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Today's Sports

  • Health issues prompt coach to...

    One of Chiefland High School's most beloved coaches has officially resigned from his position. Wayne Weatherford stepped down from his post as softball coach last Tuesday, citing health issues. "Maybe it's just a good time to step down," Weatherford said.

  • Ducks Unlimited dinner on...

    Tri-County Ducks Unlimited is having their annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 19, at The Gilchrist Club in Trenton.  The doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktails and social from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:15 p.m. The auction starts at 8 p.m.   Seating is limited to only 50 tickets which are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are usually not available at the door. For reservations or more information, please contact Michael E.

  • Birdwatching course scheduled...

    In these tough economic times, more people are looking for different ways to enjoy the outdoors.

    Birding is one outdoor activity that is increasing in popularity, and Levy County has a plethora of sites to view and enjoy the unique aspects of Florida birdwatching.

    To help get people started with the new hobby, the College of Central Florida is offering a Birding Basics course Friday, Aug. 20 at the Levy Center in Chiefland. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is $15 per person.

  • Bowers has busy week with A&...

    Well, that didn’t last long.

    Chiefland High School graduate and Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Cedrick Bowers was demoted to Triple A last week to make room for starter Dallas Braden.

    But last Sunday, only a few days after he was shipped down, he was recalled to the A’s roster and sent back to the bullpen.

    Bowers was called back up because Oakland placed starting pitcher Ben Sheets on the disabled list with a strained right elbow.

    Bowers reported to Sacramento to work on his approach against left-handed hitters.

  • Williston grad thriving in minors

    Looks like Williston High School graduate Jiwan James is making waves in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

    James, 21, a switch-hitting outfielder for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws minor-league team, extended his hitting streak to 22 games last week, setting a new record for the franchise and setting the longest hitting streak so far this season for the South Atlantic League. On Sunday, however, James ended his streak at 24 games against Kannapolis.

  • Ulmer to coach in Brevard to...

    Ajay Ulmer is returning to his roots to coach football again.

    One season after stepping down as Chiefland High School's football coach, Ulmer will coach again this season at Heritage High School in Brevard County.

    Ulmer graduated from nearby Palm Bay, and started his coaching career as an assistant at Melbourne High School in 1999, also in Brevard. He took over the head coaching duties at Melbourne in 2003, and took the Chiefland job in 2006.

  • Chiefland's Biehl now a...

     Chiefland High School graduate and softball standout Amie Biehl received a full academic scholarship to continue playing at the College of Central Florida.

    Biehl will likely play shortstop or centerfield.

    Biehl’s tuition is covered for two years, and she will also receive a stipend for books each semester, she said.

    “It’s going to help out a lot,” she said. “My parents are really happy.”

  • Chiefland 12U baseball team wins...

     The Chiefland 12 and Under All Star team finished its season on a roll, winning the Florida Babe Ruth Small League State Championship Baseball Tournament in Ft. White on June 27.

    Chiefland dominated the whole tournament, topping the 14-team, four-day event. The 12U squad played in six games during the event, and won the championship game in a 10-0 rout of the Melrose All-Stars.

  • Cheerleading and Football...

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will be holding football and cheerleading signups every Friday night from 5:00 – 8:00 and Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 2:00 throughout the month of July.  We will be at Strickland Park.   Ages 7 – 12 may sign up.  Contact Billy Hinote at 949-0601 for more information.

     

  • FHSAA creates rural division

    The Florida High School Athletic Association has created a new division to oversee competition for  private and public school in rural areas.  During their June 15 meeting, the FHSAA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to create a new Rural Division, which would be comprised of high schools in communities designated as rural by the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development and whose student enrollment is 500 or less. The new rural classification will be li