Today's Sports

  • Cappy's Corner: Blame me,...

    When anyone approaches a reporter and says, “I have a real problem with something you wrote,” most of us instantly become defensive.

    We pride ourselves on reporting fact. We stand behind every word. We aspire to report what we’re told accurately, and succinctly.

    So when a parent came to me “with a real problem” about a sentence in a story about Chiefland finalizing its 2011 football schedule, I instantly put up a wall, ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way.

  • Consolation no prize for CHS...

    Midseason progress reports are in for Chiefland's softball team, and only a few are getting an 'A' for effort.

    The Lady Bulldog Invitational sat smack dab in the middle of Chiefland's softball schedule, with 10 games before and after the Friday-Saturday tourney in Bell.

    Even though the Lady Indians (8-4 overall) won two of three games, including the consolation final to finish in third place, coach Ginger Fuller and staff were left scratching their heads.

  • The adaptable and wily coyote

    Twenty-five years ago, many Floridians might have thought of coyotes as animals scratching out a living amid the arid landscapes of the Southwestern United States. After all, it was usually a desert mesa that Wile E. Coyote plummeted from in pursuit of the Road Runner, not the top of a cabbage palm or granddaddy oak.
    But sometime in the late 1980s, biologists started documenting the movements of coyotes to the southeastern part of the country.

  • Time runs out on CHS in...

    Chiefland lost 8-5 against Columbia in the semifinals of the Lady Bulldog Invitational in Bell on Saturday. The Lady Indians next play in the consolation final at 4 p.m. 

  • Lady Indians win opener to...

    Chiefland's softball team scored a 6-3 win against Bradford in Friday's opening round of the Lady Bulldogs Invitational in Bell.

    Junior catcher Taylore Fuller crushed her state-best eighth homer to lead the way. Because teams intentionally walk Fuller so often, the University of Florida pledge only has 18 official at-bats. She homers 44 percent of the time when opponents actually pitch to her.

  • Hunter safety course offered in...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Levy County. 

    Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

    The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

  • Chiefland FFA hooks April...

    Special to the Citizen

    The Chiefland Future Farmers of America Alumni is hosting its third saltwater fishing tournament on April 16.
    Registration is April 15 with a Captain's Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Agricultural Building.
    Rules and guidelines will be covered and any question answered, as well as door prizes being awarded. Participants can fish wherever they prefer with the weigh-in at the agricultural building from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday.


    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    7-0    8-0    97    15
    Trenton    7-1    9-1    87    38
    Chiefland    7-2    8-3    98    53
    St. Francis    5-2    6-5    65    53

  • How to get a fishing license

    Instant fishing licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell, or 1-888-404-3922

  • Florida bass fishing is on fire

    The prespawn period for Florida largemouth bass can produce some of the most exciting fishing of the year, and 2011 has certainly started out exciting. Because bass tune into environmental triggers such as day length, lunar cycle and water temperature, timing of the actual spawn can vary. Generally, once water temperatures rise above 58 degrees, the bedding process begins and may continue until temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s.