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Today's Sports

  • Eagles’ senior night...

    Chiefland High School’s varsity basketball team held off a first-half scare to overtake Bronson 35-32 last Friday night.

    The low-scoring loss spoiled the Eagles’ Senior Night. However, early on it looked as if Bronson was going to steal the game from under the Indians.

    Chiefland’s bus didn’t show up, coach Mike Beck said, forcing his team to rush during warmups.

    “We didn’t have a bus, we’re standing around,” Beck said. “The kids just convinced themselves that they did not want to go.”

  • P.K. Yonge ousts Bronson girls...

    P.K. Yonge ousted Bronson’s girls basketball team 78-13 on Monday night in the first round of the District 2A-5 Tournament in Trenton.

    The Blue Wave are a perennial state title contender, and the Eagles, under coach Greg Hamilton, are rebuilding the school’s program. So, despite the loss, Hamilton said there’s plenty to be excited about in the future.

    “I’m Very pleased,” Hamilton said. “overall our team works hard. ... The girls are excited about basketball again, and that’s important.”

  • Look away, Dixie Land

    It looks like Chiefland’s varsity girls basketball team is hitting its stride just in time.

    The Lady Indians throttled visiting Dixie County 52-37 last Friday night, with three Chiefland scorers hitting double digits.

    The game is a confidence builder as they entered a tough final week of the season, followed by the District 2A-5 tournament next week at Trenton.

    But for now, Chiefland coach Chris Wilson is glad his team’s efforts are starting to pay off.

  • Bears’ boys roll...

    Chiefland High School’s boys basketball team stormed to a 18-5 first quarter lead last Friday night against Dixie County.

    But the Bears fought back, limiting the Indians’ Eugene Carter to only nine points, and outscoring Chiefland 48-29 during the final three quarters, for a 53-47 win.

    The loss spoiled Chiefland’s Senior Night. The Indians honored two seniors — Desmonds Jackson and Tony Bennett — before the game Friday.

  • Early Oak Hall run sinks Bronson

     Oak Hall used a 29-12 first-half run to overtake Bronson, 45-28, last Thursday night.

    J.D. Tomlinson led Oak Hall with 19 points, including four 3-pointers in the first three quarters. 

    Enrique Wiseman led Bronson with 14.

    It was a game in which the home Eagles (Oak Hall is also the Eagles) struggled to find the basket. 

    Oak Hall stormed out of the gate with a 13-4 run and never looked back.

    Bronson’s defense was also struggling, coach Aaron Haldeman said.

  • Denied again

    Chiefland High School’s varsity boys basketball team stormed back from a 12-point halftime deficit last Friday night to force overtime with Bell.

    But the Bulldogs held fast in the extra period, topping the Indians in a 50-49 thriller.

    Friday’s game was the second time these two teams pushed the game in overtime. Bell triumphed 78-74 in their last meeting on Dec. 7 at Chiefland.

    It was epic. Bell was without center and inside scoring threat James Thomas, so Chiefland came into the game thinking they had an advantage over their previous meeting.

  • Despite strong start, CHS girls...

    Despite one of their best first-half performances of the season, Chiefland’s girls basketball varsity team succumbed to Bell last Friday night, 50-33.

    But Chiefland didn’t have an answer against Bell’s Olivia Bailey, who totaled 27 points for the game.

    Chiefland’s offense was clicking early, with an early jumper from Janessa Barrios, 3-pointer from Charlene Davis and layup from Amie Biehl to give the Indians a 7-6 lead. 

  • Paddle by the Moonlight

     The air was cool, and the last rays of sunshine were beginning to fade as a group of 27 people in canoes and kayaks slid into the spring’s run.

    Some seemed at home in the sleek fiberglass and aluminum crafts, while others fought to steer and maintain balance, colliding and clustering with each other.

  • Johnson, Ravens claw way into...

     To reach the AFC Playoffs, the Baltimore Ravens needed a victory last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

    And the Ravens got their trip to the postseason, led by running back Willis McGahee's three touchdowns for a 21-13 win.

    Chiefland High School graduate Jarret Johnson recorded two solo tackles for the game, including a decisive hit to Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell in the fourth quarter. 

  • Hamiltons keep it close while...

    Bronson girls basketball varsity coach Greg Hamilton started this prep hoops season with a rather large task: rebuild the Lady Eagles.

    It’s a process. He knows that it will take time to get the program back on top.

    And it’s a job too big for just one person. He also needed a junior varsity coach that could help train his players for the varsity level.

    So he turned to someone he knew he could trust. Someone he knew could teach the essential skills needed for the upper levels of the game.

    It was an easy choice. He chose his son, Josh.