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Today's Sports

  • Langworthy hit culminates UF...

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    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.

    The hit, which was sliced into the left-field corner, marked Langworthy’s first in 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers on the season.

  • 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 wraps up season

    Williston 5 – Ft. White 2

    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.

    Williston 3 – PK Yonge 8

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Back-to-Back Champs

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    Last week was a big week for Williston hoops when the Williston High School girls' team took home their second consecutive district championship, while the boys went 2-0 and sent off an impressive senior class.

    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.

  • 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.