Today's Sports

  • James Rivers, one step closer

    James Rivers was one of Bronson basketball’s Super Sophs, the little team that could, the squad of sleepers that came out of nowhere to storm all the way to the Class 2A Sweet Sixteen in 2007. This is the team that ee" remember? - in the first week of November suddenly found out the starting five that was going to take them through the region was out. Suddenly, then-head coach Kelly Beckham was looking at starting a pair of sophomores at the point and small forward ee" two guys who lit up JV last year, yeah, but were they ready to deal with Oak Hall, Mayo and Hawthorne?

  • Williston represented in martial...

    While Williston was celebrating Independence Day here at home with its parade and festivities at Horseman’s Park, some of Williston’s younger “warriors” were representing our town and country in a different battle of the champions.

  • Area team plays at Cooperstown

    Levy County sent some of its best baseball players to the cradle of baseball civilization last month as Williston Warriors competed in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

    Chiefland’s Kyle Weeks, along with Williston’s Austin Langworthy, Tyler Moore and J.J. Roberts, was were part of the Williston Warriors 12u AAU team that traveled to Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and fabled site of baseball’s birthplace.

  • Undefeated Cloud continues to...

    What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than at the Central Florida Boxing Gym in Ocala.

    Number one ranked Tavoris Cloud, who recently visited Williston as a guest of Bobby Brown owner of King Munchies Pizza, was working out at the gym, in preparation for his upcoming IBF World Championship fight.

    Cloud has a perfect 19-0 record and was sparring against Laffereol Bunting. For the fighters to be in shape for any match they go through a lot of work, trying to be sure every muscle in their perfectly tuned bodies is in top shape.

  • Anderson finishes first in Melon...

    Michael Anderson ran in one of his favorite races on the July 4, the Melon Run in Gainesville and he finished with a win.

    Michael, who attends the University of Florida and is a member of the Gators men’s cross country team, won the three mile event with a time of 15:27.06. Michael’s twin brother Geoffrey won last year’s event, but was out of town this year. Geoffrey is also a current Gator.

  • Bird will rope ‘em in...

    Dillon Bird, an 11th grade student at Williston High School has earned a position on the Florida high school rodeo team and will travel to Farmington, N. Mex. July 19-25 to compete at the 61st Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the team roping competition.

    Over 1,500 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia will be featured.

    Bird and Jonathon Torrez from Marion County were the state team roping champions for the state of Florida.

  • First Catch

    Using live shiners for bait, Cassidie Persinger, 12, of Morriston caught her first fish-an 8-pound bass-from the Withlacoochee River on June 11. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Lee Ann Persinger, also of Morriston.


  • Best friends together again

    D.J. Bowers and Joey Harris are back together on the baseball diamond. As kids, they always loved to play the game, hoping someday they'd be in the pros. Now, all these years later, the dream still lives for both of them, even if the path isn't the one they expected.

  • Dave Coln runs the big one

    Maybe it wasn’t a lifelong dream, but it sure felt like it. Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer photographer Dave Colón recently completed his first marathon, the big race that all runners dream of. It was the culmination of 10 years of learning and running, and, he hopes, the beginning of a long and wonderful adventure.

  • Undefeated pugilist makes...

    Tavoris Cloud, a 27-year-old boxer who hails from Quincy, just outside Tallahassee, is scheduled to fight the number two contender and former World Champion Clinton Woods, in late August or early September.

    Saturday night, Cloud was in town when Bobby Brown, owner of King Munchie’s Pizza in Williston, hosted a casual evening cookout for his friends in the professional fight game.