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Today's Sports

  • Getting up to speed

    The Chiefland girls’ basketball team is equipped with some favorable pieces this season, with its impressive athleticism and height, as well as the return of a majority of its scoring from a season ago.

    But that firepower might take a minute to flourish, as the Lady Indians (0-3), many of whom are coming off volleyball, find their legs enough to push their up-tempo, attacking style of basketball for four quarters.

  • On top of her game

    Terri Harris is having a moment, and she knows it.

    The 58-year-old retiree from Ohio is coming off a couple of major local championship wins in October at Chiefland Golf and Country Club, where she and her husband Virgil have a house.

    Harris, who started golfing around 15 years ago in Ohio, recently reeled off wins in both the Chiefland Women’s Golf Association Ladies’ Club Championship and the 41st Annual Rye Grass Tournament, the most prestigious annual event held at the course.

  • Chiefland softball standout...

    Emily Hallman was told by former recruits that she’d know it in her gut when she found the right school.

    The Chiefland senior catcher was skeptical at first, and was considering multiple offers, ranging from Kennesaw State University in Georgia to North Dakota State in Fargo; even a small offer from Florida State, according to her father, Scott Hallman.

  • Young Indians generating buzz...

    If the success of the most recent Chiefland Indians 12U squad is any indication, the future of Indians football could be headed for great heights.

    That group of 11- and 12-year-olds, some of which have already been playing together for more than half a decade, recently captured back-to-back championships in the Chiefland Area Athletic Association (CAAA), and were also part of an 8U championship.

  • Senior night struggle in Bronson

    The Bronson football team last Friday was faced with a tough chore on senior night, as it welcomed a big Oak Hall squad looking to stay unbeaten on the season.

    This group of Eagle seniors are used to the uphill climb, but the finality of the moment took an additional emotional toll on the players, who were fighting back tears at the end of the night.

    The Eagles from Gainesville, meanwhile, took a little while to hit their stride, but they eventually scored on six straight possessions to upend Bronson 42-0 at John Rutledge Field.

  • CMHS runner caps superb season...

    Lauren Jones’ cross country career is just getting off the ground, but it already feels like the sky’s the limit for the talented Chiefland Middle School seventh-grader.

    In her first season running full time on varsity, Jones helped her squad qualify for regionals, where she finished 12th out of more than 100 girls to advance to the Class 1A state championships, as the youngest of the top 13 qualifiers in her region.

  • Class of 2017 wins third...

    The skills of Chiefland High School’s talented female athletes translated well in 7-on-7 powderpuff action last Thursday at C. Doyle McCall Field.

    The classes squared off for a pair of 20-minute games apiece, culminating in the seniors’ 6-0 win over the juniors in the final match, giving the class of 2017 its third straight championship.

  • Eagles look to soar on senior...

    An old rival presents a new challenge for Bronson this Friday at John Rutledge Field, as the Eagles look to cap their season against a stout Oak Hall squad from Gainesville with a senior night to remember in front of their home fans.

    After going 1-8 in 2014, the Eagles from Gainesville have won 15 of its last 17 games, including an 8-0 mark this season.

  • Homecoming heartbreak

    The Bronson football team’s improved competitiveness this year has been well established, but that doesn’t mean the losses hurt any less.

    The Eagles once again found themselves in a close-fought battle at home, where they’ve led or been within one possession of tying or leading in the fourth quarter in five games at John Rutledge Field this year.

  • 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.