Today's Sports

  • CMS Braves win SMAC

    Like most of their games this season, the outcome was in hand well before the final whistle. The Chiefland Braves blew by Fort White 40-13 in the finals of the Suwanee Middle School Athletic Conference tournament at Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City on Thursday. 

    It was the first SWAC hoops title for the boys team and the first time both boys and girls teams won district.

  • Cappy's Corner: Genuine...

    From the moment I heard about this job, I've been hearing about Chiefland’s Jamantye Thompson. 

    To check out the paper, I went where anybody else would look first, chieflandcitizen.com.

    "Jumpin' Jamantye" was the first headline to catch my eye. Then another on Thompson, and another, and another. Perusing printed archives after getting the gig, and the senior tailback’s pictures were plastered across the pages.

  • Cappy's Corner: A Carnival...

    Readers will come to expect, and hopefully enjoy from time to time, a carnival of commentary in this space each week. 

    We’ll hit a variety of topics, and it almost always will be local. Some weeks, it’s tougher to zero in on one topic as there are several ideas running through my mind I believe are worth noting.

  • Braves tower over all opponents

    The boys basketball team at Chiefland Middle School cruised to a 33-17 home win against Bronson last week to complete a perfect regular season. If things go as planned this week, the 15-0 Braves will be playing for the SMAC championship today.

    The program’s first undefeated regular season came with relative ease. The closest margin of victory was a two-point win against Lake Butler. Other than that, the next closest was an 11-point victory against Branford.

  • Sports, community drive Schultz...

    If anyone putting on a sporting or church event needs a volunteer, they seek out the Schultz family.

    Boy scout leaders, cub scout leaders, youth coaches, referees, stat keepers and concession stand workers are just a few of the volunteer titles members of the Schultz’ family have worn around Chiefland.

  • Cappy's Corner: Ch-Ch-Ch...

    Like the coaches and players we try to follow, we also want to improve with each game.

    We, too, want to make your sports section the absoulte best it can be from week to week.

    This is why readers will begin noticing changes throughout the B section, beginning largely with this week’s new elements such as the player feature on Chiefland’s own Halie Hammond or the “Who Knows Best?”  section at the bottom of the page.

  • No makeup, no problem

    Halie Hammond insists she isn't a total tomboy. The case against her is solid. She loves sports but rarely sports a dress. She doesn't wear makeup, and the only mud she packs on her face comes off the spinning wheels of a golf cart on a rainy day. That Levy County mud came out of a 10-acre open field, not a golf course.

  • Cappy's Corner: What I...

    OK, so I've been here at the paper for almost a month now and there are a handful of things I've learned in a short time.

    For the record, even though I may have learned a few things, I still know next-to-nothing about Levy County. But I am trying to learn more every day.

    What I've learned thus far:

  • Bronson bags 3rd in own tourney

    Bronson dug in when most 1-9 teams would’ve given in.

    Instead of watching another game slip away in the third quarter, the Eagles flew together to finally flip the script on an opponent en route to a 61-56 win against Bell in the third-place game of the Bronson Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

  • Cappy's Corner: The ball is...

    This is my cry for help. This is my plea to you — the reader, the fan, the coach, the parent, the teacher, the administrator, the classmate, the grandma and even the players themselves— to take over ownership of this sports section.

    This is YOUR newspaper about YOUR community, but are you getting everything you want? Are you seeing the best possible stories from the Levy County world of sports every week?