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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Chipoletti: 'We will build...

    In a game that Red Devil first year Head Coach Derek Chipoletti referred to as a “glorified scrimmage,” the Red Devils had some good moments. They also had some not so good moments.

    The Red Devils held a come-from-behind six-point lead after scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns. However, with just 46.6 seconds remaining in the game, the Crystal River Pirates Heath Hernandez hit Pedro Diaz with a 39-yard pass for the tying touchdown. Antonio Maldonado split the uprights for the winning point, giving the Pirates a 21-20 victory over the Red Devils.

  • Jared Smith qualifies for...

    Jared Smith from Williston has qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

    Smith will be making his third appearance in bareback riding. He was part of the men's championship team in 2007 for Ranger (Texas) College. This year he will be competing as part of the Western Texas College (Snyder) team. Competition starts at the Casper Events Center June 14-20. At stake are National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association titles and nearly $250,000 in scholarships.

  • Chipoletti: It’s all...

    After several weeks of grueling practices sessions that saw temperatures in the 90 degree range, and then wet muggy rainy conditions, the 2009 Williston Red Devil Football team is ready for its test.

    This Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m., the Red Devils will travel down to take on the Crystal River Pirates.

    This season the Red Devils have been practicing under new first year Head Coach Derek Chipoletti. The team has been learning Chipoletti’s offensive system while switching over to a three-five defensive system.

  • Softball team feted at banquet

    Tuesday evening May 26, the 2009 3A District 5 Lady Red Devil Softball champs held their awards banquet in the high school cafeteria.

    The young Red Devil team ended their season in the regional semi-finals with a loss to Keystone Heights, and finished the season with an 18-9 record.

  • Softball tryouts set for May 26...

    Summer travel ball tryouts for softball 12 and under girls will be held at Williston on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 at the Williston fields.

    Contact Nick at 352-339-3909 or Fatbuddynick@gmail.com for more information or any questions you have.

     

  • Ranch Rodeo is Friday, Saturday

    A Ranch Rodeo, with proceeds earmarked for the Williston High School football team saddles up this Friday and Saturday, May 22 and May 23 at 8 p.m. at the Horseman’s Park. Tickets are $10 at the gate.

  • Williston baseball celebrates...

    The Williston High School Varsity Baseball team held their awards banquet at the Williston Golf and Country Club on Monday evening May 18.

    The team celebrated their third straight 3A District Championship as they paid special tribute to the eight departing seniors.

    The guest speaker for the event was St. Johns River Community College Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones.

    Jones, who recently recruited two of the Red Devil seniors, Brandon Scott and Derek Milam, gave a remarkable speech to all those friends, family and team members in attendance.