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Today's Sports

  • Florida bass fishing is on fire

    The prespawn period for Florida largemouth bass can produce some of the most exciting fishing of the year, and 2011 has certainly started out exciting. Because bass tune into environmental triggers such as day length, lunar cycle and water temperature, timing of the actual spawn can vary. Generally, once water temperatures rise above 58 degrees, the bedding process begins and may continue until temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s.

  • Withlacoochee kayak, canoe race...

    Join in the fun of the Third Annual Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Race and Rally at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Help fund the efforts of the organization to protect and preserve Florida’s Nature Coast and its water sources for the benefit of everyone.

  • Student’s design celebrates 20...

    A high school art student at Circle Christian School in Winter Park captured top honors in the 2011-2012 manatee decal art contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Bekah Scoville, 14, created an image of two manatees swimming in water painted in pastel blues and greens.

  • SOFTBALL STANDINGS


    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    5-0    7-0    96    20
    Chiefland    6-1    6-3    93    33
    Bronson    3-1    4-5    31    38
    Dixie County    3-3    3-4    39    56

  • Lady Indians finally fall in...

    Chiefland's softball team lost its first game in district play since the 2008-09 season, with P.K. Yonge handing the Lady Indians a 12-6 loss on March 7 in Gainesville.
    Brittany Gilliam was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs for Chiefland. Maegan Watkins was 1-for-2 with an RBI double and also scored a run.
    The Lady Indians bounced back the following day at home with a 14-1 win against Dixie County.

  • ON DECK

    MARCH
    18 — Softball: Chiefland @ Bell Invitational
    19 — Softball: Chiefland @ Bell Invitational
    21 — Weightlifting: Chiefland @ Fort White, 4 p.m.
    22 — Softball: Cedar Key @ Ocala Christian, 6 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Crystal River Meet, 4 p.m.
    23 — Weightlifting: Bronson @ Chiefland, 4 p.m.
    24 — Baseball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Softball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 5 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Cedar Key, 3:30 p.m.

  • Win No. 2 escapes Eagles in...

    Bronson coach Allen Strickland held his fore finger and thumb about a half inch apart and said, “We were that close.”
    They were.
    Well, at least 90 feet anyway, or 16 inches, depending on how one looks at it.
    Bronson, playing at home on a cool and breezy night, couldn’t ice its second win of the season, falling 9-4 against Hawthorne in nine innings

  • Indians ‘Slaughter’ Tigers

    Ten miles separate the two towns, and nine runs separated the baseball rivals on the scoreboard after seven innings.
    Chiefland turned in its best game of the season en route to a convincing 10-1 victory against previously unbeaten Trenton in front of a capacity crowd on a chilly Friday night in Chiefland.
    “It’s a big game for both teams every year,” said Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell. “All the kids know each other. You’ve got relatives on both sides of the field, so anytime you can get a win over Trenton, it’s a good thing.

  • Bronson softball loses close one...

    Bell centerfielder Jessica Sanders gloved a grounder before coming up throwing. She fired a strike that bounced once and into the catcher's glove in time to nab Bronson runner Crystal Short trying to tie the score.
    Sanders' sixth inning play was one of the biggest in Bell’s 12-10 win against Bronson on Tuesday. It thwarted a Lady Eagles’ rally as they dropped below .500 (4-5 overall) for the first time this season.
    “In close games, you can always have one close play make the difference,” said Bell coach David Halter.

  • Chiefland softball keeps rolling

    Trenton took pregame like David ready to take down Goliath. The Lady Tigers were whooping and hollering like a team loaded with confidence as it prepared to take down the league’s top team, Chiefland.

    A couple of batters into the game in Trenton, the whooping had stopped, as the Lady Indians were well on their way to a 22-2 win to improve to 5-0 in District 5-2A play.