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Today's Sports

  • Red Devils prepare for more...

       Following a Friday night win over the Keystone Heights Indian, swhich began the second round of district action for the Red Devils they hosted the Interlachen Rams on Tuesday night Jan. 15.

    With starters Damien Strange, David Heinkel, and Tyus Williams absent in first half action due to their upcoming Georgia / Florida Border War football game practice, the Red Devils went with a new starting line-up against the visiting Rams.

  • Lady Red Devils stop Lady...

    The Williston Lady Red Devil basketball team hosted district foe Fort White Jan. 18. The Lady Indians took the first meeting before the holiday break by 19 points at Fort White. 

    As the game got under way,  it looked like the Lady Indians were in for another win, as the Lady Red Devils turned the ball over 11 times in the first quarter and missed five of six free throws. The Lady Devils found themselves trailing the Lady Indians 15-5 as the first quarter ended.

  • Lady Red Devils roll past Bears

    It was a bad night for the Dixie County Bears, starting with the JV Bears being a no show, as a quick call to the Bears JV coach, found he couldn’t follow his schedule of the scheduled game against the Red Devil JV team.

  • Red Devils are in Rural Class 1A

     

        The FHSAA has accepted the Williston Red Devils into the Rural Class 1A, District 7 in all sports beginning with the upcoming football season in 2013.

        That's right, football, basketball both boys and girls, baseball, softball and volleyball and soccer. 

          The Red Devils will be in the 1A District 7 line up in all sports. They were placed in the southern district with Chiefland, Newberry, Union County and Dixie County. 

  • High winds make shaky fishing

    High winds and rough seas have made it very difficult for off shore anglers over the past weeks.  While some of the more ambitious anglers may have gone out most have chosen to stay in shore or not go at all.

    In shore fishing has still shown results for trout, redfish and sheepshead. With water temperatures in the fifties you may find the trout and reds moving into the rivers and channels feeding into the gulf. Deep cuts and points where two rivers or creeks meet are a good starting point to find trout and oyster laid bottoms and beds are best for redfish.

  • Red Devils: A tale of two teams

    On Dec. 26, the Hitchcock Challenge Tournament began, and the Williston Red Devils were matched against 7A East Ridge from Clermont Florida.

    Perhaps this was because the Red Devils were a late entry into the Challenge, or perhaps they just were placed into the vacant slot left open by a team that pulled out of the tournament.

  • Jersey Number 3 retired

    “No Williston Red Devil basketball player will ever wear Jersey Number 3 again,” said Red Devil Head Coach Steve Faulkner, as he presented the encased jersey to Mr. and Mrs Danny Floyd.

  • Cold means crappie

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Colder waters not only mean great fishing for inshore and offshore anglers, fresh water fans are not left in the cold with nothing to do. 

    Cold this time of the year for many avid anglers only means one thing; speck fishing. Depending on where you are from or who your fishing mentor was, you may refer to speckled perch or just speck as black crappie. It’s tomato or tomato, it really doesn’t matter we’re talking about the same fish.

  • Red Devils fall to 3-2 in...

    It was five quick 3-point baskets by the Santa Fe Raiders on Friday night Dec.21, that put the Red Devils in an early hole that they just could not climb out of.

    Santa Fe dropped in five first quarter 3-point baskets to hold onto an early 19-16 lead as the first quarter of the District game came to an end.

    In the second quarter, the 3-point basket failed to fall for the Raiders, as David Heinkel and Damien Strange found the range for the Red Devils as they helped to pull the Red Devils to within one point of the Raiders at half time, 27-26.

  • One shot McGowan

    By Brian Hoopaugh

    bhoopaugh@willistonpioneer.com

    It was a normal outing with his grandfather, John, when Dalton McGowan went exploring in the woods just northeast of Williston two weeks ago. 

    Dalton had gone to the woods many times in his 14 years but this venture will forever be stuck in his mind and surely included in tales told for years to come.