http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml/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> 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> Chiefland plays tonight for state title http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chiefland-plays-tonight-state-title <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0044.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Indians baseball team goes for the gold at 7:35 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 12) against Lafayette&#39;s Mayo High. This is the for the 1A State Baseball Championship.&nbsp;</p> <p> The game is at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers. The players defeated Panama City Bozeman 7-2 on Wednesday in a game that went extra innings after a delayed start.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> You can watch the game on the web by following this link:<a href="http://www.bhsnlive.com/">http://www.bhsnlive.com/</a></p> Lady Indians softball tri-fecta http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/lady-indians-softball-tri-fecta <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/chiefland_1462.jpg" alt="Morgan Anderson and Samantha Rolfe share a long embrace after the Lady Chiefs captured the Class 1A State Championship after a 12-6 victory against Wewahitchka at Historic Dodger Town in Vero Beach." title="Morgan Anderson and Samantha Rolfe share a long embrace after the Lady Chiefs captured the Class 1A State Championship after a 12-6 victory against Wewahitchka at Historic Dodger Town in Vero Beach." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <strong>By Jeff Bryan</strong></p> <p> VERO BEACH &ndash; For the third consecutive year, the Class 1A Championship trophy will come home to roost on the reservation known as Chiefland High School, as the Lady Indians joined a short list of exclusive company with a convincing 12-6 victory against Wewahitchka last Thursday in Historic Dodger Town.</p> Lady Indians win third-in-a-row state softball chamionship http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/lady-indians-win-third-row-state-softball-chamionship <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0927_1.jpg" alt="The Chiefland Lady Indians and their coaches on April 26 after winning the !A regional title by defeating the Trenton Tigers. " title="The Chiefland Lady Indians and their coaches on April 26 after winning the !A regional title by defeating the Trenton Tigers. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Lady Indians claimed their third-in-a-row state 1A softball title by defeating Wewahitchka 12-6 in seven innings at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach on Thursday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> <p> The game was their second for the day after rains forced a delay in the semi-final game between Chiefland and Franklin due to thunderstorns on Wednesday.</p> <p> The semi-final game, which started at 9:30 a.m. went 13 innings. six over the usual number, as the Lady Indians won 12-6.&nbsp;</p>