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Today's Sports

  • Defending the crown

    They met four times this year, but the fate of the Chiefland and Trenton softball teams’ respective seasons was largely determined by a short sequence of plays during a couple of innings last Tuesday in the regional championship game.

  • Not without a fight

    The Chiefland baseball team proved itself a plucky bunch this season with its collection of comeback wins and its youthful competitive fight.

    In the District 1A-7 semifinal round last Tuesday, the Indians, who returned just one starter from last year’s state finalist and district champion club, once again weren’t in the mood to go away quietly against a more experienced team.

  • Bronson’s Cooper finishes third...

    Glen Cooper of Bronson Middle High School placed third in the Boys 1A 200 Meter Dash and fourth in the Boys 100 Meter Dash to earn a couple of medals in the Class 1A Florida High School Track and Field Finals at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

    Cooper edged out the fourth-place competitor by 0.005 of a second with a time of 22.48 seconds for the top-three finish. His 11.16 seconds time in the 100 was just 0.02 short of the third-place mark.

    Cooper ran the 200 in 22.40 in his regional championship win, and came in at 11.20 to place first in the 100 at that prior meet.

  • Fun in Frostproof

    In its district championship game against Trenton, the Chiefland softball team was victimized by a conspiracy of subpar defense and the Lady Tigers’ speed and short game.

  • Sophomoric thump

    The Chiefland baseball team was twice at the precipice late in its 1A-7 district quarterfinal tilt against Dixie County Monday, needing a play to rescue its hopes of advancing to the semifinal round on Tuesday.

  • Lady Indians clinch fourth...

    The top-seeded Chiefland softball team was a heavy favorite going into its District 1A-7 semifinal game against fourth-seeded Branford last Tuesday.

    A lot was on the line, however, including a program-best fourth straight state playoff berth, to keep the Lady Indians on their toes for any upset bid the Lady Buccaneers might’ve hoped for.

  • Baseball districts in Branford

    The Chiefland baseball team opens the District 1A-7 tournament Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. against Dixie County in Branford.

    The winner plays Tuesday against Trenton.

    The Bears and the defending champion Indians each finished 4-6 in district play and split their pair of regular season meetings, as CMHS avenged a 10-9 road loss in Cross City with a dominant 11-2 win at home over Dixie County on April 11.

  • Football springs into action

    The Chiefland Indians football team held its first official spring practice Monday at C. Doyle McCall Field. The Indians, led by first-year CMHS head man Adam Gore, play at Wildwood on May 19 at 7 p.m. for their spring game.

  • County runners dash to regionals

    Six Chiefland sprinters and hurdlers joined the girls’ 4x800 relay team in qualifying for the regional championships in track and field at the District 1A-5 meet at Oak Hall School in Gainesville last Wednesday.

    Michael Weaver advanced in a pair of events as the Chiefland standout finished second in the boys’ 110 meter hurdles (17.87 seconds) and scored third in the boys’ 300-meter dash (46.58 seconds).

  • Don't call me if a neighbor...

    Please don’t call me if your neighbor shoots your dog or poisons your cats. Call law enforcement and if they can’t do anything about it, then I can’t either. For one thing, I am not getting in the middle of a dispute between neighbors. Second, if I interview one neighbor, then I have to interview the other, which never ends well. Third, we don’t have an investigative reporter or other resources.