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Today's Sports

  • Indians sweat out win in Dixie

    CROSS CITY - To win on the road is one thing. To win in Cross City is something else.

    The Chiefland High football team time and again overcame adversity in a hostile environment in its season opener last Friday night at Bruce Boyette Field, and used a big second half to score a 28-21 victory over arch-rival Dixie County.

    A heads-up play by Indian linebacker Zach Tyson turned out to be the difference, as he grabbed a loose lateral and ran 15 yards to the end zone for a touchdown with 5:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.

  • A dream deferred

    Friday's 90-minute lightning delay of the preseason matchup between Chiefland and Bronson was, in the end, little more than a dream deferred for the Indians. After 45 minutes of celestial displays, followed by 45 minutes of pelting rain, the teams were finally released to the misty turf, rewarding the patience of their dedicated fans.

    Chiefland won, bursting back onto the field to grab an immediate score on their way to a 46-6 victory over the cross-county Eagles.

  • Chiefland BRL All Stars in...

    The Chiefland 13-15 year-old All Stars are in uncharted waters.

    An appearance in the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional in Leesburg will pit the local heroes not only against other top teams from Florida, but the entire South.

    We're talking Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee.

    The tournament begins Thursday and will end next Monday or Tuesday.

    Chiefland's opening game is at 10 a.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday's Sarasota-West North Carolina game.

  • Chiefland 13-15 year old All...

    Seven teams will be vying for the Babe Ruth 13-15 year-old State Championship in Tallahassee July 17-20.

    The tournament will be played at Godby High.

    Kyle Parnell's Chiefland All Stars will be one of those teams off of an impressive performance in the District 6 Tournament a couple of weeks ago.

    Other teams competing include Mandarin, Green Cove Springs, Fort Caroline, Lake City, Wakulla and host Tallahassee.

  • Volleyball Camp teaches girls...

    Emily Gore ran her second annual Chiefland Girls Volleyball Camp June 23-25 as 19 girls ages 8-13 participated in the three-day event.

    The camp helped get the younger girls interested in the sport and helps the older girls prepare for the upcoming middle school season. Girls worked on fundamentals three hours each day.

    Gore is the Chiefland High coach. She is impressed with the talent coming up in the Chiefland area.

    CHS volleyballers volunteered their time to help with the camp.

    Girls basketball camp coming

  • Babe Ruth 13-15 All Stars play...

    Ever notice some of the strange scores that come out of bowl games?

    A lot can happen when you have more than a month between games.

    In a similar vein, the Chiefland 13-15 Babe Ruth All Stars will go nearly a month between games.

    Chiefland's finest won the District 6 Tournament on June 21. They won't open State Tournament play until July 17.

    It is manager Kyle Parnell and his staff?s task to keep the team sharp during a three-and-a-half week layoff.

  • 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.