Today's Sports

  • Road to the finals was narrow

         After the Red Devils won their Regional Quarter-final game over South Sumter and Fort White won their quarter-final game against Mount Dora last week, the two teams would meet for their fourth time in seven weeks, and three times in the last four weeks. 

    The Indians won the first regular season match up, but the Red Devils took the second match up. 

    Then the two teams met at Fort White for the District Championship and the Red Devils took this game in overtime winning the District Championship.

  • Red Devils fall in regional final

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    The Red Devils played one of their most difficult games of the season Saturday as the Red Devils traveled to Lake Highland Prep in Orlando for the Class 4A Regional Final.

     The Red Devils could not buy a basket for the entire first half of play as they fell behind the Highlanders 37-15 at halftime. 

  • Lady Red Devils fall in extra...

    On a very cold, damp and chilly Friday night, the Lady Red Devil softball team played the Keystone Lady Indians to a 2-2 tie after seven innings of regulation play. 

    The Lady Red Devils took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning as Leticia Coronado drove home a run with a double hit sharply up the middle. The Lady Indians wasted little time as they tied the game in the third inning at 1-1 after loading the bases. 

    Neither team could add to their score in the fourth, fifth, or sixth inning as both teams played good defense. 

  • Red Devils dump Sumter in...

    The depth and future of Red Devil Basketball under Head Coach Steve Faulkner was certainly evident in the Red Devils’ win over the South Sumter Raiders 71-54, before a packed Red Devil Gym Feb. 14.

    The Red Devils fell behind 2-0 before Tre Wilson banged in a 3-point basket to put the Red Devils in the lead. 

    It was a lead the Red Devils would not give up, despite starters Wilson and Earl Brown going to the bench early in the first quarter, with two personal fouls. 

  • Red Devils take home victory in...

    By Bryan Hoopaugh


    Williston’s Red Devils started off the diamond season  right last Friday by edging out visiting Santa Fe in a close fought battle 3-2.

    Williston scored first in the bottom of the third with an RBI single by Justin Forsythe which scored Cameron Coffey who reached on an error by Santa Fe’s third first baseman Nate Pelham.

  • Two headed for collegiate...

    By Steve Jarboe

    Contributing Writer

    David Heinkel and Damien Strange signed their college scholarships on National Signing Day last week before a large crowd of well wishers at the Williston Gym.

    Heinkel will be attending Missouri Southern State University and Strange will be attending Jacksonville University.

    Both young men thanked their parents, coaches, and teachers for all their support which helped lead to their scholarship offers.

  • Specks to speckled trout

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    With off shore fishing at a lull due to restricted seasons anglers have been focusing on in shore and fresh water fishing and from specks to speckled trout have shown much success.

  • District Champs

    It was certainly no easy task that faced the 2012-2013 Williston Red Devil Basketball team.

     The Red Devils finished as the regular season district runner-up  with a 7-3 record, splitting games with Fort White, Bradford and Santa Fe in the District 4A regular season. Fort White, after acquiring three transfer players for this season, finished in first place and hosted the district playoffs.

    After Santa Fe downed Interlachen, and Bradford took down Keystone Heights on  Feb. 5, it was time for the district semifinals. 

  • Their joints may creak but they...

    By Bryan Hoopaugh


    A lot of  energy coupled with fierce competitive emotion took to the diamond Saturday during the WHS Baseball Booster Alumni Day–a fund-raiser for the baseball team.

    Beginning at 10 a.m. with a scrimmage game between Williston and Bronson, activities ran throughout the day.

    No score was kept during the scrimmage but Williston dominated during the game that allowed both teams to play for fun yet hone their skills.

  • Senior Night

    The Williston Red Devils boys’ basketball team hosted the North Marion Colts Feb.1 to celebrate its Senior Night before a packed house.

    Missing for this final regular season home game was senior David Heinkel, a three-year varsity player for the Red Devils who was out of town on a football visit to a college in Missouri. 

    Heinkel was a two-year starter for the Red Devils will return for the district playoffs which begin for the Red Devils Friday night.