http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Maguire keeps stock car racing’s heyday alive http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/maguire-keeps-stock-car-racing%E2%80%99s-heyday-alive <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rick_maguire_33.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Sean Arnold</b></p> <p class="p2"> Walking into Rick Maguire&rsquo;s office at Maguire&rsquo;s Auto Repair in Williston feels a little bit like visiting a wing of a Florida stock car racing museum.</p> <p class="p2"> Among a strew of typical auto shop items, there are framed photos of renowned drivers, like Bobby Allison, as well as a personal collection of photos documenting Maguire&rsquo;s and his late father&rsquo;s racing past.</p> Turning it around http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/turning-it-around <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/curtis_stacy_light.jpg" alt="Curtis Stacy" title="Curtis Stacy" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Sean Arnold</b></p> <p class="p2"> Tough times were ahead for the Bronson football program at this time last year.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> 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.</p> Bronson goes independent to rebuild http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/bronson-goes-independent-rebuild <p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Sean Arnold</b></p> <p class="p2"> The Bronson football team won&rsquo;t be in a district for the upcoming season.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> The Eagles have pulled out of District 1A-7, which includes Chiefland, Williston, Newberry, Branford, Dixie County and reigning state champion Trenton.</p> <p class="p2"> Head coach Curtis Stacy says the move was made to give Bronson a schedule that&rsquo;s a more competitive fit for the program as it goes through a rebuilding process.</p> Devils’ season ends in district semifinal http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/devils%E2%80%99-season-ends-district-semifinal <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Arial"> <b>By Tyler Hass</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> Contributing Writer</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> The Red Devils season is officially over and few can honestly say they saw Williston&rsquo;s exit from the district tournament in the semifinal coming.</p> WMS rules the diamond http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/wms-rules-diamond <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/smac.boys_.girls_.2016.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Arial"> <b>By Rose Fant and Bradley Hicks</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 9.0px Arial"> Special to the Pioneer</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 11.5px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'"> The Williston Middle School (WMS) Red Devils softball and baseball teams played simultaneously in the Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference (SMAC) Championship hosted in Fort White April 7.</p> Red Devils pull out three big wins http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/red-devils-pull-out-three-big-wins <p class="p1"> <b>By Tyler Hass</b></p> <p class="p2"> Contrbuting Writer</p> <p class="p3"> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> Big Red had three home games &ndash; two in conference and one out of conference and all ended with needed wins for the home team.&nbsp; At the end of the week Williston&rsquo;s record was 11-8 with a conference best record of 8-1.</p> Lady Red Devils stand at 3-10 http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/lady-red-devils-stand-3-10 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #20201e"> <b>By Travis Coleman and Gavin Panipinto</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #20201e"> <b>Red Devils Correspondents</b></p> Raiders nab nail biter from Red Devils http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/raiders-nab-nail-biter-red-devils <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; color: #20201e"> <b>By TyLER HASS</b></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 6.8px Helvetica; color: #20201e"> <span style="font: 9.0px Helvetica">C</span>ontributing <span style="font: 9.0px Helvetica">W</span>riter</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Adobe Caslon Pro'; color: #20201e"> The Red Devils hosted the Santa Fe Raiders on March 7 and fell in a tough duel 3-2. The game was close the whole way and a majori- ty of the game was decided on just a few plays.</p>