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Today's Sports

  • Lady Indians come back in style...

    Facing a 6-2 deficit, the Chiefland softball team poured on five runs in the third inning and then eight in the fourth en route to a 16-6 win against Dixie County last Thursday.

    The Lady Indians trailed despite getting a solo home run from Lauren Parker in the opening inning and doubles by Emily Hallman and Macie Thomas over the first pair of frames.

  • Chiefland baseball surrenders...

    This has been Trenton’s year so far in baseball, as it boasts a district-best 8-0 mark and 14-1 record on the season.

    But Chiefland, the reigning 1A-7 champions and returning state finalists, proved last Friday they’re aren’t prepared to relinquish the throne without a fight.

    After falling behind 2-0 to the Indians and trailing through four innings, the Tigers mounted a successful comeback to win 5-2 last Friday in the first meeting between the clubs this season.

  • Lady Indians unleash power...

    Chiefland senior Takiya London could feel this one coming.

    The MaxPreps All-American and Miracle Sports 1A Florida Player of the Year has seen the softballs flying over the fence at practice as the club’s bats heat up.

    The dam burst in Williston last Thursday, as London, fellow senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Macie Thomas each launched out-of-the-park home runs in a 17-0 win over the Red Devils.

  • Lady Indians light up base paths...

    Chiefland proved last Friday it has plenty of means at its disposal when its No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup combined to go 0 for 8.

    They also showed that speed never slumps.

    The Lady Indians employed aggressive base running and continued to excel in the circle and on defense, helping them overcome 10 strikeouts at the plate to deliver a 10-0 win in six innings over Oak Hall.

  • Chiefland softball team pays...

    The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.

    Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.

    He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.

    “Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”

  • Lady Indians power past Pirates

    Power at the plate, error-free defense and a shutdown performance in the circle conspired to help the Lady Indians capture their second straight win over a Class 6A opponent last Thursday against Crystal River.

    Senior catcher Emily Hallman lifted a solo home run to dead center in the fifth, and sophomore ace Kensley Durrance allowed one hit in six innings to help the Lady Indians to a 9-0 win.

    CRHS, a 6A regional semifinalist in 2016, was 8-3 to start this week, while Chiefland stood at 10-4 overall heading into its Tuesday district game against Bell.

  • CMHS rallies in late innings...

    Chiefland has made thrilling comebacks a routine occurrence this season on the baseball diamond.

    The latest came on Monday, as the Indians (6-4) put two over in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win in non-district play against Newberry in Chiefland.

    Junior first baseman Josh Webber delivered the walk-off RBI single for CMHS, driving in Jose Guerrero, who boarded on a base hit.

  • Chiefland official makes state...

    Norm Weaver has come full circle in his hoops journey.

    Fifty-five years after winning a state title as a point guard at Zephyrhills High School, he officiated the girls’ hoops Class 2A state title game last February in Lakeland.

    The events represent towering bookends for Weaver’s extensive time on and around the court, except the 72-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Chiefland girls prevail at Cedar...

    The Chiefland girls picked up wins in the 4x800 meter relay and 4x400 events to prevail over Bell, Branford, Bronson, Cedar Key, Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) and Trenton in the Cedar Key Relays in Rosewood on March 9.

    Jolie Anderson, Jaycie Anderson, Aubrey Hudson and Lauren Jones lifted the Lady Indians to victory in the 4x800 relay, while the Andersons and Hudson joined Banner Hodge in the 4x400.

  • Late heroics propel Chiefland...

    Last Tuesday’s baseball tilt between Chiefland and Williston was a game of precious few offensive opportunities.

    The Indians entered the final inning of the pitching and defensive duel having scrounged up just one run and two hits, the most important being an RBI double by junior Josh Webber that scored sophomore Kelby Osteen in the fourth for CMHS’ only previous run.

    Chiefland proved once again it was comfortable with late-game heroics, however, as senior Casey Lawson sliced a two-run double down the third-base line to lift the Indians to a 3-2 win.