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High School Sports

  • Brandon Preston selected to Border War Game

    He had a tremendous season at running back at a small Florida school. But Brandon Preston was selected by area Football Coaches to be on the Florida team that faces Georgia players in the annual Border War Game.
    Preston who is one of the fastest runners in North Central Florida, will get a opportunity to get additional looks from college recruiters playing in the January 21, 2012 game in Valdosta Georgia.
    The Williston Red Devil senior ran for over 1100 yards in less than 75 carries this past season.

  • Lady Red Devils off to slow season start

     After opening their 2011-12 basketball season Nov. 16 at PK Yonge with a disappointing 68-17 loss to the Blue Wave, the Red Devils returned home on  Nov. 17 to take on district neighbor Newberry.
    The Lady Panthers were coming off an earlier loss at Gainesville High by a slim 15-point margin.
    The Lady Panthers were ready to find the winning track as they jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead over the Lady Red Devils and never looked back.

  • Red Devils lose two on the road

      The 2011-12 Red Devils boys’ basketball team opened its season on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Gainesville High School when they took on the Buchholz Bobcats.
    The Red Devils held a lead at halftime but had a bad third quarter and fell to the Bobcats 65-61.
    On Friday night the Red Devils traveled to Buchholz High School to play PK Yonge. Again the Red Devils suffered through a bad third quarter and fell to the Blue Wave 104-97.

  • Red Devils watch 10 point lead disappear

    The skill and athleticism is there, and Halloween is over, but something seems to always haunt the Williston Red Devils when they take on the Dixie County Bears.
    This year was no different, as the Red Devils fought back to answer the Bears in the first half  to tie the game at 7-7 in the first quarter on a Brandon Preston 36-yard touchdown run.
    As the second quarter got under way, both teams stopped themselves with turnovers and penalties. The Bears were whistled for 4 face mask penalties in the tightly contested and hard hitting first half.

  • Rea Samuels: Diamond in the rough

    Walking the halls of Williston High School the last four years and excelling in the class room, as well as on the volleyball court and Lady Red Devil track and field team, has been a little known young lady named Rea Samuels.
    Rea is a quiet young lady, who goes about her daily routines excelling in her school work as she prepares for her future following her graduation in 2012. Rea maintains a 3.87 GPA and is taking several college level classes in English and statistics.

  • Red Devils fall to No. 1 Union County

    On Friday night Oct. 28, the Williston Red Devils traveled to the No. 1 State ranked Union County Tigers at Lake Butler.
    The Red Devils showed up strong in the first quarter after the Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove in the end zone from 24 yards out. The Tigers jumped to a 7-0 lead and made it look like it would be a long night for Red Devil fans.
    The Red Devil defense held the Tigers to a fourth down and five at their 15- yard line forcing a field goal try by the Tigers. The 28- yard kick went wide right as the score remained 7-0.

  • Strong second half by Indians topples Red Devils 35-20

    On Oct. 14, as the air in Fort White turned from warm to very cool, the same thing happened to the Williston Red Devil football team in the second half of a match up between two teams with identical 3-2 season records.
    The game got under way as the warm sun drenched field spilled over to both teams’ defenses. Each team had three straight 3-and-out possessions as the defenses stood tall for both teams.

  • Trenton Tigers run past Bronson Eagles 48-0


    The Bronson Eagles’ football team came into Friday’s 48-0 loss against the Trenton Tigers with a long list of experienced players sidelined with injuries. Five starters were out for the Eagles. The Tigers were sporting a perfect record and had just returned starting running back Brandon Stone to the lineup. The Eagles were forced to start six freshmen to fill in for the injured players.
    The Eagles’ fumbled the opening kickoff and the Tigers never looked back as Stone raced into the end zone for three touchdowns in the first six minutes.

  • Lady Red Devils win Bell tourney

    The Lady Red Devil Volleyball team took a convincing championship win over the weekend at the Bell Invitational Tournament.
    The Lady Devils knocked off the Bell Bulldogs on Friday evening and took care of Hamilton County and Columbia County on Saturday to move into the championship game against a very good Chiefland Team.
    The Lady Devils took the match downing the Lady Indians for the first place championship trophy.
    On Sept. 19, the Lady Devils returned to district action as they hosted the Santa Fe Lady Raiders.

  • Lady Eagles rally to stay perfect

    By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Bronson rallied from two sets down to beat Bell 3-2 in varsity volleyball action on Thursday.
    The Lady Eagles were led by Melissa Nutt. She took over as server with her team trailing 14-12 in the third match and reeled off 13 consecutive points to send her team into celebration mode. Nutt then served to start the fourth match, and had Bronson up 11-1 before she was done. Bronson won the fourth and then the tiebreaker, 15-8, to stay unbeaten at 4-0 on the season.