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Today's Sports

  • Young Indians generating buzz...

    If the success of the most recent Chiefland Indians 12U squad is any indication, the future of Indians football could be headed for great heights.

    That group of 11- and 12-year-olds, some of which have already been playing together for more than half a decade, recently captured back-to-back championships in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association (CAAA), and were also part of an 8U championship.

  • Senior night struggle in Bronson

    The Bronson football team last Friday was faced with a tough chore on senior night, as it welcomed a big Oak Hall squad looking to stay unbeaten on the season.

    This group of Eagle seniors are used to the uphill climb, but the finality of the moment took an additional emotional toll on the players, who were fighting back tears at the end of the night.

    The Eagles from Gainesville, meanwhile, took a little while to hit their stride, but they eventually scored on six straight possessions to upend Bronson 42-0 at John Rutledge Field.

  • CMHS seventh-grade runner...

    Chiefland Middle School’s Lauren Jones finished 12th out of more than 100 runners in the Class 1A girls’ cross-country regionals last Friday in Lakeland to qualify for the Florida High School Cross Country State Championships.

    The Lady Indians, who finished fourth in districts to advance to the regional meet, beat out five schools to finish 10th overall on the day, and showed across-the-board improvements in their times from the district championship meet.

  • Williston retains Levy Cup

    It was a night that unfolded in familiar ways for the Chiefland football team.

    The Indians showed their gritty spirit, led by a proud group of seniors who suited up for the final time in the Columbia Blue and Gold, but ultimately lacked the firepower to keep up with a talented opponent.

    A long Williston touchdown run and a punt snap miscue helped put the Indians into an insurmountable first-half deficit, as the Red Devils rolled to a 36-7 win to claim the Levy Cup for the second straight year.

  • Power ball

    The result wasn’t what Chiefland was hoping for, but in their final match of the year, the Lady Indians’ delivered the kind of effort and competitiveness worthy of a program that’s enjoyed its share of successes the last three seasons.

    Taylor, the District 1A-8 champion out of Pierson, located midway between Ocala and Daytona Beach, pulled out three closely-fought sets by an average of three points last Wednesday in its gym to defeat Chiefland 3-1 (24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25) in the Class 1A regional semifinals (round of 16).

  • Eagles look to soar on senior...

    An old rival presents a new challenge for Bronson this Friday at John Rutledge Field, as the Eagles look to cap their season against a stout Oak Hall squad from Gainesville with a senior night to remember in front of their home fans.

    After going 1-8 in 2014, the Eagles from Gainesville have won 15 of its last 17 games, including an 8-0 mark this season.

  • Homecoming heartbreak

    The Bronson football team’s improved competitiveness this year has been well established, but that doesn’t mean the losses hurt any less.

    The Eagles once again found themselves in a close-fought battle at home, where they’ve led or been within one possession of tying or leading in the fourth quarter in five games at John Rutledge Field this year.

  • Bragging rights, Levy County Cup...

    There’s plenty to like about Friday's rivalry game at C. Doyle McCall Field in Chiefland.

    Bragging rights and the Levy County Cup are at stake, as is a successful senior night for the Chiefland seniors in their last game in the Columbia blue and gold, barring a possible bowl game.

    If that’s not enough, the pink will also be in fashion at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Hardware heightens rivalry

    Though the rivalry dates back generations, the Levy County Cup has only been at stake since the 2008 meeting, after the idea was cooked up after years of trash talk between Indians fan Michael Michaelis and Red Devils partisan JoJo Knauff.

    Since then, trophy cases have been constructed to house the hardware prize, and the trophy itself has gone through reconstructive surgery, after getting accidentally smashed by a player tumbling out of bounds in 2012.

  • Lady Indians split pair of...

    The Chiefland girls faced the top and bottom of the district on Friday and Monday, and the results indicated as much.

    At Bell on Friday, the Lady Indians toppled the Bulldogs 54-11 in District 1A-7 action.

    CMHS had five players with at least seven points, including junior Naja Martin (14 points) and sophomore Courtney Hayes (11 points), who were each in double figures for the Indians. Senior Aleaha Rhoomes and freshman Sierra Norris boasted eight points apiece, while sophomore Colby Reed chipped in seven points.