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Today's Sports

  • Rivals back together again

    D.J. Bowers and Joey Harris are back together on the baseball diamond. As kids, they always loved to play the game, hoping someday they'd be in the pros. Now, all these years later, the dream still lives for both of them, even if the path isn't the one they expected.

  • Football as guide to life at All...

    Bronson football hosts Mo Mitchell's All-Star Football Camp this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mitchell, a former offensive lineman for the University of Florida and current assistant coach for Bronson High School, says his motives for starting the camp range from wanting to give kids something to do during the summer to wanting to offer area youth a role model for success in life.

    “When Carter (Bronson assistant Carter Johnson) and I started talking about doing the camp, we were just hoping to show the community some positive role models,” Mitchell said.

  • State t-ball tourney returns to...

    You'll be seeing a lot of youngsters in baseball uniforms around town at the end of this week as 23 teams, including host Chiefland, compete in the 2009 T-Ball State Tournament at Strickland Park.

    Games being Thursday at 9 a.m. and conclude Sunday.

    Here is the schedule for the teams' first games. After that, the bracket depends on whether a team wins or loses.

    Thursday

    9 a.m. Julington Creek (St. Johns County) vs. Bradford (Starke).

    9 a.m. Micanopy vs. Middleburg.

    10:30 a.m. Tanglewood (Duval County) vs. Santa Fe.

  • T-Ball team wins district

    During the regular season for Chiefland Area Athletic Association, my T-Ball team won the league championship. When it came all-star selection I was selected as the T-ball All-star Manager, We started practicing two weeks ago to prepare for the district and state tournaments. This past week, starting on Friday, June 12, we played our first District 6 T-Ball tournament in Starke along with four other teams; Palatka, Bradford A, Bradford B, and Santa Fe.

  • Arrington returns as volleyball...

    She's excited to coach volleyball. She hates the circumstances. Those two sentiments carry about equal weight in Tammy Arrington's mind right now. Arrington, who was a prior volleyball head coach and softball assistant at Chiefland, was recently tapped to succeed CHS volleyball head coach Emily Gore. Gore's teaching contract was one of those not renewed in this spring's round of budget cuts in the Levy County school district.

    "I hate to see Emily go," Arrington says.

  • Anderson takes track position

    Jennifer Anderson was already building a highly-competitive cross country team at Chiefland High School. Now she's been tapped to take on track and field as well, taking over for Emily Gore, whose teaching contract was unexpectedly non-renewed this spring, and for the legendary Wendell Corbin, who retired this year.

    "I've got big shoes to fill," she says.

    "It's definitely not going to be an easy task, but I'll do what I know how to do."

  • Chiefland All-Stars lose opener...

    Chiefland All-Stars ran into a buzz saw in the opening round of the 2009 State T-Ball Championship, falling 22-10 to Jacksonville San Jose. San Jose hit the ball exceptionally well, enjoying good power and placement all through the lineup. They ran the bases skilfully, exploiting indecision on Chiefland's part as to where to make the play.

    Chiefland head coach Wayne Weatherford noted, and San Jose head coach Jeff Dietz confirmed, that the East Coast visitors have played over their heads in a 7 and 8-year-old league for the last two years.

  • Eagles avoid shutout in spring...

    When it was over, Bronson football head coach Al Cooksey sighed and said, “Next year, it won't be like this.”

    Bronson lost 46-7 in their home spring game against Hawthorne. It was no optical illusion – the Hornets looked substantially bigger, stronger and faster than the Eagles because they really were.

  • Eagles score late to dodge...

    When it was over, Bronson football head coach Al Cooksey sighed and said, “Next year, it won't be like this.”

    Bronson lost 46-7 in their home spring game against Hawthorne. It was no optical illusion – the Hornets looked substantially bigger, stronger and faster than the Eagles because they really were.

  • Freshman Fuller swipes four...

    Chiefland softball celebrated a 14-5 season that had them inches away from regional play. Head coach Wayne Weatherford thanked his players and their parents for “a great season,” noting that with their commitment, next year would be even better.

    Apart from district champ Williston, the team Chiefland never could get past this year, the Lady Indians' big nemesis was district runner-up P.K. Yonge. Before falling to Keystone Heights in the regional quarterfinal, the Blue Wave had suffered only one defeat on the season – to Chiefland.