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Today's Sports

  • Chiefland 13-15s coast in Babe...

    Three games, three wins via the mercy rule, one District 6 championship for the Chiefland 13-15 year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars.

    It was almost too easy for manager Kyle Parnell?s boys, who outscored their opponents by a combined 34-3 margin in the tournament played at Strickland Park.

    Chiefland opened with an 11-1 victory over Gainesville on Friday. Then on Saturday morning, Chiefland mauled Bradford A, 11-0.

    That set up the final Saturday evening against Bradford B.

    It was more of the same, as Chiefland ran awy with a 12-2 decision.

  • The legend of Okeeheelee

    The name Okeeheelee has a ring like some of those other small, rural towns in Florida.

    Like Okeechobee, or Yeehaw Junction, Immokalee, or Homosassa.

    But Okeeheelee is not a town by itself. Actually, it's a part of West Palm Beach -Okeeheelee Park.

    Each year, the Okeeheelee Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball organization sends a team or two to Chiefland for the State Tee Ball Tournament.

    Even though Okeeheelee didn't win it this year, looking back over the list of tourney winners, the little O has flat-out dominated through the years.

  • CAAA Majors wins Small League...

    KEYSTONE HEIGHTS The Chiefland Area Athletic Associations Major League All-Stars were successful in tournament play June 5-9, capturing the Babe Ruth Small League District 6.

    The Majors, comprised of 11 and 12 year olds, advance to the Big League District 6 event June 19-23 in Starke.

    Chiefland won four games and dropped one in taking the title.

    In the championship game, Chiefland defeated Melrose 6-2. Pitcher Jon Ward allowed one run in five innings. Tim Reidy had two triples. G'Angelo McClendon was 3-for-3 and Justin Ivey 2-for-3.

  • Welcome Tee-Ballers

    With Memorial Day having come and gone, and school now officially out for summer, it has to be time for youth baseball tournaments to begin play across Florida.

    Chiefland's Strickland Park will come alive this weekend with hundreds of little ballplayers between the ages of 5 and 6 years old.

    The occasion will be the one and only Babe Ruth League State Tee-Ball Tournament.

    There are 22 different teams in this year's event -four more than last year.

    There are 12 players on each team. That adds up to more than 260 players each day.

  • 22 teams signed up for State Tee...

    Teams from near and far will roll into Chiefland next week for the 10th annual State Tee-Ball Tournament.

    The event will be played from June 12-16 at Strickland Park.

    Chiefland Area Athletic Association president Wayne Weatherford said that a whopping 22 organizations have committed to coming.

    That adds up to a lot of extra business for local restaurants, motels, supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers.

    We're sure kids and their families will be cooling off at Manatee and Fanning Springs during down time.

  • Sponsors needed

    Each June for the past 10 years, the Chiefland Area Athletic Association has been the host of a State Tee-Ball Tournament at Strickland Park.

    With time flying by, we?re now less than a month from the start of the 2008 event, which will be held June 12-16.

    Incredibly, the CAAA still needs a main sponsor for the tourney, which draws up to 20 teams to Chiefland.

    Other events around town have no problem with sponsorship. For example, area businesses seem to always be there for the high school football team or the FFA events.

  • CAAA baseball standings

    T-BALL

    Firestine Painting 10-1

    Christophers Home Design 9-2

    Napa 8-3

    Jones Plumbing 4-7

    Kountry Kids 2-9

    Scrapbook Shack 0-11

    ROOKIE

    Badcock 12-1

    Chiefland Citizen 10-3

    B-B-Q Bills 7-6-1

    Dock St. Depot 4-11

    Clyatt House 3-11-1

    MINORS

    911 Pools 12-1

    Martin?s Orthodonics 7-6

    Stones BP 5-6

    Hinote Electric 3-9

    MAJORS

    Goss Construction 8-4

    Strickland Auto 7-5

    VFW 4-8

  • Parity rules at Bronson Motor...

    BRONSON –One of these weeks, there's going to be a repeat winner at Bronson Motor Speedway.

    But after the first three weeks of Saturday night racing at the high-banked 1/3-mile asphalt track, parity has been the rule.

    Not one car hads revisted victory lane in any of the three car divisions.

    In the Sportsman 30-lap feature, no one really had anything for race winner Matt Blum, the High Springs driver who pilots the 1 car.

    Blum passed polesitter Jim Higginbotham in the 76 car on a restart on lap 6. From there, Blum was never seriously threatened.

  • CAAA rules championship

    CROSS CITY - The Chiefland Area Athletic Association's Senior Indian football team is the Suwannee Valley League playoff champion.

    The Chiefland boys ages 10-12 marched on to another victory last Saturday night, crushing the Dixie Bears, 38-0, at Bruce Boyette Stadium on the campus of Dixie County High.

    Dave Weatherford's team improved its record to 8-0 on the season.

    This was the second time the Senior Indians defeated the Bears this season.