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Today's Sports

  • FWC data show increase in bear...

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today updated estimates of the Florida black bear population. These initial numbers are now available for two of the FWC’s Bear Management Units (BMUs) and result from the statewide study occurring during 2014 - 2015.

  • 70-day red snapper season opens...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida.

  • FWC to consider final black bear...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 23-25 in the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. All sessions are open to members of the public who want to attend.

    The half-day session Tuesday, June 23, starts at 1:30 p.m. and focuses on strategic discussions on:

    • The Florida panther – Staff will give a status report on panther conservation and management for Commission discussion and policy direction.

  • Boaters reminded to be safe...

     The Coast Guard, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is emphasizing boating safety at the start of this year’s bay scallop season from June 27 - Sept. 24..

    The Coast Guard is expecting to see an increase in the amount of boaters on the water for this year’s season and strongly encourage boaters to put safety at the forefront for this bay scallop season.

  • Teen injured by jumping sturgeon

    A 14-year-old Fanning Springs girl was hit and injured by a jumping sturgeon on the Suwannee River this past Sunday.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers reported Heavyn Nash was riding with her mother and grandfather when a 4-to-6 foot sturgeon leapt out of the water and into the boat hitting her and knocking her unconscious, said an FWC press release. The collision occurred just south of Manatee Springs near Usher Landing.

    Nash was taken to Manatee Springs and from there transported to the hospital where she was treated and released.

  • Reaping the honors

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team was honored at Monday's meeting of the Chiefland City Commission with a proclamation on their historic second, back-to-back state 1A softball championship.

    The Lady Indians defeated the Jay Royals 3-2 in a game that went into overtime on May 7 at Historic Didgertown in Vero Beach. It was the second defeat for the Jay team in the state finals to the Chiefland team.

  • Softball champs parade delayed...

    A parade to honor the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. has been cancelled and the back-to-back state champions will instead be honored by joining the Watermelon Festival parade on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m.

    The Watermelon Festival parade will go through downtown, beginning at Chiefland Middle High School and proceeding south on U.S. 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Depot Park. 

    The team won its second state softball championship earlier this month in Vero Beach defeating the Jay Royals for the second year in a row.

  • Cooper grabs win over Durden in...

    Brent Copper grew up at and "cut his teeth" racing at Bronson Speedway some 20 plus years ago. His roots at the track go deep, as he relates stories about growing up at the speedway and about his Dad and the contributions Tom Cooper brought to Bronson Speedway, and many racetracks across the state of Florida. One could say the Coopers, Brent and Robbie, are one of Bronson Speedway's well known talented racing families.

  • Indians survive Taylor, fall at...

    Allen Strickland

    Correspondent

    Chiefland began its 2015 State Playoff campaign with a hard fought, extra inning, 2-1 road win against a very evenly matched Pierson-Taylor team. Going into the contest, both clubs had a record of 16-6 and on paper it was hard to pick a favorite. But in the playoffs, records don’t matter anymore, and the Indians proved to be the better team.

  • Nationally ranked Karateka wins...

    There is a small authentic karate dojo in Chiefland that goes unnoticed by those of us in town, not involved. The huge sign can barely be seen, nearly hidden behind a wall. The teacher has travelled across the world twice to study with the Grand Master of Shorin-ryu karate and now, he shares it here.