Cheryl Clanton

Our Hog Waller Thanksgiving

We spent our Thanksgiving at a park in Putnam County called Hog Waller. It is a privately owned and managed property comprised of 1100 acres of woods with ATV and UTV trails.  Back in the early 1900s, this property and surrounding areas were part of a logging community called Rodman according to the park’s website.  “Many thousands of acres of forest land were harvested and many farms surrounded the community.

Leopards, Sharks volleyball nail biter

Tuesday night August 20, 2019 in the Shark Tank- Nature Coast welcomes the Hernando Leopards for a game of girls volleyball.  Once again this year’s head coaches are, for the Leopards: Robin Bailey and for the Sharks: Emily Gore. Two dedicated and fierce coaches to go up against. For both sides there is a packed house plus cheering sections. The game begins when both powerhouse teams step onto the court, the cheering sections go wild. A few plays throughout the night were as follows:  Nature Coast is the first team to put points on the board. 

Star athletes, NFLers among coaches at youth football camp

Article and Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Free food. Live DJ. Free football camp. NFL players. You couldn't go wrong last Saturday July 13, 2019 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville, FL.  NFL Tyrone Goodson, HYL coach Fabian Burnett Sr. and the USA Football organization desired to give back to the Hernando County sporting community through a free fundamental football camp.   The camp featured special guests - NFL Darren Hambrick and Bill Saffore with VertiMax (a sports training equipment company). 

Spring Football Scrimmages

Article and Photography by CHERYL CLANTON and ALICE MARY HERDEN

The last weeks in May are crucial for all of Hernando County football coaches. These games are vital to see how well their team can perform and combine offense/defense strategies. They are also calculating who can fill the spots of graduating seniors.

Weeki Wachee Hornets

For Weeki Wachee, the Hornets recently have been introduced to new head coach Chris Cook, formerly the Offensive Coordinator from Moore Haven Middle High School.

Bleacher Talk: Central Bears Regional Quarter Final Baseball Against Atlantic Sharks

Beautiful night to play ball. On May 15, 2019 Central Bears went up against the Atlantic Sharks. The Sharks walked out onto the Bears’ turf. Bears didn't like it and came out growling.

Let's Play Ball.

Top 1st

Up to bat first is Sharks #1 Dalton Hurst going up against Bears pitcher #10 Rashaad Boyce.

Rashaad threw the first pitch, STRIKE !!  Boyce struck out Hurst. First out of the game.

'Bleacher Talk, Play by Play' Lady Eagles take on Sharks in the 'shark tank'

Article & Photgraphy by Cheryl Clanton

Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Nature Coast High School, it’s a clear nice cool night for girls softball. Players are introduced and team stats provided. Springstead Eagles have five wins and two losses, while Nature Coast has four wins and three losses. Both teams stand on the field for the National Anthem, some players swaying side to side in anticipation of the game. End of the Anthem you can hear cheers echo in the cool night. Let’s play ball.

Bears shred Shark fins

BIG UPSET Friday night January 25, 2019, at the Bears Den. Central's Boys Basketball team shred the fins off Sharks winning streak. From the start of the game, the court was hot. Both teams came to battle tonight. Nature Coast swarmed the court to protect their winning streak, but the Bears came out of their den hungry. Nature Coast Shark junior #21 6' 5" Orien Adams and Centrals Bear junior #10 6'+ Rashaad Boyce started off the game.