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Today's Sports

  • Bronson, Seven Rivers combine...

    Seven Rivers Christian won a war of attrition against a Bronson team it had little knowledge of before Friday’s 52-34 victory. With John Iwaniec, the Warriors (2-0) didn’t need to know much as he accounted for six touchdowns and more than 400 yards on running plays and returns.

    As a courtesy, coaches trade game films on the Saturday before they‘ll play one another. Not every high school coach in the country does it, but most do. However, it doesn’t always go according to script.

  • CHS swings into season

    Expectations are high for Chiefland’s golf team with three of its four golfers returning off last season’s squad that finished third in district play.

    “We’re certainly looking to improve on that finish and we have the players to do it,” said CHS second-year golf coach Dave Mitchell. “All three have improved their games and gotten stronger from last year to this year.

  • Peet wins Bronson's first...

    Special to the Citizen
    Bronson Speedway continued the rebuilding process of racing competition this past Saturday night, as racing families, crews, friends, fans and diverse racing divisions slowly come home to the sacred asphalt known as the high banks of Bronson.

  • Raiders to rebuild

    Mark Marazzo is heading up a group of players trying to rebuild the Levy County Raiders' semiprofessional football team. The team was kicked out of its league last season after an incident between then-coach Ron Fisher and game officials at a game in Williston. One official said he planned to press charges on Fisher but never did.

  • Lady Eagles rally to remain...

    Bronson rallied from two matches down to beat Bell 3-2 in varsity volleyball action on Thursday.

    The Lady Eagles were led by Melissa Nutt. She took over as server with her team trailing 14-12 in the third match and reeled off 13 consecutive points to send her team into celebration mode. Nutt then served to start the fourth match and had Bronson up 11-1 before she was done. Bronson won the fourth and then the tiebreaker, 15-8, to stay unbeaten at 4-0 on the season.

  • Tough to watch

    Chiefland’s season-opening loss vs. Lecanto looked a lot better on film than it did live. At least, Indians coach Jim O’Neal had more positives to point out after watching highlights of Friday’s 17-0 setback against the 6A Panthers in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

  • Chiefland can't catch...

    CHIEFLAND -- Hundreds of Chiefland fans headed home Friday night not knowing the name of the Lecanto player that beat their Indians 17-0. Wayne Pridgeon Stadium public address announcer Newcombe Wasson wasn’t given a complete Panthers roster prior to kickoff, so the crowd simply heard “No. 6” repeatedly throughout the season opener for both teams.

  • Figure Eight Racing returns to...

    Special to the Citizen
    Action is the attraction at Bronson Speedway and the newly-reopened track will be loaded with action on Saturday with the return of "Figure Eight Racing" to the track. It features eight gars challenging the high banks and turning left and right to create crossing traffic at the X in the middle of the field. A three-race series is planned with two other races on the schedule in October.

  • Schmidt won't return as CHS...

    Chiefland’s varsity girls basketball team no longer has a sitting head coach after Sonya Schmidt was handed her walking papers by principal Bill Tovine and athletic director Jim O’Neal on Friday. 

    “We’re just looking at going a different direction with the program,” Tovine said. “It’s just one of those changes you’ve got to make.” 

  • CAAA football ready to tackle...

    About 70 football players and 50 cheerleaders have signed up to particpate in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association’s league this fall. The season begins at 8:30 a.m. in Cross City.

    Three teams have been practicing four times a week at Strickland Park. There are 18 players signed up for the 6-8-year-old team, 26 on the 9-10 year-old team and 24 on the 11-12 year-old team, according to CAAA football commissioner Billy Hinote.