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Today's News

  • A legacy built to last

    Eighty-eight wins. Four state finals appearances. Three state championships. A 15-1 record in state tournament games.

    And too many individual accolades to count.

    The Chiefland softball team came up one win short of its ultimate goal, a fourth state championship, but the Lady Indians can hold their heads high after a four-year run that might never be matched in any sport at any school of similar standing to Chiefland.

  • County passes five-cent gas tax

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday passed a gas tax ordinance for five cents per gallon of motor fuel.

  • Chiefland advances to fourth straight championship game on stunning seventh-inning comeback

    In the two state tournament games played between Chiefland and Wewahitchka, the Lady Indians have been held scoreless in 11 of 13 innings.

    At the state finals last year, CMHS poured on 12 runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Gators 12-6, claiming its third straight state title.

    On Wednesday, Chiefland’s 14-game winning streak was in jeopardy, as was a shot at a fourth state championship, as it trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh of the Class 1A semifinals against WHS.

  • Indians travel to Wildwood for spring football game

    A new era of Indian football gets its first reveal Friday in Wildwood, where the Chiefland football team takes on the Wildcats in a spring exhibition.

    It’s the first game as head coach for Adam Gore, who took over the program in the winter.

    Gore, a CMHS graduate, was head man at Bell for a season, and was an assistant at Chiefland – including head junior varsity coach – and Dixie County.

  • Chiefland Chamber to Host “Florida 2030 Project” Town Hall

    The Florida 2030 Project is a two-year research program with the goal of stimulating strategic thinking about Florida’s future. The project will include engaging business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties. The 2030 Project wants to identify key trends and the factors that can drive local economies.  Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home and two million more jobs will be needed. 

  • Parker catch spearheads Lady Indians’ dominant defense in regional championship

    For Chiefland to defend its three-time reign as regional champion, it knew it had to lean on something that’s always been a foundation and source of pride in helping the team line its fingers with bling.

    With runs coming at a premium against Trenton ace Darian Ingram, and the speedy Lady Tigers feeding off a slap-and-dash, bunt-and-run style from the left side of the plate, putting excessive pressure on opposing infielders, the Lady Indians needed to lead with their defense.

  • Martinez: Proud American

    Leandro DeLeon Martinez cried as he recited the Pledge of Allegiance when he became a United States citizen in a swearing-in ceremony April 20 in Gainesville.

    “Si,” he said with a broad smile. Martinez speaks English, but he is more comfortable conversing in Spanish. Through an interpreter, he said, “Yes. I am very proud to be an American. I cried. I had tears when we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and when we started singing the ‘National Anthem.’”

  • Fun in Frostproof

    In its district championship game against Trenton, the Chiefland softball team was victimized by a conspiracy of subpar defense and the Lady Tigers’ speed and short game.

  • Bronson’s Cooper finishes third in state in 200 meter dash; fourth in 100

    Glen Cooper of Bronson Middle High School placed third in the Boys 1A 200 Meter Dash and fourth in the Boys 100 Meter Dash to earn a couple of medals in the Class 1A Florida High School Track and Field Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

    Cooper edged out the fourth-place competitor by 0.005 of a second with a time of 22.48 seconds for the top-three finish. His 11.16 seconds time in the 100 was just 0.02 short of the third-place mark.

    Cooper ran the 200 in 22.40 in his regional championship win, and came in at 11.20 to place first in the 100 at that prior meet.

  • Lady Indians clinch fourth straight playoff berth in softball

    The top-seeded Chiefland softball team was a heavy favorite going into its District 1A-7 semifinal game against fourth-seeded Branford last Tuesday.

    A lot was on the line, however, including a program-best fourth straight state playoff berth, to keep the Lady Indians on their toes for any upset bid the Lady Buccaneers might’ve hoped for.