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Today's Sports

  • Chiefland hosts first day of T-...

    Chiefland welcomed 14 teams to the first round of the Babe Ruth league's Cal Ripken division T-ball tournament. The teams included 

    - Chiefland 

    - Sarasota

    - Latino Americana

    - Palm Beach Gardens

    - Okeeheelee Red

    - Julington Creek Storm

    - Orange Park Crush "A"

    - Orange Park Crush "B"

    - Jacksonville Beach

    - Okeeheelee Blue

    - Ft. Caroline

    - Julington Creek Crushers

    - Wellswood

    - Oakleaf

  • Owen's win highlights races...

    Chip Owen’s commanding win in the Sportsman Class  on Saturday capped off a busy and exciting day of races at Bronson Speedway. 

    Owen held off Sheldon Bowers and Chris Harvey in the final, and most contentious, race of the evening. Nationwide Series driver Jeffery Earnhardt, grandson of legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, finished seventh, disappointing a packed crowd, many of whom had come to see him. 

  • Perilous Times- Part I
  • Racing to be tobacco free

    “Earnhardt” may have been a bigger name at the Bronson Speedway on June 30 but Tabaco Free Florida made a name for itself as well.
    Aided by members of Levy County’s Students Working Against Tabacco (SWAT) club, representatives from Tabacco Free Florida helped spread the word for tabacco prevention and ways to quit using. They were further helped by Jeffery Earnhardt, grandson of Hall of Fame NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, who was racing at the speedway as part of a state-wide tour with his partner, Tabacco Free Florida.

  • Boat ramps closed on the...

    Boaters eager to get out on the Suwannee River will have trouble launching at public ramps this holiday week. The ramps have been closed in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties by their sheriffs due to high waters resulting from Tropical Storm Debby that are carrying heavy amounts of debris down the river.
    The Levy County Suwannee River boat ramps located at Clay Landing, Camp Azalea and Fowlers Bluff closed at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, and are likely to remain closed all week.

  • Bay scallop season extended by 2...

    After determining that two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by adding two weeks to the end.
    The decision was made at the Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens. Commissioners also directed staff to look into the possibility of a future commercial harvest of bay scallops. The commercial harvest of bay scallops has been closed in Florida state waters since 1994.

  • Flood waters can displace...

    The rising water levels caused by Tropical Storm Debby are forcing many critters to find higher ground. Snakes, alligators and fire ants top the list of displaced wildlife.
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions the public that snakes can be on the move as they flee flooded areas.
    “When you are out in your yard, especially if you have standing water, be focused on your surroundings and be on the lookout for snakes,” said Eric Dennis, FWC biologist.

  • Boat ramps open, high water...

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:
    NWS Tallahassee has advised that local flood warnings are still in effect for the Suwannee River basin. Sheriff Johnny Smith has decided to re-open all launch sites in the county. Should that prediction of rising water begin to cause problems on the Suwannee River, it could prompt a second closure. The situation will be closely monitored daily and advance warning of any impending boat ramp closures will be announced.

  • The Fight of his Life

    An interest in Japan may take one recent Chiefland High School graduate into a career in professional Mixed Martial Arts.
    Since graduating from CHS in May, Tony Robinson has been preparing full-time for his first semi-professional MMA fight. The July 14 fight in Biloxi, Miss. will be the culmination of training that was inspired by a life-long interest in Japanese culture.
    “I liked the culture of respect,” Robinson said. “You gain respect as you go. The higher you go the more respect you have.”

  • 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.