Today's Features

  • Augie Salzer

    Riverland News

    There is at least one group of senior citizens working diligently to maintain or improve a healthy life style.

    Linda Sorondo, 62, teaches chair yoga to a very noisy and active group of ladies and one gentleman Tuesdays at the Dunnellon Public Library.

    “We’ve had up to four guys at the class,” Sorondo said. “They come and go, but we would like to have more of them join us.”

  • Augie Salzer

    Riverland News

    Big changes are being planned for the Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association (DCBA) under the guidance of Julie Mancini, who assumed the role of executive director six months ago.

    We will be giving the outside of the building a face lift with a coat of paint as soon as the weather warms up and some of the signs that are in disrepair will be replaced, Mancini said.

    “People drive by every day and we want the place to look inviting,” she added.

  • Morgan Luckey

    For the Riverland News

    If you’re looking to be entertained, look to Dunnellon High School’s Drama Club.

    This past weekend they performed, “Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsey Abair at the Dunnellon Historical Depot. They will perform “River Side Drive” at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the DHS Cafeteria.

    Tyler Leeps, teacher and sponsor of the Drama Club, is not putting on your average teen play, though.

  • With a fourth straight playoff berth secure, one could make the case that the Tigers clash Friday with Baker County might mean little.

    Don’t tell that to Dunnellon coach Price Harris, who would staunchly disagree.

    While the Tigers’ 65-41 shootout victory against West Port last Friday proved to be the difference in clinching a postseason slot, Dunnellon has plenty to play for against the Wildcats.

  • One point will be clear after the final horn sounds Friday night at Bradford High School in Starke: one program will have exorcized its playoff demons.

    Dunnellon has had its share of first-round success the past three seasons, and no one knows it better than the Tornadoes, who have fallen to the Tigers in the opening round the past two years. But on the flip side, Dunnellon knows all too well the sting of playoff loss, having fallen in the second round two straight seasons.

  • For the third straight season, Dunnellon High School finds itself in the playoff mix where it’ll begin its “Drive to Orlando” against Trenton on Friday at Richard Kennedy Stadium.

    “I think they are a proud program, they’ve had a lot of success the past couple of years in (Class 1A),” Dunnellon coach Price Harris said. “It’s going to be a tough game, I look forward to it. I think it’ll be a challenge; it’ll be a neat atmosphere.”

  • For Dunnellon High School, the math is simple.

    A win against Baker County on Friday night at Ned Love Field at Richard Kennedy Stadium, and the Tigers will secure home-field advantage throughout the first three rounds of the Class 4A state playoffs. A loss puts Dunnellon hosting two rounds, not a bad consolation prize, but it could also mean a final four showdown with Raines: on the road.

  • Believed to be a year away from making a name for themselves, the Dunnellon High School boys cross country team peaked at the proper time – the District 2A-6 Cross Country Championships.

    There, the Tigers finished fourth in the team standings, one point better than The Villages, 102-103, earning a berth to the Region 2A-2 Cross Country Championships, which begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic Port Orange High School.

  • Lace your sneakers up tight, pull that tacky Christmas sweater out of the moth balls or the bottom dresser draw, because it’s time for the Ugly Sweater 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Fun Run.

    Planning for the fourth annual event has been well underway for months now, according to Race Director VirginiaFit, who along with the Dunnellon High School Booster Club and the Rainbow River Runners will host the Saturday, Dec. 2, event at Blue Run Park.

  • A year ago, Dunnellon High School all but knew its playoff fate.

    That’s not the case this season, at least not with the new FHSAA playoff format, in effect for Class 4A schools and lower, now in place.