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Today's Sports

  • Diamond Red Devils prepping for...

    The Williston Red Devil Baseball team held its rescheduled Hit-a-Thon Dec. 15 at the Devils Den.

    Fresh off a successful fall baseball league schedule that saw the Red Devils go 14-2, the players are excited about the season that is just weeks away from starting.

    Head Coach Jim Smith will begin his 14th season as head coach of the Red Devils, and has built one of the best high school baseball programs in North Central Florida.

    The Red Devils hold a 35-game home field district winning streak, and have won the district championship for the past three years.

  • Red Devils fall in Kingdom of...

    It was a cold night outside that surrounded the Red Devil basketball team for the second night in a row. After downing the North Marion Colts with a cold shooting night, the Red Devils became even more cold as they moved to the second game against the Vanguard Knights.

  • Red Devils win tourney opener

    The Williston Red Devils, playing in the Kiwanis Christmas Tournament at Bradford High School Dec. 21, stunned the visiting 5A Camden Wildcats from Georgia 84-61.

    The Red Devils and the Wildcats played even for the first eight minutes as the first quarter ended in a 16-16 even game.

    The Red Devils came out to start the second quarter and absolutely took the Wildcats to task as they went on a 15-0 run, holding the Wildcats scoreless for the first four minutes of the second quarter taking a 31-16 lead.

  • Red Devils stick it to Celtics...

    You just never know from one game to the next, which talented player will answer the call for the Red Devils.

    On Dec. 18, the Red Devils played their first home court game of the season as they hosted the Trinity Catholic Celtics.

    The Junior Varsity game was cancelled by Trinity, and those fans arriving early had an extended wait for the 7:30 p.m. varsity game to start. But it was well worth the wait for Red Devil fans as they watched their team come from behind in the fourth quarter to down the Celtics 54-47.

  • Williston to play Monday in...

    The Williston Red Devils will travel to Ocala Monday

    for tournament action in the Kingdom of the Sun Holiday tournament.

    The Red Devils take on North Marion at 6:30 p.m. at Vanguard High School. The finals of the tournament conclude with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

  • Red Devils win in OT

    After holding on Friday night at Santa Fe for a 10-point district win, the Williston Red Devils were matched against a very good Ridgewood team from New Port Richey at the 9th Annual Tim Binkley Basketball Classic hosted by North Marion High School Saturday afternoon Dec. 12.

    Coach Steve Faulkner said before the game, "I hope our players’ legs hold up for this one."

  • Lady Red Devils win in thriller

    The Suwannee Lady Bulldogs and the Williston Lady Red Devils, both 3-0 in the district, fought it out Friday for the district lead.

    The Lady Bulldogs were 3-0 in District play and the Lady Red Devils escaped a thrilling 1 point win at Santa Fe just three nights earlier to remain 3-0.

    Each team had beaten Santa Fe, Newberry and Ft. White as they met to end the first round of the home and away regular season district play.

  • Williston burns Ft. White

    The 2-0 Red Devils, fresh off robust wins over Bronson and Chiefland, made the already chilly, rainy night even more miserable for the Ft. White Indians turning the game into a 70-25 scalping to open their district play.

    The Red Devils played outstanding defense as the team accounted for 22 steals in the first half alone, as they took a commanding 54-15 half time lead.

  • Red Devils take down Indians 72-...

    Chiefland High School’s boys basketball team faced a big test in its first game of the season last week against Williston.

    And despite Eugene Carter’s 29 points and the Indians’ strong second quarter performance, the Red Devils overwhelmed Chiefland, 72-48.

    Most coaches would see a season-opening loss as an early roadblock. But Chiefland coach Mike Beck saw the defeat as a good learning opportunity. Beck said they probably won’t face another team this season that can play inside as well as Williston.

  • Hornets sting the Eagles

    Three Hawthorne players scored in triple digits, and the Hornets’ boys basketball team dominated Bronson High School last Thursday night, 62-24.

    Hawthorne came out rolling to a 15-2 lead through the first quarter, led by Montell Bryant and Ed Ray.

    Ray led the Hornets with 25 points. Bryant added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Leamon Wilson finished with 12 points for Hawthorne.

    Facing such a large deficit early, the Eagles never came close. Hawthorne tacked on 40 more points over the next two quarters, compared to the Eagles’ 18.