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Today's Sports

  • T-Ball tourney a hit

    Chiefland's annual hosting of this past weekend's North Florida Babe Ruth State T-Ball tournament was a success.

    Julington Creek defeated Fort Caroline 19-10 in the championship game. Julington posted a 5-0 record during the tourney, allowing a tourney-low six runs in its three pool play games. Both teams will play July 14 in the Southeast Region tourney in Longwood.

    District 5 champion Chiefland finished 1-2 in pool play, with its lone win a 24-8 victory against Branford. 

  • Springs sizzle this summer

    Growing up in Williston, Matt Weldon understands all about Levy County's most-visited natural wonders. He's now the county's director of Parks and Recreation, in charge of the springs at Blue Springs and Henry Beck parks.

    At Monday's Levy County Commission's budget workshop, Weldon reported that the cool water springs have been hotter than ever this summer.

    "Attendance is way up," Weldon said. "Everybody is staying at home and going swimming."

  • 'There will be racing...

    An arrow atop a portable road sign has been blinking for months, pointing toward the Bronson Speedway. Letters spell out the words, "Opening Soon."

    Soon hasn't came around the final turn fast enough for owners Chris and Ann Young of Young Unlimited Inc. After purchasing the track in early February from Mike Cope, they planned to open in late March before hitting roadblocks.

  • Fuller named All-American

    Postseason recognition is rolling in for Chiefland High catcher and Florida Gators pledge Taylore Fuller.

    The junior was named to Louisville Slugger's All-American team today by the National Fast Pitch Coach Association. She also was named to the All-Region first team by the NFCA and was first team All-State selection by the Florida Athletic Coaches' Association.

  • Jarret Johnson, former Gators...

    Baltimore Ravens starting linebacker Jarret Johnson will be joined by several former college players when he returns to his high school for the Suwannee All-Skillz Camp on July 9 at Chiefland High School.

  • Chiefland Claims Championship

    Chiefland's 12-under softball team captured the District 4 championship with a convincing 12-2 mercy-rule victory against Lafayette on a hot, but breezy Sunday afternoon at Gainesville's Diamond Sports Park.

  • Chiefland Claims Championship

    Chiefland's 12-under softball team captured the District 4 championship with a convincing 12-2 mercy-rule victory against Lafayette on a hot, but breezy Sunday afternoon at Gainesville's Diamond Sports Park.

  • Facebook photos lead to arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.

    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • Gramps vs. The Brat

    Let us consider the strange case of Richard Childress and Kyle Busch.

    Childress is the last vestige — full-time, anyway — of old school in NASCAR team ownership. He and Dale Earnhardt made a perfect match. Childress interacted as easily with Bud Moore and Junior Johnson as he now does with Rick Hendrick and Roger Penske. Childress's success is grounded in the way that he manages to bridge the generations.

  • Outdoor briefs - 6-16-11

    Nature Coast Fishing Clinic

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is inviting youth ages 6-16 to participate in a free, one-day fishing clinic at Sen. George Kilpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. Clinics will be July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.