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Today's Sports

  • Reutimann up to speed (when it...

    By MONTE DUTTON

    King Features

    Second place was almost a first, and who could blame David Reutimann for feeling that way after the inaugural Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on July 9?

    Before roaring past five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson at the finish, Reutimann, who has two career Cup wins, had finished no better than ninth in 2011.

  • Trenton teen diagnosed with...

    By CARRIE A. MIZELL

    Gilchrist County Journal

    Corbin Wiggins should have been on the basketball court last Thursday night playing in a summer scrimmage game at Bronson. Instead, the Trenton High School junior sat courtside cheering on his teammates.

    It was while undergoing a routine sports physical two weeks ago that Corbin’s pediatrician noticed a mass and referred the 17-year-old to a radiologist.

  • Team Stout wins tourney

    Chiefland's first 3-on-3 basketball tournament was the equivalent of a game-winning shot from midcourt.

    A "conservative" estimate of 300 people attended the event on Saturday that was played in the high school and middle school gymnasiums. Although the exact amount wasn't available at press time, the five-plus hour event raised about $2,700 for the Indians' basketball programs.

  • Time is Big Money

    The man known as "Big Money" gave something much more valuable to youth in Williston: his time.

    Gerard Warren, a former Florida Gator and current New England Patriots defensive tackle, donated dozens of hours this summer teaching football fundamentals to about 50 kids at Cornelius Williams Park. 

  • Beauchamp inks with Thomas...

    Thomas University is becoming Chiefland High-North. Bo Beauchamp joined three teammates by signing a scholarship agreement with the school in Thomasville, Ga.

    Beauchamp, a 6-foot-4 pitcher/first baseman, batted .321 for the district champion Indians this past season. He drove in 19 runs, scored 25 runs, hit a triple and a home run in 81 at-bats.

  • Search ongoing for pitching...

    The search continues for the person or persons responsible for the theft of three pitching machines from the Chiefland softball programs.

    A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest(s) of the culprit(s) that stole the pitching machines from a locked shed at McCallum Park.

  • Welcome back, Jarret

    Almost 14 years after leading the school to a state championship, Jarret Johnson returned to Chiefland High to help coach youth ages 9-14 at the Suwannee All-Skillz Football Camp.

    Johnson, a starting linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, said he’s passed through Chiefland often on his way to visit family in Cedar Key, where he was raised. However, he hadn't made his presence known until Saturday's camp at C. Doyle McCall Field.

  • Cappy's Corner: Thanks...

    Regular readers may have noticed a story titled "Fuller CHS's First All-American?" last week. In it, we wrote about several former football players that we researched, trying to determine if Chiefland catcher Taylore Fuller was the first All-American the school had ever produced.

    We couldn't find any evidence of a previous All-American from Chiefland, but we still were unsure. Hence, the question mark at the end of the headline.

  • A tourney with a catch

    By TONY PATE

    Special to the Citizen

    The Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association held its first Charity Open Bass Tournament at Clay Landing in Chiefland on June 25.

    Legal fishing hours were safe light to 3 p.m. Despite weather forecasts of thunderstorms and hot weather, 59 boats showed up for a great cause and some friendly competition. Legal fish consisted of largemouth and Suwannee bass with a minimum length of 12 inches.

  • Logano experienced beyond his...

    By MONTE DUTTON

    King Features

    Joey Logano, who won the Sprint Cup Series' Rookie of the Year award in 2009, turned some heads at Infineon Raceway by winning the pole.