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  • CHS volleyball players are toasted

    Chiefland High volleyball coach Emily Gore revisited the 2007 season last Thursday night, Jan. 24, with a banquet honoring the players held in the school cafeteria.

    The Lady Indians posted a 12-12 record, but more importantly, finished district runnerup and qualified for regional action.

    The second of two wins in one day ranks as the most memorable moment. Chiefland avenged two losses to Dixie County during the regular season with the big victory over the Lady Bears in the district tournament semifinals.

  • Lady Indians post victory over Cedar Key

    BRONSON –For senior night, Bronson girls basketball head coach Greg Hamilton got a special present – his team at full strength. Due to one thing or another – illness, injury, holidays – he's never had a full complement on the floor, during this, one of the Lady Eagles' best years.

    On Friday, his team beat Cedar Key 46-21 with a full crew, and what a crew it was.

  • Girls JV finish up fine season

    The future of the Chiefland High girls basketball looks bright.

    The Lady Indian junior varsity basketball team finished up a fine season on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with a 37-30 victory over visiting Taylor County.

    Chiefland finished with a record of 6-2.

    C.J. Jack led Chiefland with 12 points. Madalyn McCray and Janessa Barrios each chipped in with 10 points apiece. Charlene Davis had five points.

    Coach Emily Gore was encouraged by the JVs solid season. The two losses were close encounters against Yonge.

  • Braves, Lady Braves lose to Williston

    The Chiefland Middle School boys and girls basketball teams saw their seasons end on Thursday, Jan. 24, as Williston teams left town with SMAC Tournament victories.

    The Braves hung in there for a spell, but Williston had a huge second half and rolled to a 60-22 decision.

    Chiefland?s final record was 7-9. Coach Andy Kidd was happy considering his team got of to a 2-5 start.

    Against Williston, the Braves trailed 27-18 at halftime. The second half was a different story, as Williston outscored the locals 33-4.

  • Bronson boys look ahead to districts

    With Friday night's 55-42 district win over Trenton, the final district game of the regular season for Bronson, the Eagles can take one quick look over the last week of their season before leaping into the district tournament.

    Their 9-3 district finish is probably good for the second or third seed in the tournament, head coach Kelly Beckham thinks.

    "We're tied with Oak Hall for our district record, but they may have the tiebreak over us because I think they beat Mayo twice and we split with them," he explained.

  • CAAA baseball, softball signups

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will hold youth baseball and softball signups from 5-7 p.m. every Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at Strickland Park.

    The divisions available include Bandeleros (4 years old), T-Ball (5-6), Rookie (7-8), Minors (9-10), Majors (11-12) and Juniors (13-15).

    The registration fee is $65. There will be a $25 late fee on registrations after Feb. 23.

    Coaches are also needed.

    For more information, call 493-0657, 493-4225 or 493-1716.

  • Indian boys hoopsters edged by Newberry

    NEWBERRY –The Chiefland High boys basketball team had a strong performance on the road on Friday night, but the host Newberry Panthers were able to hold off the Indians, 77-64.

    Chiefland dropped its eighth straight game. The Indians are 7-15 overall and 1-9 in district play.

    Chiefland finishes up this week at home against Lafayette County on Tuesday night and Interlachen Thursday night.

    Thursday night is also senior night as the 12th graders will be honored.

  • City switches tracks on land purchase

    With little more a few minutes discussion, four Chiefland City Commission members decided Jan. 28 to switch tracks and table the acceptance of a bid offering from Perkins State Bank, which three of them previously agreed to accept.

    City Commissioner Frank Buie reportedly broke his hip and was unable to attend the meeting Monday night. He had voted in favor of accepting the Perkins' loan agreement before.

  • Suspected newspaper thief busted

    Officers with the Chiefland Police Department said they nabbed a suspected newspaper thief in the act of stealing papers from the Chiefland Citizen rack in front of the Post Office on Jan. 23.

    Rita Lynn McMillen, 51, of Trenton was charged with petit theft.

    This particular newspaper rack had fallen prey for the past three months, according to records.

    McMillen confessed to pilfering papers from newspaper racks at the Post Office and the CVS drug store, police said. The total loss to the newspaper company from thefts at those racks was $259 over the past few months.

  • Two arrested for child neglect

    Two Chiefland women were jailed on Jan. 19, after Chiefland Police Officer H. K. Hutson III charged them with four counts of child neglect.

    The suspects are Heidi Ann Prophet, 35, and Donna Gail Deal, 64, both of 510 N.W. Fourth Ave.

    Hutson and Florida Department of Children and Families Inv. James Ledford found deplorable conditions at the home, he said. These women were arrested on three counts of child neglect at the same house, under similar conditions on Aug. 23, 2002, according to records.