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Today's Sports

  • Williston grad shines bright at...

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Williston graduate and Florida freshman Austin Langworthy introduced himself to big-time college baseball in style this past weekend.

    The starting left fielder and relief pitcher went 4 for 9 (.444 average) in a three-game sweep of William & 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.

  • Girls lose, boys win

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    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' loss came at Trenton (who on the year is 22-3), while the boys beat both North Marion and Dixie County.

    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.

  • Teams go 2-1 with district losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Both Williston Middle High Varsity teams (boys and girls) had overall successful last weeks, but both couldn’t secure the most important win that they needed to tie for first place in the district. The teams went 2-1, with the boys losing to Hawthorne, and the girls suffering a defeat at the hands of Newberry.

  • New year brings good fortune to...

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Apparently, the new year's resolution for both WMHS varsity basketball teams was to keep winning. The girls went 2-0 last week and the boys 3-0, with both teams beating Ft. White and Hilliard at home. Both wins were important district victories for the teams, as they are both now 7-1 in that category. The girls are in second behind the undefeated in district play Newberry Panthers, while the boys are in the same position behind the Hawthorne Hornets.

  • Boys struggle, girls thrive in...

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    It was another eventful week for the Williston High basketball teams last week. The girls won both of their games (vs. Hawthorne, at Ft. White), managing to turn in another impressive week of wins. 

    The boys, meanwhile, went 1-2, with their lone win coming at Ft. White, and their losses being at home versus Hawthorne, and at North Marion. 

    The girls played their first game of the week last Dec. 13 at home against Hawthorne. 

  • Hoops teams take tough losses

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer 

    Both Williston Varsity teams turned in a mixed bag last week. The boys' team pulled out a 2-1 record for the week, with wins against Newberry and Baldwin, but lost its game against Santa Fe in the Mighty Ike Shootout. 

    The girls unfortunately went 1-2, with a win at Baldwin and a loss against each at Trenton and Newberry. 

  • Maguire keeps stock car racing’s...

     By Sean Arnold

    Walking into Rick Maguire’s office at Maguire’s Auto Repair in Williston feels a little bit like visiting a wing of a Florida stock car racing museum.

    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’s and his late father’s racing past.

  • JV hot streak continues

    The JV Red Devils improved to 6-0-1 overall with two wins on the road before the Spring Break layoff.

    Williston 10 – Chiefland 2

  • JV off to great start this season

    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.

    Williston 11 – Newberry 0

  • WMHS girls lose squeaker in...

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The WMHS girls varsity team’s season unfortunately came to an end last week. They lost in the first round of the state playoffs to Lafayette.

    The game, played on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the WMHS gym was a defensive grinder all the way through.

    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.