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Today's Sports

  • Trenton hosts baseball-skills...

    Trenton High is hosting a fundraiser July 29 for Tigers junior Corbin Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.

    The fundraiser will feature players from 12 schools from around the region in a baseball-skills competition that will test throwing, running and batting. It begins at 7 p.m., with registration beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Bronson Speedway gets green light

    Bronson Speedway gets a new lease on life Saturday when the track opens for the 2011 racing season after sitting dormant for more than a year.

    Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman cars, INEX Legend Cars, Pure Stocks and Hornets will be in action on opening night. These classes will run almost every week at the speedway, and the five divisions will be the core of racing at Bronson. 

  • Coaching coaches

    A coach changed his life and now he's changing coaches' lives.

    Oscar McBride, an All-American tight end at Chiefland and Notre Dame who went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals, remembers the hot, muggy fall day like it was yesterday.

  • Chiefland players experience...

    Five baseball players from Chiefland recently returned from a trip they'll never forget when they played in a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Chieflanders Zach Barker, Randy Fuller, Jake Kennedy, Casey Lawson and Chase Malloy played on the 12-under Team Reebok squad. Other team members were Jarrett Brown and Cody Lacoste of Alachua, Kyle Cronin, Ryan Lauzardo and Sage Kramer of Gainesville, Tyler Buckner of High Springs and Phillip Joyner of Lake Butler.

  • 'Strongman' drives...

    Chiefland defensive coordinator Randy Fuller summed up one of the reasons behind the Indians’ ‘Strongman Competition’ by shouting: “We’re going to find out right now who’s going to quit on us in the fourth quarter!”

    Despite extra hot and humid conditions, no CHS player quit, even as legs began to quiver late in Tuesday’s workout that was anything but typical as coaches incorporated ropes and tires of all sizes into the competition.

  • 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.