Sports

Hernando softball, Nature Coast baseball cap off 2020-2021 sports season

BROOKSVILLE- So many questions were posed prior to the start of high school sports starting up for the 2020-2021 academic year. They varied to the possibility of shortened seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as not being able to have a season take place whatsoever. In either case, nothing seemed ideal because no one had enough information on how to tackle everyday life with a pandemic going on. Yet, sports was something everyone wanted to continue somehow. 

Interview with a long jump champ

How did you get into track? 

My mom put me in track because I always ran everywhere I went no matter what if she told me to go wash the dishes I was running to go do it.

Who would you credit with helping you succeed in track? 

I would like to thank my AAU coaches Jeremiah Blake, Jason Owens, and Eric Riggins and also my mom for pushing me to do better but to my coaches thank y’all for helping me get to where I am now.

Which is your favorite event in track and field? 

A good run for Nature Coast baseball

By Andy Villamarzo 
Hernando Sun SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

FORT MYERS- When the season began back in mid-February, the thought of reaching the state semifinals was something of a dream for any Hernando County baseball team. 

That dream eventually over the course of time became a reality for the Sharks and it led them to Monday night’s Class 4A state semifinal against nearby Citra North Marion. With the outside possibility of making it an all Tampa Bay area state championship game as Dunedin was playing North Broward Prep in the opposing state semifinal. 

Central football looking to improve in every facet

BROOKSVILLE- After finding some early success in Year No. 1 under head coach Rob Walden, the Central Bears struggled mightily in the pandemic 2020 campaign.

Central went 0-6 in the coronavirus shortened season and had trouble competing with opponents week to week. The Bears scored just once all season long and yielded 240 points. Despite the abysmal season, the Bears are coming back this spring with renewed energy

Finding The Swine

Since Ponce De Leon delivered the first swine to Florida, five hundred years ago in 1521, hogs have become an important source of both fun and food.  You really don’t need to wait for any particular season to come back around since hog hunting is allowed all year round on private land.  All you have to do is to gain permission from the landowner.  And, you can always find a place that offers hunts for a fee, but I wouldn’t overlook our public lands.