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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, APRIL 3

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Bronson, 7 p.m.

    High School JV_Baseball

    Williston at Gainesville, 6 p.m.

    High School Softball

    Williston at Kissimmee Klassic (through Saturday)

    High School Tennis

    West Port at Williston, 4 p.m.

    MONDAY, APRIL 7

    High School Baseball

    Red Devil Challenge

    (all games at Williston)

    Wildwood vs. West Port, 10 a.m.

    Dunnellon vs. Chiefland, 1 p.m.

    Lake Weir vs. Mount Dora Bible, 4 p.m.

    Williston vs. P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m.

    TUESDAY, APRIL 8

  • Middle school boys win

    The Williston Middle School Red Devil baseball team capped off its outstanding season with a 5-1 win over Bradford County in the championship game of the Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference (SMSAC) Tournament, which was held in Lake Butler last Thursday night.

  • Girls top Santa Fe

    The Williston Lady Red Devils celebrated Senior Night by defeating Santa Fe High School 7-3 Tuesday night. Williston scored twice in the first inning and led the rest of the way, never letting a good Santa Fe team back into the game. On the night reserved for seniors Williston freshmen Crissy Rawls and Tori Stamper came up big. Rawls delivered four hits and scored twice while Stamper pitched a complete game for the Lady Red Devils. Dayna Hunn also had a good night at the plate, knocking in two runs on a double and triple.

  • WHS girls blank Newberry

    By Jim Clark

    Editor

    A much-needed district victory came along rather easily last week for the Williston softball team, which crunched Newberry, 10-0, in six innings at home.

    With a first-round bye in the district tournament likely, the girls needed this win to assure themselves of one less game in their quest for a district championship.

  • Trinity Catholic whips baseball team

    OCALA - The visit to Trinity Catholic Tuesday night was long and frustrating, and that was just before the game started.

    Willistons baseball team dropped a 15-1, five-inning decision to the Celtics Tuesday night, getting only two hits in the process.

    The Red Devils will return home for their own tournament, which starts with four games on Monday (check schedule in calendar).

  • Williston boys win track title

    With 99.5 points, Williston boys won the team scoring at Tuesday's running of the Levy County Track Meet, and Red Devil girls placed second in their competition with 54.

    Host Cedar Key head coach Brad Penney congratulated Williston coach Becky Hilty on her boys' first-place finish, saying it was the first time in the three-year history of the county meet that any team had beaten the always-dominant Chiefland boys.

    Travis Evans led the Red Devil boys' effort, winning the long jump and 100 meters and anchoring the 4x100 relay.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A traffic stop conducted by Levy County Sheriffs Deputy Jimmy Anderson on a 2007 Saturn reported stolen from Alachua County resulted in an arrest.

    Marcus Daine Bolden, 28, of Brunswick, Ga., was arrested for grand theft auto when Anderson stopped him just after midnight on March 27.

    A search of Bolden uncovered a small plastic bag with marijuana in it, Anderson said. Then the deputy found 31 pieces of crack cocaine in a white pill bottle.

  • WYAA uniforms are ours

    Editor:

    We are writing this in response to the letter of March 27.

    Parents, players and coaches, we at Ark Print Wear are proud to say that we are the company that does the printing for the WYAA uniforms and have been doing them for the past three years. As well as doing the printing for them, we are also a proud sponsor of the WYAA.

  • Remembering a great colleague

    Sometimes your week just doesn't go as planned.

    Mine was thrown for a loop on Tuesday when I learned that the day before a journalism colleague who I both liked and respected had died.

    Vince Murray, 56, was a former sports editor of the Ocala Star-Banner, and I had the pleasure of working with him for a few years.

    But I had met him long before that, when he was working in St. Petersburg, and we had talked a lot of sports.

  • WPD chief marks 40 years in law enforcement

    Forty years ago, a young college graduate took a job with a life insurance company in Baltimore. After seven months, he says he was "bored to tears."

    That led him to the Marine Patrol in Maryland, where he started a career that would eventually bring him to Williston as the police chief.

    Daniel M. Davis talked recently about his career, and the things he has seen change over his four decades in law enforcement.