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Today's Sports

  • Schmidt won't return as CHS...

    Chiefland’s varsity girls basketball team no longer has a sitting head coach after Sonya Schmidt was handed her walking papers by principal Bill Tovine and athletic director Jim O’Neal on Friday. 

    “We’re just looking at going a different direction with the program,” Tovine said. “It’s just one of those changes you’ve got to make.” 

  • CAAA football ready to tackle...

    About 70 football players and 50 cheerleaders have signed up to particpate in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association’s league this fall. The season begins at 8:30 a.m. in Cross City.

    Three teams have been practicing four times a week at Strickland Park. There are 18 players signed up for the 6-8-year-old team, 26 on the 9-10 year-old team and 24 on the 11-12 year-old team, according to CAAA football commissioner Billy Hinote.

  • O'Neal: 'We've...

    Don’t expect Chiefland’s football team to attack Friday’s home scrimmage against Lakeland Victory Christian at 7:30 p.m. like a typical scrimmage. The Indians certainly will be playing to win, something they haven’t done since 2009 after a winless 2010.

  • Chiefland battles before losing...

    Victory Christian coach Jeff Schaum cracked a smile at one of his assistants as he broke a postgame huddle following a 14-7 win against Chiefland Friday.

    Schaum's smile was more of a sigh of relief after his team had to rally from a late deficit to pull out a tough road victory. A pair of touchdowns by senior speedster Ricky Pierre, including the game winner midway through the fourth quarter, was the difference.

  • Cheer camp a success

    Williston High, Chiefland High and a few girls from Chiefland Middle School attended Cheerleading Camp together at Chiefland Middle School from Aug. 1-3.  Previous Florida State Cheerleaders were the ones that came and gave the instruction.  We had a very successful camp and are so excited about the coming year as we cheer for the Chiefland Indians. 

  • Cooksey: 'This is the best...

    Twenty-one players participated in Bronson's first week of football practice, but Eagles coach Al Cooksey expects the number to rise to "between 24-27" by the start of the season.

    Over the last few weeks, Bronson players have taken part in team bonding experiences. They are even planning a "lock-in" sometime this week.

  • Heat too much for 2 Indians

    Paramedics were dispatched to the Otter Springs Park & Campground twice on Thursday as near-record temperatures and heat indexes above 100 degrees caused two Chiefland players to overheat.

  • Indians 'rap' up...

    Minutes before Thursday's dinner, there it was in plain sight: the exact purpose of Chiefland football team's two-night stay at Otter Springs Park & Campground.

    Players and coaches circled up in a corner of their 3,300-square foot lodge, shouting, laughing and even freestyle rapping. For readers who don't know, "freestyling" is where rap lyrics are improvised, not pre-planned or written.

  • Levy County deputy makes push to...

    At 5-foot, 6-inches tall, Levy County Sheriff’s deputy Gerald “Tom” Martin doesn’t intimidate every bad guy he comes in contact with on a daily basis. But if the bad guy pushes things, Martin pushes back with world class force.

  • Features, families first at...

    Families and features come first at Bronson Speedway, which has fired the engines up after more than a year without racing.

    Most tracks race heats first, but by running features first, new owner Ann Young hopes to keep families on the edge of their seats before bedtime.