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Today's Sports

  • Father Lopez edges out Eagles in...

    Daytona Beach Father Lopez needed to hold off a fourth-quarter Bronson rally to beat Bronson 27-22 at Alumni Field last Friday night.

    Bronson, which struggled against the Lopez defense, stayed in the game with big plays. Its first two touchdowns came on a 43-yard interception return and an 85-yard kickoff return.

    After the Green Wave’s Taylor Crimmins scored his second touchdown — a 33-yard run around the left end — Lopez (1-2) was up 27-14 with 4:49 remaining in the game.

  • Red Devils de-claw Dixie&...

    It was two weeks ago that Williston Coach Derek Chipoletti said, “Our defense will have to keep us in games early in the season while our offense improves.”

    Friday night, it was the Red Devil defense that stuffed the Dixie County Bears’ runningback Stephen Godbolt for no gain in overtime as he tried to run in for the two-point conversion for the win in overtime. The Red Devils claimed the victory 14-13.

    The Bears scored in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. Deonte Welch tied the game in the second quarter on a tremendous run.

  • Bronson routed by Bishop Snyder...

    “I’m proud of them, not mad at them,” Bronson Eagles Head Coach Al Cooksey said, following Friday’s one-sided home loss, 52-14, at the hands of Bishop Snyder.

    “We didn’t give up at all,” Cooksey said.

    “They are a large 2B team that have just been allowed into our conference this year,” Cooksey said. “We had to play them; we didn’t choose to.”

  • JV Red Devils drop season opener

    On Thursday Sept. 10, the Williston Red Devil JV team gave up a late fourth quarter touchdown and lost to the Union County Tigers JV 14-6.

    The Red Devils took the early lead in the first quarter when quarterback David Heinkel found Dequaious White for a 30-yard pass and run to the end zone for the touchdown with 2:22 showing on the first quarter clock. The extra point try for two failed, and the Red Devils held a 6-0 lead.

    The Red Devil defense held the Tigers on a fourth and eight as the first quarter ended.

  • Lady Red Devils get ‘...

    The Lady Red Devils fell to 1-2 in district play as they lost a hard fought match to the Santa Fe Lady Raiders on Tuesday Sept. 15.

    "We lost our focus in the last two games," said Lady Red Devil coach Kim Nivala. "We have been trying different things in our practices and we are working on building team concepts. I am pleased with the way we played tonight during certain stretches of the games," Nivala said.

    "We have stretches in games that we play very well and can play with any team we face," Nivala said.

  • Red Devils scorch PKee^Yonge

    The Red Devils found themselves tied with the PK Yonge Blue Wave early in the third quarter 14-14, on a hot humid night in Gainesville.

    Senior Deonte Welch, playing for the first time this season after missing the Fall Classic game last week, took over in the fourth quarter after setting out most of the second quarter with cramps after being helped off the field.

    The Red Devils opened the scoring with 5:45 showing on the first quarter clock, as DJ King rambled in from the 7 yard line for the first of his two touchdowns on the night.

  • Lady Red Devils take bite out of...

    After winning the Levy County Tournament with two wins, the Williston Lady Red Devil Volleyball team hosted the Suwannee Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night Sept. 3 and swept the match in three straight games.

    In game one, the Lady Bulldogs appeared to be finding their ranges on the court as they gave up points to the Red Devils on many out-of-bounds hits. The Red Devils had little trouble winning the game 25-7.

  • Injuries, penalties cost Eagles...

    It was a rough night for Bronson coach Al Cooksey.

    Just one week earlier, Eagles running back Eric Oliver torched Oak Hall for 239 yards and three touchdowns in Bronson’s 31-7 preseason romp.

    This time? Oliver went down with an ankle injury early in the first half during Bronson’s season opener against visiting Trenton.

    Add 12 Eagles penalties for 115 yards, including five personal fouls and two ejections, and it all adds up to an ugly 27-13 defeat for Bronson at home last Friday. It was the fifth consecutive win for Trenton in the rivalry.

  • Four WHS baseballers named to...

    Chiefland, Bronson, Trenton and Williston baseball were represented in All-State teams chosen by Florida sportswriters and compiled by TBO.com. Below are lists for 3A and 2A All-State honorees.

    Class 3A all-state baseball team

    Second team

    Utility

    Derek Milan, senior, Williston

    Third team

    Outfield

    Damon Ming, senior, Williston

    Honorable Mention

    Catcher

    Chris Morrow, senior, Williston

    Infield

    Adam Burton, junior, Chiefland

    Outfield

    Dane Cothran, senior, Chiefland

  • Lady Red Devils earn places on...

    Players from Chiefland and Williston were recently selected to the 2009 All-Area team. Players were selected via ballots submitted by active softball coaches around the region.

    Class 3A-6A First team

    C - Taylore Fuller, Chiefland, Fr.- .717 BA, 1,340 slugging pctg, 32 runs, 21 RBIs, 14 2Bs, 5 3Bs

    INF - Crissy Rawls, Williston, Soph.- .418 BA, 33 hits, 3 2Bs, 3 3Bs

    Class 3A-6A Second team

    P - Tori Stamper, Williston, Soph.- 11-8, 2.67 ERA, 92 Ks

    C - Dayna Hunn, Williston, Soph.- .415 BA, 34 hits, 30 RBIs, 5 2Bs, 4 3Bs