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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Allow me to reintroduce myself

    Could they flip the switch when it counted most?

    It was a question that haunted Chiefland softball coaches and supporters.

    Would “senioritis” and the distraction of college softball scholarships and the rest of it deter from the drive that put three rings on the seniors’ fingers?

    Would the players fail to peak in time to earn a fourth straight trip to the state finals Vero Beach?

  • 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.

  • Defending the crown

    They met four times this year, but the fate of the Chiefland and Trenton softball teams’ respective seasons was largely determined by a short sequence of plays during a couple of innings last Tuesday in the regional championship game.

  • Not without a fight

    The Chiefland baseball team proved itself a plucky bunch this season with its collection of comeback wins and its youthful competitive fight.

    In the District 1A-7 semifinal round last Tuesday, the Indians, who returned just one starter from last year’s state finalist and district champion club, once again weren’t in the mood to go away quietly against a more experienced team.

  • 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.

  • CPD traffic stops net drug arrests

    Chiefland police officer Tyler Brown and Sgt. James Yanok arrested 37-year-old Herman Phineas Williams Jr., of Old Town, on two felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two females, Vanessa L. Simpson, 19, of Old Town, and Goldie Edwards (no other information given), were released at the scene.