• Sharks Use 26-7 Run to Bounce Bears img_3803

    In front of a deafening Bear’s Den Tuesday night, Nature Coast got revenge for their lone loss as they beat the Central Bears 70-48 to advance to the Elite Eight of the state playoffs.

    With both squads coming off regional quarterfinal wins, it was standing room only even before the opening tip, as the District Champion ... Read more

  • Gates Outguns Hoglund as Nature Coast downs Fivay 9-1 game

    By: Brandon Webster

    For the first five innings, one of the area’s premier pitching matchups didn’t disappoint as J.P. Gates and Gunnar Hoglund traded zeros to open to season.

    In a contest of who would flinch first, Nature Coast (1-0) would come away victorious Tuesday, downing Fivay 9-1, behind a late offensive explosion.

    Gates went four innings while striking ... Read more

  • Central, Nature Coast Advance For Sweet Sixteen Matchup img_3726

    For the first time in county history two area teams will square off in the Sweet Sixteen round of the state playoffs as Central and Nature Coast both won on Thursday.

    Central 20 Years in Waiting

    Central used a 12-0 run late in the fourth to come from behind to knock off Ridgewood 78-74 Thursday ... Read more

  • Central Downs Nature Coast, Claims District Crown img_3654

    img_3654Central came alive late to do something no team has done this season, beat the Nature Coast Sharks.

    The 67-59 win Friday snapped a 17-game losing streak to the Sharks and allowed the Bears to capture the 6A-7 District Championship, ensuring them a home regional game next week ... Read more

  • Hernando, Nature Coast Face College Ready Talent at NCT Tournament nct bball

    After a loaded field made the trip to Hernando County in 2015, the 2016 edition of the Nature Coast Christmas tournament seems ready to top itself.

    Last season, Lakeland defeated Shaker Heights (OH) in overtime to claim the crown, and in the 5th annual tournament, the runner-up will be back with teams from Florida, Georgia, Ohio ... Read more

  • Comeback Leads Nature Coast Past Pirates 71-59 nct bball

    Nature Coast used a second half comeback to beat Crystal River by a score of 71-59 Tuesday night to stay atop the 6A-7 district.

    Facing what Sharks (5-0,3-0) coach Dave Pisarcik said was their toughest challenge, Nature Coast erased a 12-point deficit midway through the second quarter and went into halftime trailing 28-26.

    Having not lost a district ... Read more

  • Hernando County Sports Schedule: 12/5 – 12/10 SPORTLOGO1_small

    By: Danny Aiello Jr

    Follow @DannyAielloJr on Twitter for live results of the contests.


    Monday 12/5

    Girls Basketball

    Trinity Catholic @ Central, 7

    Lecanto @ Springstead, 7:30

    Adventist Academy @ Hernando Christian Academy, 6:30

    Boys Soccer

    Zephyrhills @ Hernando, 7:30

    Weeki Wachee @ Nature Coast, 7:30

    Girls Soccer

    Hernando @ Zephyrhills, 7:30

    Nature Coast @ Weeki Wachee 7:30

    Girls Weightlifting

    Springstead, Citrus @ Weeki Wachee, 3:30


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  • Hernando County Sports Schedule 11/21-11/27 SPORTLOGO1_small

    By: Danny Aiello Jr

    Follow @DannyAielloJr on Twitter for live results of the contests.


    Monday 11/21

    Boys Basketball

    Fivay @ Springstead, 7:30

    Weeki Wachee @ Bishop McLaughlin, 7:30

    Girls Basketball

    Weeki Wachee @ Bishop McLaughlin, 6

    Boys Soccer

    Nature Coast @ Central, 7:30

    Girls Soccer

    Central @ Weeki Wachee, 7:30

    Hernando @ Citrus, 7:30


    Tuesday 11/22

    Boys Basketball

    Land O’Lakes @ Springstead, 7:30

    Nature Coast @ Weeki ... Read more

  • Man Charged After Attacking Teen During Basketball Game fbaabbdfdf

    BROOKSVILLE – Things got a little out of hand during a middle school basketball game Thursday, and one man’s anger led a battery charge after he slapped someone else’s child.

    According to officials, several teens gathered at West Hernando Middle School last night to watch a basketball game. At some point things got out of control when ... Read more

  • Owens, Delgado lead Sharks to Regional Semifinal TJ Owens (1) made plays on defense as well, Friday as Nature Coast beat Springstead.

    By: Brandon Webster

    The Sharks relied heavily on the legs of T.J. Owens, and the senior responded, with 22 carries for 387 yard and four TD’s in a 35-21 home win against Zephyrhills.

    In a rematch of last year’s 5A regional quarterfinal, Nature Coast moved to 10-0 on the season, behind the leadership of Owens ... Read more


About the writer: Danny Aiello Jr came to Real News Real Fast by way of the Hernando Today (Former subsidiary of the Tampa Tribune). After spending eight years writing sports for the Hernando-based newspaper, Danny accepted a position with RNRF as a sports writer, focusing primarily on high school and youth sports…Read More