Andy Villamarzo

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. 

Spring football wrap up

With the 2020-2021 school year now coming to a close, spring football on the high school level is also wrapping up and each of Hernando County's five public schools all took part in a scrimmage, jamboree or regular game against an opponent/opponents during the last couple of weeks. We were able to see which teams are looking strong and which ones are still getting everything together heading into the summer. Here are the results of each team's spring game and the score. 

A good run for Nature Coast baseball

By Andy Villamarzo 

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