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Today's Sports

  • Alonzo Guyton Memorial Concert...

    Alonzo Guyton was known for many things. His state championship track performance. His musical talent. His stint in the Marines. For many, he was best known for his enormous smile. Family and friends knew a concert in his honor would have brought out the smile.
    On April 21, Wayne Pridgeot Stadium at  Chiefland High School hosted the first annual Alonzo Guyton Memorial concert. The concert raised over $1,600 for a scholarship in his name.
    All that would have made Alonzo very happy.

  • Indians tame Dixie in 6-2 win

    After their wildest game of the season, the Chiefland high school baseball team returned home for one of their least dramatic. Both games had the same result.

    The Indians handled Dixie County easily on April 10, winning 8-1. Following a nine-run comeback at Union County in another district contest, this game was never in doubt. 

    The victory extended the team’s season-high winning streak to four. It was another impressive display of a team playing its best baseball of the season.

  • Chiefland Women Golfers Host...

    Special to the Citizen

    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association hosted their annual Invitational Tournament on April 4.

    We had forty women coming from all over Central Florida.  

    The weather was perfect and the Chiefland golf course was in fantastic condition.

    The Overall "Low Gross" winner was Cathy Steen from Lake City. 

  • Before an Orange and Blue Debut

    It’s rare to find an opposing team’s colors on display before a game. Chiefland softball players joked it was to welcome visiting Bronson before the team’s senior night game on April 12. Despite the coincidence, it was worth the confusion.   

    Orange and blue balloons were tied to the fence along left field during the game. They celebrated two of the players in program history most worthy of celebrating. 

  • Memorial Concert for Alonso...

    C. Doyle McCoy Field is set to host the 2012 concert for the Alonso Guyton Memorial Scholarship. The show begins at noon Saturday. Admission is a donation for the fund. 

    All proceeds go to help support the schoalrship set up to honor Guyton. 

    Featured performers include Zach Tyson, TJ Brown and Sarah Gore. “Special Guests” include Ambitt Rafley, Phillip Henderson and Sabrina Phillips.

  • Swallow-tail Kite comes out for...

    By PAM DARTY
    Special to the Citizen
    When the crowd gathered at the Cedar Key Library recently, they didn’t expect the great surprise. The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was hosting a talk on the latest research on Swallow-tailed Kites.  As birders were arriving for Dr Ken Meyer’s presentation, Dr Dawn Miller, Gainesville veterinarian and certified wildlife rehabilitator, came in the door carrying a magnificent swallowtail.

  • Tips for turkey

           Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys to your property.

  • Clint's for Certain

    The Sprint Cup season is only five races old, but Clint Bowyer has gone a long way toward eliminating the uncertainty that clouded his career during the off-season.

    Bowyer, 32, made his name at Richard Childress Racing, where he won five races since joining the Cup ranks full-time in 2006. Twice he won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in 2007 and 2010, and at Talladega Superspeedway, in 2010 and 2011. He also won at Richmond, in 2008.

  • They’re back; Sturgeon returning...

    They’re back. Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River.
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers have reported seeing the fish jump already this year.
    People have been injured in accidental collisions with the jumping sturgeon. In 2011, six boaters were hurt and 11 encounters with sturgeon were reported.

  • More than just a game

    Sometimes a game of baseball, and five days of care, can overcome language barriers, poverty and even hatred.