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Today's Sports

  • Football fires up

    Chiefland football coach Jim O'Neal fired up about 60 parents and players during an informational meeting last Tuesday. The spaghetti dinner was hosted by the CHS Quarterback Club in the middle school cafeteria.

    Two of the biggest announcements were the hiring of Carlton Scott as running back/receivers coach and the addition of a junior varsity squad for 2011.

  • Where did all the fans go?

    By Monte Dutton

    NASCAR This Week

     

    When I first began writing about NASCAR, the track in North Wilkesboro had 60,000 seats. Then Bruton Smith and Bob Bahre carved it up as if they were diplomats playing Monopoly with conquered land, and the capacity was revealed to be 37,000. Same when International Speedway Corporation got its hands on Martinsville and alleged attendance dropped by a third even though the grandstands remained the same.

  • CHS JV baseball wins big

    Chiefland’s Guy Bowers connects for a grand slam in a 14-0 win against St. Francis on Thursday. The  victory lifted coach Adam Gore’s Indians to 8-1 on the season. They’ve outscored opponents 111-25 in those wins.    

  • CHS weightlifting improves to 3-0

     Chiefland’s Joshua Berger powercleans 210 pounds to win first place in the 169-pound division in a home meet against Bronson on Wednesday. CHS’s weightlifting team won the meet 46-36 to improve to 3-0, with wins against Bell (34-26) and Trenton (55-31).    

  • CAAA opening a hit

     

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association kicked off its baseball season on March 5.  

    Hundreds of athletes and fans were present. Mrs. Betty Walker, a long-time supporter of CAAA threw out the first pitch.  

    CAAA is a nonprofit organization that is run strictly by volunteers.  Coaches, parents, board members and many others have put in hundreds of hours to provide the children in our area with sporting events.   

  • Lady Indians put all the pieces...

    After dodging an early bullet, Chiefland rolled to a 10-0 home win against St. Francis on Thursday.

    The Lady Indians (9-4 overall, 7-1 in District 5-2A play) scored seven runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth to end the game by mercy rule after five innings.

  • Outsiders outduel locals

    Cedar Keys girls saved Levy County face by finishing second in the Cedar Key Relays in Rosewood on Thursday.

    There were four schools competing in the event, four from Levy and three from outside of the county. It was a “relay” format, meaning two competitors from each team combined for an overall score in each event. Individual results were not available.

    Branford won the girls division, followed by Cedar Key, Bell, Trenton, Bronson, Chiefland and Williston.

  • CHS knocks off rust to defeat St...

    Bo Beauchamp was in midseason form. His team was not.

    After a two-week layoff, Chiefland slopped its way to a 13-5 home win against St. Francis on Thursday. Beauchamp struck out 10 and didn’t allow an earned run in a complete-game victory.

    “We looked like we hadn’t played a game in a while.,” said CHS coach Kyle Parnell. “Fortunately, Bo came out and pitched well.”

  • Bodine keeps on truckin'

    Todd Bodine is the reigning champion of the Camping World Truck Series. In the past six seasons, he has won two championships and never finished lower than fourth in the season standings.

    Though he is coming off a third-place finish at Darlington Raceway on March 12, Bodine faces challenges in defending his 2010 championship. It remains a struggle to secure enough sponsorship for his Germain Racing Toyota.

  • Levy County Sports Calendar

      Schedule for varsity teams from Bronson, Cedar Key and Chiefland.   

     

    MARCH

    24 — Baseball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 7 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Softball: St. Francis @ Chiefland, 5 p.m., Bronson @ Dixie County, 7 p.m.; Track: Chiefland @ Cedar Key, 3:30 p.m.