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Today's Sports

  • Bronson hopes to play spoiler at...

    After taking on one of the area’s premier programs at John Rutledge Field last Friday, Bronson hits the road with hopes of being homecoming spoilers in Branford as it takes on another District 1A-7 squad.

    While the Buccaneers might not measure up to the team from Cross City, BMHS head coach Curtis Stacy and his Eagles know they have another gritty opponent ahead of them, after seeing Branford hold Chiefland scoreless in regulation and force their game into overtime.

  • Bronson overmatched by Dixie...

    Bronson head football coach Curtis Stacy knew last Friday’s home game against Cross City-Dixie County would provide an honest assessment of how far his young team must improve in order to compete with elite teams in the area, most notably those who’ve dominated the Eagles’ former district.

    With multiple final four appearances in recent years and a regional finals appearance in 2015, the Bears have been second only to two-time state champion Trenton in local 1A football.

  • Bird wins Lady Gator golf opener

    Dot Bird took low gross in the first flight in the Lady Gator Tournament season opener, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association on Sept. 14. Also in the first flight, Vicki Hope finished with the lowest net, followed by Cathy Steen and Irene Foshay. The tournament included competitors from Chiefland, Lake City and Gainesville. Prizes for five flights were awarded during a lunch provided by Church’s Chicken.

  • Chiefland faces stout Newberry...

    Chiefland was given a scare in its homecoming win over Branford last Friday, but its coaches and players know it will have to play better to get by one of the better Newberry teams in recent years this Friday.

    The Panthers, led by first-year head coach Richard Vester, have rolled to a 4-0 start, taking out county rivals Alachua Santa Fe and Class 5A Gainesville Eastside, before picking up a 40-22 over 1A power Union County and beating Williston on the road 30-14 in last Friday’s district opener.

  • Horseshoe Beach fishing...

    The Marina in Horseshoe Beach is holding its first-ever “Hooking Up with Heroes” Saltwater Fishing Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 17, to honor US veterans.

    There will be a combined total of $6,500 guaranteed in cash payouts.

    "Join us in a great day of fishing and honoring all of our veterans," The Marina wrote in a press release.

    The tournament features an Inshore and Offshore Division.

  • FWC approves Gulf greater...
  • Bringing fish back from the...
  • Expanded fishing on Veteran’s...

    Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. The expanded open season dates will be Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12, which is Veteran’s Day weekend; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27, which is the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 26 date is also a saltwater license-free fishing day. Recreational fishing in Gulf waters adds $7.6 billion annually to Florida’s economy.

  • Homecoming, district opener this...

    Football teams are often at risk for distraction during homecoming week, when Friday’s opponent can become an afterthought to the week’s festivities.

    Chiefland shouldn’t have to worry this week, however, as it homecoming this Friday coincides with its district opener against Branford.

    It’s also only the second game of the season for the Indians.

  • Chiefland rolls in season opener

    When the Arlington Country Day football team made the trip from Jacksonville to take on Chiefland last Friday, it ran into a team full of pent-up energy, hankering to face someone in a different jersey.

    The Indians, who were denied a chance to play the first two weeks of the season, kicked off the season in style with big plays on both sides of the ball for a 33-6 win over the Apache (0-2).