http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sports/rss.xml en Langworthy hit culminates UF comeback win http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/langworthy-hit-culminates-uf-comeback-win <p> By Sean Arnold</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> Williston graduate Austin Langworthy culminated a five-run ninth inning for No. 10 Florida with a three-run double last Thursday in Nashville, helping his Gators to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over No. 6 Vanderbilt.</p> <p> The hit, which was sliced into the left-field corner, marked Langworthy&rsquo;s first in 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers on the season.</p> 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> JV hot streak continues http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/jv-hot-streak-continues <p> The JV Red Devils improved to 6-0-1 overall with two wins on the road before the Spring Break layoff.</p> <p> Williston 10 &ndash; Chiefland 2</p> JV off to great start this season http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/jv-great-start-season <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4871.jpg" alt="WMHS JV baseball team" title="WMHS JV baseball team" align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> The WMHS JV baseball team has started hot this season. The Red Devils are currently 4-0-1 averaging 11 runs per game and outscoring their opponents 56-10.</p> <p> Williston 11 &ndash; Newberry 0</p> Williston grad shines bright at UF http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/williston-grad-shines-bright-uf <p> By Sean Arnold</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> Williston graduate and Florida freshman Austin Langworthy introduced himself to big-time college baseball in style this past weekend.</p> <p> The starting left fielder and relief pitcher went 4 for 9 (.444 average) in a three-game sweep of William &amp; Mary in McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. He capped the opening weekend with a 3-for-4 performance on Sunday that included a home run and a ground-rule double. The left-hander also fanned a pair of Tribe batters and allowed three hits in 2 ⅔ innings on the mound.</p> WMHS girls lose squeaker in playoffs http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/wmhs-girls-lose-squeaker-playoffs <p> By Travis Coleman</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> The WMHS girls varsity team&rsquo;s season unfortunately came to an end last week. They lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Lafayette.</p> <p> The game, played on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the WMHS gym was a defensive grinder all the way through.</p> <p> In the closing minutes, junior guard Destiny Haynes (#14) hit a three pointer to give the girls hope. But the team missed some key free throws down the stretch that ultimately cost them the game. The final score was 24-22 in favor of Lafayette.</p> Back-to-Back Champs http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/back-back-champs <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_win.jpg" alt="The sweet smell of victory wafted through the gym Friday night when the Red Devil ladies captured the district championship." title="The sweet smell of victory wafted through the gym Friday night when the Red Devil ladies captured the district championship." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> By Travis Coleman</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> Last week was a big week for Williston hoops when the Williston High School girls&#39; team took home their second consecutive district championship, while the boys went 2-0 and sent off an impressive senior class.</p> <p> After a first round bye, the girls started off the district tournament Feb. 2 against Fort White. The game, held in Hilliard, was not close, as the Devils won 76-42.</p> Girls lose, boys win http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/girls-lose-boys-win <p> By Travis Coleman</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> Last week was an eventful one for the Williston Hoops teams. The girls, who were supposed to have two games but cancelled one, went 0-1, while the boys went 2-0. The girls&#39; loss came at Trenton (who on the year is 22-3), while the boys beat both North Marion and Dixie County.</p> <p> The boys started off the week at home, on Jan. 25 against North Marion. The game was a nail biter that came down to the last seconds, but the Devils won by a score of 54-50.</p>