Sports

Marion Jones inducted into Leopards' Sports Hall of Fame

Hernando High held their 2018 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction on Thursday, October 4 in the Leopards gym and for one special 1973 graduate it was a long time coming. 

“Let me introduce to you a great man, a great coach, a Hall of Famer in many places- Marion Jones,” Edd Poore said.

Poore was Jones’ former high school coach and felt honored to be selected to introduce him at the 2018 Hernando High Sports Hall of Fame banquet. 

Weeki Wachee quarterback Vaughn Sykora putting up big numbers

WEEKI WACHEE- In a year where potential record breaking numbers are being put up by players around Hernando County, one in particular is making a name for himself his junior season.
 

That player is Weeki Wachee quarterback Vaughn Sykora, who had career days when the Hornets faced Hudson Fivay and rival Central in back to back weeks. The unique part about Sykora’s two starts and wins against both teams is the fact that the signal caller threw for six touchdowns in each contest.
 

Seasonal Scents

I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from hunters all over the county, who have been having a tough time finding success so far this season.  It seems they’ve done their scouting, practiced and tuned their bows and are putting in long hours in the stand, with no antlers to show for it.  Mostly, I just encourage them to hang in there; it’s the early season and the early season is tough!

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.

Two-day district contest dooms Leopards with critical loss

On Friday night, the Crystal River Pirates travelled to Brooksville for a district contest with the Hernando Leopards. Both teams had a critical district loss last week and were looking to bounce back in a must-win game for either side. This game would be contested on two consecutive days, as inclement weather postponed the second half of the contest to Saturday with the Leopards leading 7-0.