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Today's Sports

  • Columnist encourages joining the...

    By Tony Young

    To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.

    That’s why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program – to offer hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.

  • Former Gator Brewer to host...

    Former Florida Gators and Dallas Mavericks forward Corey Brewer will host his second Gainesville area camp Aug. 1-3 at The Rock School.

    The Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp, powered by Five-Star Basketball Camps, will feature Brewer and top coaches from the area teaching sport fundamentals. 

  • Jenkins transferring from...

    A family member has confirmed that DeVaughn Jenkins, one of the top basketball players in the region, has decided to transfer from Bronson High to The Rock in Gainesville.

    This is quite a blow to a Bronson Eagles team that struggled despite Jenkins averaging a double-double as a freshman this past season. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward even recorded a pair of triple-doubles, putting up double digits in points, rebounds and blocked shots.

  • 'Chiefland 3' continue...

    Three Chiefland football players were not on college coaches’ radars before this summer. That certainly has changed as the trio of Quan Coffee, Jeremy McClellan and Alphonzo Timmons has advanced to the third stage of Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine. 

    After impressive showings at the NUC in Orlando, they were invited to the Ultimate 100 Camp in Atlanta last month. Strong performances by all three there have resulted in them being invited to the Elite 22 Combine in Oklahoma on July 23-24.

  • Camp adds more names

    Several new names, including former college players, have been added to the lineup for the Suwannee All-Skills Camp on July 9 at Chiefland High School.

  • Fuller CHS's First All-...

    Taylore Fuller may be the first player in any sport from Chiefland High School to earn All-American honors. 

    Fuller, a junior catcher who is verbally committed to the University of Florida, was named to Louisville Slugger's All-American team last week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She also was named to the All-Region first team by the NFCA and was a 2A first-team All-State selection by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.

  • BREAKING: Bronson bigman Jenkins...

    The Chiefland Citizen has confirmed DeVaughn Jenkins, one of the top basketball players in the region, has decided to transfer from Bronson High to The Rock in Gainesville.

  • T-Ball tourney a hit

    Chiefland's annual hosting of this past weekend's North Florida Babe Ruth State T-Ball tournament was a success.

    Julington Creek defeated Fort Caroline 19-10 in the championship game. Julington posted a 5-0 record during the tourney, allowing a tourney-low six runs in its three pool play games. Both teams will play July 14 in the Southeast Region tourney in Longwood.

    District 5 champion Chiefland finished 1-2 in pool play, with its lone win a 24-8 victory against Branford. 

  • Springs sizzle this summer

    Growing up in Williston, Matt Weldon understands all about Levy County's most-visited natural wonders. He's now the county's director of Parks and Recreation, in charge of the springs at Blue Springs and Henry Beck parks.

    At Monday's Levy County Commission's budget workshop, Weldon reported that the cool water springs have been hotter than ever this summer.

    "Attendance is way up," Weldon said. "Everybody is staying at home and going swimming."

  • 'There will be racing...

    An arrow atop a portable road sign has been blinking for months, pointing toward the Bronson Speedway. Letters spell out the words, "Opening Soon."

    Soon hasn't came around the final turn fast enough for owners Chris and Ann Young of Young Unlimited Inc. After purchasing the track in early February from Mike Cope, they planned to open in late March before hitting roadblocks.