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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Mitchell’s camp a...

    Big Mo Mitchell showed once again why he was the terror of the Southeastern Conference last week, as he completed pass after pass with defenders hanging off him. Mitchell, a former University of Florida offensive lineman and current Bronson football assistant coach, nevertheless took the snaps and drove his team forward against upstart challenger Jake Williams, a defensive menace on last year’s Bronson Eagle squad.

  • Patterson resigns as WHS...

    After 23 years as head coach of the Williston Lady Red Devils softball team, Robert Patterson is stepping down.

    Patterson said it was a very tough decision for him to make, but his health and minor physical problems played a major roll in his move.

    “I know the talent that will be returning next season is just tremendous, and I really hate to leave,”ee^he said.

    “Sometimes you have to do what is best for your personal health, and this is what I had to deal with in making my decision,” he added.

  • North Central Florida Stars roll

    The scorching hot temperatures and bright sun failed to slow the bats of the NCF Stars on Tuesday afternoon at FCCJ North Campus College in Jacksonville.

    The 16 & under Stars, who have seven players from Williston High School, took on one of the 18 & under squads and came away with the 16 – 8 win.

    NCF Star Justin Kortessis got things going with a solo blast in the first inning over the center field fence. The Stars then loaded the bases on two walks and a single. They scored three more runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.

  • Summer play gives Diamond Red...

    Contributing Writer

    School is out and the 2009 Williston Red Devil Baseball season has ended. But the players who will be returning next season for the Red Devils and Coach Jim Smith have not hung up their gloves. In fact some of the returning players are playing more baseball than ever.

    Besides playing in a regular varsity schedule against some area local teams, 11 of the Red Devils are also playing on the North Central Florida Stars Teams.

  • Williston Warriors on the road...

    The 12 & under Little League Williston Warriors have gone to the Baseball Hall of Fame city, Cooperstown, N.Y., to participate in baseball games against other teams.

    The Warriors are coached by Head Coach Buddy Moore and assistants Tim Roberts and Chris Agle.

    According to Karen Moore, the team has won its first three games played on Sunday, June 14 and Monday, June 15.

    The team members are Davis Agle, Austin Langworthy, Thomas Layden, Blais Maris, Tyler Moore, JJ Roberts, Colin Russell, Richard Ruth, Matt Thomas, Jake Thompson, and Josh Trosten-Martinez.