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Today's Sports

  • Getting to the next level

    The situation is lining up nicely for Brian Norris Jr.

    The Chiefland senior is reunited with a group of seniors and a head coach that went undefeated in junior varsity ball his freshman year, and he’s looking for another special season to go out on before hopefully moving on to play at the college ranks.

  • Lady Indians’ historic...

    Some of the most accomplished student athletes to ever pass through Chiefland Middle High School, along with an outgoing coach that’s overseen unprecedented success for the Lady Indians, were honored last Thursday at the Chiefland softball program’s team banquet, held at Concord Baptist Church in Chiefland.

  • Lady Indians collect All-State...

    The Chiefland softball team reached its fourth straight state finals game in May on the strength of a bevy of talented and accomplished Lady Indians.

  • Summer roundball

    The summer league season is winding down for the Chiefland Lady Indians and their fellow area girls’ basketball squads.

    After falling victim to a last-minute 3-pointer by Branford last Thursday, Chiefland picked up a 37-24 win over Fort White Monday in Williston.

    The Lady Indians cap the season in Gainesville Thursday June 29 at Buchholz High School, where they'll take on Keystone Heights.

    The league consists of 12 area teams and features 20-minute halves, with the clock only stopping for timeouts.

  • Tiner part of senior class...

    The season is still more than two months away, but Dalton Tiner can sense something different in the air surrounding Chiefland football.

    With a strong core of returning seniors, a bigger roster under first-year Indians head coach Adam Gore, encouraging results from the off-season weight program, and a playoffs-or-bust attitude, Tiner hopes this year will be his most special after more than a decade of playing football.

  • Lady Indians’ hoops rebuilding...

    Buddy Vickers used to joke with Chiefland Lady Indians basketball coach Brian Gore that he wanted his job when the latter moved on.

    The pair’s families had been friends for years, as Vickers, a young 71-years-old, was a grade younger than Gore’s father.

    Vickers, whose been an assistant girls’ hoops coach at Trenton the last three years under Bryant Frye, witnessing a state finals appearance and another regional finals appearance for the Lady Tigers the last two seasons, liked the prospective talent Chiefland offered.

  • Weatherford stepping down after...

    Wayne Weatherford was doubting his decision again.

    His Chiefland Lady Indians were about to play in their fourth straight state championship game in Vero Beach, and the atmosphere was buzzing as game time approached and Chiefland faithful populated the Historic Dodgertown park.

    When Kearston Andrews, a former Chiefland player, part of Weatherford’s first state final four team in 2007, wished her former coach well, it reminded the longtime head man once again why he’s remained in coaching for 25 years.

  • Chiefland powers past Wildwood...

    Chiefland head coach Adam Gore described his team’s spring football game at Wildwood as a tale of two halves.

    He also said the team that played more physical prevailed in each half.

    The Indians were on the losing side of that equation in the first two quarters, as the Wildcats struck late in the second quarter with back-to-back long touchdowns to go up 12-10.

    Chiefland finished strong, however, with superior depth and improved blocking up front to capture a 32-12 win in the program’s first game under Gore.

  • A legacy built to last

    Eighty-eight wins. Four state finals appearances. Three state championships. A 15-1 record in state tournament games.

    And too many individual accolades to count.

    The Chiefland softball team came up one win short of its ultimate goal, a fourth state championship, but the Lady Indians can hold their heads high after a four-year run that might never be matched in any sport at any school of similar standing to Chiefland.

  • Chiefland advances to fourth...

    In the two state tournament games played between Chiefland and Wewahitchka, the Lady Indians have been held scoreless in 11 of 13 innings.

    At the state finals last year, CMHS poured on 12 runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Gators 12-6, claiming its third straight state title.

    On Wednesday, Chiefland’s 14-game winning streak was in jeopardy, as was a shot at a fourth state championship, as it trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh of the Class 1A semifinals against WHS.