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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Senior slam

    The Chiefland volleyball team had no problem juggling multiple tasks on senior night last Tuesday against Bell.

    The Indians wanted to make the season finale a special night for their seniors in front of their home crowd, and, with this week’s district tournament looming, they also wanted to end the regular campaign on a high note, after losing four of their five previous matches.

  • On to the next one

    After watching Bronson threaten to upset higher-seeded Branford in earlier District 1A-7 tournament quarterfinal action on Monday in Newberry, the Chiefland volleyball squad decided to skip the intrigue and dispense with No. 7 seed Dixie County in straight sets – 25-7, 25-12, 25-10 – in the day’s late match.

  • Bronson volleyball gives scare...

    Despite losing twice in 3-1 matches to third-seeded Branford during the regular season, No. 6 seed Bronson proved to be a handful for Branford in the opening round of the District 1A-7 volleyball tournament on Monday in Newberry.

    With solid defensive play and a formidable service game against the hard-hitting Buccaneers (9-4 in district play), the Eagles (2-11 in district play) prevailed in two of the first three sets to put themselves on the brink of an upset and a huge shakeup of the district bracket.

  • Chiefland JV ends season on high...

    Chiefland’s junior varsity football team enjoyed a fitting send off to its season last Tuesday, as it rolled to a 54-22 romp in its finale against Jasper-Hamilton County at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    The convincing win was spearheaded by a five-touchdown performance from freshman quarterback and return specialist Ty Corbin.

    “They came to practice everyday to try to get better, and they worked hard,” said Lee Bell, the head JV coach. “They wanted to be good.”

  • Silver Linings

    After his team’s third district loss at Dixie County in Cross City last Thursday, Chiefland head football coach Aaron Richardson told his team there were no excuses, but that he understood the difficult challenges it faced over the last three weeks.

    The Indian offense mostly struggled out of the gate, while the Bears hit pay dirt on six of their first seven possessions on the way to a 41-15 win at Bruce Boyette Stadium.