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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Fan Appreciation Night Jan. 13

    It’s Fan Appreciation Night Friday, Jan. 13 when the Williston Red Devils take on Newberry’s Panthers in Williston.

    Fans are encouraged to wear red.

    The JV boys tip off at 4:30 followed by the varsity girls at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.

    FREE special Red Devil T-Shirts to first 300 Williston fans (shirts may be limited during JV and Varsity Girls game to ensure shirts are available for Varsity Boys game)

  • Lady Red Devils start even

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Lady Red Devil varsity basketball team has begun 2-2 on the young season. The slate of games, all played in the course of a week, consisted of two back-to-backs, with one day, Wednesday, separating the sets. Coach Calvin Edwards has the team off to a promising start coming off a district championship a year earlier. 

  • Red Devils return with Levy Cup

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    Special performances from standout players have featured heavily in past Levy Cup tilts.

    Last Friday was no different, as junior running back Gerard Williams III put his stamp on the rivalry with a trio of touchdown runs to help propel his Red Devils to a convincing 36-7 win over Chiefland.

  • Tigers claw away at Devils

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last Friday, the Williston Red Devils traveled to play the defending 1A state champion Trenton Tigers. Although they put up a good fight in the first half, Williston could not keep the Tigers from storming back and eventually winning by a score of 45-24. The loss drops Williston’s record to 4-3 on the year and 1-3 in their district.

  • Devils recover against Buccaneers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    On Oct. 6, the Williston Red Devil varsity football team got a much needed  win against the Branford Buccaneers. The final score on the night was 40-12, bringing Williston’s record to 3-2 on the season. 

    The game, originally to be played on Friday, Oct. 7, was moved due to the Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the state. The Devils finally got the jump start they needed, winning their first game in three tries.