Local News

  • Complete high school football results

    Friday, Nov. 20

    Class 1A

    Fort Meade 21, Wildwood 7

    Class 2B

    Trinity Catholic 33, West Nassau 13

    Jacksonville Bolles 48, Williston 0

    Class 3A

    North Marion 34, Nature Coast 22

    Ocala Vanguard 37, Dunnellon 25

    Compete story in this week's Riverland News

    Class 4A

    Tarpon Springs 54, Lake Weir 20

    Gainesville 17, Hudson 0

  • Dunnellon runners close difficult season

    What a difference a year makes.

    In 2008, Dunnellon High cross country runner Brittany Lakhani was a freshman and qualified for the Class 2A regional with a strong run at the Class 2A district meet.

    That was 2008.

    In 2009, Dunnellon moved up to Class 3A and misfortune was on Lakhani’s side.

    Lakhani finished 51st with a time of 23:38 at the Class 3A-District 3 Cross Country Meet Thursday, Nov. 5 at Crews Lake Park. This year, she missed part of the season due to severe shin splints. The top eight teams and top 15 individuals qualify for the regional.

  • Tigers host district playoff game Friday, Nov. 20

    After a nearly perfect regular football season, Dunnellon High School will host Vanguard in the district playoffs on Friday, Nov. 20.

    The Tigers finished a perfect run through the District 3A-6 schedule with a 34-21 home victory over Leesburg on Nov. 6.

    That win, coupled with victories by North Marion and Vanguard, set the Tigers’ playoff opponent — District 3A-5 runner-up Vanguard.

    In last Friday’s win, Bubba Black led the way for the Tigers with 22 carries for 240 yards and touchdown runs from 50, 45 and 20 yards out.

  • Leesburg ends Tigers’ volleyball season

    The heat was on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Belleview High gym and the Dunnellon High volleyball team seemed to wilt in their first match of the district tournament.

    Dunnellon (5-12) lost 25-21, 25-17, and 25-15 to Leesburg (6-12) ending the Tiger’s sea-son. Leesburg beat Dunnellon in two out of three matches during the 2009 regular season.

  • Relay for Life kickoff party

    Everyone is invited.

    And it will take everyone possible to make sure the Dunnellon 2010 Relay for Life is another successful event.

    Danielle Clark, community representative for the American Cancer Society has announced that the Relay’s kickoff party will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Dunnellon’s Historic Depot.

  • City might finally use 2004 plan

    Dunnellon city leaders may be dusting off a five-year old document for some guidance on upcoming issues.

    During a discussion at a recent city council workshop on how the council could become more proactive on issues instead of always being reactive, City manger Lisa Algiers mentioned Dunnellon’s 2004 vision statement and strategic plan.

    That point had evolved from the debate on limiting the number of council meetings and workshops.

  • Counterfeit bills turn up in Dunnellon

    Local businesses are being cautioned to check the bills they received from customers.

    Police report that counterfeit bill have shown up recently in Dunnellon with a one business receiving a phony $10 bill and seven counterfeit $20 bills.

    In the past police have found counterfeit $50 bills, $100 bills and even a fake $2 bill.

  • Trail of Treaters attracts big crowds

    It was a possible record crowd as hundreds of kids of all ages in costumes along with their parents and some pets, turned out last Friday evening on the streets of Dunnellon for the annual Trail of Treaters.

    But despite the high turnout the city’s traditional Halloween event went smooth.

    The Trail of Treaters is sponsored by the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce and supported by local businesses and organizations. The chamber maps out the stops and the treaters made their way around town trying to hit each location.

  • Trick or Treaters fill the streets of Dunnellon

    It was a possible record crowd as hundreds of kids of all ages in costumes along their parents and some pets, turned out Friday evening on the streets of Dunnellon for the annual Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treaters. Almost 30 businessesand organizations participated handing out all types of treats. See the Nov. 5 Riverland News for more details and additional photos.

  • Pee Wee Tigers back in playoffs

    The Dunnellon Pee Wee Tigers have done it again. The Tigers (4-3) will be in the playoffs for the second straight year at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct 31 at Jervey Gantt Field in Ocala.

    The Tigers are coached by Maurice Jones, Stanley Jackson, Roberto Terrell, Bo Wilcoxen and Adrian Starks. The Tigers are led by Dashwn Ballard, Jase Williams, Maurice Goolsby, Keon Williams, T.J. Gates and Tyquil Denard.

    According to the coaches, these young players work hard, very hard and we push every kid to the max.