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Today's News

  • Chiefland 's varsity cheerleaders
  • Chiefland's JV volleyball team undefeated

    After losing the opening game at Dixie County, Chiefland’s junior varsity volleyball team roared back to win the final two sets to remain a perfect 3-0 on the season.

    The team is coached by Tevin Bennett, a 2001 Trenton High graduate who played setter for the Lady Tigers.

    “They played really well tonight,” Bennett said. “They learned a brand new rotation yesterday and still did well. We moved Ashley Davies to libero and that's what changed our rotation.”

  • Indians hit wall

    A few dozen Chiefland faithful applauded and cheered the Indians at the base of the bleachers in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium following Friday's 41-14 loss against Hilliard.

    It was loud. Really loud. But before the game, as players ran onto the field, it wasn't. Neither fans nor players seemed fired up for this one, and the end result was a devastating loss against a team the Indians believed they could've beat.

  • Chiefland's 9-10s secure title trip

    Chiefland’s 9- and 10-year-old football team clinched a spot in the league championship with a 21-14 win against Trenton at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium on Saturday.

    The finals of a league that features teams from the tri-county area will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 in Cross City.

    "It’ll be under the lights, so that’ll be an extra kick for the kids,” said coach Shane Keene.

  • Cappy's Corner: Who cares about sports?

    “They wouldn’t complain if they didn’t care.” That was the response of my first editor when a reader questioned my opinion in a column. That was in Miami, the one in Oklahoma, not in Florida. Where the last syllable of the town’s name is a “muh,” not a “mee.”

  • Lady Indians are good, no joke

    The ball sailed over the heads of Taylore Fuller and Shelby Mills as both were still cracking up at something one said between serves. Hailey Gerhard made a nice dig to save it from the back row, then Meagan Morgan passed it to Fuller, who had stopped smiling in time to hammer home a devastating kill.

  • Bronson, Seven Rivers combine for 1,000 yards

    Seven Rivers Christian won a war of attrition against a Bronson team it had little knowledge of before Friday’s 52-34 victory. With John Iwaniec, the Warriors (2-0) didn’t need to know much as he accounted for six touchdowns and more than 400 yards on running plays and returns.

    As a courtesy, coaches trade game films on the Saturday before they‘ll play one another. Not every high school coach in the country does it, but most do. However, it doesn’t always go according to script.

  • CHS swings into season

    Expectations are high for Chiefland’s golf team with three of its four golfers returning off last season’s squad that finished third in district play.

    “We’re certainly looking to improve on that finish and we have the players to do it,” said CHS second-year golf coach Dave Mitchell. “All three have improved their games and gotten stronger from last year to this year.

  • Hospital names chief of staff

    Dr. Jesse Lipnick of Southeastern Integrated Medical of Chiefland has been named chief of staff for the future Tri-County Hospotal in Chiefland.
    Lipnick's appointment was announced by hospital CEO and President Frank Schupp at the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on Sept. 8. Schupp gave the club members an update on the hospital's development.
    He said his company, Ameris Healthcare Services of Nashville has commitments from 65 doctors and 160 health care workers to work in the hospital and the goal is to hire 350 employees.

  • Demolition is first step in bringing new hospice to city

    Traffic slowed on North Main Street by Northwest 4th Street on the morning of Sept. 2.
    Granted the amount of heavy equipment might have had something to do with it, but most folks were wondering why the old service station/tire store/detailing shop was being demolished.
    It is making way for Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast's new facility. The 16,100-square-foot, triple-use facility being built by Gray Construction of Trenton on 1.9 acres will house a superthrift shop, a cafe and the hospice's local offices.