Andy Villamarzo

Bill Vonada steps down as Hernando head football coach

BROOKSVILLE- In what was somewhat of a shocker, Bill Vonada has stepped down as Hernando’s head football coach early last week and penned a letter of resignation. Below is the letter of resignation obtained by the Hernando Sun from Vonada to the school, as he points out that the ever growing demands of coaching high school football are being met with dwindling resources. 

Central Spring Football Close Up

With prep spring football in its third week of practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Central, which heads into its first season under the watch of new head coach John Warren. The Bears finished 2-7 last season under the watch of former lead man Chris Sands, who stepped down to take the same position over at Eau Gallie High School.

Springstead spring football close up

With prep spring football in its third week into practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Springstead, which heads into its sixth season under the watch of head coach Mike Garofano. The Eagles finished 6-3 last season with Garofano at the helm and just narrowly missed out on reaching the postseason.

Weeki Wachee spring football close up

With prep spring football in its third week into practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Weeki Wachee, which heads into its second season under the watch of head coach Jacob Gray. Weeki Wachee finished 3-7 in Gray’s first season at the helm and introduced a fast style of play from the spread offense.

Hernando and Nature Coast on a crash course in Class 5A, District 7 softball

BROOKSVILLE- No matter how many times you look at things and how they may shake up in Class 5A, District 7, many come back to the same potential scenario occurring: Hernando and Nature Coast meeting in the district championship.

Though that may be counting the eggs before they hatch, the Leopards and Sharks have been the top two teams in 5A-7 and all roads seem to be leading towards a third matchup between the two clubs come district championship time.

Hernando County District prep baseball preview

With the regular season coming to a close for prep baseball teams throughout Hernando County, many of the teams have real aspirations towards winning a district championship and clinching state postseason berths. Hernando, Nature Coast and Springstead have all been steady contenders in their respective districts, with Central and Weeki Wachee remaining competitive against district opponents. As district tournaments will be underway next week, we take a closer look at each district with projections on who’ll come out on top in the land of prep baseball.

Questions heading into Hernando County spring prep football

As many of the county’s spring sports begin to wind down, in less than a couple weeks football will be back on the practice fields of Hernando County. There’s plenty of questions to be asked about each of the county’s five teams heading into spring football, as Central, Hernando, Nature Coast, Springstead and Weeki Wachee are all coming off solid 2017 campaigns. Hernando and Nature Coast both clinched playoff berths. For awhile Springstead wasn’t too far off from nabbing one themselves.