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Today's Sports

  • Free golf clinic for vets

    Attention veterans and active military looking to improve their golf swings: There will be a free clinic honoring those who serve and have served at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club on Saturday.

  • Pitching machines stolen from CHS

    A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons that stole three pitching machines from a locked shed at McCallum Park.

    “It’s right at $4,000 worth of equipment. That’s about two and a half years of fundraising,” said CHS sotball coach Ginger Fuller. “We were really hoping to get a batting cage, but this sort of knocks out that idea.”

  • Exercising, socializing for...

    The sounds of country music can be heard blaring out of the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center on any given Friday afternoon. A dozen or more participants attend line dancing weekly at the center as they sweat to everything from the Electric Slide to the West Coast Shuffle.

  • Chiefland has short drive for...

    Chiefland travels to Bronson today for a spring scrimmage that begins at 7:30 p.m. The teams combined for 1-19 records in 2010.

    Indians coach Jim O'Neal hopes to see a vast improvement on the fumbles and penalties that were prevalent during an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday.

    "That’s what we’ll work on this week," O'Neal said. "They were not issues during practice. Those are things that happen when you turn the lights on, on a Friday."

  • Sloppy scrimmage

    Penalties, fumbles, a safety and players unsure if they’re on a certain special team made up a typical spring intrasquad scrimmage for Chiefland.

    Hundreds sprinkled the stands and lined the fence on the home side of Wayne Pridgeon Stadium on Friday for a first look at the 2011 Indians. Fans witnessed many miscues, but also got glimpses of greatness as the Gold held off a late rally by the Blue to win 29-26.

  • Hunter safety course in...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservatoin Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet completion course on Saturday in Chiefland.
    Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license.
    Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online completion report with them.
    The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or by going to www.myfwc.com/huntersafety.

  • Sturgeon injures woman on...

    Special to the Citizen
    A woman was injured when a sturgeon crashed through her boat’s windshield and showered her with glass April 27.
    Erica Stevens, of Safety Harbor, received minor injuries, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    At about 5 p.m., Stevens and her husband, Scott, who was operating the boat, were on the Suwannee River north of the U.S. 19 Bridge in Gilchrist County, traveling at about 15 mph when a 5-foot sturgeon jumped up in front of Stevens’ vessel and crashed through the boat’s windshield, FWC officials said.

  • Lower Suwannee NWR meeting

    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge invites you to the attend the fourth annual Hunter Working Group meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the refuge headquarters on Hwy 347.
    This is an informal opportunity to provide beneficial input, comments and suggestions regarding the hunting program at the refuge. Refuge management and staff want to hear suggestions and feedback for the coming year’s season before the 2011-2012 season begins.

  • Endangered species day Friday

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day on Friday to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.
    To date, the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, has helped to prevent the extinction of hundreds of species. Co-administered by the Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the purpose of the Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

  • Winners of Wildhog race announced

    The following is a list of the winners from the Wildhog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30:

    Experienced
    1-John Edwards 1:40:50
    2-Daniel & Keith Maynard (Sponsor: Capital City Bank, Chiefland) 1:53:07
    3-Glennis Williams & Larry Frederick 1:57:44
    Kayak
    1-Brint Adams 1:50:42
    2-Edward Francavilla 2:02:53
    3-Andrew Malowney 2:06:43
    Mixed
    1-Rod Price 2:04:51
    2-Craig Clemmer & Ashley Andrion 2:33:08
    3-*Aaron & Rikki Richardson 2:46:19
    3-Lyn Wilson & Steve Stump 2:54:39
    Parent-Youth
    1-Tim Dodge & Katie Dodge 2:15:50
    2-Ton McCormick & Cole McCormick 2:44:34