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Today's Sports

  • Playoff format changes coming to...

    The Florida High School Athletics Association has approved a proposal to change the state’s playoff structure for football, and it could have significant implications for area schools.

    The new format gets rid of districts for classifications 1A through 4A, leaving teams to completely make their own schedules and earn playoff berths based on a points system. There will be four regions per classification, and four playoff teams per region, making for 16 total playoff teams in the lower classifications, the same number as under the current system.

  • Coaches take wait-and-see...

    As it stands, Chiefland football coach Aaron Richardson is a fan of the new playoff format that was approved by the Florida High School Athletic Association Board last week, but its ultimate benefit to Chiefland remains to be seen, he says.

  • Chiefland football suffers...

    Chiefland’s offensive woes continued last Friday, mustering just 54 yards and three first downs against No. 3 Trenton, while senior Montrez Jackson ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns to help lift the Tigers to a 42-0 win in Chiefland.

    It marked the third straight game the Indians failed to score during regulation.

    “(Trenton’s) really good on defense, and we’re not very good on offense right now,” CMHS coach Aaron Richardson said.

  • Indians, Bears play Thursday in...

    When numbers were drawn out of a hat two years ago to determine district schedules, Chiefland coach Aaron Richardson knew his team would be facing an unforgiving stretch of opponents around this time of the year for a couple of seasons.

    The Indians are coming off back-to-back games against top five opponents, and are now set to take on a Dixie County team Thursday in Cross City that has lingered among the top 1A teams in the state over the last few years.

  • Bronson football game at...

    A pair of teams hungry for victory will look for an enormous lift to their respective programs when they meet for a rare Monday game in Wildwood due to Hurricane Matthew.

    A long losing streak is guaranteed to come to an end, as Wildwood, which suspended varsity play for all of last season due to a lack of participation, has lost 18 straight, while the Eagles go in having dropped 15 straight.

  • Chiefland volleyball surrenders...

    The Chiefland volleyball team didn’t get the result it was looking for when it took on Newberry at home last Thursday, but what the Lady Indians might have learned against their toughest competition in the district could prove more valuable in the long run.

    It was another fierce battle between two squads that met in the district championship last season and are back at the top of the district standings this year.

  • 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.

  • Chiefland welcomes No. 3 Trenton...

    Chiefland has little time to lick its wounds after suffering its first loss on the season at Newberry last Friday, as the most accomplished team in Class 1A football over the last three seasons, No. 3 Trenton, comes to town.

    “We’ve got two huge ones coming up,” CMHS coach Aaron Richardson said following his team’s 42-0 loss last week. “It’s huge district implications (Friday), so we’ve got to get ready in a hurry, because, no doubt about it, Trenton’s a pretty good football team.”

  • 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.

  • 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.