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Today's Sports

  • Chiefland wins softball...

    For Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team, there are four components to the game that, when executed, lead to winning.

    Good pitching, aggressive baserunning, solid defense and timely hits. In fact, Indians coach Ginger Fuller put up a poster with these words before the season in a place where everyone on the team can see it.

    And Monday night, these components paid off as No. 1-seeded Chiefland topped No. 4 Bell 9-6 in their District 2A-5 Softball Tournament first round game.

  • District baseball title up for...

     On the surface, next week’s District 2A-5 baseball tournament appears to be a battle between haves and have-nots.

    Chiefland High School is fortunate enough to be in the former, powering its way to be a district contender this year. Bronson High has struggled, especially during the early portion of the season. According to the standings, the Eagles are among the latter.

    But with further study, an old saying begins to ring true.

    Anything is possible.

  • Area teams eye District 2A-5...

    Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team is an easy pick to win next week’s District 2A-5 Tournament.

    The Indians are 14-0 in the district (16-2 overall), as of Monday. They have shut out their opponents nine times. They have beat their opponents by double digits 11 times.

    Simply put, they have been dominant.

  • Raiders hammer Sabercats, team...

    The Levy County Raiders semi-professional football team traveled to Belleview last Saturday night and thumped the Sabercats 25-7 in the Central Florida Football League’s Game of the Week. 

    With their win (the seventh of the season), the Raiders are ranked No. 10 in the country by semiprobcs.com, as of Monday. Boasting the league’s No. 1 offense and defense, they could easily rise in the polls when they come out today.

  • Time for a break

    Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team entered spring break in style last Thursday evening, shutting down Newberry High 8-0.

    Pitcher Christen Trail picked up the win for the Indians, tossing a complete game shutout and striking out five.

    Chiefland’s aggressive baserunning paid off again for the most part, with the Indians picking apart the Panthers’ defense when they weren’t covering their bases. Chiefland batters would reach first, whether by fielder’s choice, walk or single, and quickly work their way to third and beyond.

  • Trenton win spoils Burton&...

    Trenton High School’s baseball team won a wild one last Friday night, surging for six runs in the fifth inning to top Chiefland, 11-9.

    It was a game that saw a player ejected, two Indians home runs and a lat Chiefland rally attempt squashed in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The game also capped a momentous week for Chiefland shortstop Adam Burton. The senior had a home run, four RBI, two doubles, two triples, two stolen bases and scored four runs while going 7-for-11 at the plate in three games last week against the Tigers, Dixie County and P.K. Yonge.

  • Indians’ softball...

    Again, Chiefland’s varsity softball team routed a visiting team, quickly stomping St. Francis 10-0 last Friday night.

    Again, the Indians’ bats were hot, with Amber Richardson and sophomore standout Taylore Fuller killing pitches for home runs.

    But now, a test of pride approaches. Chiefland will face county rival Williston for the second time at 7 p.m. Friday. It’s not a district game (the Red Devils play in 3A-5, the Indians in 2A-5), but Williston knocked Chiefland around earlier this season in an 8-2 game on Feb. 19.

  • Branford holds off Bronson&...

    The Blue and Orange pulled away in the seventh inning of their baseball game last Thursday night, rallying for three runs to take a decisive 7-5 win in a hard-fought contest.

    Too bad it was the wrong Blue and Orange.

    It was Branford who pulled away late for the victory, holding off Bronson, which had a late rally of their own in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Baseball Roundup: Bronson&...

    The Eagles piled on nine runs in the first inning last Tuesday at Bell, needing only five innings to rout the Bulldogs 16-6.

    The Eagles capialized on two errors, two walks, a hit batsman and five singles in the first to put the game out of reach early.

    John Stephenson finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles and a double for Bronson. Tyler Martensen finished 2-for-3, and Kelby Barber belted a triple in the fourth.

    Stephenson picked up the win for the Eagles, tallying five strikeouts in the complete game.

  • Blue Wave rolls past Bronson in...

    P.K. Yonge stormed Bronson’s varsity softball team 16-0 last Thursday.

    But the score wasn’t the whole story. Sure, P.K. Yonge capitalized on errors in the first inning for a 6-0 lead, but the Eagles showed signs of life that Bronson coach Kenny Thomas saw as encouraging.

    “I’m really proud of my girls,” he said.  “They got down on themselves a little. But they picked it back up, dug down deep and held their ground out there.”