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Today's Sports

  • WHS football coach resigns

    After five good years leading the Red Devils, Williston football head coach Jamie Baker is calling it quits. In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Baker said he would be leaving the football field for the pasture to begin, or rather, reclaim a career in cattle ranching.

    “I've enjoyed coaching at Williston,” Baker said. “It's as good a position as I could have had, and my decision has nothing to do with the position or the team or the people here. It was just time for a change of direction.”

  • Transportation change could help...

    It's time to put to bed an upsetting rumor, if only temporarily, that middle school sports in Levy County Schools will be cancelled next year as part of the school budget restrictions. Not yet, anyway.

    “No, that's definitely a rumor; it's not true,” said Levy County Superintendent of Schools Bob Hastings.

    “But the fact is, we are evaluating ways to save the district money, and everything is on the table.”

  • Dressed to thrill: Indians wear...

    In the old Spike Lee Air Jordan commercials, Mars Blackmon used to ask Michael Jordan, “Money - hey Money! Is it the shoes?”

    On seeing the Indians in their new clothes Friday, hammering a 63-44 win over district and area rival Dixie County, Mars might ask a similar question.

    Answer – it wasn't. It was all Chiefland.

    “Our kids executed for me, both on offense and defense,” said Chiefland Head Coach Mark Lundy.

    “This is the kind of performance I hope can propel us into districts.”

  • New suits in time for old rival

    Call it a late Christmas – Chiefland varsity basketball finally got their glorious new threads Friday, just in time to suit up against their favorite rival, Dixie County. Due to layoffs at the manufacturer, the uniforms were delivered about a month later than promised, but still in time for the second half of the season.

    Indians' Head Coach Mark Lundy said the uniforms, paid for with the help of donations from local businesses and individuals, were delivered early Friday afternoon during a P.E. class.

  • Video: Bronson pounds Trenton 67...

    Scroll down to see video of Bronson downing Trenton 67-32.

  • Eagles thrash Trenton 67-32

    The Eagles played keep-away with Trenton Friday, clobbering the Tigers 67-32 in a game that was never even close. C.J. Bowers was the lone light for the Trenton team, and Bronson keyed on him, pasting a fresh defender on him every time he threatened to get loose. Bowers, an excellent playmaker and deadly in the paint, was held to 14 points on the game and scoreless in the second quarter.

    The basket belonged to Bronson's James Rivers, who shared the bucket with rebounding terror Enrique Wiseman. The pair had 27 and 12 points, respectively.

  • Chiefland baseball getting tuned...

    Chiefland baseball was like a heavy spear last year – strong hitting in support of heavyweight pitchers Ory Pitts and Daniel Galpin. The Indians were 18-3 going into districts when the unthinkable happened – they were eliminated in a loss to a P.K. Yonge team they'd beaten twice already.

    Head Coach Kyle Parnell remembers it well.

    “We lost 2-0,” he said.

    “Ory pitched well. We just didn't generate any runs.”

    Still, last year's was a good group, he recalls.

  • Chiefland boys run with P.K. in...

    The scoreboards wouldn't sync Friday night, with one telling time and the other one telling zeros, but anyone with eyes could see that for 32 minutes, Chiefland boys' matchup with P.K. Yonge was anybody's game, right up until the buzzer said, “P.K. wins, 63-54.”

    It was that close.

    Nothing other than a complete game from every Chiefland player would have come close, and the Indians did it, from consistent defense to ball movement to finishing shots and rebounding.

  • Chiefland's diamond girls...

    The steam coming off the players on the 38-degree diamond is a pretty good indication that, if energy counts, Chiefland softball is going to have another good year. Like last year, the Lady Indians play in the brutal District 5 of Class 3A, where the competition includes perennial local power Williston as well as Ft. White and P.K. Yonge. Last year, neither Chiefland nor Williston made it out of the district tournament, an occurrence so rare some folks ran to the weather channel to see if it was snowing in certain warmer locales.

  • Video: See Chiefland boys scare...

    Scroll down to see video of Chiefland boys' basketball gaining on district foe P.K. Yonge.