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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Jackson leads WMHS girls past...

    It was a battle of star sophomore guards on display in Bronson last Friday when the Eagles took on Williston in girls’ hoops.

    But the Red Devils ultimately prevailed through a team effort, as they started to pull away late in the third quarter en route to a 63-46 win.

    It was Williston’s second win in as many nights over a county foe, coming on the heels of a 62-33 win in Chiefland, and improved the squad to 15-5. The loss knocked the Lady Eagles below .500 at 9-10.

  • Williston boys turn up heat on...

    When Bronson pulled to within two of Williston last Friday on a Sean Hensley layup midway through the second quarter, it looked like the Eagles could give their formidable county neighbors a run for their money.

    But the Red Devils’ strength inside, and ability to create offense from strong defensive play, proved too much for Bronson in the waning minutes of the quarter, as WMHS broke free from a slow offensive start to carry a double-digit advantage into the break.

  • Lady Red Devils pull away in...

    Chiefland girls’ basketball coach Brian Gore is baffled by his team’s scoring trends by quarter this season.

    The Lady Indians have been been stronger in the opening and closing frames, but have shown a significant falloff in the second and third quarters.

    Their defense held its own early last Thursday against a talented Williston squad before the second-quarter woes reemerged. The Lady Red Devils went on a 14-2 run just before the half, sparking their path to a 62-33 win in Chiefland.