Volleyball

PHSC volleyball season ends

AVON PARK, Fla. --- It was a great game to start this year’s Florida College System Activities Association Volleyball Tournament - it was entertaining!

For all the tears that have fallen, all the wounds that have healed, floor burns that used to hurt and the puddles of sweat that have gathered and growing on the floor, the drama of the Sun-Lake Conference Volleyball Tournament was everything that Pasco Hernando State College desired except for the result.

The dance continues for Nature Coast

By MEL SUITER

Hernando Sun Reporter

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. ---- Keep the music playing, Nature Coast Tech High School volleyball team wants to keep on dancing!

Outside the gym the streets were busy with fire trucks speeding down the road answering the alarm for help. Inside the gym on the campus of Nature Coast Tech High School the temp was rising and so were the Sharks out on the court.

NCT volleyball advances to regional semifinal

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. ---- It was emotional, there was plenty of drama and it was everything a regional quarter final volleyball tournament game could offer to the very loud crowd inside the gymnasium on the campus of Nature Coast Tech High School to enjoy.

Facing their in-county rival Weeki Wachee High School at home, Thursday October 24, the Sharks put together a combination of great rallies, well-played defense and defeated the Hornets 3-1, ending the Weeki Wachee High School volleyball season.

Girls volleyball semi-final results for Oct 15

Article by Alice Mary Herden

Photography by Alice Mary Herden and Betty Kolar

After Springstead’s win against River Ridge on Monday for the 5A District 5 quarter-finals, the Eagles proceeded to play Lecanto, slotted in the number 2 spot within the 5A District.

Springstead lost to Lecanto 25-17 | 25-19 | 25-20 in the 5A District 5 semi-finals.

Tuesday's 4A District 6 Semi-Finals held at Nature Coast Tech brought many cheers and a few tears.

Central High vs. HCA  Volleyball: It was a Picture! 

By Mel Suiter, Hernando Sun

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- It was a picture!

Hernando Christian Academy started the celebration of Spirit Week on the right foot, Monday night September 30, on the volleyball court against cross-town rival Central High School.

There were some strong rallies by both teams but at the end of the match, the Lions defeated the Bears 3-0, to improve their overall record to 9-7.

Central High School is struggling through a tough season, the Bears are 1-12 overall and are now being directed by their new coach, Kris Brooks.

Close, but no cigar

The Central Bears volleyball team was so close to a win, but fell short two points at the end of set 5 when they faced Crystal River Tuesday night Sept. 10, 2019. 

Earlier in the season, the team has faced strong contenders like Lecanto, Nature Coast Tech and Springstead. The girls have produced some pretty good competitive sets thus far. According to Coach Nikki LaRiviere, the team's talent is there, but it's about how they are executing their competitive level facing their opponents. 

HCA Volleyball still hungry for victory

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- The aspirations of visitors to elude Hernando Christian Academy of a victory-is a flirtation with disaster.  That's been true for most of HCA's season so far.  Heading into the game against Seven Rivers on Thursday Aug. 29, 2019 after beating Meadowbrook on Tuesday (3-1) their record was 4 and 0.  For Seven Rivers though, disaster did not strike in the Lions' Den. 

Springstead volleyball wins first game, then loses district match against Lecanto

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Hernando Sun Reporter

Springstead’s Andrea Kneser takes a win to mark the start of girls volleyball season against Crystal River. She prepared her team, she re-introduced the necessary skills and drills and found more than she hoped.

“We prepared a lot in practice and running an effective offensive, and I really think the girls are starting to get the hang of that," Andrea said. "I want to be the best serve-receive team in the county."