Today's Sports

  • Fishing tournament benefits...

    Rob Ilves, a popular figure in Horseshoe Beach who was seriously injured on July 4th while lighting off the Town of Horseshoe Beach's fireworks display, will be the beneficiary of a community fishing and scalloping tournament on September 5.

    Ilves and his wife, Donna, have lived in Horseshoe Beach for several years and have helped numerous people around town, according to Will Lawler, a promoter for the event.

  • FWC asks anglers to help gather...

    Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking anglers to assist  with a research project focusing on red snapper and other reef fish on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

    This project will provide fisheries researchers and managers with much of the catch-and-release survival information they need for assessing reef fish stocks.

  • Hot enough for football

    Chiefland football (and everything else) coach emeritus C. Doyle McCall poked his head through the film room door into the crowded weight room and surveyed the landscaped crammed with camp cots. He smiled as he walked through the room and shook hands with veteran Indian linemen Alex English and Cason Nessmith.

    Asked for his prediction on the season, he asked, “How do I think we're going to do this year?”

    “I'd like us to go 10-0 and get back into the playoffs. I don't know if you'd call that a prediction, but that's what I'd like.”

  • Beck, Wilson take head...

    At last, Chiefland High School has finally been able to name its two varsity basketball coaches.

    Mike Beck, a retired basketball, track and cross country coach from Pinellas County, will coach the varsity boys. Chiefland's athletic director Chris Wilson, who took over that post in 2005, will be the varsity girls' coach. They are assuming posts last held by Mark Lundy and Emily Gore, respectively.

  • Run fast and don't stop

    When Genesis Cilo-Cilo heads down to Nova Southeastern University later this month, he'll carry his racing spikes and the hopes of his proud parents and family. Cilo-Cilo, the oldest of four children in his family, had an outstanding senior season as a sprinter at Chiefland and earned himself a track scholarship to Nova.

    Although he started off running the one- and two-mile distances, it didn't take Cilo-Cilo long to discover the short track.

    “I ran the longer races as a freshman, but the next year I got to try sprinting,” he says.

  • Lady Eagles off to a good start

    Just in time for the start of fall practice, Bronson volleyball held camp last week. SUNY Buffalo assistant coach Andreza Santos spent three days last week with the Lady Eagles, working on all aspects of their game, from defense to hitting. Santos, a former All-ACC outside hitter for Florida State University, was coaching for the FAMU Lady Rattlers volleyball team when she conducted the camp at Bronson last year.

    “It was a great opportunity for us to have Andreza here again,” said Bronson volleyball head coach Kelly Watkins.

  • Countdown starts to Monday'...

    They’re counting down the days to the start of football practice in Levy County. First day of practice is Monday, Aug. 10. Chiefland Indians will walk into the locker room at 10 a.m. Monday, and won’t be seen in public again until Aug. 13, the first day of full-contact practice.

    “We take their cellphones, their car keys " we’re going to shield them from the distractions of the outside world, so they can focus on their team,” said Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer.

  • Anderson, Weatherford join...

    Just in the nick of time, Chiefland football has finally found a new JV head football coach.

    Lt. Jimmy Anderson, a longtime youth coach for CAAA in both baseball and football, has agreed to take on the mantle of JV head coach.

    David Weatherford, Anderson’s longtime counterpart in youth football, will join him as JV assistant. Both will assist Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer with varsity duties.

  • Indians find success in the...

    When Chiefland linebacker Jimmie Gunn went up to Minnesota State University at Mankato, there to become an All-North Central Conference First Team defender, he probably didn’t know his trek would inspire a migration.

    This year, five Chiefland High School grads, including All-Area athlete Cantrell Richardson and his cousin Marquis Jackson, will make the trek up to Mankato as part of the College Access Program (CAP). Jackson, a near cousin of Gunn’s who first visited the campus in his freshman year, decided several years ago that he wanted to go to MSU-Mankato.

  • Bronson Speedway results for...

    Race Results for August 1st 2009 Sportsman 1-1 Matt Blum 2-32 Shelton Bowers 3-76 Jim Higgenbothan 4-38 Tod Kelly 5-14 Mike Marcellino 6-29 LeeRoy Donaldson 7-16 Bill Hall 8-33 William Edwards Street Stock 1-8 Michael Stalnaker 2-97X Willard Driggers 3-26 James A Cook 4-08 Jeff Stalnaker Jr 5-34 David Knudson Pure stock 1-58 Larry Welter Jr 2-85 Larry Welter Sr 3-5 James Peters 4-33 Rick Montalvo 5-58X Morris Richardson 6-2 John Pettit Hornets 1-44 Tom Sullivan 2-09 Robert Edwards 3-45 Darren Weems 4-55 Tommy Stout 5-20 Wade Parker 6-18 Gerar