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Today's Sports

  • FWC opens turkey hunt permit...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin accepting 2010 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. Sept. 8.

    The deadline for submitting applications is midnight Oct. 13.

    Applications may be submitted at www.wildlifelicense.com, county tax collectors’ offices or at any license agent. A random drawing decides who will receive the permits. To apply, hunters can obtain application worksheets at MyFWC.com/Hunting under “Limited Entry Hunts.”

  • Levy Lightning 3v3 qualifies...

    The U-13 Levy Lightning 3v3 soccer team placed fourth at Nationals held earlier this month at Disney’s Wild World of Sports in Orlando, qualifying them for the World Championships tournament next January.

    “Everybody contributed on offense and scored, and it was team defense,” said Head Coach Max Aguirre. “We played excellent soccer.”

  • Fish kills need reporting

    The recent rains and cloudy skies are causing problems along the Withlacoochee River and in lakes around Citrus and Sumter counties.

    Residents are reporting fish kills in various areas, and Fisheries Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) think the number and severity of fish kills could increase over the next several weeks.

  • CAAA soccer signups open

    The Chiefland Amateur Athletic Association will hold signups for the soccer season on August 29 and September 5 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. At Strickland Park.    The sport is open to boys and girls ages four to 18. A $40 fee is due at signup.    For more information, call Mickey or Peggy Morgan at 493-7017.

  • Fishing tournament benefits...

    Rob Ilves, a popular figure in Horseshoe Beach who was seriously injured on July 4th while lighting off the Town of Horseshoe Beach's fireworks display, will be the beneficiary of a community fishing and scalloping tournament on September 5.

    Ilves and his wife, Donna, have lived in Horseshoe Beach for several years and have helped numerous people around town, according to Will Lawler, a promoter for the event.

  • FWC asks anglers to help gather...

    Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking anglers to assist  with a research project focusing on red snapper and other reef fish on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

    This project will provide fisheries researchers and managers with much of the catch-and-release survival information they need for assessing reef fish stocks.

  • Hot enough for football

    Chiefland football (and everything else) coach emeritus C. Doyle McCall poked his head through the film room door into the crowded weight room and surveyed the landscaped crammed with camp cots. He smiled as he walked through the room and shook hands with veteran Indian linemen Alex English and Cason Nessmith.

    Asked for his prediction on the season, he asked, “How do I think we're going to do this year?”

    “I'd like us to go 10-0 and get back into the playoffs. I don't know if you'd call that a prediction, but that's what I'd like.”

  • Beck, Wilson take head...

    At last, Chiefland High School has finally been able to name its two varsity basketball coaches.

    Mike Beck, a retired basketball, track and cross country coach from Pinellas County, will coach the varsity boys. Chiefland's athletic director Chris Wilson, who took over that post in 2005, will be the varsity girls' coach. They are assuming posts last held by Mark Lundy and Emily Gore, respectively.

  • Run fast and don't stop

    When Genesis Cilo-Cilo heads down to Nova Southeastern University later this month, he'll carry his racing spikes and the hopes of his proud parents and family. Cilo-Cilo, the oldest of four children in his family, had an outstanding senior season as a sprinter at Chiefland and earned himself a track scholarship to Nova.

    Although he started off running the one- and two-mile distances, it didn't take Cilo-Cilo long to discover the short track.

    “I ran the longer races as a freshman, but the next year I got to try sprinting,” he says.

  • Lady Eagles off to a good start

    Just in time for the start of fall practice, Bronson volleyball held camp last week. SUNY Buffalo assistant coach Andreza Santos spent three days last week with the Lady Eagles, working on all aspects of their game, from defense to hitting. Santos, a former All-ACC outside hitter for Florida State University, was coaching for the FAMU Lady Rattlers volleyball team when she conducted the camp at Bronson last year.

    “It was a great opportunity for us to have Andreza here again,” said Bronson volleyball head coach Kelly Watkins.