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Today's Sports

  • Ready or not, it’s...

    Red Devil fans, the wait is finally over. Friday night Aug. 28, the Red Devils will travel to Bradford to play their long awaited Fall Classic game.

    The coaching staff is anxious to check out their players in game action, and the players likewise can’t wait to hit an opponent other than their own team members.

    The Red Devils will be running a new offense and trying to stop Bradford with a new defensive set.

    With a new head coach and several new assistant coaches, it is time for the fans to see this season’s Red Devils in action.

  • Eagles get ready to defend the...

    The countdown starts. Bronson Eagles returned to the practice field Monday with the first brutal two-a-days of fall practice. Before the day even started, there was bad news. Sophomore center Tim King, whose powerful build, winning attitude and quick attention to detail looked like such an asset to the young Eagles, will be sidelined for two months with mononeucleosis.

    “Yeah, I hate it,” said Eagles’ head coach Al Cooksey.

    “I hate it for him and I hate it for us.”

  • Levy Lightning 3v3 qualifies for...

    The U-13 Levy Lightning 3v3 soccer team placed fourth at Nationals held earlier this month at Disney’s Wild World of Sports in Orlando, qualifying them for the World Championships tournament next January.

    “Everybody contributed on offense and scored, and it was team defense,” said Head Coach Max Aguirre. “We played excellent soccer.”

  • 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.