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  • 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.

  • Countdown starts to Monday'...

    They’re counting down the days to the start of football practice in Levy County. First day of practice is Monday, Aug. 10. Chiefland Indians will walk into the locker room at 10 a.m. Monday, and won’t be seen in public again until Aug. 13, the first day of full-contact practice.

    “We take their cellphones, their car keys " we’re going to shield them from the distractions of the outside world, so they can focus on their team,” said Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer.

  • Anderson, Weatherford join...

    Just in the nick of time, Chiefland football has finally found a new JV head football coach.

    Lt. Jimmy Anderson, a longtime youth coach for CAAA in both baseball and football, has agreed to take on the mantle of JV head coach.

    David Weatherford, Anderson’s longtime counterpart in youth football, will join him as JV assistant. Both will assist Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer with varsity duties.

  • Indians find success in the...

    When Chiefland linebacker Jimmie Gunn went up to Minnesota State University at Mankato, there to become an All-North Central Conference First Team defender, he probably didn’t know his trek would inspire a migration.

    This year, five Chiefland High School grads, including All-Area athlete Cantrell Richardson and his cousin Marquis Jackson, will make the trek up to Mankato as part of the College Access Program (CAP). Jackson, a near cousin of Gunn’s who first visited the campus in his freshman year, decided several years ago that he wanted to go to MSU-Mankato.

  • Bronson Speedway results for...

    Race Results for August 1st 2009 Sportsman 1-1 Matt Blum 2-32 Shelton Bowers 3-76 Jim Higgenbothan 4-38 Tod Kelly 5-14 Mike Marcellino 6-29 LeeRoy Donaldson 7-16 Bill Hall 8-33 William Edwards Street Stock 1-8 Michael Stalnaker 2-97X Willard Driggers 3-26 James A Cook 4-08 Jeff Stalnaker Jr 5-34 David Knudson Pure stock 1-58 Larry Welter Jr 2-85 Larry Welter Sr 3-5 James Peters 4-33 Rick Montalvo 5-58X Morris Richardson 6-2 John Pettit Hornets 1-44 Tom Sullivan 2-09 Robert Edwards 3-45 Darren Weems 4-55 Tommy Stout 5-20 Wade Parker 6-18 Gerar

  • Happening in local sports this...

    Check it out: Video, photos and stories from area games are posted at www.ChieflandCitizen.com. Did you miss the game? See how it happened. This Week: Friday: Mud Bog at Bronson Motor Speedway. Gates open at 6 p.m., races start at 8. Admission for all events is $10 for adult, $8 for senior and handicap, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call Bronson Motor Speedway at 352-486-2763. Saturday: Chiefland FFA Alumni Saltwater Fishing Tournament, Aug. 8 from safe light to 4 p.m. weigh-in. $100 per two-person boat plus $25/extra person.

  • Bronson football coaching job...

    Back in May, Bronson football head coach Al Cooksey was one of several coaches district-wide who found out his job was in jeopardy because his temporary teaching certification was about to expire. Cooksey, who received his temporary certification in April 2007, thought he had until April 2010 to complete coursework for his permanent license.

  • FHSAA rescinds cuts in number of...

     

     The Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted u

  • Indians ready to rumble in new...

    The 2009 Chiefland High School football team is playing in a new district and Coach Ajay Ulmer wants fans and would-be fans to know one thing: “It’s a new team.” Ulmer who gave his annual pre-season report to the Chiefland Rotary Club on July 16, said last year’s 5-5 season is history and he’s looking forward to this season with unabashed enthusiasm. “A lot of the mentality that caused is to go through it (last year) is gone,” Ulmer said of the “We’ve got one scrapping group.