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4 Indians chosen to All State

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By Claude Lewis

Four Chiefland High baseball players have received attention in the All-State selections.

Senior pitcher Ory Pitts came first, as he was named to Class 3A first-team.

Pitts was the Indians pitching ace in the 2008 season, finishing with an 8-2 record. He is set to pitch at Pensacola Junior College in '09.

Three players from the 18-5 Indian squad were Honorable Mention selections on the All-State team.

Junior pitcher Jeremy Hayes made the grade after going 6-0. Sophomore outfielder Clenton Wasson was selected. He led the Indians in hitting, batting over .400. Freshman third baseman Brent Slaughter batted near .400.

Coach Kyle Parnell is certainly happy to have the latter three back as cornerstones for the '09 Chiefland High team.

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The Chiefland Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Charles Strickland Memorial Youth Golf Classic on July 18-19 at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club.

It is open to youths age 7-18. Applications can be picked up at the golf course or online at www.juniorgolfscoreboard.com.

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The Chiefland Quarterback Club will hold one of its biggest fund-raisers of the calendar year -the second annual Coach C. Doyle McCall Golf Classic on Saturday, July 12, at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

Cost for the three-person scramble is $60 per player. It includes lunch, mulligan and throw.

Proceeds will benefit renovations and improvements at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium and other Quarterback Club projects.

Tee time is 8 a.m. July 12.

The cost is $50 to be a tournament sponsor.

For more information, call Jeff Beauchamp at 493-4808.