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Today's Sports

  • Williston retains Levy Cup

    It was a night that unfolded in familiar ways for the Chiefland football team.

    The Indians showed their gritty spirit, led by a proud group of seniors who suited up for the final time in the Columbia Blue and Gold, but ultimately lacked the firepower to keep up with a talented opponent.

    A long Williston touchdown run and a punt snap miscue helped put the Indians into an insurmountable first-half deficit, as the Red Devils rolled to a 36-7 win to claim the Levy Cup for the second straight year.

  • Power ball

    The result wasn’t what Chiefland was hoping for, but in their final match of the year, the Lady Indians’ delivered the kind of effort and competitiveness worthy of a program that’s enjoyed its share of successes the last three seasons.

    Taylor, the District 1A-8 champion out of Pierson, located midway between Ocala and Daytona Beach, pulled out three closely-fought sets by an average of three points last Wednesday in its gym to defeat Chiefland 3-1 (24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25) in the Class 1A regional semifinals (round of 16).

  • CMHS seventh-grade runner...

    Chiefland Middle School’s Lauren Jones finished 12th out of more than 100 runners in the Class 1A girls’ cross-country regionals last Friday in Lakeland to qualify for the Florida High School Cross Country State Championships.

    The Lady Indians, who finished fourth in districts to advance to the regional meet, beat out five schools to finish 10th overall on the day, and showed across-the-board improvements in their times from the district championship meet.

  • Chip-in for charity

    Good food, competitive golf and a worthy cause were featured in the 22nd Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load Golf Tournament at Chiefland Golf and Country Club last Thursday.

    More than 120 competitors joined in foursome scramble play to help raise what will likely tally up to more than $30,000, according to event organizer Lynetta Griner.

    All of the money raised goes to Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The annual event has collected more than $950,000 to date.

  • Bronson celebrates homecoming

    The Bronson football team is looking for a special night this Friday at John Rutledge Field.

    While the Eagles celebrate homecoming against Gainesville’s St. Francis Catholic, they’ll also look to stem an 11-game losing streak at home. They’ve come tantalizingly close, averaging a nine-point deficit and remaining within one possession of their opponent in four home games this year.

    Their tilt with the Wolves has the potential for a shootout, have shined in the passing game.

  • Hardware heightens rivalry

    Though the rivalry dates back generations, the Levy County Cup has only been at stake since the 2008 meeting, after the idea was cooked up after years of trash talk between Indians fan Michael Michaelis and Red Devils partisan JoJo Knauff.

    Since then, trophy cases have been constructed to house the hardware prize, and the trophy itself has gone through reconstructive surgery, after getting accidentally smashed by a player tumbling out of bounds in 2012.

  • Four-quarter fight

    The Chiefland football team didn’t show the signs of a hangover early in last Friday’s game in Bronson that might’ve been expected on the heels of a brutal four-game span that included multiple top-five opponents.

    But after the Indians jumped ahead 14-0, the Eagles also proved past was not prologue, as they regained their footing in the second quarter to force a four-quarter fight between the schools located just 13 miles apart.

  • Bragging rights, Levy County Cup...

    There’s plenty to like about Friday's rivalry game at C. Doyle McCall Field in Chiefland.

    Bragging rights and the Levy County Cup are at stake, as is a successful senior night for the Chiefland seniors in their last game in the Columbia blue and gold, barring a possible bowl game.

    If that’s not enough, the pink will also be in fashion at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium for Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

  • Lady Indians finish second in...

    The Chiefland volleyball team’s recent run of success has made them a respected target by an ascendent Newberry squad that made its breakthrough last week.

    Last Thursday, in the William N. Barry Gymnasium in Newberry, the Lady Panthers finally got the tournament win they’ve been looking for against the Lady Indians, capturing a 25-21, 26-24, 25-13 win in straight sets in the 1A-7 district championship match.

  • Chiefland fourth-quarter...

    A contrast in styles between football teams devolved into more serious discord last Friday as a scuffle between Chiefland and Hawthorne broke out in the third quarter.

    The Indians (2-4) eventually got things back on track for a strong fourth quarter for the second week in a row, but fell short on their last possession in the final two minutes of the game, leaving the Hornets (5-2) to a 26-23 victory.