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Today's Sports

  • Judith Keffer Cooksey, former...

    Judith Keffer Cooksey, 58, wife of current Bronson football coach Al Cooksey, died of an aneurysm on Wednesday, Dec. 23.

    Cooksey's time as a basketball and softball coach at Williston High School from 1980 to 1983 capped a long career  teaching physical education and coaching student athletes in Florida.

    But she made a tremendous impact both inside and outside the classroom, Mr. Cooksey said.

    "She'd give you the shirt off her back. She's going to be greatly missed, not only by me," he said.

    The couple was married for 25 years.

  • Indians boys ground Eagles

    Chiefland High School’s boys basketball team recovered from a difficult week to rout country rival Bronson, 56-36, last Friday night.

  • Chiefland girls hoops earn first...

    Chiefland’s girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season last Friday, defeating struggling Bronson 48-32.

    The win provided some relief for Indians’ coach Chris Wilson and his rebuilding team, while Eagles coach Greg Hamilton said there’s still plenty of work to do with his squad.

    “Any time we can get a (win), it’s a good thing,” Wilson said.

    Chiefland took control early, building a quick 10-0 lead as Jasmie Mitchem played a strong inside game for six quick points.

  • CHS grad earns conference honors

     Reggie McClendon, a freshman defensive back at MacMurray College and Chiefland High School graduate, was selected to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference All-Conference team last week.

    McClendon, a criminal justice major, was picked to the second team all-conference for the UMAC, joining 10 other MacMurray players who received the honor.

    “I think it’s a big accomplishment, as a freshman,” McClendon said. “But I look forward to getting first team next year.”

  • Area junior golfer wins Tarpon...

     Alden Mark Davis, a Chiefland High School varsity golfer, won the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association’s Tarpon Springs event on Dec. 6.

    Davis, also a junior golfer at Chiefland Golf and Country Club, won by two strokes with an 82 in the boys 13-15 Division.

    “Yeah, it was great,” Davis said.

    Playing at Wentworth Country Club, the CHS sophomore battled not only the course, but the weather, too. Rain and wind made golf difficult.

    “The ground was mud,” he said. “It made shooting the ball much harder.”

  • Baltimore LB Johnson eyes tough...

    Jarret Johnson has had a busy last couple of weeks.

    Johnson, a Chiefland High School graduate and Baltimore Ravens linebacker, has played on Monday Night Football twice, a 16-0 Ravens win against Cleveland on Nov. 16 and a 27-14 loss against Green Bay on Dec. 7.

    Since their Week 7 bye, the Ravens (7-6) have gone 4-3, with wins against Denver (30-7), Cleveland, Pittsburgh (20-17, OT) and, most recently, Detroit (48-3). In that span Johnson has totaled  24 tackles, 17 solo, and two sacks.

  • Indian Express

    Chiefland’s boys basketball team found it’s groove last Friday night, rolling to an easy 75-44 victory against visiting Trenton.

    The offensive showcase started early in the game, as the Indians built an early 9-3 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, a Trenton 3-pointer by Cedric Stokes closed the gap to 9-6, but then the Indians started warming up.

    Early foul trouble inside forced Chiefland to go small with their lineup, coach Mike Beck said. The move paid off.

  • Local dragbike maker victorious

     Standing among rows of some of the fastest performance motorcycles in the U.S., Chris Jones flashed an easy-going smile and pointed to a wall covered in awards.

  • Tigers roll Lady Indians

    Led by two scorers in double digits, Trenton’s girls basketball team topped Chiefland last Friday, 51-29.

    But Indians coach Chris Wilson saw plenty to praise, after a season-opening rout against Williston on Nov. 17.

    “I was extremely proud of them,” Wilson said of his team. “We lost our first effort (against Williston) 48-9, and that’s a really good team. And to come back and play better against (Trenton), they’re a really good, well-coached team. I’m pleased.”

  • Bronson boys hold on for hoops...

     Bronson High School’s boys basketball team pulled away late to defeat the Branford Buccaneers 36-29 last Monday.

    But according to coach Aaron Haldeman, the game shouldn’t have been even that close.

    Trying to kill off time late in the fourth quarter, the Eagles missed several potential shots to pull even further ahead. But each miss gave the Buccaneers another chance to close the gap, leaving Haldeman frustrated despite the victory.