Today's Sports

  • Bronson football coaching job...

    Back in May, Bronson football head coach Al Cooksey was one of several coaches district-wide who found out his job was in jeopardy because his temporary teaching certification was about to expire. Cooksey, who received his temporary certification in April 2007, thought he had until April 2010 to complete coursework for his permanent license.

  • FHSAA rescinds cuts in number of...


     The Florida High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted u

  • Indians ready to rumble in new...

    The 2009 Chiefland High School football team is playing in a new district and Coach Ajay Ulmer wants fans and would-be fans to know one thing: “It’s a new team.” Ulmer who gave his annual pre-season report to the Chiefland Rotary Club on July 16, said last year’s 5-5 season is history and he’s looking forward to this season with unabashed enthusiasm. “A lot of the mentality that caused is to go through it (last year) is gone,” Ulmer said of the “We’ve got one scrapping group.

  • Bronson’s Rivers bound...

    James Rivers was one of Bronson basketball's Super Sophs, the little team that could, the squad of sleepers that came out of nowhere to storm all the way to the Class 2A Sweet Sixteen in 2007. This is the team that " remember? - in the first week of November suddenly found out the starting five that was going to take them through the region was out. Suddenly, then-head coach Kelly Beckham was looking at starting a pair of sophomores at the point and small forward " two guys who lit up JV last year, yeah, but were they ready to deal with Oak Hall, Mayo and Hawthorne?

  • Emily Gore

    Though they're sad she'd gone, her supporters are glad Emily Gore has landed on her feet. Chiefland High School's varsity volleyball, girls' basketball and girls' track coach was one of many who lost her teaching contract this spring. A Chiefland native and athletic star in her own school days, Gore's local impact was significant as a coach and teacher, and her players and team supporters hated to see her go. “Wherever I end up, I never want to coach against Chiefland,” she told her players at her going-away party last month.

  • Football workouts will make...

    Chiefland football is getting bigger, one run, one lift, one pound at a time. Indians' head football coach Ajay Ulmer reports that summer workouts have been well attended and attitudes are strong.

    “We've had some guys make some really great gains this summer,” he said.

    “We've got some really strong freshmen coming up too.”

    Monday was a max-out day in the weight room, with players having this week to hit their target lifts in the bench, squat and power clean.

  • Go west, young men

    Sometimes in a friendship, two friends reveal both themselves and each other, in all their contrasting and complementary ways.

  • Fall sports calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 28

    High School Football

    Suwannee County at Chiefland (preseason classic), 7:30 p.m.

    Oak Hall at Bronson (preseason classic)

    Williston at Bradford (Starke), (preseason classic), 7:30 p.m.


    JV Football

    Williston at P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m.


    High School Football

    Chiefland at Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m.

    Trenton at Bronson, 7:30 p.m.

    Williston at P.K. Yonge, 7:30 p.m.



  • Marathon man

    Maybe it wasn't a lifelong dream, but it sure felt like it. Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer photographer Dave Colón recently completed his first marathon, the big race that all runners dream of. It was the culmination of 10 years of learning and running, and, he hopes, the beginning of a long and wonderful adventure.

  • Softball State Tournament...

    Softball state tournament schedules

    Three teams from Chiefland will compete in the Babe Ruth State Softball Tournament at Ponte Vedra: 8u, 10u and 16u. The tournament will be held at Davis Park in Ponte Vedra from July 1-5. Below are first day schedules with expected schedules after the first win or loss. This is a double-elimination bracket.


    8u Chiefland vs. Altamonte at 7:30 p.m. Winner plays Thursday at 12:15 p.m.; loser plays Friday at 9 a.m.