http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sports/rss.xml en Season of Discovery http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/season-discovery <p> If Williston Head Football Coach Cliff Lohrey has any apprehension, fear or dread about the 2014 season, he&rsquo;s not letting it show.</p> <p> In his first year as the Red Devils&rsquo; gridiron leader, Lohrey is all smiles heading into tomorrow night&rsquo;s season opener against P.K. Yonge on the opponents&rsquo; home field.</p> Red Devils fall 14-7 in pre-season Classic http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/red-devils-fall-14-7-pre-season-classic <p> <strong>By Max Yavel<br /> </strong></p> <p> <em>Contributing Writer</em></p> <p> The Red Devils opened up their 2014-2015 season last Friday night as they were defeated 14-7 in a tight game against the Central High School Bears. The game consisted of just one half of football with no live special teams but was still a spirited contest nonetheless.</p> Team, coach lauded at baseball banquet http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/team-coach-lauded-baseball-banquet <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Arial"> <b>By Steve Jarboe</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 Williston High School baseball team celebrated its season May 31 at First Baptist Church of Williston.</p> Scallop season starts this Saturday http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/scallop-season-starts-saturday <p> Get your bay scallop bags and shucking tools ready. The recreational bay scallop season opens in some Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) starting June 28, three days earlier than the season was slated to start. The portion of Gulf state waters is from the Pasco-Hernando county line north and west to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.</p> <p> The season will remain open through Sept. 24, with the first day of the closure on Sept. 25.</p> Soccer camp starts Monday http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/soccer-camp-starts-monday <p> &nbsp;</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'"> &nbsp;Soccer Shots of North Central Florida will host a camp at the Williston Elementary School bus loop from 6:00-7:30 Monday-Friday starting on June 23.&nbsp;</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'"> Soccer Shots is a national franchise which has recently started up in Alachua, Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.&nbsp;</p> WYAA has new officers; looks toward gridiron http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/wyaa-has-new-officers-looks-toward-gridiron <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/101_1734.jpg" alt="Bobby Crooms not only dispenses food but also answers when WYAA visitors have questions." title="Bobby Crooms not only dispenses food but also answers when WYAA visitors have questions." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>By KEITH CHARTRAND</strong></p> <p> <em>Contributing Writer</em></p> <p> WILLISTON &ndash; It was the first men&rsquo;s softball game of the season and Williston Youth Athletic Association board member and football coordinator Bobby Crooms is doing what he does best: multitasking.</p> <p> He is answering questions from parents inquiring about the WYAA June youth football camp sign ups.</p> <p> He is turning the lights on for the softball field.</p> <p> He is manning the concession stand deep fryer and grill serving up French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers.</p> Football? You bet http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/football-you-bet <p> It&#39;s springtime in Williston, and officially summertime is just six weeks away. Those pleasant daytime temperatures and cool sleeping nights are a thing of the past. The thermometer has started to creep up to 90 degrees plus and the humidity is just around the corner.</p> <p> At Williston High School, this means the start of spring football practice.</p> <p> The Red Devils have started this 2014 spring practice with a new outlook on the upcoming sessions.</p> On to the regional final http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/regional-final <p> The Williston Varsity Baseball team crushed the Wildwood Wildcats 15-0 May 6 at the Devils Den.</p> <p> Leading 8-0 after three complete innings of play, the Wildcats were held in check by Red Devil pitcher Trent Johnson.</p> <p> Emptying their bench in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Red Devils exploded for seven runs on nine base hits to take the commanding 15-0 lead.</p> <p> The Red Devils advance to the Regional Championship game to face either Taylor County or Union County.</p>