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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Chiefland plans camp out

    Chiefland begins fall practice at home on Monday before heading to Otter Springs Park and Campground for its first practice in full pads on Wednesday.

    The Indians will return home from the “team bonding” experience late Friday.

    “We won't be roasting marshmellows and singing Kumbayah, I can assure you,” said CHS coach Jim O’Neal. “They’ve got some open fields that we’ll be using to practice on.”

  • Team Corbin wins big in Trenton

    Much to the delight of Corbin Wiggins, two of three events were won by Trenton Tigers.

    Much to the delight of him, his family and Todd Bryant, Friday's Knock Cancer Out of the Park was a huge hit, raising more than $6,500 for Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.

  • Fate turns on McMurray

    What a difference a year makes.

    A victory in the 2010 Brickyard 400 was quite an accomplishment in itself for Jamie McMurray. Except that he also won the Daytona 500, not to mention the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte.

    Yet, in spite of victories in NASCAR's two most prestigious races, McMurray, 35, failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Though the Joplin, Mo., native has won six Sprint Cup races in his career, he has never finished a season in the top 10 of the point standings.

  • Football, volleyball tryouts at...

     Tryouts for football and volleyball begin on Monday, Aug. 8, for Bronson High School. The football team is schedule to practice from 8-10 a.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, the official start of fall practices.

    Additional tryouts will not be held once school starts so make sure that you have a physical and come prepared to work hard. Games begin the first week of school for both varsity teams. For more information contact the school at (352) 486-5261.    

  • McBride: 'Once an Indian,...

    Oscar McBride's met two of his best friends, Kendrick Scott and Matt Fitzgerald, in Chiefland. In fact, most of his fondest memories were growing up here.

    "I'll never forget my time in Chiefland," McBride said. "I just want everybody in Chiefland to know that I love them and I think about them all the time and I really appreciate everything they done for me."

  • Trenton hosts baseball-skills...

    Trenton High is hosting a fundraiser July 29 for Tigers junior Corbin Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.

    The fundraiser will feature players from 12 schools from around the region in a baseball-skills competition that will test throwing, running and batting. It begins at 7 p.m., with registration beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Bronson Speedway gets green light

    Bronson Speedway gets a new lease on life Saturday when the track opens for the 2011 racing season after sitting dormant for more than a year.

    Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman cars, INEX Legend Cars, Pure Stocks and Hornets will be in action on opening night. These classes will run almost every week at the speedway, and the five divisions will be the core of racing at Bronson.