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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Chiefland stuffs Ft. White in...

    After a brief grappling period to size up the visitors, Chiefland football seized the upper hand in Friday's spring matchup against Ft. White. The visiting Indians were limited both in ground and air corps; the host Indians were not, and the 12-0 Chiefland final showed it. The first score came in the second quarter with a four-yard run to the goal line by Jamantye Thompson, set up first by a 25-yard run and then a 30-yard run on the keeper by starting QB Eugene Carter.

  • Eagles host Hawthorne in spring...

    Bronson football hosts Hawthorne Friday night in the Spring Jamboree. The Eagles are looking to bring a new attitude toward playing and winning into the new year, and Head Coach Al Cooksey has been tougher than ever this spring season.

    “We're getting stronger, but we've still got so far to go,” Cooksey said during a recent practice.

    “We're gonna get there, but we can't let up. We've got to get stronger.”

  • Chiefland wins spring football...

    After a brief grappling period to size up the visitors, Chiefland football seized the upper hand in Friday's spring matchup against Fort White. The visiting Indians were limited both in ground and air corps; the host Indians were not, and the 12-0 Chiefland final showed it. The first score came in the second quarter with a four-yard run to the goal line by Jamantye Thompson, set up first by a 25-yard run and then a 30-yard run on the keeper by starting QB Eugene Carter.

  • Coaching cuts force schools to...

    When you go to a district tournament game at the end of each sporting season, the Florida High School Athletic Association reminds you of a few important facts.

    “Interscholastic events are an extension of the classroom,” intones the game announcer.

    The purpose is to remind those in attendance how much sports and school go together.

  • Friday Night Lights return to...

    Set your clocks for Indian time: Chiefland football hosts Fort White in the spring game this Friday at 6 p.m. Head coach Ajay Ulmer says despite graduating plenty of talent, the Indians are loading up for a good spring contest.

    “We're pretty thin as far as numbers – we'll dress about 37 guys and have a bunch of guys playing both ways,” he said.

    “We've been doing a lot of conditioning, though, and we're probably in as good a shape as we've been in since I've been here.”