Today's Sports

  • CURVEBALL: Pregnant at 14, CHS...

    Less than a minute after delivering the final pitch of Chiefland's biggest win, Amber Richardson's mind wasn't on softball. Instead, she was making sure someone grabbed her baby's bag that was left under an old, wooden bench behind the backstop.

    Richardson's teammates still were jumping around high-fiving after the home win against Suwannee. Richardson isn't like most carefree teenagers. She plays basketball and softball, but she's also mom to three-year-old Destiny Nicole Richardson.

  • Scallop season will open one...

       Staff report
       Floridians received a gift today when it was announced that the bay scallop start date has been pushed up from July 1 to June 24, and extended for two weeks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14.
       Midday Tuesday, Senator Charlie Dean emerged from a meeting with the Florida Cabinet in the Panhandle and announced that they approved his request to open scallop season one week early and extend the season for two weeks.

  • Indians strong at combine

    Three Chiefland High football players turned in strong showings at a Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine in Orlando this past weekend.

    Because of their performances, the trio of Jeremy McCllelan, Quan Coffee and Alphonzo Timmons have been invited to the NUC Ultimate 100 Camp-South at Tri-Cities High in East Point, Ga., June 17-19.

    The top athletes from that camp will be invited to attend the U100 Top Prospect Camp and potentially the NUC All-World Game.

  • Lady Indians punch out Suwannee

    “Boon-Yah!” shouted Chiefland coach Randy Fuller as he threw what appeared to be an uppercut to punch out Suwannee after a 5-3 home win Tuesday.

    Fuller’s excitement instantly spilled over into the dugout, where a Columbia blue and black sea of glee ensued, and then onto the field after third baseman Caitlan Fuller’s rocket throw to first for the final out. Players whooped, hollered and hugged as if they’d just won a postseason game.

  • Freshman ReWard

    Youth gave a sluggish Chiefland team a boost en route to an 11-1 home win against Hawthorne.

    Although they recorded a mercy-rule victory, the Indians (14-3 overall, 13-2 in District 5-2A play) found themselves deadlocked at 1-all heading into the fifth when they exploded for 10 runs to end the game. 

  • FWC Chair Barreto stepping down

    Special to the Citizen

  • CHS softball gets by Bronson

    Taylore Fuller crushed her 15th homer to lead Chiefland to an 11-1 home win against Bronson on Friday.

    Despite the run-rule victory, Chiefland coach Ginger Fuller wasn’t pleased with her team’s readiness to play, especially early.

    “For these games, it’s hard for us to get geared up,” Ginger Fuller said. “That’s the biggest thing for us is it seems it’s hard for them to get amped up for the more familiar opponents.”

  • Bronson battles Chiefland close

    Bronson thought it caught Chiefland slipping. For the better part of Friday's game in Chiefland, it did. But the Indians pulled away for a 10-2 victory against the steadily improving Eagles that are coached by former CHS player Allen Strickland.

    "They're rusty ... We can get 'em!" shouted a Bronson player from the dugout in the second inning.

  • CHS relays strong at home

    Bell's boys and Branford's girls won the Chiefland Invitational track meet on Thursday. Chiefland's boys finished fourth while the girls tied for fifth in the six-school event.

    In the girls' division, Branford more than tripled its next closest competitor, besting runner-up Cedar Key by 156 points.

  • Football fires up

    Chiefland football coach Jim O'Neal fired up about 60 parents and players during an informational meeting last Tuesday. The spaghetti dinner was hosted by the CHS Quarterback Club in the middle school cafeteria.

    Two of the biggest announcements were the hiring of Carlton Scott as running back/receivers coach and the addition of a junior varsity squad for 2011.