Today's Sports

  • Athlete of the Year: Taylore...

    The 2012 district 1A-7 semi-final softball game provided the signature moment for one of the best players in county history.
     At times it looked like the top-seeded Union County Tigers would blow out the home team Indians. But Chiefland, a squad fresh off a roller coaster regular season and a record hovering around .500, had hung tight with of the best squads in the area.

  • Taylore's Turn

  • Chiefland beats Bronson 14-12 in...

    The Chiefland High School football team defeated Bronson 14-12 at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium on May 25 in the school's annual spring game. Chiefland controlled much of the game with a strong running attack.  The time-consuming ground game, along with the team's hard-nosed defensive play, kept an aggressive Bronson team from pulling away after it took an early lead. It also allowed Chiefland to come out on top. 

  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs...

    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
     The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Three things from the Chiefland...

    The 2012 Blue and Gold game may have been the most interesting scoreless event I’ve ever seen.  Head coach Aaron Richardson’s choice to make it a glorified practice with jerseys on may have been less dramatic than years past, but it still showed off a lot about the current state of the Chiefland High School football program.
    - The backfield has talent (and a lot of it):

  • No score, no problem

    Neither team left with a victory in the Blue and Gold. It was still a win for Chiefland football.
    Chiefland High School’s annual showcase scrimmage was unlike any other in recent memory. Head coach Aaron Richardson decided not to divide up the team in the traditional manner. Instead of pitting players as part of a full-time “Blue” or “Gold” team, players switched back and forth between teams, some after nearly every series. There was no clock or score for the game. This first-year coach said this system was meant to build team unity.

  • Red Devils: public school champs

    The Williston High School baseball team lost its regional championship game Friday night.  It was still the best public school in its classification. 

  • Annual Rotary fishing tournament...

    The Chiefland Rotary Club will host its annual fishing tournament this weekend in Cedar Key. The event begins with a mandatory captains’ meeting on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center. Anglers have until weigh-ins at 4 p.m on Saturday to catch the biggest fish.

    Recent fishing restrictions in the Gulf of Mexico limit the competition haul to five trout and two redfish total.

    First place for biggest trout and biggest redfish can earn up to $500 in prize money. 

  • Bronson excited for new beginning


    New Principal. New stadium. New coaches. New hope. 

    After a brutal 2011-2012 season for the Bronson Middle/High School sports teams, a new era is exactly what the Eagles need. 

    With losing records in football and basketball, new can only mean improvement. 

  • Bronson Youth League Equipment...

    No equipment is missing from the Bronson Youth League, according to organization representative Mike Hanna. An unidentified audience member from a Bronson Council meeting on April 16 said she saw items with the B.Y.L label at Play it Again Sports, a used sporting goods franchise. Hanna said he went to both the Gainesville and Ocala locations and didn’t find anything from the league. 

    An investigation by The Chiefland Citizen into the Gainesville location provided similar results.