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Today's Sports

  • Baseball districts in Branford

    The Chiefland baseball team opens the District 1A-7 tournament Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. against Dixie County in Branford.

    The winner plays Tuesday against Trenton.

    The Bears and the defending champion Indians each finished 4-6 in district play and split their pair of regular season meetings, as CMHS avenged a 10-9 road loss in Cross City with a dominant 11-2 win at home over Dixie County on April 11.

  • Chiefland hosts softball...

    The District 1A-7 softball tournament, hosted at Chiefland Middle High School, kicks off Monday April 24 and finishes with its championship game on Friday April 28 in Chiefland.

    The Lady Indians are coming off back-to-back district championships and three-straight Class 1A state titles.

    In 2014, CMHS lost in the district finals to Dixie County, before knocking off the Bears 3-2 in the regional playoffs, setting the stage for the team’s first state championship.

  • Chiefland baseball bats erupt...

    An inning that included a little bit of everything from the Chiefland offense helped catapult the Indians past Dixie County for an 11-2 win in district play last Tuesday in Chiefland.

    Chiefland, which collected a 7-4 win at Newberry Monday, finished 1A-7 play at 4-6 and sat at 8-6 overall heading into its game at Alachua-Santa Fe on Tuesday.

    The Bears were 4-5 in district action (11-8 overall) before their final district tilt Tuesday versus Bell.

  • Lady Indians prevail in district...

    The Chiefland softball team had some regrets coming out of its second meeting with Trenton last Friday.

    The Lady Indians failed to score nine of their base runners in the final four frames, as they again struggled to put runs on the board against the Lady Tigers even when the bats were warming up.

    But when it comes to the rivalry clash between the reigning three-time state champions and the newly-minted No. 1 team in the state, respective sides will take what they can get.

  • Lady Indians come back in style...

    Facing a 6-2 deficit, the Chiefland softball team poured on five runs in the third inning and then eight in the fourth en route to a 16-6 win against Dixie County last Thursday.

    The Lady Indians trailed despite getting a solo home run from Lauren Parker in the opening inning and doubles by Emily Hallman and Macie Thomas over the first pair of frames.

  • Chiefland baseball surrenders...

    This has been Trenton’s year so far in baseball, as it boasts a district-best 8-0 mark and 14-1 record on the season.

    But Chiefland, the reigning 1A-7 champions and returning state finalists, proved last Friday they’re aren’t prepared to relinquish the throne without a fight.

    After falling behind 2-0 to the Indians and trailing through four innings, the Tigers mounted a successful comeback to win 5-2 last Friday in the first meeting between the clubs this season.

  • Lady Indians unleash power...

    Chiefland senior Takiya London could feel this one coming.

    The MaxPreps All-American and Miracle Sports 1A Florida Player of the Year has seen the softballs flying over the fence at practice as the club’s bats heat up.

    The dam burst in Williston last Thursday, as London, fellow senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Macie Thomas each launched out-of-the-park home runs in a 17-0 win over the Red Devils.

  • Lady Indians light up base paths...

    Chiefland proved last Friday it has plenty of means at its disposal when its No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup combined to go 0 for 8.

    They also showed that speed never slumps.

    The Lady Indians employed aggressive base running and continued to excel in the circle and on defense, helping them overcome 10 strikeouts at the plate to deliver a 10-0 win in six innings over Oak Hall.

  • Chiefland softball team pays...

    The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.

    Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.

    He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.

    “Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”

  • Lady Indians power past Pirates

    Power at the plate, error-free defense and a shutdown performance in the circle conspired to help the Lady Indians capture their second straight win over a Class 6A opponent last Thursday against Crystal River.

    Senior catcher Emily Hallman lifted a solo home run to dead center in the fifth, and sophomore ace Kensley Durrance allowed one hit in six innings to help the Lady Indians to a 9-0 win.

    CRHS, a 6A regional semifinalist in 2016, was 8-3 to start this week, while Chiefland stood at 10-4 overall heading into its Tuesday district game against Bell.