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  • Bronson fends off Chiefland in...

    As the No. 3 seed facing a sixth-seeded Chiefland squad it had defeated twice in the regular season, Bronson figured to be the favorite in the opening round of the District 1A-7 hoops tournament in Bell.

    A 23-5 Eagle lead in the first half seemed to confirm that prognostication, but the Indians weren’t prepared to go away lightly, as they staged a mid-game rally to pull to within six in the third quarter.

    Bronson soon recaptured their early momentum, however, to pull away for a 69-42 win.

  • Chiefland halted in regional...

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team was dealt a tough hand to open its fourth straight state playoff appearance.

    It was forced to travel to Wildwood to take on the No. 1 ranked squad in Class 1A, an experienced senior-led Wildcat squad that’s stout in all phases of the game with its combination of perimeter skill and size.

    Wildwood (21-6) got off to a slow start against a plucky Indian defense, but eventually broke the game open for a 66-28 win in the Class 1A, Region 4 semifinal.

  • Chiefland girls yield to Trenton...

    Chiefland knew it had an uphill battle playing at No. 2-ranked Trenton in the girls’ District 1A-7 finals last Friday.

    The pressure going in was compounded on the court, as the Tiger defense helped generate 20 Indian turnovers in the first half on the way to a 61-29 Trenton win.

    It marked the second district title in a row for No. 2-ranked Trenton, which improved to 24-3 on the season. The Tigers face District 8 runner-up Pahokee at home Thursday in the regional semifinals, while Chiefland faces top-ranked Wildwood on the road.

  • London ignites Chiefland offense...

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team did what it needed during the regular season to guarantee itself a critical top-three seed in the district tournament.

    But the road was a difficult slog, as it struggled with injuries and player attrition and a difficult end to the non-district schedule.

    With the return of star senior Takiya London, and the win-or-go-home urgency of the postseason upon them, the district tournament in Trenton was the Indians’ chance to hit the reset button.

  • Trenton football sanctioned for...

    The Trenton football program will have to compete in a higher classification the next two years after the school was sanctioned for a self-reported violation of Florida High School Athletic Association recruiting policy.

  • Lady Indians basketball opens...

    After facing No. 2-ranked and reigning state finalist Trenton in last Friday’s district championship game, the Chiefland girls’ basketball team now turns its attention to No. 1 Wildwood.

    The Lady Indians hit the road to take on the top-ranked Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 1A state tournament.

    The Class 1A, Region 4 semifinal tips off 7 p.m.

  • Chiefland bats swing into action...

    The three-time state champion Chiefland Indians softball team and the reigning state finalist Chiefland baseball club break out the bats starting this week for a couple of preseason tournaments.

    The softball team is at Dixie County (Cross City) Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9 and 10. The Indians face Newberry at 5 p.m. Thursday, before taking on Bell at the same time on Friday.

  • Lady Eagles answer formidable...

    When Cedar Key coach David Tomlin reflected on his team’s tournament loss to rival Bronson Monday night, he saw a lot of good both teams could take away from the closely-fought district quarterfinal matchup.

    No. 4 seed Bronson, which answered a Sharks rally in the middle quarters, prevailed 54-47 to move on to face top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Trenton in Thursday’s District 1A-7 semifinal round at 7:30 p.m. in Trenton.

  • Boys hoops set for district...

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ basketball tournament in Bell, but local county teams Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson will have to wait a day to tip off their quarterfinal bids.

    No. 6 seed Chiefland (4-16) meets county rival Bronson (10-11), the third seed, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before No. 7 Cedar Key (1-20) takes on second-seeded Dixie County (Cross City) that night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Chiefland southpaw commits to...

    Casey Lawson’s path to college ball has been almost as elusive as his stable of pitches are for opposing batters.

    The Chiefland senior was on the shelf for his first two years of high school due to a hairline fracture in his throwing arm.

    But he reemerged just in time for the Indians’ magical run to the state championship game last spring, contributing as a key bat in the lineup while he nursed his arm back to health.