High School Sports

  • Hurricanes flattened by Lady Red Devils

     On  March 11, the Lady Red Devils traveled to Gainesville to play the Lady Hurricanes. The Lady Devils had little trouble with the Canes as they took a 14-0 win in five innings on the 10-run rule.
    The win, however, was costly for the Lady Devils as starting pitcher Tori Stamper injured her pitching hand on a slide into second base. The injury was mainly to the middle finger of her pitching hand. Still showing some bruising and slight swelling on Monday night, Stamper said her hand was much better.

  • Red Devils take bite out of Bulldogs

    On Friday evening the Williston Red Devils hosted and defeated  the Suwannee Bulldogs 3-1 at City Field.
    The Bulldogs got out to a fast start as they had their first two batters reach base. They continued to move the base runners around but, could manage just one run as the Red Devil defense took over and ended the inning with a double play.

  • Red Devils even record at 3-3

    The Williston Red Devil Baseball team traveled to Ft. White on Friday evening March 4 to take on District foe Ft. White.
    The Red Devils won the game in 9 innings 4-3.
    This win moved the Red Devils to 2-1 in district play and 3-3 over all for the young season.
    Connor Clayton got the win for the Red Devils as he came in to relieve starting pitcher Justin Baker after seven innings.
    Baker recorded  12 strike outs in his seven innings on the mound.

  • Red Devil Challenge starts Monday

    The Williston 7th Annual Red Devil Baseball Challenge is just around the corner.
    The tournament will be held March 14-16 at the Williston City Field.
    Monday, March 14
    Game 1- Trinity Catholic vs. West Port       1 p.m.
    Game 2-  Citrus     vs. Ocala Forest        4 p.m.
    Game 3- Williston     vs. Ocala Forest      7 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 15

  • End of the Road

    The Williston Red Devils sent The Villages packing in the regional quarterfinal, then the Santa Fe Raiders in the semifinals after having the game moved to Bronson, then came the regional finals, again moved to Bronson.
    But it was there the  Red Devils  came up short, losing to Orlando Jones Saturday night  in the last 22 seconds.

  • Red Devils take down Colts in OT

      In a re-match from the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament game won by the North Marion Colts, Thursday night Feb. 3, was a different game with a different outcome.
    “I feel like our team gained some mental toughness tonight,” said Williston Head Coach Steve Faulkner following his teams 81-75 win in overtime over the 4A North Marion Colts.
    “Those two missed free throws at the end of regulation time were really big” Faulkner said.

  • Williston builds momentum with third win in three days

    OCALA – It was a momentum-building type of weekend for the Williston boys basketball team.
    The Red Devils, playing in the Vince Murray Memorial Challenge last Saturday at Trinity Catholic, demolished perennial state powerhouse Florida Air, 74-52.
    It was Williston's third win in three straight days against teams with solid winning records.

  • Lady Red Devils Softball set to ‘chase their dream’

    The 14 Williston High School varsity softball team members will start the defense of their 2010 District and Regional Championships and hope to return to the State Final Four this season with a different result.
    For the seven seniors and several returning juniors, this is the season to complete the long awaited journey to a state championship victory.

  • Red Devils even regular season district; down SF

    The game started and continued Thursday evening Jan. 27, for the Santa Fe Raiders as the CJ Wakeley and Ashton Lee show.
    But the end result was a Williston team effort that lifted the Red Devils to a smashing 82-63 district win.
    Wakeley’s 27 points and Lee’s 23 points accounted for all but 13 points for the Raiders on the night.
    The Red Devils on the other hand were putting 4 players in double figures and crashing the boards, while dropping in 3-point baskets the entire game at key times.

  • Diamond Red Devils look for standard of excellence

    The 2011 Red Devil Varsity Baseball team “is a young team with a very sour taste in their mouths from last season,” said Head Coach Jim Smith. “We just are not used to sitting at home when the state playoffs are going on.”
    Smith was referring to the 2010 Red Devil team that failed to make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.
    This is the motivation tool for the seven returning varsity players that have a ton of talent and gained a lot of valuable experience last season.