http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml en Chiefland welcomes Jefferson County for Kickoff Classic http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chiefland-welcomes-jefferson-county-kickoff-classic <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/team.jpg" alt="Chiefland players and cheerleaders gather at last Friday’s Peanut Boil at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. The annual event is sponsored by the Chiefland Quarterback Club." title="Chiefland players and cheerleaders gather at last Friday’s Peanut Boil at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. The annual event is sponsored by the Chiefland Quarterback Club." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Monticello-Jefferson County Tigers (6-5 in 2015) at Chiefland Indians (5-5 in 2015), 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> After months of summer workouts followed by a grueling fall camp, high school football players finally get an opportunity to show off their hard work under the lights tonight against someone wearing an opposing jersey.</p> Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/hunter-safety-internet-completion-courses-offered-september <p> The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in nine counties in September. (List follows.)</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> Signups for Bronson soccer http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/signups-bronson-soccer <p> It&#39;s time for BPR Soccer sign ups. Children ages 3-14 who want to participate in soccer can be registered at Bronson Town Hall. Sign up as soon as possible, as there will be a cap on the number of players per team. We are hoping to fill all age groups, from Soccer Pups up to age 14, so get signed up and please let others know so they can get signed up!</p> Scorpions holding youth baseball tryouts http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/scorpions-holding-youth-baseball-tryouts <p> The Orlando Scorpions youth travel baseball program is holding fall tryouts for ages 9 through 12 on Tuesday Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Diamond Sports Parks in Archer. The tryout fee is $30. In order to register, contact Chris Marlo at <a href="mailto:cmarlopt@gmail.com">cmarlopt@gmail.com</a> or at (352) 210-0979. Diamond Sports Parks is located at 4000 SW 122nd St. Archery, FL 32608.</p> Dickey looks forward to leading boys hoops program at Cedar Key http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/dickey-looks-forward-leading-boys-hoops-program-cedar-key <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/vance_dickey_sean_arnold.jpg" alt="Vance Dickey reaches Phys Ed and heads the boys hoops team at Cedar Key. " title="Vance Dickey reaches Phys Ed and heads the boys hoops team at Cedar Key. " align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> Vance Dickey had only recently arrived in Cedar Key to teach Phys Ed and head the boys hoops team, but he was already knee-deep in the program&rsquo;s history as he cleaned out his new office.</p> <p> &ldquo;Man, there are years and years &ndash; I shouldn&rsquo;t say years, because that&rsquo;s misleading &ndash; there are decades worth of stuff here,&rdquo; Dickey says by phone while taking a break from the cleaning. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m picking up uniforms I&rsquo;m thinking are from the 1960s or 70s, and they&rsquo;re falling apart.&rdquo;</p> Indians comeback effort comes up yards short http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/indians-comeback-effort-comes-yards-short <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/banner_burst_teaser_sean_arnold.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> It felt like more was at stake than a preseason tuneup in Chiefland&rsquo;s kickoff classic against Jefferson County last Friday at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium, as it unfurled into a fiercely-fought, back-and-forth battle that came down to the final minute.</p> <p> The Indians fell behind by nine points twice in the second half to the Monticello squad while their pair of top backs remained sidelined with injuries since the first quarter. But CMHS churned up 194 yards in the fourth quarter to give themselves a shot at a last-minute comeback win.</p> Turnover troubles lead to Bronson loss in preseason http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/turnover-troubles-lead-bronson-loss-preseason <p> Four turnovers proved costly for the Bronson football team in its preseason game at Interlachen, leaving the Eagles to a 17-8 loss.</p> <p> Head coach Curtis Stacy saw some positives in defeat, however, with standout play on both sides of the ball from senior D.J. Harris and junior Christian Kahn.</p> UF/IFAS lists top ten muscadines for health, taste and smell http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/ufifas-lists-top-ten-muscadines-health-taste-and-smell <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2016-08-16_at_3.45.54_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Brad Buck</strong></p> <p> <strong>UF/IFAS<br /> </strong></p> <p> You may eventually tempt your palette with more muscadine grape varieties, and they&rsquo;ll be good for you, with new findings from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.</p> <p> Muscadine grapes are known for their health benefits and other nutritive values &ndash; even for potential preventive measures against cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The fruits are rich in antioxidants such as a ellagic acid and resveratrol.</p>