High School Volleyball

Mack Meyers is on her way to Florida Gateway College

Spring sports are in full bloom this time of year and amidst the exciting games and rivalries, some amazing opportunities are popping up as well. In fact on March 24, volleyball player Mackenzie Meyers from Hernando Christian Academy signed her letter of intent to Florida Gateway College in Lake City.  The Hernando Christian lion has worked hard to get where she is, she trains about 4 out of 7 days of the week and she's been playing for about 5 years now. She also has team practice two days of the week and does weight training and cardio two other days.

Nature Coast volleyball finally seeing resurgence

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Nature Coast senior Brooke Riddle

BROOKSVILLE- It seems like a decade since the last time Nature Coast Technical was in the Elite 8. 

If you tack on four years, it's nearly been 10 years since the Sharks went 25-3 in 2011 and were on the cusp of qualifying for states. But after that magical season the program suffered a steep drop off, going 26-74 during a four-year stretch between 2012 and 2015. 

Hernando’s Bronson Bouncing Back

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

 Hernando High Varisty Volleyball Ali Bronson

There were times when Ali Bronson wondered if she’d ever make it all the way back, whether she could return to the form that made her perhaps the county’s most dominant volleyball player the past two years. As a freshman, she had 118 kills. Then came another 289 as a sophomore. Each year, her Hernando High team won a district championship.

Zoe Murchio: Back Row Player Takes No Back Seat

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Zoe Murchio, Weeki Wachee High School

No matter what, Zoe Murchio always stands out on the volleyball court. It’s a common thread amongst all liberos, who must wear a different color jersey from the rest of their teammates as a means of identification. But for the past four seasons, Murchio’s play for the Weeki Wachee High varsity team has made her just as easy to notice.

Season Openers Deliver Drama

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

So much for easing into the season. Friday night saw the official start of the prep football campaign, and three of the four games involving Hernando County teams came down to the wire. Perhaps the most dramatic conclusion occurred at Springstead’s Booster Stadium, where long-downtrodden Central pulled off a shocking 13-7 victory.