Hernando High School

Hernando High Softball Seniors Honored in Drive-by Parade

ROOKSVILLE-- On Friday, May 1st, Hernando High girls softball coach Kevin Bittinger and others held a senior softball parade for five of the 2020 graduating players at Tom Varn Park, the Lady Leopards home field.

“It was just sad that these girls didn’t get to finish off what they started,” Hernando High girls softball coach Kevin Bittinger said.

Getting Where You Need To Be

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.-- It has been over a month since any lights shined on the baseball fields. Hernando High first baseman Steven Taylor said... “It’s a mix between sadness and anger. Baseball has been my life, and for me to work as hard as I have to get to where I am and for it to basically be stripped away from me at the end, it just sucks. It broke my heart when my mom told me the news.”

Hernando County Prep Baseball Preview 2020

With all the winter sports now officially concluded in Hernando County, we move into the spring  season of athletics and it brings on baseball and softball. Along with baseball and softball is track and field and spring football. We take a brief look at all the prep baseball teams across Hernando County and what to look forward to this upcoming 2020 campaign. 

Following in his father’s footsteps

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Connor Morgan has been playing baseball for Hernando High since he was a freshman. He also explored other sports. As a sophomore, Connor played soccer and at the beginning of his senior year, he played tight end and defensive linemen on the Leopards football team. 

“Soccer definitely helps out with footwork, being a little more coordinated with my feet and football makes me stronger. It all correlates together as far as athleticism goes and moves on to baseball,” Connor said.

New inductees to Hernando High Athletic Hall of Fame

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- Hernando High School’s gym had its party face on, Thursday Sept. 19, as the place looked so different, it really does clean up nice.

There was just enough light in the gym to create the atmosphere, the dinner was prepared and served by the students of the Hernando High School Culinary Arts Department and some of the musical entertainment was provided by the Hernando High School Chorus.

This year, the Hall of Fame Committee inducted nine former Hernando High School athletes and one team to be enshrined inside the Hernando High School Hall of Fame.

Students charged with firearm possession on school property

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At a press conference held on Sept. 6, 2019, HCSO Sheriff Al Nienhuis, together with School Superintendent John Stratton and Major Crimes Detectives had additional information on the series of events that led to the lockdown of several schools on Sept. 5, 2019.

No students were threatened, and no shots were fired during the incident.

All 5 male suspects are juveniles, and students at Hernando High School.  

Coach Kaz Takes Pride in Leopard Tradition, Community

Known to many as Coach Kaz, Robert Kazmier kicks off his second season as head football coach for Hernando Leopards.

His coaching experience began at nineteen, volunteering on the sidelines at Nature Coast Tech.

“I was around those really good teams, and I’ve seen the possibilities of the talent in this area,” Kazmier said. “But I always had my eye on Hernando because it’s that real community school.”

Hernando High Jr. Air Force ROTC program receives Highest Ranking

The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Hernando High School in Brooksville, FL earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”...the highest rating attainable...during their evaluation on March 4, 2019. MSgt Hugh E. Flournoy, Col James C. Crigger, created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with excellent community outreach. The instructors provided outstanding leadership in administering the cadet-centered citizenship program.