Today's Sports

  • Bragging rights, Levy County Cup...

    There’s plenty to like about Friday's rivalry game at C. Doyle McCall Field in Chiefland.

    Bragging rights and the Levy County Cup are at stake, as is a successful senior night for the Chiefland seniors in their last game in the Columbia blue and gold, barring a possible bowl game.

    If that’s not enough, the pink will also be in fashion at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Hardware heightens rivalry

    Though the rivalry dates back generations, the Levy County Cup has only been at stake since the 2008 meeting, after the idea was cooked up after years of trash talk between Indians fan Michael Michaelis and Red Devils partisan JoJo Knauff.

    Since then, trophy cases have been constructed to house the hardware prize, and the trophy itself has gone through reconstructive surgery, after getting accidentally smashed by a player tumbling out of bounds in 2012.

  • Four-quarter fight

    The Chiefland football team didn’t show the signs of a hangover early in last Friday’s game in Bronson that might’ve been expected on the heels of a brutal four-game span that included multiple top-five opponents.

    But after the Indians jumped ahead 14-0, the Eagles also proved past was not prologue, as they regained their footing in the second quarter to force a four-quarter fight between the schools located just 13 miles apart.

  • Bronson celebrates homecoming

    The Bronson football team is looking for a special night this Friday at John Rutledge Field.

    While the Eagles celebrate homecoming against Gainesville’s St. Francis Catholic, they’ll also look to stem an 11-game losing streak at home. They’ve come tantalizingly close, averaging a nine-point deficit and remaining within one possession of their opponent in four home games this year.

    Their tilt with the Wolves has the potential for a shootout, have shined in the passing game.

  • Lady Indians finish second in...

    The Chiefland volleyball team’s recent run of success has made them a respected target by an ascendent Newberry squad that made its breakthrough last week.

    Last Thursday, in the William N. Barry Gymnasium in Newberry, the Lady Panthers finally got the tournament win they’ve been looking for against the Lady Indians, capturing a 25-21, 26-24, 25-13 win in straight sets in the 1A-7 district championship match.

  • Chip-in for charity

    Good food, competitive golf and a worthy cause were featured in the 22nd Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load Golf Tournament at Chiefland Golf and Country Club last Thursday.

    More than 120 competitors joined in foursome scramble play to help raise what will likely tally up to more than $30,000, according to event organizer Lynetta Griner.

    All of the money raised goes to Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The annual event has collected more than $950,000 to date.

  • Chiefland volleyball playoff...

    Behind a dominating performance by senior Takiya London, the Chiefland volleyball team punched it ticket to the state playoffs Tuesday in Newberry for the third straight year.

    The No. 2-seeded Lady Indians swept No. 3 seed Branford – 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 – in convincing fashion for a 3-0 win in the District 1A-7 semifinals, earning them a bid to Thursday’s district final against top seed Newberry at 7 p.m. in the NHS gym.

  • Corbin ball

    If you can think past the embattled version of former Cleveland Browns and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, before he was a marred by a barrage of off-field issues and dealt a premature exit from pro football, you might recall a dazzling playmaker who could seemingly squeeze magic from any situation for the Aggies.

    That’s the kind of playmaking panache that Ty Corbin, a freshman quarterback for Chiefland Middle High School junior varsity squad this season, embodies and strives to emulate on the football field.

  • County clash in Bronson

    It’s not a regularly played rivalry series, and the results haven’t been particularly competitive in recent meetings.

    But Friday’s intra-county tilt in Bronson between the Eagles and Chiefland isn’t suffering from diminished anticipation.

    For the Indians, the game is a chance to snap a four-game losing streak and head into next week’s Levy Cup game with some momentum. The Eagles, meanwhile, are looking for a signature win that would mean a huge step forward for the program.

  • Chiefland fourth-quarter...

    A contrast in styles between football teams devolved into more serious discord last Friday as a scuffle between Chiefland and Hawthorne broke out in the third quarter.

    The Indians (2-4) eventually got things back on track for a strong fourth quarter for the second week in a row, but fell short on their last possession in the final two minutes of the game, leaving the Hornets (5-2) to a 26-23 victory.