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> Spring finale ends in domination for Devils http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/spring-finale-ends-domination-devils <p> By Travis Coleman</p> <p> Contributing Writer</p> <p> The Red Devil Football team ended its spring on a high note last Thursday night, beating the Hamilton County Trojans by a score of 56-8, thoroughly manhandling the opposing team all night long.</p> <p> The Devils took it to the Trojans throughout the game.</p> JV wraps up season http://www.willistonpioneer.com/content/jv-wraps-season <img src="http://www.willistonpioneer.com/sites/www.willistonpioneer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3db995d1-e923-47fe-bd6d-0e591cc2f215_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> Williston 5 &ndash; Ft. White 2</p> <p> A slow start for both teams led to a narrow 1-0 lead for the Devils after four innings. The Indians put some hits together in the fifth to take the lead, but Williston bounced right back with four runs and shut out Ft. White in the final two innings to get the win. Grayson Geiger, Gabe Foster and Bryce King teamed up on the mound, limiting the Indians to only two runs on five hits and recorded seven strikeouts. Josh Forsythe and Gabe Foster lead the team, both going 2-for-3 at the plate.</p> <p> Williston 3 &ndash; PK Yonge 8</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>