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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Chiefland girls recover in time...

    With Amber Richardson's solo bomb in the sixth and a mighty rally in the seventh, Chiefland girls overcame a three-run deficit to top Taylor County 5-4. For all the game's thrilling rigor, the Lady Indians never should have trailed, having thrashed the Bulldogs 17-0 on their last visit to Perry.

    “I think we took them lightly, and we should never do that,” said Chiefland head coach Wayne Weatherford.

  • Chiefland girls can't close...

    Chiefland softball remains the only team to beat P.K. Yonge this season – in the district, and otherwise. Unfortunately, they couldn't make lightning strike twice. The Lady Indians traveled to Gainesville to try to slam the door on the series, but a pair of errors in the first inning let the Blue Wave score. The game was tied into the eighth inning when a bloop hit into shallow right let the P.K. baserunner go home, giving the Blue Wave the 3-2 win.

  • Diamond Indians clobber Bronson...

    Chiefland boys answered the challenge Friday against Bronson baseball, traveling to the water tower field to clobber the Eagles 19-3 in their own nest. Indians' head coach Kyle Parnell had been deprecating of Chiefland's home performance against Bronson back in March; the Indians rallied then to beat a better-looking Bronson team 9-7.

    “We were lucky to get a win,” Parnell said at the time.

    “Bronson should have beaten us.”

  • Cold night, hot action at...

    The roads were a little safer Saturday night after Rick Heath's Ford Pinto left the Four-Cylinder Bomber feature race on a flatbed wrecker. Heath climbed the retaining wall and rolled during the warmup lap leading into the feature. After being extracted from his car, he walked off the track.

  • Chiefland boys whip Newberry,...

    Chiefland boys rolled over Newberry again for the second half of that district series. Unlike February's five-inning, 10-run game in 30-degree temperature, this time they took all seven innings to win 7-0; the weather was fine.

    “It always feels good to get a district win,” said Indians' Head Coach Kyle Parnell.

  • Fix the softball concession...

    Chiefland softball is rocking 10-3 with only two district losses, and every home game is packed with fans from both sides. There's rowdiness and good cheer, enough to go around, but do you know what there isn't?

    Peanuts. M&Ms. Hot cocoa on a cold night and blue Powerade on a warm one. Hot dogs, Air Heads and pickles. Milky Ways. I'm miserable just thinking about it.

  • Spring Break with the manatees

    Guess who visited Manatee Springs and wrote the following report:

    "Having borrowed a canoe from some indians, I visited a very grat and most beautiful fountain or spring which boils up from between the hills about 300 yards from the river, throwing up great quantities of white small pieces of shells and white shell rock which, glittering through the limped eliment as they rise to the surface, subside and fall again round about on every side."

  • Chiefland girls can't...

    For five innings the softball game played Friday evening between the Chiefland Indians and the Williston Red Devils was all it had been built up to be. After all, both teams were locked up in a three-way tie for the district lead with P.K. Yonge after the Red Devils had beaten Chiefland earlier in the season, P.K. Yonge beat Williston, and the Indians beat the Blue Wave in the first round of district games.

    Williston took a 1-0 first-inning lead, but Chiefland loaded the bases in the top of the second. Amy Biehl drilled a three-run triple to put the Indians on top 3-1.