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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Features, families first at...

    Families and features come first at Bronson Speedway, which has fired the engines up after more than a year without racing.

    Most tracks race heats first, but by running features first, new owner Ann Young hopes to keep families on the edge of their seats before bedtime.

  • Hot July for James

    In the past month, Jiwan James' stock has soared as a minor league baseball prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies' organization.

    The Williston native even had the waitress at Appleby's recognize him as "The Jiwan James" on a recent trip to the chain-restaurant in Clearwater, where he's been swinging a smoking-hot bat for the Threshers, an Advanced A team.

    "Her boyfriend was an autograph seeker, though, so that was kinda bad," James said.

  • Bronson football needs volunteers

    Bronson starts fall practices on Monday short on staff. Coach Al Cooksey lost two volunteer assistants in the past few weeks and hopes to find more soon.

    “This coaching thing is a major concern right now,” Cooksey said. “I’ve been lucky that we have had some great coaches. We’re just looking for a few more because I need all the volunteer help I can find.”