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Today's Sports

  • Peanut Boil, community rally...

    This is one of the best community events. 

    Get some boiled peanuts, wash 'em down with some of the best homemade ice cream. Mingle with the football coaches and players. 

    What more could you ask for in small town life?

    Right, water. It is hot out there. 

  • Bull riding rodeo benefits Chad...

    Bull rider Chad Smith, who was injured during a ride in Kissemmee on Feb. 22, will be the beneficiary of the Chad Smith Benefit Bull Riding event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23, at Carter's Arena south of Chiefland. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the action begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The event is organized by Renegade Rodeo, a sanctioned organization. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 5 years old admitted free.

  • Free fishing reef workshop...

    Horseshoe Beach Artificial Reef Developer Charlie Fornaciari, Project Manager for Dixie County, is hosting a free workshop on the new fishing reefs.  This workshop will consist of a short film, locations of new reefs, and projected reefs.  He will then answer any and all questions, give handouts and provide GPS coordinates.  

    This workshop will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Marina in Horseshoe Beach.  

    Come early and learn a lot.  Call 352-498-5405 for more info.

  • TrophyCatch launches new,...

    In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive.

    TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds in Florida. There are three different tiers and two bonus categories offering the opportunity to win prizes:

  • Elite Pro Ball holding tryouts

    Elite Pro Ball Academy will be holding tryouts for the 2014 fall season. Players and families who are looking to join a team to play at a high level of competitive baseball.

    One of the goals for the program is to provide an environment to enhance and encourage the development of skills and desires of our players.

    Baseball tryout dates are as follows:

    12U – Aug. 14 6-8 p.m.

    9U - Aug.15 6-8 p.m.

    13U – Aug. 16 2-5 p.m.

    10U - Aug 14 6-8 p.m.

    14U – Aug 16 9 a.m.-noon

  • Simple test helps doctors catch...

    On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn’t showing symptoms yet, and either doesn’t notice anything is wrong or won’t report it for fear of being taken out of the game.

  • Be a hero: help rescue manatees...

    “Be a Hero!” by getting decals that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Florida’s endangered manatees and sea turtles.

    People can receive a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5.

    Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations.

  • Tentative dove hunting dates...

    The FWC anticipates the 2014-15 hunting season dates for mourning and white-winged doves to be:

    First phase: Sept. 27 - Oct. 27

    Second phase: Nov. 8 - Dec.1

    Third phase: Dec.12 - Jan.15, 2015

    (Note: The official dates will be posted by mid-August when they are released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

    Shooting Hours:

    First phase - noon to sunset

    Second & third phases - ½-hour before sunrise to sunset

    Bag limit (daily/possession): 15/45

    Read more at

  • Tentative waterfowl hunting...

    The FWC announced that it anticipates the 2014-15 waterfowl season dates to be:

    • Early Canada Goose: Sept. 6-24

    • September teal and wood duck: Sept. 20-24

    • September teal only: Sept. 25-28

    • Regular Season (ducks, coots, and light geese): Nov. 22 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 - Jan. 25, 2015

    • Regular Season (Canada Goose): Nov. 22 - Jan. 30, 2015

    • Youth duck and goose: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015

  • Baynard rides hard in Youth...

    Madison Baynard, of Chiefland, competed recently at the 2014 NBHA Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world.

    The NBHA Youth World participants numbered over 1,100 in the Teen Division (13 and over) and approximately 800 participants in the Youth Division (12 and under). The contestants ran for over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes included 4-Star Trailers, Alamo Champion saddles, Gist buckles, Drysdales Championship gear bags, Tony Lama boots and many other prizes.