Today's Sports

  • Gulf snapper season ends Tuesday

    The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closes Tuesday, July 15, with the last day of harvest being Monday, July 14. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.

    Several workshops on Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper are planned for late July. The public is invited to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper and to explore future approaches for managing this fishery. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops” to learn more.

  • Suwannee Cleanup needs sponsors...

    The 5th Annual Great Suwannee River Cleanup is fast approaching, and representatives with the organizations involved want people to come out and get involved.

  • Behold the champs

    The Levy County Commission presented the 1A state softball champions, the Chiefland Lady Indians  and the 1A state baseball champions, the Williston Red Devils with proclamations honoring their significant accomplishment on Tuesday during the commission's regular meeting.

    Each member of the team was presented with an official copy of the proclamation after gathering on the Levy County Courthouse steps for this once in a lifetime photo. 

    The teams were similarly honored by the Levy County School Board earlier in the morning. 

  • State T-ball championships begin...

    The Chiefland Area Atheletic Association, “Home of the State T-ball Chamionships,” is, once again, living up to its name starting today with the opening games of the 2014 championships at Strickland Park.

  • Boating restrictions deactivated...

    Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet Tuesday, June 10, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since March 19.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.

  • Brown repeats win in Rotary...

    There were 30 boats entered in the Chiefland Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Fishing Tournament held Saturday, May 24, in Cedar Key. Fishermen had an almost perfect day for landing redfish and trout and the fish cooperated. 

  • Hypin’ the crowd

     Members of the Chiefland Lady Indians softball team energize onlookers Friday, May 23, in a parade held in their honor for winning the state championships.

    It is the first time the school's softball team has won a state 1A softball championship. The Chiefland Lady Indians defeated Jay High School at Historic Dodgertown, the former L.A. Didgers training site in Vero Beach, on May 10. 

  • Coast Guard rescues 3, reminds...

    Coast Guard crew members from the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown rescued three people from a sinking 16-foot recreational boat near Eleven Prong on Thursday, May 22.

    A report of a vessel with two adults and one child aboard taking on water at approximately 6 p.m.
 was received by the Coast Guard 

Sector in St. Petersburg.

    The Yankeetown CG crew launched a trailerable boat usually used in doing buoy and navigation sign duties to reach the three people and bring them to shore.

  • State Champs! Lady Indians win 9...

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team is the Florida 1A softball champions, winning 9-2 over the Jay Royals in the title game at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. 

    Both teams looked well matched when the first inning ended 0-0 but Chiefland's pitcher Lauren Stalvey fired up her screwball to hold off the Lady Royals batters and the Lady Indians' batters found the Jay teams weakness between third base, the shortstop and the right outfield.

  • Levy County track teams shine at...

    It was rainy in Jacksonville on Friday, May 2, but that did not dampen the spirits of the five Chiefland Lady Indians who were competing in the state track meet.