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High School Sports

  • Devils slashed by Panthers for first loss

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devils varsity football team succumbed to a very good Newberry Panther team last Friday night, losing by a score of 30-14. 

    The Panthers were able to effectively run the ball on a night that the Devils could get nothing going on offense after the first quarter. The game, while a loss, showed that the Devils have what it takes to compete with the area's best teams. 

  • Devils tame Panthers for second win

     By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Friday, Sept. 9, the Williston varsity football team earned a win over the Lecanto Panthers, by a score of 22-13.

    The game was a defensive battle throughout the night in Lecanto, both teams matching each other blow for blow on the non-glamorous side of the ball. Williston would manage some much needed offense in the second half to get the W.

  • WHS looks good in pre-season game

    By Tyler Hass

    Contributing Writer

    Football is here, folks, and Williston's Big Red played its preseason game last Friday against the Dunnellon Tigers. 

    The varsity squad played the first three quarters and junior varsity players got an early taste of the Friday night lights to close out the game in the fourth. 

  • Football is here

     By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Monticello-Jefferson County Tigers (6-5 in 2015) at Chiefland Indians (5-5 in 2015), 7:30 p.m.

    After months of summer workouts followed by a grueling fall camp, high school football players finally get an opportunity to show off their hard work under the lights tonight against someone wearing an opposing jersey. 

  • Turning it around

     By Sean Arnold

    Tough times were ahead for the Bronson football program at this time last year. 

    Despite coming off back-to-back non-losing seasons for the first time in 10 years, it was dealt a series of offseason blows, culminating in the departure of its head coach on the first day of football practice, that would lead to a 0-10 fall campaign.

  • Bronson goes independent to rebuild

     By Sean Arnold

    The Bronson football team won’t be in a district for the upcoming season. 

    The Eagles have pulled out of District 1A-7, which includes Chiefland, Williston, Newberry, Branford, Dixie County and reigning state champion Trenton.

    Head coach Curtis Stacy says the move was made to give Bronson a schedule that’s a more competitive fit for the program as it goes through a rebuilding process.

  • Indians capture county crown with 3-2 win over Williston

     By Sean Arnold

    The Chiefland Middle High School volleyball team seems to pull out its best performances when its backs are against the wall.

    Facing an elimination set after falling behind 2-1 against Williston last Thursday, the Indians pieced together what might have been their best two-game stretch of the year, winning 25-10 and 15-3 in straight sets for a  3-2 victory.

  • Hiers signs with the Fighting Owls

     Aliza Hiers has signed an athletic scholarship with Harford Community College, a D1, NJCAA school in Bel Air, Md. 

    Under Coach Will Wheeler, Harford finished 19-12 in the 2015-16 season and second in its conference. 

     After looking at several options, Hiers chose Harford as a “best fit” for her future in volleyball.

  • Devils’ season ends in district semifinal

     

    By Tyler Hass

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils season is officially over and few can honestly say they saw Williston’s exit from the district tournament in the semifinal coming.

  • Red Devils pull out three big wins

    By Tyler Hass

    Contrbuting Writer

    The Red Devils entered this past week with a record of eight wins and eight losses but their record looked very different come April 1. 

    Big Red had three home games – two in conference and one out of conference and all ended with needed wins for the home team.  At the end of the week Williston’s record was 11-8 with a conference best record of 8-1.