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Today's Sports

  • Lady Indians pay back Trenton on...

    Chiefland girls had bills to pay Thursday when they hosted area rival Trenton for Senior Night. The Lady Tigers had beaten Chiefland in a one-run game up at their place, and the Lady Indians wanted to send their seniors, Brittany Davis and Shelbie Hastings, out on a high note. They did it in style, allowing Trenton one big inning before bringing the hammer down in a 14-4 Chiefland win.

  • Bronson girls out in district...

    A shorthanded Bronson team, playing without starting pitcher Brittany Shipp (out with a knee injury), fell 13-0 to Trenton in the district tournament opener Monday.

    Coach Kelly Watkins said the team played tough despite the loss of starters because of  excellent play from the sixth graders, catcher Kelsey Russell and shortstop Crystal Short.

    “We got some good play from our youngsters.”

    Watkins says she is looking to bring stability to the team in the off-season. Watkins is the third varsity softball head coach at Bronson in the last three years.

  • Chiefland sends hurdler, relays...

    Chiefland track had a tough outing at the district meet held Thursday at The Villages. The nine-team field included area track strongholds such as Crystal River, Trinity Catholic and Citrus Inverness. Against such deep and polished teams, the Indians could only eke out a few qualifiers – all on the boys' team – despite some truly great individual performances.

    Zach Tyson had the best performance of the day, winning the 300 hurdles outright. The boys' 4x800 and 4x100 relay teams both qualified. But some of the best performances for Chiefland were near-misses.

  • Eagles fly high at track district

    Bronson track and field had an outstanding day at the district track meet at Oak Hall, qualifying in nine individual and relay events and finishing fourth and fifth among girls' and boys' teams respectively.

    Senior thrower Liz Gay was a huge part of that success, taking third in both the shot and discus. The girls' 4x100 and 4x800 teams, made up of gritty middle schoolers Brittni Davis, Shannah Parkin, Kelsey Russel and Perteara Phillips (4x100) and Deonna Hamilton, Tianna Shelley, Brittany Riley and Candace Hulett (4x800) were also major contributors.

  • Diamond Eagles hold on over...

    Once again and right on time, Bronson's bats woke up and defense responded to produce a 7-5 win over district foe Branford.

    The Eagles got down 3-0 behind the Buccaneers as Branford starter Joey Stillwell hit his spots well, frustrating Bronson batters. Bronson's Luke Morrison was also spotting fairly well, striking out five in four and one-third innings, but the Buccaneer batters came ready to hit.

  • Racing season heats up in Bronson

    After a disappointing rainout the week before, racers returned to Bronson Motor Speedway determined to get in all the driving that nature had denied them last week. Sonya Heater won the four-cylinder bomber class again in her Ford Mustang, making her the points leader by miles at 195. Tom Posavec won the sportsman class after a contentious race that saw Shelton Bowers' brand new car get unceremoniously broken in on the number four turn; Bowers finished the race with his rear valance flapping, but couldn't get higher than the third position.

  • CHS track gets ready for...

    Chiefland had a very good outing in their home track meet Friday, with Mark Cilo-Cilo winning the 400 meter, Zach Tyson the 300 hurdles and Chance Hall the discus. Although guest team Branford had the strongest showing on the day, the Indians placed well in many events, even against such competition as the Buccaneers, along with Bell, Bronson and Cedar Key. The Chiefland boys' 4x400 team also won that event.

  • Eagles hang on to down Mayo

    It happened just the way Coach Mike Pogue said – Bronson boys racked up a lead over district visitor Mayo, hung on through the middle innings, and had surgical closer Kelby Barber to bring them home for a 4-3 win over the Hornets.

    “Kelby was able to come in and stabilize the game for us,” said Pogue, the Eagles' head coach.

    “He shut them down pretty much single-handed.”

  • Devils explode at end for...

    The only sure thing about the county's best baseball matchup – Chiefland-Williston – is that there are no sure things. Weeks ago, Williston tried hard to give away the home game to the visiting Indians, before snatching back the 8-6 win. Saturday, the Devils came to Chiefland and their hosts hoped to get them back.

    They didn't. After six innings of close play among some of the best talent in the area, Williston exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to down Chiefland 18-6 in the last district game.

  • Chiefland has one-two punch at...

    Chiefland boys won their part of the Levy County Championship, with knockout performances by the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams and several individuals. Kendon Wasson won the shot put, Chance Hall won the discus, Marcus McMahon won the 200 and the long jump, Genesis Cilo-Cilo won the 200, Mark Cilo-Cilo won the 400 and Zach Tyson won the 300 hurdles.

    Chiefland travels today down to the district meet, held at The Villages. Boys' coach Wendell Corbin says he is optimistic about the team's chances, “although I don't want to bloat their heads about it.”