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Today's Sports

  • Fourth-quarter fireworks

    With three starters sitting out over team rules violations, last week’s Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament in Bronson was a good opportunity for the Chiefland boys’ basketball team to test its depth with extended playing time for its bench and a couple of junior varsity call-ups.

    For most of the tournament opener against Umatilla last Wednesday, the Indians suffered on the scoreboard, as the Bulldogs carried a 22-point advantage into the fourth quarter, holding Chiefland to just 18 points for the first three quarters.

  • Eagles get defensive in comeback...

    It was a second straight slow start for the Bronson boys’ basketball team last Thursday, the second day of its Eagle Classic Tournament.

    The Eagles found themselves trailing 11-2 to Umatilla around the midway point of the opening quarter, one night after a 17-3 deficit spelled doom in their tourney opener.

    But this time Bronson found a way to get on the right side of the turnover balance, as its defense helped spurn a first-half comeback and eventually close out a 45-40 win over the Class 5A Bulldogs.

  • Bronson picks up dual wins over...

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team enjoyed a late flurry of offense in its loss to Bronson last Tuesday.

    The rally might prove to be a moment that propels a struggling Chiefland offense in the future, but it was too little too late on this night, as the Eagles led by as many as 26 in beating their rival Indians 56-47.

  • Eagle Classic Basketball...

    It’s holiday break for school this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no high school hoops action.

    Bronson is hosting its Eagle Classic Basketball Tournament Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with six schools competing in nine games over the three days.

    The contests begin at 4:30 p.m. each day in the BMHS gym, followed by games at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    Umatilla and Chiefland tipped off action Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Jasper-Hamilton County versus Melbourne-West Short and then Bronson and Perry-Taylor County rounded off the opening-day slate.

  • Eagle boys fall away late in...

    A tie game with 3:40 remaining turned into a misleading final result for the Bronson boys’ basketball team last Tuesday.

    While the Eagles watched a pair of their starters – including double-figure scorer Andrew Jenkins – foul out in the fourth quarter, visiting Lafayette (Mayo) continued to drain its free throws, converting 14 in the fourth to finish 19 for 25 on the night.

    The Hornets (4-3) used that advantage at the charity stripe to build on its lead in the waning minutes, capturing a 72-62 non-district win in the BMHS gym.

  • Bronson girls avoid lopsided...

    The Bronson girls’ basketball team trailed by 21 points to Lafayette last Tuesday early in the fourth quarter.

    But the Eagles had no plans to go away quietly with an insurmountable deficit.

    BMHS sophomore guard Yelena Thomas notched nine of her team-high 17 points in the fourth to help her Eagles nearly narrow that deficit to single digits, as the Hornets went on to collect a 54-44 win in non-district hoops action in Bronson.

  • Top Eagles recognized at...

    Players, coaches, boosters and supporters of the Bronson Middle High School football program were recognized and celebrated at the team’s dinner banquet on Dec. 4.

    Everyone from star players to volunteer support staff were applauded and issued awards at the dinner, which included a barbeque chicken dinner and took place in the Bronson Elementary School cafeteria.

  • Heart of an Eagle

    Brian Simpkins was facing life without football – life without the teammates he’s played alongside and established bonds with all through school – and it wasn’t a pleasant thought.

    During spring practices, the Bronson wide receiver and defensive back could feel something wasn’t right with his heart. When he had it checked out at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, he was told he had an intramural course in one of his coronary arteries, which was reducing blood flow.

  • Cedar Key softball standout...

    If you ask Ashlyn Allen’s coaches about the Cedar key senior’s best qualities, one of the first things that comes up is her leadership.

    The standout shortstop and pitcher was in a pioneering mode last Thursday, as she was part of Cedar Key School’s first letter-of-intent signing ceremony. The event was held in the school’s auditorium in front of a packed room with classmates, coaches and family, as she made official her commitment to play softball for Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

  • Bronson employs team effort to...

    The Bronson boys’ basketball team put together its best performance on the season against Cedar Key Monday with good ball movement on offense and opportunistic defense, as the Eagles cruised to a 74-36 win in District 1A-7 action.

    Seven different Eagles converted at least two field goals, while three – Julius Smith (11 points), Glen Cooper (10 points) and Tra Francis (10 points) – were in double figures, helping BMHS pick up its second win in the district.