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Today's Sports

  • Fueled up to win

    Last year, after team rider Richard Gadson won the last race of the AMA Super Street drag bike circuit on Jones Performance Cycles' custom Kawasaki ZX14, team builder/tuner Chris Jones figured he probably made the right decision to quit his day job.

  • Spring football fever in...

    The crack of plastic on plastic, the thud of leather on leather, the tweet of the whistle, the shout of the coach, the panting of linemen and the drip, drip, drip of sweat. These are the sweet sounds of spring football.

    Chiefland Indians met Friday, May 1, for the first time this spring. They'll practice daily after school on the practice field behind Chiefland High School for the upcoming spring game against Ft. White.

  • Spring football starts in Bronson

    Spring returns to Bronson as Eagle football gets under way. Head coach Al Cooksey said between returning players and newcomers, this year's team has lots of talent.

    "We've got a good group of kids here," he said.

    "But, we've got a lot of work to do."

    Cooksey was joined on the grid by varsity assistants Mo Mitchell, Greg Hamilton, Jim Johnson, Mark Marrazo, Jeromi Birtkikidis and Greg Brochetti. Bronson football practices every day at 3:30 p.m. on the field at Old Bronson High School.

  • CHS celebrates hardwood Indians...

    Chiefland basketball held its awards banquet last week, and varsity head coaches Mark Lundy and Emily Gore honored their teams' commitment to hard work and improvement. Both teams reached for their JVs before the season was over, girls more heavily than boys, and found players there who were willing to sacrifice guaranteed playing time to help their teams.

  • CAAA baseball scores

    May 5

    Badcock 11 VS Aqua Farms 4

    Hinote Electric12 VS Stone's BP 9

    Hinote Electric 8 VS Stone's BP 7

    May 7

    Bejeweled 0 VS Big John's 7

    Damron Refrigeration 1 VS Action Quick Lube 10

    VFW 6 VS Perkins 5

    May 8

    Standridge Pine Straw 23 VS Jones Plumbing 24

    Martin Orthodontics 16 VS CarQuest 14

    Perkins Bank 14 VS Bar B-Q-Bills 2

    May 9

    Hinote Electric2 VS Martin Orthodontics 1

    Built Wright Custom Homes 15  VS Jones Plumbing 24

    CarQuest 22 VS Stone's BP 2

  • Chiefland boys knocked out by...

    WILLISTON -- The baseball season came to a disappointing end for the Chiefland Indians Monday afternoon as they fell, 13-4, to Newberry in the first round of the district tournament.

    The Indians had beaten Newberry twice during the regular season, "but they were both competitive games," said CHS coach Kyle Parnell.

    Chiefland only had one hit over the first five innings, a first inning single by starting pitcher Adam Burton, as Newberry's Blaine Rhea used a barrage of curve balls to shut down the Indian bats. "He kept us off balance," said Parnell.

  • Diamond Eagles top Hawthorne to...

    Bronson boys played an exceptionally clean game to down Hawthorne 4-2 in the first round of the district tournament last week. Starting pitcher Luke Morrison allowed no hits and three walks through five innings, holding the Hornets scoreless with the help of a nearly flawless defensive backup.

    The Eagles hit timely and well, led by C.J. King who went 2-3 with a single and a double.

  • Bronson falls in semifinal

    After an outstanding start in the 2A District 5 tournament, in which they defeated Hawthorne 4-2 to get to the semifinal, Bronson baseball fell hard against top-seeded Mayo in a 10-0 five-inning loss.

    The Eagles had split the regular season with the Hornets, beating them 4-3 two weeks ago for the last district game of the year.

    “We beat a very good team on an off night, and today they showed why they were the number one seed,” said Bronson head coach Mike Pogue.

  • Raiders beat Lake City for...

    Levy County Raiders downed the Lake City Lions 25-6 in a game whose venue was unknown until virtually the last minute.

    Due to an organizational issue at National Independent Football League headquarters, the erstwhile host Lions traveled to WYAA field in Williston to play the league-leading Raiders. League prognosticators had picked Lake City over the Raiders by a projected score of 16-14, but the new hosts treated their guests rudely.

  • Gay finishes top 10 in state meet

    Bronson senior Elizabeth Gay didn't win, didn't PR, but she did fulfill a major goal she set for herself.

    “She wanted to go to the state meet this year and compete, and she did it,” said Bronson track and field head coach Greg Hamilton.