hall-Scharf was the guest speaker at at HELP’s Jan. 14, 2020 meeting and updated the group on current and future projects, including the ongoing aquaponics system and the upcoming living shorelines project.