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Today's Sports

  • Bears beat up Indians 34-7

       Giving up 27 unanswered points, the Chiefland High School varsity football team fell 34-7 at Dixie County Friday night. 

    Chiefland (5-3, 0-3 in district) suffered its most lopsided defeat of the season in the loss.

  • Braves win SWAC title

    The Chiefland Middle School volleyball team won its second-consecutive SWAC championship with a 2-0 win over Lake Butler. The Braves went undefeated on the season and were never foreced into a third set.

  • Bronson looks to turn season...

    Bronson outplayed Hilliard in the fourth quarter of the teams’ game on Oct. 19, outscoring the Flashes 8-6 and making two trips inside the red zone.
    The first three quarters didn’t go as well.
    Hilliard (6-2) ran over Bronson (1-6), literally and figuratively in a 54-8, mercy-rule shortened game. The Flashes scored on every one of their possessions in the first half, picking up over 400 yards of offense in the process.

  • A new kind of rival

    There are many different types of games.
    Subsequently, there are many different ways to win games.
    Chiefland showed it knew another way to win with a victory in the first half of its back-to-back match-ups with its archrivals. Heading into Friday’s game at Dixie County, the Indians are going to be tested in another, more challenging way.
    The Indians have won in “upsets” (Lecanto), evenly-matched teams (Hilliard), teams they should beat (Crescent City and P.K. Yonge). Last week’s game against Williston provided another twist.

  • You Never Leave Heaven

    After 39 years at Chiefland High School, the man everybody in town calls Coach still carried his paddle to work. Like his paddle, Cecil Doyle McCall was strong, firm and surprisingly quick.
    “No one could paddle like Coach McCall,” said Rob Alexander, a Chiefland banker and one of his former students.
    Paddling served as a microcosm of Coach McCall’s outlook toward discipline and life in general. He had a straightforward, aggressive approach as a principal, a coach, a teacher, a friend and as a man.

  • Whitehurst wins Rye Grass...

    Jamie Whitehurst won the Chiefland Golf and Country Club's 37th Annual Rye Grass Golf Tournament on Sunday, the second year in a row he has done so.
    The club held the annual scramble for the tournament on Thursday, Oct. 11, and the tournament play was Friday through Sunday.
    Dick Tummond, club manager, said the weather was cooperative with sunny skies and moderate temperatures during play.

  • Indians poised for first win in...

    James Corbin knows exactly how long it’s been since Chiefland last beat Williston in football. It was in October 2002 when the Indians won 20-18 at home. Corbin, like the rest of his team mates, was in elementary school. His head coach was playing football for Oklahoma Panhandle State University. No one had heard of iPods, youtube or Facebook.
    In short, it was a long time ago.

  • Newberry loss stings as Indians...

    Using a formula that has become emblematic of the Chiefland football program, the Newberry High School varsity football team literally and figuratively ran its way to a 16-7 victory on Oct. 5.
    The loss puts Chiefland at a pivotal moment as it enters its bye week. The growing playoff hopes from the amazing season took a major hit. Chiefland has four games left. Three are against rivals Williston, Dixie County and Trenton. Two, more importantly, are in district (Dixie County and Baldwin).

  • Indians’ playoff hopes take a...

    Though the high school football season is technically more than half-way over, this is the true midpoint of Chiefland’s season. Heading into its bye-week the Indians are an impressive 4-2 with both losses coming in close games at Union County and last Friday against Newberry. Both teams are ranked near the top of class 1A.
    No matter what happens in the second half, Chiefland’s season has been, at the very least, a tremendous improvement from recent history. But that alone won’t get them into post season play.

  • Bronson suffers tough loss at...

    Even with a rough start that delayed the game, stormy weather and a depressing score at halftime for the Bronson Eagles, the team fought hard the entire game in their 61-6 loss to Trenton on Oct. 5.
    As the loss adds to Bronson’s record, the team returns to practice and prepares for the next game at home against rival Branford.
    The word perseverance describes this Bronson Eagles football team to a fine point.