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Today's Sports

  • A Noble Finish

    Florida High School sports can be cruel. The FHSAA has decided only eight teams, the state champion from each classification, can finish the season with a win in their respective sport.  
    It’s a subtle reality that for most teams, most seasons are going to end in the worst possible result.
    Facing that reality, it never seemed to deter the teams at CHS.
    On a regular basis I got to cover the boy’s basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball teams. All four came in with very different expectations.

  • Wuthering Heights


    Cedar Key School may not have a softball team, a football team or a track within nine miles of the island. But it has something no other county track and field team can boast.
    Cedar Key’s Brooke Allen was the only Levy County representative at the 2012 state track and field meet. While competeting at the championships, she left her mark in Jacksonville. Allen finished in 10th out of all high jumpers in the state. Her jump of 5’2” was only six inches away from first place.
    And she’s only a sophomore.

  • Three keys from the Chiefland...

    The 2012 Blue and Gold game may have been the most interesting scoreless event I’ve ever seen.  Head coach Aaron Richardson’s choice to make it a glorified practice with jerseys on may have been less dramatic than years past, but it still showed off a lot about the current state of the Chiefland High School football program.
    - The backfield has talent (and a lot of it):

  • Team Hendrick stays hot

    By Monte Dutton- NASCAR This Week

  • Tour de Melon Kicks of...

    The Suwanne Valley Rotary Club hosted the first-ever Tour de Melon on June 2, looking to start a new tradition as an annual kick off one of Chiefland’s oldest.
    Beginning and ending a few blocks from the Watermelon Festival in downtown Chiefland. The Tour was created in part as a complement to the festival. It attracted participants from as far as Georgia and South Florida, many of whom stayed in Chiefland hotels and got an opportunity to experience the festival.
    Over 150 riders and 40 volunteers helped put on the bike ride.

  • Take an Outdoor Safari

    By Jessica Basham Therriault

  • Chiefland U-10 team dominates...

    Chiefland dominated the opening round of the first-annual Levy County World Series. The event, featuring five area U-10 teams, completed the first round of a double-elimination tournament at the Bronson Youth League baseball fields on Sat. June 23. Chiefland won it’s games 15-1 over Citra and 18-1 over the Chiefland “Tribe”.
    Chiefland will play in the championship game on Tues., June 26 at 7 p.m.

  • Logano proves Gibbs' faith

    By Monte Dutton- NASCAR This Week

  • Chiefland wraps up T-ball State...

    After five days, 19 flags and 36 games, the Babe Ruth league’s State of Florida Cal Ripkin division T-Ball Championship finished on Sat. June 17. The events at Chiefland’s Strickland Park saw four bracket  winners crowned at the state level. Attention now turns back to Chiefland and the Southeast Regional T-ball World Series July 5.

  • Parker, Owens among winners at...

    A full evening of racing at the Bronson Motor Speedway on June 16 saw six winners in six different racing divisions. Wade Parker and Chip Owens put on some of the most impressive performances of the night, winning their respective races by nearly a lap apiece.
    Race 1:  In his first career win, Paul White of Eustis directed the No. 25 car to a win by less than a car length over Mark Lands in the pro challenge race. Running third at the start of the race, White flew past Lands and polesitter Kevyn Terry of Citra to take the lead.