http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml en Back-To-Back Champion Selfies http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/back-back-champion-selfies <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/halftime_selfies.jpg" alt="Chiefland Lady Indian basketball player Madison Cromwell takes a moment to pose with fellow players at Friday night&#039;s district playoff game against Lake Butler at Newberry." title="Chiefland Lady Indian basketball player Madison Cromwell takes a moment to pose with fellow players at Friday night&#039;s district playoff game against Lake Butler at Newberry." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Chiefland Lady Indian basketball player Madison Cromwell takes a moment to pose with fellow players at Friday night&#39;s game against Newberry.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp;The Chiefland Lady Indians are repeat 1A District 7 girls basketball champions. The Lady Indians defeated Union County 52-27 on Friday and Williston 53-49 on Saturday to win back-to-back district titles for the first time.</p> <p> Chiefland will host Crescent City in the regional semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.</p> Two Indians sign with major universities http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/two-indians-sign-major-universities <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2375.jpg" alt="Chiefland Indians athletes Austin Vincent, left and Willie Brannon sign letters of intent with Brown University and Bethune Cookman University, respectively, in ceremonies Wednesday. " title="Chiefland Indians athletes Austin Vincent, left and Willie Brannon sign letters of intent with Brown University and Bethune Cookman University, respectively, in ceremonies Wednesday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Two of Chiefland Middle High School&#39;s brightest stars will be blazing out of town at the end of the year, thanks to athletic scholarships.</p> <p> &quot;It doesn&#39;t happen, especially at a school as small as we are,&quot; CMHS Athletic Director and Coach Aaron Richardson said about the football scholarships given to players Willie Brannon and Austin Vincent. &quot;Today is a culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance.&quot;</p> <p> The two signed letters of intent Wednesday.</p> Blast from the past http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/blast-past <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alumnipic.jpg" alt="Chiefland High School alumni gathered for a photo session after the Alumni Baseball game on Jan. 16." title="Chiefland High School alumni gathered for a photo session after the Alumni Baseball game on Jan. 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="187" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px Helvetica"> <strong>By ALLEN STRICKLAND</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px Helvetica"> <strong>Special to the Citizen</strong></p> Cuddle time http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/cuddle-time <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc1684.jpg" alt="A manatee and her calf seen by Chiefland photographer Mark Long at a recent outing in Crystal River." title="A manatee and her calf seen by Chiefland photographer Mark Long at a recent outing in Crystal River." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> Manatee deaths appear to be down last year compared to the record numbers reported by state officials in 2013.</p> <p> As of December, 2014, 368 manatee deaths were reported for the year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. One-hundred-twenty-five of those deaths were labeled as undetermined. Manatee infant deaths accounted for 99 mortalities. Sixty-seven were the result of collisions with watercraft. Twenty-six were attributed to natural causes and 24 died due to cold stress.</p> Indians Alumni baseball game Jan. 16 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/indians-alumni-baseball-game-jan-16 <p> Former Chiefland Indian baseball players are invited to come out and take part in an Alumni Baseball Game Friday, Jan. 16 at the Chiefland Middle High School baseball field. In order to participate, you must have played at least one full year of varsity baseball.</p> FWC bear workshop in Chiefland Dec. 4 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/fwc-bear-workshop-chiefland-dec-4 <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2014-11-25_at_12.23.07_pm.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold three public workshops in December to discuss management of black bears in the Big Bend area of Florida and how people can get involved in working with the FWC on local bear issues.<br /> The third and final workshop will be held in Chiefland, Dec. 4, at the Tommy Usher Community Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The first two will be held in Homosassa and Dade City.<br /> New manatee decals available http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/new-manatee-decals-available <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2014-11-06_at_3.43.55_pm.png" alt="This year&#039;s new decal" title="This year&#039;s new decal" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Staff report</strong><br /> Manatee decals for 2014 -2015 are now available at tax collector&#39;s offices, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.<br /> The decals, which cost $5, are given to boat and vehicle registrants who voluntarily contribute to the campaign. A portion of the money goes toward the Save the Manatee Trust Fund, which is put toward education, research and facilities used in manatee recovery when the animals are injured or sick.<br /> Mud run a fun, dirty way to raise money http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/mud-run-fun-dirty-way-raise-money <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mud_run_1.jpg" alt="After a muddy 3.2 miles, left to right, Simon Hernandez, Jolie Anderson, and Brendon Egge receive their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals. " title="After a muddy 3.2 miles, left to right, Simon Hernandez, Jolie Anderson, and Brendon Egge receive their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>By Bailey Beauchamp</strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to the Citizen</strong></p>