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Community Sports

  • Wain's World
    It may not have been the biggest senior class in Chiefland High School baseball history, but it, or he, went out with a bang in the team's final home game. Travis Wain, the only senior on the roster, earned the win by pitching four innings in Chiefland's 5-2 win against Seven Rivers Christian School on April 17. It wasn't the Indian's smoothest victory but it continued the home team's winning ways.  Chiefland has won eight of its last nine games.
  • Chiefland moves up in regionals
    Behind a furious second-quarter run, the Cheifland High School boys basketball team ran away from Wildwood 54-42 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated.  The Indian’s win in the regional semi-finals advances the team to the regional finals at Union County on Feb. 25. Two of Chiefland’s three losses this season have come to the Tigers.  “This is the one chance we get to give them a run for their money,” said Chiefland’s Josh Smith. 
  • Chip-ins and birdies highlight latest CWGA tourney
    By MARILEE LEONARD Tournament Chairman The Chiefland Women’s Golf Association played a game on Oct. 26, 2011, where prizes were awarded to the Low Gross winner and Low Net winner in each of the three flights.  Prizes are also awarded to players who have chip-ins during their rounds.
  • Sheppard wins CWGA's 'Eclectic' tourney
    By MARILEE LEONARD Chiefland’s Women’s Golf Association   The Chiefland Women’s Golf Association played the second round of their “Eclectic” Tournament on Oct. 19, 2011.  The lowest score on each hole of both rounds was used, less full handicap, to determine the winners of this two round competition.
  • Time is Big Money
    The man known as "Big Money" gave something much more valuable to youth in Williston: his time. Gerard Warren, a former Florida Gator and current New England Patriots defensive tackle, donated dozens of hours this summer teaching football fundamentals to about 50 kids at Cornelius Williams Park. 
  • Welcome back, Jarret
    Almost 14 years after leading the school to a state championship, Jarret Johnson returned to Chiefland High to help coach youth ages 9-14 at the Suwannee All-Skillz Football Camp. Johnson, a starting linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, said he’s passed through Chiefland often on his way to visit family in Cedar Key, where he was raised. However, he hadn't made his presence known until Saturday's camp at C. Doyle McCall Field.
  • Exercising, socializing for seniors
    The sounds of country music can be heard blaring out of the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center on any given Friday afternoon. A dozen or more participants attend line dancing weekly at the center as they sweat to everything from the Electric Slide to the West Coast Shuffle.
  • CWGA's Invitational draws crowd
    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association hosted its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament on April 6 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club. We had 47 women competing from as far away as Brooksville and Palatka. The greens superintendent and his crew worked hard cleaning up the course after the winds and rain that hit Central Florida on Tuesday. Our president, Freida Martin, deserves a lot of credit for her work in guiding all of us in the various duties that it takes to have a successful tournament. 
  • From D.C. to G.B.
    Swarmed by hundreds of fans for most of Saturday afternoon, Nick Collins couldn’t find the words to describe his homecoming as easily as he found the endzone during Super Bowl XLV. “It’s been, uh, I don’t know ... Crazy, exciting, unreal ... Pretty much all the above,” Collins said.
  • Football game ends after altercation
    One says he did. He says he didn't, and he has the video to prove it. An altercation at a semi-professional football game on Saturday has resulted in a head coach's resignation and a football team changing names. It may even lead to an arrest.