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Today's Sports

  • Lady Indians prevail in district...

    The Chiefland softball team had some regrets coming out of its second meeting with Trenton last Friday.

    The Lady Indians failed to score nine of their base runners in the final four frames, as they again struggled to put runs on the board against the Lady Tigers even when the bats were warming up.

    But when it comes to the rivalry clash between the reigning three-time state champions and the newly-minted No. 1 team in the state, respective sides will take what they can get.

  • Chiefland baseball surrenders...

    This has been Trenton’s year so far in baseball, as it boasts a district-best 8-0 mark and 14-1 record on the season.

    But Chiefland, the reigning 1A-7 champions and returning state finalists, proved last Friday they’re aren’t prepared to relinquish the throne without a fight.

    After falling behind 2-0 to the Indians and trailing through four innings, the Tigers mounted a successful comeback to win 5-2 last Friday in the first meeting between the clubs this season.

  • Lady Indians unleash power...

    Chiefland senior Takiya London could feel this one coming.

    The MaxPreps All-American and Miracle Sports 1A Florida Player of the Year has seen the softballs flying over the fence at practice as the club’s bats heat up.

    The dam burst in Williston last Thursday, as London, fellow senior Lauren Parker and sophomore Macie Thomas each launched out-of-the-park home runs in a 17-0 win over the Red Devils.

  • Lady Indians light up base paths...

    Chiefland proved last Friday it has plenty of means at its disposal when its No. 3 and No. 4 hitters in the lineup combined to go 0 for 8.

    They also showed that speed never slumps.

    The Lady Indians employed aggressive base running and continued to excel in the circle and on defense, helping them overcome 10 strikeouts at the plate to deliver a 10-0 win in six innings over Oak Hall.

  • Lady Indians power past Pirates

    Power at the plate, error-free defense and a shutdown performance in the circle conspired to help the Lady Indians capture their second straight win over a Class 6A opponent last Thursday against Crystal River.

    Senior catcher Emily Hallman lifted a solo home run to dead center in the fifth, and sophomore ace Kensley Durrance allowed one hit in six innings to help the Lady Indians to a 9-0 win.

    CRHS, a 6A regional semifinalist in 2016, was 8-3 to start this week, while Chiefland stood at 10-4 overall heading into its Tuesday district game against Bell.

  • Chiefland softball team pays...

    The Chiefland softball players and coaches shared hugs and handshakes on the field with Ken Carpenter, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, during the lineup announcements before their game against Oak Hall last Friday.

    Carpenter, who’s lived in Chiefland since 1974, said he hadn’t been to a game in about 15 to 20 years, and noted how much the softball field had changed since his last visit.

    He’s remained a lifelong fan of the game.

    “Baseball is probably my main sport,” he said. “That, and football.”

  • CMHS rallies in late innings...

    Chiefland has made thrilling comebacks a routine occurrence this season on the baseball diamond.

    The latest came on Monday, as the Indians (6-4) put two over in the bottom of the seventh for a 6-5 win in non-district play against Newberry in Chiefland.

    Junior first baseman Josh Webber delivered the walk-off RBI single for CMHS, driving in Jose Guerrero, who boarded on a base hit.

  • Lady Indians declaw Panthers

    The Chiefland softball team needed this one.

    Coming off rare back-to-back losses bookending spring break, the three-time defending state champs were re-engaged and looking to unload some frustration last Thursday against visiting Lecanto.

    CMHS bursted out of the gate with three runs in the opening frame against the Class 6A Panthers, before capturing a 7-2 win behind solid performances in all phases.

    The club improved to 8-3 overall, while LHS fell to 6-6.

  • Chiefland turns in big innings...

    There were times during last Friday’s game at Bronson when the Chiefland baseball club, in action for the first time since March 10, looked like a team that was playing its first game in two weeks.

    Indian pitchers surrendered eight walks and a hit-batter, and the defense’s four errors proved costly, as Bronson exploited those self-inflicted mistakes to help stir its offense, leaving no lead safe in the offensive onslaught.

  • Chiefland official makes state...

    Norm Weaver has come full circle in his hoops journey.

    Fifty-five years after winning a state title as a point guard at Zephyrhills High School, he officiated the girls’ hoops Class 2A state title game last February in Lakeland.

    The events represent towering bookends for Weaver’s extensive time on and around the court, except the 72-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.