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Today's Sports

  • You Never Leave Heaven

    After 39 years at Chiefland High School, the man everybody in town calls Coach still carried his paddle to work. Like his paddle, Cecil Doyle McCall was strong, firm and surprisingly quick.
    “No one could paddle like Coach McCall,” said Rob Alexander, a Chiefland banker and one of his former students.
    Paddling served as a microcosm of Coach McCall’s outlook toward discipline and life in general. He had a straightforward, aggressive approach as a principal, a coach, a teacher, a friend and as a man.

  • Whitehurst wins Rye Grass...

    Jamie Whitehurst won the Chiefland Golf and Country Club's 37th Annual Rye Grass Golf Tournament on Sunday, the second year in a row he has done so.
    The club held the annual scramble for the tournament on Thursday, Oct. 11, and the tournament play was Friday through Sunday.
    Dick Tummond, club manager, said the weather was cooperative with sunny skies and moderate temperatures during play.

  • Indians poised for first win in...

    James Corbin knows exactly how long it’s been since Chiefland last beat Williston in football. It was in October 2002 when the Indians won 20-18 at home. Corbin, like the rest of his team mates, was in elementary school. His head coach was playing football for Oklahoma Panhandle State University. No one had heard of iPods, youtube or Facebook.
    In short, it was a long time ago.

  • Newberry loss stings as Indians...

    Using a formula that has become emblematic of the Chiefland football program, the Newberry High School varsity football team literally and figuratively ran its way to a 16-7 victory on Oct. 5.
    The loss puts Chiefland at a pivotal moment as it enters its bye week. The growing playoff hopes from the amazing season took a major hit. Chiefland has four games left. Three are against rivals Williston, Dixie County and Trenton. Two, more importantly, are in district (Dixie County and Baldwin).

  • Indians’ playoff hopes take a...

    Though the high school football season is technically more than half-way over, this is the true midpoint of Chiefland’s season. Heading into its bye-week the Indians are an impressive 4-2 with both losses coming in close games at Union County and last Friday against Newberry. Both teams are ranked near the top of class 1A.
    No matter what happens in the second half, Chiefland’s season has been, at the very least, a tremendous improvement from recent history. But that alone won’t get them into post season play.

  • Bronson suffers tough loss at...

    Even with a rough start that delayed the game, stormy weather and a depressing score at halftime for the Bronson Eagles, the team fought hard the entire game in their 61-6 loss to Trenton on Oct. 5.
    As the loss adds to Bronson’s record, the team returns to practice and prepares for the next game at home against rival Branford.
    The word perseverance describes this Bronson Eagles football team to a fine point.

  • Indians fall to Newberry 16-7

    The Newberry High School varsity football team defeated Chiefland 16-7 in the teams' game Friday night. Chiefland (4-2) dropped the home game to its district rival and also fell to 0-2 in the district. 

    Newberry (4-2, 1-0 in district 1A-7) dominated the second half on the ground. The Panthers picked up four first downs on third-down conversions and allowed the Indians only one possession in the fourth quarter. Chiefland executed only five total offensive plays in the second half. 

  • Chiefland rolls Crescent City 34...

    The Chiefland High School varsity football put together another strong performance Friday night, beating Crescent City 34-0 at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. The Indians (4-1) recorded their second shut-out of the season in the win. Chiefland is now allowing opponents a little over six points per game. 

    Chiefland plays at home again next week in a key district match-up against Newberry. 

  • Chiefland football falls at...

     Unable to overcome a late touchdown, the Chiefland High School varsity football team fell 12-6 to Union County in the teams' game in Lake Butler Friday night.
    Union County quarterback Chandler Mann threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Clark with less than four mintues left in the game, giving the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 District 1A-7) a 12-6 lead. Chiefland (3-1, 0-1) went 4-and-out on its ensuing possesion, giving the ball back to Union County, which ran out the clock to end the game.

  • As good a loss as any

    A good coach will tell you there is no such thing as a “moral” victory. Only results, in the long run, matter. But for a team that on this date a year ago had to be wondering if it would ever win again, last Friday brought about a good a loss as you could hope for.