Today's Sports

  • Chiefland celebrates win vs....

    Bubble gum is essential for Chiefland volleyball coach Tammy Arrington anytime her team plays Williston. On Thursday in the Chiefland High gymnasium, she nervously chewed and chewed and chewed as her Lady Indians edged the Lady Red Devils 3-2 with a thrilling 15-13 win in the final game.

    So how many pieces of gum did she chew during the two-plus hours of volleyball?

    "One," Arrington said with a laugh. "And this one here is about shot, so I need another one!

  • Lady Braves start perfect

    Chiefland Middle School volleyball team has jumped out to a 9-0 start, but don’t ask 19-year coach Heather Darus to brag on any specific players.

    "I am firm believer that in middle school, you don't name kids individually. You save that for high school," Darus said. "That's why we don't have any of the end-of-the-year awards and things like that."

  • Schedule of Levy County sporting...


    29 — Volleyball, CMS at Bradford, 5/6 p.m., Williston at CHS, 6:30 p.m.; JV Football, Union County at Chiefland.

    30 — Football, CHS at Crescent City, 7:30 p.m., Bronson at Ocala Christian, 7:30 p.m.



    3 — Volleyball, CHS at Bell, 6:30 p.m., Fort White at CMS, 5/6 p.m., Branford at Bronson, 4 p.m.

  • Lady Braves volleyball undefeated

     Chiefland’s Middle School volleyball team has opened the season with a 5-0 record. Members of the team are Tat Barnes, Amanda Claveria, Sheila Engel, Jessica Ivey, Takiya London, Lauren Parker, Blair Rhodes, Samantha Rolfe, Lauren Stalvey, Sydney Allen, Erika Gilliam, Naja Martin, Kelsey Miller, Haltrieu Ho Nguyen, Lacey Waldron and Makenna Watkins.    

  • Upset bid falls short

    Union County arrived Friday in a sparkling limo bus, a band that was about 100 students deep, a crowd that filled the visitor’s side of Wayne Pridgeon Stadium and big, fast players in shiny new uniforms.

    Pretty much what a fan would expect to see from the No. 1, Class 1A team in the state. That’s why Chiefland coach Jim O’Neal could be heard several times in the early going yelling, ‘We’re not even supposed to be on the same field with these guys!’

  • Trenton tops Chiefland

    Chiefland suffered its second loss 3-2 against Trenton on Thursday in three games after opening the season with seven straight wins.

    “It humbles you,” said Chiefland coach Tammy Arrington. “It makes you stop and think that, ‘Yes, we’re talented, but you can’t rely on just talent.’ We had a good little streak there, and hopefully we can clean up our mess starting on Monday.

  • Lady Indians, Lady Braves take...

    It was an overcast afternoon last Monday as the Levy County Cross Country Race got underway in Williston. A few sprinkles of rain fell as the race began.

    Team members from Levy County schools—boys and girls from high schools and middle schools—lined up for the start of the race. Participants were from Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland High School and Chiefland Middle School, Williston and Yankeetown. 

    The competitors exploded from the starting line as the gun went off.

  • Braves bag another win

    Chiefland’s Middle School football team took to the field last Tuesday night playing like a squad that had won four consecutive SMAC Championships.

  • Chiefland 's varsity...
  • Chiefland's JV volleyball...

    After losing the opening game at Dixie County, Chiefland’s junior varsity volleyball team roared back to win the final two sets to remain a perfect 3-0 on the season.

    The team is coached by Tevin Bennett, a 2001 Trenton High graduate who played setter for the Lady Tigers.

    “They played really well tonight,” Bennett said. “They learned a brand new rotation yesterday and still did well. We moved Ashley Davies to libero and that's what changed our rotation.”