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Today's News

  • Wright scores three as Devils win

    After a sluggish first half, Lady Devil soccer polished off visiting Hawthorne with solid 4-0 win, recalling their early season win over the Hornets. Head Coach Max Aguirre shook up the lineup by setting his defenders up front and his strikers on defense, and back line player Chelsey Wright responded with a hat trick. Cassandra Hughes scored the fourth goal.

  • Girls basketball team wins

    The Williston Lady Red Devils basketball team was at full strength and healthy for the first time in several weeks on Tuesday Jan. 13, as they hosted the Dixie County Lady Bears. The results were not good for the visiting Bears, as the Red Devils jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in their run to a 79-44 win.

  • Devils struggle past Chiefland

    Chiefland needed a perfect game to beat Williston in basketball, but perfection’s not a dog that comes when you call. What they got, in their 58-48 loss to the state-ranked (fourth in TBO poll) Devils, was the prettiest piece of hardwood hustle the Indians have shown all season.

    Against a Red Devil team that has had up and down performances against elite teams this holiday break, the Indians brought their best defense and strongest shot choices of the year, holding Williston close and even sharing a lead until the last three minutes of the game.

  • Williston beats host Cape Coral

    CAPE CORAL -- The Williston boys basketball team made coach Dave Vespignani's return to Cape Coral High School a success.

    The Red Devils jumped out to a first-quarter lead and eased past the home team, 55-45, Friday evening.

    Vespignani came to Williston before last season from the Seahawks, where he was an assistant coach..

    Isaac Floyd led Williston with 15 points, while Paul King, with a trio of three-pointers, scored 12. Deonte Welch added 10.

    For the Seahawks, Cameron Hall scored 13, including three off-balance spectacular layups.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY DEC. 27

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys at Kingdom of the Sun tournament at Ocala Vanguard, 8 p.m. Tourney continues through Dec. 30

    MONDAY, DEC. 29

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls vs. Bradford, 4:30 p.m. (at Gainesville Eastside Holiday Tournament)

    Bronson Holiday Tournament

    TUESDAY, DEC. 30

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Eastside tournament

    FRIDAY, JAN. 2

    High School Basketball

  • Williston wins Kingdom opener

    It wasn't exactly a work of art, but Williston High School's boys basketball team won its Kingdom of the Sun tournament opener Friday afternoon, defeating North Marion 53-47.

    Williston plays Saturday at 8 p.m. in the quarterfinals against host Ocala Vanguard, which defeated Union County, 54-39, Friday night.

    Isaac Floyd led the Devils with 14 points and, unofficially, 14 rebounds. He made five of seven free throws down the stretch when WHS really needed them.

  • WHS boys reach Kingdom semifinal

    For the Williston team, coaches and fans, things were a little better Saturday night.

    After a struggling win against North Marion in the opening round of the Kingdom of the Sun basketball tournament, the Red Devils came out Saturday against host Vanguard with a vengeance, winning over the Knights, 52-35.

    Williston will play Monday at 7 p.m. in the tournament semifinals against Jacksonville Wolfson, which defeated Eastside, 60-55, coming back from a 17-point deficit.

  • Williston boys suffer first two losses

    OCALA - Williston's run through the Kingdom of the Sun boys basketball tournament ended Monday night as Jacksonville Wolfson downed the Devils, 60-49, in the semifinals.

    The Devils then played a tough Decatur (Ga.) Columbia team for third place, and were beaten again, 78-35.

    The losses wereWilliston's first two this season after 10 straight wins.

    Isaac Floyd was named to the all-tournament team.

    In Monday's contest, the game was a battle between third-ranked teams, Williston in Class 3A and Wolfson in Class 5A.

  • Upcoming events: listings

    Saturday, January 3

    * Angel House Thrift store is open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at Holy Family Catholic Church, Williston.

    * Friends of the Williston Library, Book Fair, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Community Center in the the City Hall Complex.

    Monday, January 5

    * Lions Club 7:30 p.m., Lions Club 401 S.E. Sixth Ave.

    * Levy Veterans Support Group, 7 p.m., Williston City Hall.

    * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thompson Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

    * Masonic Lodge #117 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m., Ornan Lodge.

  • Upcoming events briefs

    Toy giveaway

    was a success

    On Dec. 6, Tri-County Pregnancy Center held its third annual Christmas Toy Giveaway. This year’s Giveaway was a record breaker for the Center. Approximately 90 families and 208 children received gifts. The Tri-County Pregnancy Center would like to thank all the people in our community who helped make this year such as success.

    SHINE help

    is Jan. 7

    Do you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings?