Today's Sports


    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.

  • Blue Wave victory still out of...

    After yet another ball was bobbled in the outfield in the second inning, Chiefland fans sounded like they said, “Oh my gosh,” in unison.

    Friday was just one of those nights where little went the home team’s way during the Indians’ 7-1 loss against P.K. Yonge.

  • From D.C. to G.B.

    Swarmed by hundreds of fans for most of Saturday afternoon, Nick Collins couldn’t find the words to describe his homecoming as easily as he found the endzone during Super Bowl XLV.

    “It’s been, uh, I don’t know ... Crazy, exciting, unreal ... Pretty much all the above,” Collins said.

  • Football game ends after...

    One says he did. He says he didn't, and he has the video to prove it.

    An altercation at a semi-professional football game on Saturday has resulted in a head coach's resignation and a football team changing names.

    It may even lead to an arrest.

  • JV Indians beat P.K. Yonge

    Chiefland’s junior varsity squad figured out how to beat P.K. Yonge with a 16-9 win in Friday’s opener in Gainesville. 

    Payton Parnell hit a three-run homer to left-center field in the win to help his team improve to 3-0. Kyle Weeks and John Ward combined for the victory on the mound while James Corbin and Grayson Gearhard have been solid offensively.

  • Chiefland tunes up in Melody win

    With a game looming against P.K. Yonge the following day, Chiefland kept its top pitchers shelved during a 6-4 home win against Melody Christian on Thursday.

    Indians right-hander Clayton Smith took over in the third inning in relief of start Quis Green and was superb, allowing just one hit and striking out five in 4 2/3 innings. He retired 14 of the 19 batters he faced.