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Today's Sports

  • Williston wins district baseball...

    Trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, Williston got three hits to rally for a 3-2 win over P.K. Yonge Thursday night to win the district baseball title.

    The Devils got a single from Cody McLeod followed by a game-tying double from Max White. Damon Ming then got a hit to drive in the winning run.

    Derick Milam pitched the complete game for the victory.

    The win means the Williston seniors concluded their four-year home careers without having ever lost a game to a district rival.

  • Softball team loses in regionals

    Starting two freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and one senior, after lineup changes in each of the postseason games, the Williston Lady Red Devils fell to the Keystone Heights Lady Indians 10-0 in six innings Friday, May 1.

    The Indians were patient through the first two scoreless innings at the plate, and their defense continued to play well. Pitcher Jessica Knight extended her current shutout streak to 26 innings.

    The Red Devils had several chances to score in the first three innings but stranded two base runners in each inning.

  • Milam strikes out 11 in district...

    It was Williston and P.K. Yonge playing April 30, for the district championship.

    The game was highlighted by Red Devil pitcher Derick Milam pitching a strong game and a Red Devil seventh inning come-from-behind win, 3-2.

    The Red Devils took an early 1-0 lead as Max White slammed a one-out triple just short of the 450-foot fence. White scored two pitches later as the ball got away from the Blue Wave catcher.

    In the second, third, and fourth innings the Blue Wave left base runners stranded as Milam would get in trouble then strike out hitters to end the innings.

  • Devils advance, play at Keystone...

    After a pair of one-run, walk-off victories in the district tournament, Williston’s baseball team needed a breather.

    They got one Tuesday night in the form of visiting Interlachen.

    The Red Devils pounded out a 16-0 win over the Rams in the Class 3A, Region 2 quarterfinal.

    Next comes a trip to Keystone Heights on Friday for the regional semifinal. Williston has been eliminated two years in a row by the Indians, but both those games were at home.

  • Girls win district title

    After dropping two regular season district games to P.K. Yonge, the Williston Red Devils stung the Blue Wave Thursday night April 23, with a big fourth inning, and held on to win the District Championship 8-7.

    The Red Devils took a 1-0 lead in the second inning off a Laurrin Howard leadoff walk, as Angie Wilcox slammed a two-out pitch off the center field fence for a double.

    The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Red Devils until the top of the fourth inning.

  • Annual high school rodeo is this...

    If you notice a lot more horse trailers and campers on their way through Williston, just follow the high school rodeo families to Williston Horseman’s Association Arena. The Johnny Hodge Memorial High School Rodeo has two performances this year, Friday night and Saturday night, April 24 and 25 beginning at 7 p.m. The arena is 11⁄2 miles south of Williston on U.S. Hwy. 41, turn west on Wellbuilt Road.

  • Williston girls win district...

    The Williston softball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead Thursday night, then hung on for an 8-7 win over P.K. Yonge, giving the Red Devils the district championship.

    Williston will play host to Pierson Taylor on Tuesday night.

    Complete details of the game will be published next week.

     

  • Softball team wins Senior Night...

    Friday night April 17, the Williston Lady Red Devil softball team concluded its regular season with an 8-2 win over the North Marion Lady Colts.

    Alneidra Graham, a four-year starter in the outfield, was present, while LaPortia Robinson was not.

    A leadoff double by the Colts’ Jerelyn Register led to a 1-0 lead as she scored on a single by Nikki Brown in the top of the first inning.

    The Red Devils answered with a three and out inning on just five pitches thrown by Colts’ starter Ashley Eludod.

  • Baker squeezes Devils in...

    It was the final day of the Red Devil Challenge, the annual spring break high school baseball tournament held in Williston.

    The host team, with only four losses all season, was playing Baker County, from the area just west of Jacksonville, which had only two losses all season.

    It figured to be a pretty good game, and it was ... for five innings.

    Then the Wildcats exploded for 12 runs and defeated the Red Devils, 13-5, to wrap up the three-day event, which saw P.K. Yonge come out of the trio of games with a 3-0 record.

  • Smith wins 300th as Devils top...

    A couple of Williston’s young guns took to the mound Monday night, and the result was the 300th coaching win for Jim Smith.

    The Red Devils defeated Bronson High School, 11-2, on the opening day of the Red Devil Challenge, a day which saw Baker County defeat Chiefland and P.K. Yonge smother Wildwood.

    Smith went with a predominantly young lineup, headed by pitcher Christian Morris who was throwing to catcher Bradley Jones.