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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • O'Neal: 'We've...

    Don’t expect Chiefland’s football team to attack Friday’s home scrimmage against Lakeland Victory Christian at 7:30 p.m. like a typical scrimmage. The Indians certainly will be playing to win, something they haven’t done since 2009 after a winless 2010.

  • Chiefland battles before losing...

    Victory Christian coach Jeff Schaum cracked a smile at one of his assistants as he broke a postgame huddle following a 14-7 win against Chiefland Friday.

    Schaum's smile was more of a sigh of relief after his team had to rally from a late deficit to pull out a tough road victory. A pair of touchdowns by senior speedster Ricky Pierre, including the game winner midway through the fourth quarter, was the difference.

  • Cheer camp a success

    Williston High, Chiefland High and a few girls from Chiefland Middle School attended Cheerleading Camp together at Chiefland Middle School from Aug. 1-3.  Previous Florida State Cheerleaders were the ones that came and gave the instruction.  We had a very successful camp and are so excited about the coming year as we cheer for the Chiefland Indians. 

  • Cooksey: 'This is the best...

    Twenty-one players participated in Bronson's first week of football practice, but Eagles coach Al Cooksey expects the number to rise to "between 24-27" by the start of the season.

    Over the last few weeks, Bronson players have taken part in team bonding experiences. They are even planning a "lock-in" sometime this week.

  • Heat too much for 2 Indians

    Paramedics were dispatched to the Otter Springs Park & Campground twice on Thursday as near-record temperatures and heat indexes above 100 degrees caused two Chiefland players to overheat.

  • Indians 'rap' up...

    Minutes before Thursday's dinner, there it was in plain sight: the exact purpose of Chiefland football team's two-night stay at Otter Springs Park & Campground.

    Players and coaches circled up in a corner of their 3,300-square foot lodge, shouting, laughing and even freestyle rapping. For readers who don't know, "freestyling" is where rap lyrics are improvised, not pre-planned or written.

  • Levy County deputy makes push to...

    At 5-foot, 6-inches tall, Levy County Sheriff’s deputy Gerald “Tom” Martin doesn’t intimidate every bad guy he comes in contact with on a daily basis. But if the bad guy pushes things, Martin pushes back with world class force.