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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Indians back on track with...

    After an ugly 5-4 collapse at Trenton, Chiefland girls got serious again and whipped up on Dixie County in a 7-0 district shutout win at home. With the win, the Lady Indians are 8-3, and 6-2 in the district.

    Chiefland's Amber Richardson pitched a complete game against Dixie County, striking out nine batters and allowing only four hits. As in their season opener at the Lady Bears' den, Chiefland's defense had no errors.

  • Diamond tribe looks ahead after...

    After a good run of wins, Chiefland baseball was sorely tested last week by a bad home loss to Taylor County and a 12-2 district loss at Ft. White.

    “We got beat up pretty good up there – ten-runned again,” said Indians' Head Coach Kyle Parnell.

    “Basically they hit the ball and we didn't. They swung the bats well; we hit the ball hard but seemed to hit it right at them. Only about two strikeouts, but whenever we put the ball in play, they just made the plays – give Ft. White the credit.”

  • Chiefland girls shut out P.K....

    Unbeaten P.K. Yonge softball met its match at last, Thursday, when Chiefland girls surprised them with a 3-0 shutout. Lady Indians' Head Coach Wayne Weatherford had an ace up his sleeve in his unusual pitching staff. Although many fast-pitch teams ride a single pitcher all season, Weatherford has traditionally used a staff of at least two, which he alternates in roughly equal proportion. Pitchers take turns starting and closing, and rarely throw complete games.

  • Indians flatten Bears again

    Chiefland baseball easily dispatched Dixie County last week in an 11-1, five-inning game. Friday was like a rewind of that game, only slower, with the Indians again winning 11-1, but moving the bats a little later for a six-inning game. It was baseball weather for the daytime matchup, and Indian fans savored the explosion of runs when it came.

    Chiefland starter Jacob Reidy pitched a complete game in the win and looked very good throughout.

    “Jacob was sharp on the mound,” said Indians head coach Kyle Parnell.

  • Bronson's Mike Weinar moves...

    Sharp-eyed viewers from Levy County might have noticed a familiar face in the pile after the Florida Gators won back-to-back NCAA national championships. That face belonged to Bronson's Mike Weinar, former student assistant coach for the 2002 state runner-up Bronson Eagles basketball team. More discerning viewers might see where Weinar is today – on the bench of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, where his title is Special Assistant to Head Coach Rick Carlisle.

  • Iron Bears top Indians in close...

    With a whole lotta woofin', Chiefland weightlifting seemed on the verge of capturing a triple crown over Dixie County Friday, trying to cap their football and basketball wins with a victory in the weight room. It was not to be. As both teams exhorted their lifters to greater achievement, the Bears hung on in the middle divisions to overcome the host Indians by just two points. Guest Bronson finished far behind. Final scores were Dixie County 46, Chiefland 44 and Bronson 18.

  • Beckham's 'Canes...

    Coach Kelly Beckham's Gainesville Hurricanes rode a big wave Tuesday en route to their 70-52 regional quarterfinal win over Jacksonville Wolfson. Leading by as much as 20 points early, the 'Canes fell prey to the Wolf Pack's half court trapping defense and gave up enough possessions to let the lead slip to seven. At halftime, with GHS up by 16, fans of the purple could see the rally coming their way and they bit their nails.