http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sports/rss.xml en Boating restrictions deactivated on Zone 5 of Suwannee River http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/boating-restrictions-deactivated-zone-5-suwannee-river <p> Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet Tuesday, June 10, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since March 19.</p> <p> The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O&rsquo;Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.</p> Brown repeats win in Rotary contest http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/brown-repeats-win-rotary-contest <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nik_brown_best_bag.jpg" alt="Chiefland Rotary Club President Stewart Wasson, left, presented $2,500 to Nick Brown, center, for having the best bag of redfish and trout at 21.57 pounds" title="Chiefland Rotary Club President Stewart Wasson, left, presented $2,500 to Nick Brown, center, for having the best bag of redfish and trout at 21.57 pounds" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> There were 30 boats entered in the Chiefland Rotary Club&rsquo;s 10th Annual Fishing Tournament held Saturday, May 24, in Cedar Key. Fishermen had an almost perfect day for landing redfish and trout and the fish cooperated.&nbsp;</p> State T-ball championships begin Thursday http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/state-t-ball-championships-begin-thursday <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_157.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Area Atheletic Association, &ldquo;Home of the State T-ball Chamionships,&rdquo; is, once again, living up to its name starting today with the opening games of the 2014 championships at Strickland Park.</p> Suwannee Cleanup needs sponsors, volunteers http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/suwannee-cleanup-needs-sponsors-volunteers <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gregdeb_with_tire-tom_morris-1.jpg" alt="Volunteers from last year&#039;s Great Suwannee River Cleanup haul trash from the river." title="Volunteers from last year&#039;s Great Suwannee River Cleanup haul trash from the river." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The 5th Annual Great Suwannee River Cleanup is fast approaching, and representatives with the organizations involved want people to come out and get involved.</p> Behold the champs http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/behold-champs <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_161.jpg" alt="The Levy County School Board and County Commission honored the 1A state champion Chiefland Lady Indians softball team and 1A state champion Williston Red Devils baseball team on Tuesday. " title="The Levy County School Board and County Commission honored the 1A state champion Chiefland Lady Indians softball team and 1A state champion Williston Red Devils baseball team on Tuesday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="140" height="85" /><p> The Levy County Commission presented the 1A state softball champions, the Chiefland Lady Indians &nbsp;and the 1A state baseball champions, the Williston Red Devils with proclamations honoring their significant accomplishment on Tuesday during the commission&#39;s regular meeting.</p> <p> Each member of the team was presented with an official copy of the proclamation after gathering on the Levy County Courthouse steps for this once in a lifetime photo.&nbsp;</p> <p> The teams were similarly honored by the Levy County School Board earlier in the morning.&nbsp;</p> Hypin’ the crowd http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/hypin%E2%80%99-crowd <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0050.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Members of the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team energize onlookers Friday, May 23, in a parade held in their honor for winning the state championships.</p> <div> It is the first time the school&#39;s softball team has won a state 1A softball championship. The Chiefland Lady Indians defeated Jay High School at Historic Dodgertown, the former L.A. Didgers training site in Vero Beach, on May 10.&nbsp;</div> Coast Guard rescues 3, reminds boaters to be safe Memorial Day weekend http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/coast-guard-rescues-3-reminds-boaters-be-safe-memorial-day-weekend <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1361254.jpg" alt="Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Flynn, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown gave his uniform shirt to a 5-year-old boy — one of three people — the station crew rescued from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22." title="Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Flynn, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown gave his uniform shirt to a 5-year-old boy — one of three people — the station crew rescued from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Coast Guard crew members from the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown rescued three people from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22.</p> <p> A report of a vessel with two adults and one child aboard taking on water at approximately 6 p.m.
 was received by the Coast Guard 

Sector in St. Petersburg.</p> <p> The Yankeetown CG crew launched a trailerable boat usually used in doing buoy and navigation sign duties to reach the three people and bring them to shore.</p> State Champs! Lady Indians win 9-2 http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/state-champs-lady-indians-win-9-2 <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10245480_706823536049300_5358135957479708657_n.jpg" alt="The Chiefland Lady Indians battled back from coming in runner-up in district to win a spot in the states’ Final Four " title="The Chiefland Lady Indians battled back from coming in runner-up in district to win a spot in the states’ Final Four " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team is the Florida 1A softball champions, winning 9-2 over the Jay Royals in the title game at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach.&nbsp;</p> <p> Both teams looked well matched when the first inning ended 0-0 but Chiefland&#39;s pitcher Lauren Stalvey fired up her screwball to hold off the Lady Royals batters and the Lady Indians&#39; batters found the Jay teams weakness between third base, the shortstop and the right outfield.</p>