Leopards’ Christmas tourney sees streaks end, barely continue

January 08, 2018 - 08:14

photography by Cheryl Clanton

Weeki Wachee players Shay Vazquez (20) and Seytia Hill (4)

Going into the Hernando Leopards Christmas tournament, which had a bracket for women’s and boys’ varsity basketball, unlike the Nature Coast tournament from last week had sixteen teams consisting of only boys’ varsity basketball. There were two teams that had undefeated streaks going into the tournament: The Nature Coast Sharks boys’ team and the Weeki Wachee Lady Hornets team. Both teams managed to make their ways to their respective bracket’s championship games, with NCT continuing their torrid streak of 60+ point games.

Day One of Fifth NCT Christmas Tourney sets tone for event

December 28, 2017 - 08:40

The air was electric in the Shark Tank on Wed. Dec. 27, 2017 as the Nature Coast Sharks welcomed in 15 teams spread across the state of Florida and one team from Georgia in their fifth annual Nature Coast Christmas Tournament. Every team that showed up had high hopes of being crowned a champion in either bracket, and some were returning champions defending their crown. The results of the first eight games are as follows:

Sharks survive Pirates’ wrath, escape with treasure of victory

December 04, 2017 - 07:12

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

FILE PHOTO: NCT's Robert McAfee, 2016 Christmas Tourney against Alonso

Going into this season, a critical question for the Nature Coast varsity basketball team was whether they could continue their legacy in this county. The legacy in question stems from the Sharks obtaining a regional tournament berth since skipper Dave Pisarcik took the helm.

If Tuesday’s game had any say in this season, better buckle up because there’s going to be an exciting thrill ride this year.

USF Women’s Basketball in the Dance

March 18, 2017 - 19:25

The University of South Florida is participating in March Madness, as the women’s team was named to the NCAA tournament, though their spot in the tournament is not without controversy.

The Lady Bulls earned their spot in the women’s basketball tournament after a 24-8 season that saw them make it to the American Athletic Conference’s final, where they would lose to the number one team in the country, the undefeated University of Connecticut. This was their fifth straight 20 win season, and eighth overall, all under head coach Jose Fernandez.

The Final Five Conquistadors of 2017

February 19, 2017 - 18:44

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Final Five for 2017: Gabriel Steele, Charles Isaac, Dylan Bailey, Destin Dunton, Chris Copeland

The Final Five Conquistadors of 2017
Sophomores Gabriel Steele, Dylan Bailey, Destin Dunton, Charles Isaac and Chris Copeland, are the Final Five Conquistadors for the PHSC Basketball team. PHSC is currently changing their mascot name and the new mascot will be revealed to the public during the college’s Welcome Week for the 2017-18 school year.
PHSC ended the season with 12 wins and 14 losses. Their last game was a power win over Ave Maria 105 – 67, however their five graduating sophomores expressed that their final season playing on the court was a disappointment.

PHSC Womens Softball dominates in the JUCO Classic Tournament

January 30, 2017 - 16:32

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

llinois Central College catcher Madyson Fox attempts to tag Emily Hollenbeck  as she slides across homeplate. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

The Pasco-Hernando State College women's softball team opened their 2017 season competing against Illinois Central College and Puerto Rican National Team for a double header tournament at Eddie Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater on January 27.

Teams from all over the country participated in the JUCO Classic Tournament. It’s an opportunity to compete against a diversity of talent and build skills.

“(We) really to try to get everyone in the mix and generate a team concept,” Head Coach Ryan said.

PHSC Basketball: building character, self esteem and confidence

January 22, 2017 - 11:55

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

PHSC Gabriel Steele seeks teammates to set up for an offense play duirng the game against Job Corp Thursday Night. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

PSHC Basketball team is towards the end of their season. There are seven games left in the season and the team must pull off 5 wins to qualify for the District 10 tournament being held in Petersburg, Virginia.  Coach
Jones feels that with practice and hard work, the Conquistadors will reach this goal.

PHSC finishes the pre-season

October 30, 2016 - 10:41

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

PHSC Freshman Michael Flores rushes up court during the Wednesday night scrimmage game against St. Leo University. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

PHSC played their last scrimmage game on Wednesday the 26th against St. Leo University.  Over the preseason they have had time to focus on defensive tactics and polish their offensive techniques.  This was also an opportunity for the players to see what it was like play against a larger division II team.

PHSC Athletics | Basketball   

October 24, 2016 - 08:59

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

PHSC Michael Jones observes his players during the scrimmage game against Trinity Saturday afternoon. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

PHSC Athletics | Basketball   
It is the beginning of basketball season for state colleges.  
The Pasco-Hernando State College Basketball team recorded 17 wins and 10 losses last year. Michael Jones is the head coach.  Jones is an HHS graduate and earned his AA degree at PHSC.  He has been coaching the basketball team since 2012.


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