http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml en Indians finish spring strong, beat Wildwood 36-14 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/indians-finish-spring-strong-beat-wildwood-36-14 <p> The Chiefland Indians traveled to Wildwood two Fridays ago and capped off 2016 Spring football with a 36-14 victory over the Wildwood Wildcats.</p> <p> The young Indians are replacing 11 seniors from last year&rsquo;s group, and as always new faces are expected to step up. Incoming sophomore Wyatt Hammond took over at quarterback for the Indians&rsquo; offense and threw for two touchdowns &mdash; a 15 yarder to fellow sophomore tight-end L.J. Jenkins and a beautiful 32-yard seam route to senior Jamarlon &ldquo;Pooh&rdquo; Bowers.</p> Tonight’s (Thursday) cake auction buys rings http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/tonight%E2%80%99s-thursday-cake-auction-buys-rings <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cake_3.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Fastpitch Boosters are holding a cake auction tonight (Thursday, June 30) beginning at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland to benefit the three-time state champion Lady Indians softball team.</p> <p> This is an opportunity to save yourself time in the kitchen for the July Fourth holiday and everyone knows Chiefland&rsquo;s baking is tops.</p> <p> All proceeds will go towards the purchase of the rings for the team. The school and the athletic association does not provide the rings.</p> Bullseye http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bullseye <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/usa_archery.jpg" alt="Jake Kaminski prepares for next month’s 2016 Rio Olympics where he will represent the U.S. in archery for the second straight summer games." title="Jake Kaminski prepares for next month’s 2016 Rio Olympics where he will represent the U.S. in archery for the second straight summer games." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Olympic athlete&rsquo;s quest is a grueling trek, requiring relentless self-discipline, with few short-term rewards.</p> <p> For Bronson resident and silver medalist Jake Kaminski, the path was even more difficult as he prepared for next month&rsquo;s 2016 Rio Olympics, where he will represent the U.S. in archery for the second straight summer games.</p> Cake auction a triple winner http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/cake-auction-triple-winner <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/crowd.jpg" alt="The crowd was in the mood to buy some sugar. " title="The crowd was in the mood to buy some sugar. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Lady Indians, three-time winners of the Florida 1A Softball Championship, proved they are winners at fundraising too.</p> <p> Because Chiefland Middle High School, nor the Florida High School Athletic Association do not provide the winners of state title with championship rings, the Chiefland Fastpitch Boosters, Inc., sponsored a cake, pie and dessert auction on June 29 at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Chiefland.</p> Blue Springs Re-opens http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/blue-springs-re-opens <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/13510975_764195710389826_7991440204126979326_n.jpg" alt="This is how Blue Springs looks today." title="This is how Blue Springs looks today." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Ok, everybody prepare to jump in.</p> <p> Blue Springs in Bronson has reopened. The waters cleared from all that nasty rain. It looks so good you can see the fish.</p> <p> Get you suit on, grab a towel, water and a picnic and visit one of the loveliest spots in Levy County.</p> <p> A release from Levy County Parks and Recreation notes the spring flow has flushed out the dark waters &quot;and is beautifully clear.&quot;</p> <p> The springs are open 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 7 days a week in summer.</p> Junior Ranger Program coming to Fanning Springs http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/junior-ranger-program-coming-fanning-springs <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4652_0.jpg" alt="Sarah Kolb, the park attendant who will be leading the Junior Ranger Program in Fanning, is pictured promoting the program at a recent event at the park." title="Sarah Kolb, the park attendant who will be leading the Junior Ranger Program in Fanning, is pictured promoting the program at a recent event at the park." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Ashley Andresen</p> <p> Fanning Springs State Park is jumping on board with a state wide program to get kids involved with state parks and the outdoors.</p> <p> The Junior Ranger Program offers educational, outdoor workshops throughout the summer.</p> <p> &quot;Outdoor education is what my passion is. I&#39;m really looking forward to it,&quot; Sarah Kolb, the park attendant who will be leading the program at Fanning Springs, said.</p> <p> &quot;I think it&#39;s going to be fun. I&#39;m looking forward to the kids taking ownership of the park,&quot; she said.</p> County honors Lady Indians http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/county-honors-lady-indians <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6430.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Lady Indians varsity softball team was honored for being three-time 1A State Champions on Tuesday, May 17, by Levy County officials before the start of the regular commission meeting.</p> <p> The group is pictured on the steps of the Levy County Courthouse.&nbsp;</p> Hunter safety internet-completion course on May 28 May http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/hunter-safety-internet-completion-course-may-28-may <p> The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course on May 28, starting at 9 a.m. at The Deer Camp in Chiefland.</p> <p> Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.</p> <p> All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.</p>