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Today's Sports

  • Basketball coach out of the game

    Michael Beck will not return as Chiefland High School's varsity boys basketball coach next season. Chiefland Principal Bill Tovine said Tuesday that the move comes with changes to the school's In-School Suspension program.  Beck served as the school's ISS teacher, and future changes to the program no longer required Beck's services, Tovine said. "We just decided to go in a different direction in that unit," Tovine said.

  • Best in class

    For some high school athletes, simply making varsity is an achievement.

    For others, it's the ability to contribute at a high level, consistently leading their teams to a successful season.

    But a select few can put a rare quality of talent on display. They can put fear in the hearts of opponents. They can excel. They can amaze. They can dominate.

    And no two high school athletes dominated their respective sports more than Chiefland High School's Eugene Carter in boys basketball and Taylore Fuller in softball.

  • CHS baseball falls to Providence

    Chiefland High School was ousted from the Region 2A-2 quarterfinals, falling 6-0 to host Jacksonville Providence last Wednesday.

    Providence used three pitchers in the shutout of the Indians, and advanced to play district rival Jacksonville Trinity Christian in the regional semifinal.

    The Indians end their season with an 18-8 record.

    Trinity Christian defeated District 2A-5 champion P.K. Yonge 4-2 in the other regional quarterfinal last Wednesday. The Blue Wave defeated Chiefland 11-4 on May 1 to win the district crown.

  • Third annual Hunter Working...

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunter Working Group met at Refuge headquarters last week.  They drove from six counties and from as far away as Manatee and Pasco Counties to meet with management about the 2010-2011 hunting season.

  • Indians’ wild ride

    It took two days to finish because of a rain delay, but P.K. Yonge defeated Chiefland last Saturday afternoon 11-4 to take the District 2A-5 baseball title.

    OK, got that? Now let’s get to the good stuff because the No. 2-seed Indians played the game of the year last Thursday in an 11-10 victory against No. 3 Trenton to advance to the championship game, which we’ll come back to later.

  • Braves win SMAC baseball crown

     Chiefland Middle School's baseball team won the Souther Middle School Athletic Conference championship in dramatic fashion last Friday, topping Bradford Middle, 2-1, in eight innings.

    James Miller brought home the winning run for the Braves in extra innings, hitting a bases-loaded sacrfice fly to score Payton Parnell from third and break the tie.

    "It was hysteria," Chiefland Middle coach Pat Burton said. "They were really proud of themselves, and rightfully so. They did a good job."

  • Indians surge late

    It took a bit longer than usual, but the No.2-seeded Chiefland High School found its rhythm in the fifth inning.

    Home runs from Clenton Wasson and Bo Beauchamp lifted the Indians past No. 7 Bronson, 7-2, in the opening game of the District 2A-5 Tournament on Monday.

    For the first few innings of the game, held at Trenton High School on an immaculate field,  sharp pitching from the Eagles’ Seth Steinbacher kept the Indians quiet. Chiefland coach Kyle Parnell figured that was to be expected.

  • Chiefland QB Club confident in...

    Jim O'Neal, the new football coach at Chiefland High School, is already creating an impression on players and fans with his attitude and training style.

    "He's a no-nonsense kind of person, "CHS Quarterback Club President Abe Blitch, told the Chiefland Rotary Club at its April 21 meeting. "You want tough-in-your-gut football, well it's here in Chiefland."

  • Bronson’s Barber...

    Bronson High Schoolís Kelby Barber was selected to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s 2010 FHSAA Academic All-State Team.

    Barber is the son of Vadin and Tracey Barber, and has a 3.92 grade point average, ranking third in a senior class of 76 students.

    Barber earned varsity letters in baseball and football in all four years of high school, as well as three letters in basketball.

    Barber said he plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville and study animal science.

  • Yonge outlasts CHS for 2A-5 title

    GAINESVILLE—It was a shame someone had to lose.

    P.K. Young defeated Chiefland, 5-4, last Thursday night in the District 2A-5 Championship game. It was a matchup that gave fans everything they wanted: clutch hits, strong pitching performances, controversial calls and nail-biting finish.

    Well, it gave fans almost everything they wanted. The Indians left the field disappointed, despite surging back from a 5-2 early deficit.