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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Chiefland boys finish off...

    After a rough 10-0 loss to 4A Baker County in the Red Devil Challenge, Chiefland put all their eggs in one basket and went out hard against Wildwood. The Indians attacked the opposite-district Wildcats, coming away with a 10-4 win. Chiefland hit steadily after the second inning, and pitcher Jacob Reidy survived a murmur from the Wildwood bats in the fifth inning, settling down to complete the game without ever getting ruffled.

  • No charm: Chiefland girls can...

    In the rubber match for the county and district crown, Chiefland-Williston softball, round three, was a strange anticlimax. After Chiefland got off to a sluggish start in Wednesday's district semifinal, Williston racked up an insurmountable 8-1 lead, which the Lady Indians chipped at in the later innings for an 8-3 final.

  • Hog wild on the Waccasassa

    It was the biggest turnout in years, with 60 boats and over 100 racers. The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) was a one-day reprieve from economic gloom and doom, a daylong party for anyone up for the adventure.

    “It doesn't look like a recession, does it?” asked race organizer Margie McGarva, of Bronson AMVETS Post 88.

    “We don't have the numbers yet, but I think we might do better than last year,” said Clyde McGarva, Post 88 commander.

  • Chiefland out; Bronson and Cedar...

    Chiefland track stalls at regionals

    Chiefland boys put in a mighty effort but came away empty-handed at the regional track meet at Lake Highland Prep last week. Senior Zach Tyson, who won the 300-meter hurdles at the previous week's district meet at The Villages, was eliminated in the preliminaries where he had the misfortune to run in the first heat with a good enough time to advance from the second heat.

    The boys' 4x800 team finished fifth, and the 4x800 team finished 13th.

    Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

      5 Chiefland  43.87

  • 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.