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Today's Sports

  • Brandon Preston selected to...

    He had a tremendous season at running back at a small Florida school. But Brandon Preston was selected by area Football Coaches to be on the Florida team that faces Georgia players in the annual Border War Game.
    Preston who is one of the fastest runners in North Central Florida, will get a opportunity to get additional looks from college recruiters playing in the January 21, 2012 game in Valdosta Georgia.
    The Williston Red Devil senior ran for over 1100 yards in less than 75 carries this past season.

  • Lady Red Devils off to slow...

     After opening their 2011-12 basketball season Nov. 16 at PK Yonge with a disappointing 68-17 loss to the Blue Wave, the Red Devils returned home on  Nov. 17 to take on district neighbor Newberry.
    The Lady Panthers were coming off an earlier loss at Gainesville High by a slim 15-point margin.
    The Lady Panthers were ready to find the winning track as they jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead over the Lady Red Devils and never looked back.

  • Red Devils lose two on the road

      The 2011-12 Red Devils boys’ basketball team opened its season on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Gainesville High School when they took on the Buchholz Bobcats.
    The Red Devils held a lead at halftime but had a bad third quarter and fell to the Bobcats 65-61.
    On Friday night the Red Devils traveled to Buchholz High School to play PK Yonge. Again the Red Devils suffered through a bad third quarter and fell to the Blue Wave 104-97.

  • Red Devils watch 10 point lead...

    The skill and athleticism is there, and Halloween is over, but something seems to always haunt the Williston Red Devils when they take on the Dixie County Bears.
    This year was no different, as the Red Devils fought back to answer the Bears in the first half  to tie the game at 7-7 in the first quarter on a Brandon Preston 36-yard touchdown run.
    As the second quarter got under way, both teams stopped themselves with turnovers and penalties. The Bears were whistled for 4 face mask penalties in the tightly contested and hard hitting first half.

  • Rea Samuels: Diamond in the rough

    Walking the halls of Williston High School the last four years and excelling in the class room, as well as on the volleyball court and Lady Red Devil track and field team, has been a little known young lady named Rea Samuels.
    Rea is a quiet young lady, who goes about her daily routines excelling in her school work as she prepares for her future following her graduation in 2012. Rea maintains a 3.87 GPA and is taking several college level classes in English and statistics.

  • Red Devils fall to No. 1 Union...

    On Friday night Oct. 28, the Williston Red Devils traveled to the No. 1 State ranked Union County Tigers at Lake Butler.
    The Red Devils showed up strong in the first quarter after the Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove in the end zone from 24 yards out. The Tigers jumped to a 7-0 lead and made it look like it would be a long night for Red Devil fans.
    The Red Devil defense held the Tigers to a fourth down and five at their 15- yard line forcing a field goal try by the Tigers. The 28- yard kick went wide right as the score remained 7-0.

  • Fire-less Williston retains Levy...

    By Mike Capshaw

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Williston coach Jamie Baker had trouble getting his team fired up to play winless Chiefland before Friday's battle for the Levy Cup trophy. Chiefland coach Jim O'Neal had trouble trying to keep his team punched in when the Red Devils began pulling away en route to a 42-13 victory in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

    "We're Chiefland! Play like Chiefland!" O'Neal shouted to his players late in the third quarter.

  • Lady Red Devils win big on...

    The Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team celebrated their 2011 Senior Night by honoring six seniors.  

    The Lady Red Devils were matched against the Bronson Eagles. The six seniors were featured in game one of the match as the seniors took game one 25-17. 

    The six seniors, Samantha Hall, Jennifer Matthews, Rea Samuels, Ericka Floyd, Haley Beckham and Katie Casperson played together for the first time this season. 

  • WMS ends football season with...

    The Williston Middle School Red Devils traveled to Bronson Tuesday night Oct. 18, to end their 2011 football season. The weather and the Red Devils had something in common as the game got underway. The rain showers began to fall as the Red Devils took over the football after forcing the Eagles to punt. It was then Hardee time, as Red Devil Keith Hardee slipped around the end and raced 56 yards for a Red Devil touchdown. Hardee then slipped in to the end zone on the 2-point PAT lifting the Red Devils to a quick 8-0 lead. 

  • Bronson Senior Night

    It was just one week ago, the Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team hosted the Bronson Lady Eagles and celebrated their Senior night with a match win in straight games. Fast forward to Thursday night Oct. 20, to the Bronson gym, where the Lady Eagles were hosting the Lady Red Devils for their Senior night celebration: