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Today's Sports

  • Chiefland suffers first loss of...

    The Chiefland football team had a stern enough challenge on its hands at Newberry last Friday.

    The Indians, already a relatively young team without a lot of experienced depth, were facing what figures to be one of its toughest opponents on the season, particularly on the defensive line, and were short-handed coming in.

    CMHS was strong out of the gate, picking up three first downs on the game’s opening possession, and holding the ball for more than nine minutes in the first quarter.

  • Top volleyball squads in...

    A pair of top volleyball squads meet Thursday for what could be a preview of the District 1A-7 championship match.

    It’ll also be a rematch of last year’s district final.

    Entering this week, Chiefland and Newberry sat at the top of the standings, each with 8-1 district records. The Lady Indians fell to Branford on Monday to drop to 8-2, and 10-6 overall.

  • Setting the tempo

    Lauren Parker’s value to the Chiefland volleyball team came into contrast at a tournament on the Saturday following homecoming.

    Without the senior setter in those three matches, the Indians, who are 10-6 on the season, went 0-3.

    “She’s definitely one of our team leaders,” CMHS coach Debra Weeks said. “When she wasn’t there Saturday, we didn’t know what to do. She tries to rally the team around her. She’s kind of the glue that holds us together.

  • Lady Indians capture county...

    The Chiefland Middle High School volleyball team seems to pull out its best performances when its backs are against the wall.

    Facing an elimination set after falling behind a 2-1 against Williston last Thursday, the Indians pieced together what might have been their best two-game stretch of the year, winning 25-10 and 15-3 in straight sets 3-2 victory.

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  • Bronson hopes to play spoiler at...

    After taking on one of the area’s premier programs at John Rutledge Field last Friday, Bronson hits the road with hopes of being homecoming spoilers in Branford as it takes on another District 1A-7 squad.

    While the Buccaneers might not measure up to the team from Cross City, BMHS head coach Curtis Stacy and his Eagles know they have another gritty opponent ahead of them, after seeing Branford hold Chiefland scoreless in regulation and force their game into overtime.

  • Bronson overmatched by Dixie...

    Bronson head football coach Curtis Stacy knew last Friday’s home game against Cross City-Dixie County would provide an honest assessment of how far his young team must improve in order to compete with elite teams in the area, most notably those who’ve dominated the Eagles’ former district.

    With multiple final four appearances in recent years and a regional finals appearance in 2015, the Bears have been second only to two-time state champion Trenton in local 1A football.

  • Bird wins Lady Gator golf opener

    Dot Bird took low gross in the first flight in the Lady Gator Tournament season opener, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association on Sept. 14. Also in the first flight, Vicki Hope finished with the lowest net, followed by Cathy Steen and Irene Foshay. The tournament included competitors from Chiefland, Lake City and Gainesville. Prizes for five flights were awarded during a lunch provided by Church’s Chicken.

  • Chiefland faces stout Newberry...

    Chiefland was given a scare in its homecoming win over Branford last Friday, but its coaches and players know it will have to play better to get by one of the better Newberry teams in recent years this Friday.

    The Panthers, led by first-year head coach Richard Vester, have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking out county rivals Alachua Santa Fe and Class 5A Gainesville Eastside, before picking up a 40-22 over 1A power Union County and beating Williston on the road 30-14 in last Friday’s district opener.

  • Indians solve stingy Branford...

    As the overtime period started between Chiefland and Branford, it looked like we’d get more of what we saw during regulation, as the Branford offense was immediately hit with a false start on its first play.

    The overtime format allows teams to trade possessions with a fresh set of downs, starting at the opponent's’ 10-yard-line.