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Today's Sports

  • Local go-kart racer making up...

    Tyler Russ might be considered a late bloomer when it comes to go-kart racing.

    In a sport where many competitors first get behind the wheel as young as 5- or 6-years-old, the Chiefland 17-year-old, who goes by the nickname ‘The NightCrawler’ on the track, only got started three years ago.

    But that hasn’t slowed Russ’ fast rise in the sport, if his first foray into a state series this year is any indication.

  • Sharks host Drummond Bank-CKS...

    Cedar Key School will be hosting its second consecutive holiday basketball tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Thursday, Dec. 22.

    This year, CKS is excited to have Drummond Bank as the exclusive sponsor of the event, as it’s provided tremendous support for the tournament.

    The four teams participating on the boys’ side of the draw are: Trenton, Oak Hall, Florida State University School (Tallahassee) and Cedar Key.

  • Richardson dismissed as...

    For the first time in half a decade, Chiefland is searching for a new head football coach.

    On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the school dismissed Aaron Richardson, who was at the helm for five seasons, leading the program to a 24-24 record.

    The Indians finished 3-5 in 2016.

    “They let me know they were going in a different direction, and I kind of understood,” Richardson said. “Anytime a team is underperforming, or performing badly, us, as head coaches, we kind of know when things could happen.

  • Lacking experience, go-to...

    The Chiefland boys’ basketball team is having to do things a little differently than they’ve done in recent years.

    With little returning experience as far as varsity starts, and a lack of dynamic scorers that can take over games, the Indians are building from the inside out, hoping to use some of their size and strength to assemble wins.

    Coming into this week, the formula has gotten them off to a 2-0 start in the District 1A-7, with wins at Cedar Key and Trenton, after non-district losses to Wildwood and Crystal River.

  • Chiefland boys outlast Trenton...

    A meaningless basket at the buzzer by Trenton was the only field goal scored in the final 2:20 of play in a meeting between the Tigers and visiting Chiefland in boys’ district hoops action last Friday.

    Fortunately, for the Indians, they entered that span with a small advantage, thanks to a bucket by Keshawn Smith off an assist by River Lundy with two-and-a-half minutes to play. From there, CMHS made four of its final six free throws to fend off Trenton with a 45-42 win.

    The win lifted the Indians to 2-0 in District 1A-7 play, and 2-2 overall.

  • New football classifications...

    When the reformatting of the playoff qualifying system for Florida high school football was announced, Chiefland figured to benefit in at least one major way.

  • CMHS football players honored...

    The standing ovation Pat Telgen received at the Chiefland Middle High School football and cheer banquet was a fitting encapsulation of what the senior linebacker and offensive lineman has meant to the Indians football program.

    At Monday’s award event, he was presented the night’s top honor, the ‘Heart of an Indian’ award, which head coach Aaron Richardson described as the team’s “overall MVP.”

  • Getting up to speed

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team is equipped with some favorable pieces this season, with its impressive athleticism and height, as well as the return of a majority of its scoring from a season ago.

    But that firepower might take a minute to flourish, as the Lady Indians (0-3), many of whom are coming off volleyball, find their legs enough to push their up-tempo, attacking style of basketball for four quarters.

  • On top of her game

    Terri Harris is having a moment, and she knows it.

    The 58-year-old retiree from Ohio is coming off a couple of major local championship wins in October at Chiefland Golf and Country Club, where she and her husband Virgil have a house.

    Harris, who started golfing around 15 years ago in Ohio, recently reeled off wins in both the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association Ladies’ Club Championship and the 41st Annual Rye Grass Tournament, the most prestigious annual event held at the course.

  • Chiefland softball standout...

    Emily Hallman was told by former recruits that she’d know it in her gut when she found the right school.

    The Chiefland senior catcher was skeptical at first, and was considering multiple offers, ranging from Kennesaw State University in Georgia to North Dakota State in Fargo; even a small offer from Florida State, according to her father, Scott Hallman.