Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

CHRIS BERNHARDT JR.

Hernando Today

Bernhardt: One last mile

- As his Springstead boys basketball team made a seemingly improbable march toward the state title game in 2009, head coach Pat Kelly often repeated one particular saying.

Ruoff fills leading role

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Amazingly, nine years have passed since Alex Ruoff last donned a Central High uniform.

Sharks hope county grip won’t slip

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For the past five years, when it comes to boys basketball Nature Coast has owned Hernando County.

2014 Final Girls Swimming Honor Roll

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200-yard medley relay

2014 Final Boys Swimming Honor Roll

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200-yard medley relay

Patterson takes in state experience

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Trey Patterson’s stay at Friday’s state meet didn’t last as long as he or his coach would have liked. But they both hope it will leave a lasting impact looking toward 2015.

Springstead’s Patterson preps for states

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For the second year in a row, Springstead and Hernando County will have a representative at the state swim meet.

Blackwell signs with Nicholls State

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In recent years, Hernando County has had its fair share of athletes accepting Division I scholarships.

Gomez steps in at Springstead

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In dire need of a girls soccer head coach following last week’s resignation of Scott Wern, Springstead filled the void without leaving the school system.

Springstead’s Patterson makes states

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For the second year in a row, Springstead and Hernando County will have a representative at the state swim meet.

Prep Football Preview: Week 11

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Nature Coast at Ocala-Lake Weir, 7:30 p.m.

Vonada, Eagles set for reunion

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As he wraps up his 16th season as a head coach, there are few – if any – teams Bill Vonada hasn’t coached against on the North Suncoast.

Sunlake knocks out Lady Leopards

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– Hernando knew coming in it would play the underdog role in Tuesday night’s Class 5A, Region II semifinal.

Hernando staying focused

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Hernando is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010, making Tuesday’s Class 5A, Region II volleyball semifinal a new experience for all the Lady Leopard players.

Fagin helps Hernando end skid

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– For most of this first season under head coach Bill Vonada, to say Hernando had struggled to put points on the board was a major understatement.

Prep Football Preview: Week 10

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Land O’ Lakes at Springstead, 7:30 p.m.

Hernando secures spot in Sweet 16

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– As the clock ticked away during the break between the first and second game, the down referee approached the scorer’s table puzzled.

County teams want regional redemption

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A year ago at this time, Hernando and Weeki Wachee found themselves in relatively uncharted territory.

Springstead’s district celebration stalls

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– Its vaunted defense protecting a 10-0 lead against an opponent employing a backup quarterback and running back, everything seemed to be falling in line.

Déjà vu all over again

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– It took 364 days for Hernando and Weeki Wachee to face once again in the Class 5A, District 7 Volleyball Tournament final.

Prep Football Preview: Week 9

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Springstead at Mitchell, 7:30 p.m.

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