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Today's Sports

  • Sun shines on Bronson, finally

    Players poured Gatorade on Bronson coach Allen Strickland's head after Saturday's 8-1 win against Hawthorne in the opener of the 5-2A District tourney. The eighth-seeded Eagles (4-17 overall) failed the first time with an entire cooler of red fruit punch flavored mix but caught the coach the second try with two 16-ounce bottles that turned Strickland's white jersey red.

  • Yonge & Done

    Seniors Kaylin Hastings and Lyndsie Stalvey hugged while holding back tears. Classmate Amber Richardson was completely exhausted. Junior Taylore Fuller simply looked furious, like someone had just stolen her dog, Gator.

    Clearly, it was an emotional end to an emotional rollercoaster ride for the 5-2A District tournament title. After 10 innings and nearly two and half hours, second-seeded Chiefland finally succumbed 4-3 against top-seeded P.K. Yonge in Gainesville.

  • CWGA's Invitational draws...

    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association hosted its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament on April 6 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club. We had 47 women competing from as far away as Brooksville and Palatka. The greens superintendent and his crew worked hard cleaning up the course after the winds and rain that hit Central Florida on Tuesday.

    Our president, Freida Martin, deserves a lot of credit for her work in guiding all of us in the various duties that it takes to have a successful tournament. 

  • Trenton was a blast

    Stride early, swing late. Down to his team’s final strike and final out, that’s what Cole Parks did. He adjusted to a hanging breaking ball and crushed it over the left field fence to lift Chiefland to an 8-5 win at Trenton on Friday.

    The victory locked up a No. 2 seed for the Indians in next week’s district 2A-5 tournament in Trenton. They open against No. 7 Dixie County at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

  • Lady Indians run through final...

    Chiefland ran its way to a 2-1 home victory against Santa Fe on Thursday. Taking extra bases on sacrifice bunts and advancing bases whenever Santa Fe's pitcher wasn't paying attention or when a base was left uncovered is how the 2A Lady Indians defeated one of the top 3A teams in the region.

  • CURVEBALL: Pregnant at 14, CHS...

    Less than a minute after delivering the final pitch of Chiefland's biggest win, Amber Richardson's mind wasn't on softball. Instead, she was making sure someone grabbed her baby's bag that was left under an old, wooden bench behind the backstop.

    Richardson's teammates still were jumping around high-fiving after the home win against Suwannee. Richardson isn't like most carefree teenagers. She plays basketball and softball, but she's also mom to three-year-old Destiny Nicole Richardson.

  • Scallop season will open one...

       Staff report
       Floridians received a gift today when it was announced that the bay scallop start date has been pushed up from July 1 to June 24, and extended for two weeks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14.
       Midday Tuesday, Senator Charlie Dean emerged from a meeting with the Florida Cabinet in the Panhandle and announced that they approved his request to open scallop season one week early and extend the season for two weeks.

  • Indians strong at combine

    Three Chiefland High football players turned in strong showings at a Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine in Orlando this past weekend.

    Because of their performances, the trio of Jeremy McCllelan, Quan Coffee and Alphonzo Timmons have been invited to the NUC Ultimate 100 Camp-South at Tri-Cities High in East Point, Ga., June 17-19.

    The top athletes from that camp will be invited to attend the U100 Top Prospect Camp and potentially the NUC All-World Game.

  • Lady Indians punch out Suwannee

    “Boon-Yah!” shouted Chiefland coach Randy Fuller as he threw what appeared to be an uppercut to punch out Suwannee after a 5-3 home win Tuesday.

    Fuller’s excitement instantly spilled over into the dugout, where a Columbia blue and black sea of glee ensued, and then onto the field after third baseman Caitlan Fuller’s rocket throw to first for the final out. Players whooped, hollered and hugged as if they’d just won a postseason game.

  • Freshman ReWard

    Youth gave a sluggish Chiefland team a boost en route to an 11-1 home win against Hawthorne.

    Although they recorded a mercy-rule victory, the Indians (14-3 overall, 13-2 in District 5-2A play) found themselves deadlocked at 1-all heading into the fifth when they exploded for 10 runs to end the game.