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Today's Sports

  • Howard's two homers,...

    It was an offensive showing for the Lady Red Devils April 8, as they played host to the Interlachen Lady Rams, defeating the visitors 15-5 in five innings.

    The Rams went three and out in their first at bat as Laurrin Howard took the mound for the second night in a row for the Lady Red Devils.

    Howard got the shivering crowd excited when she slammed a three run homer over the left field fence that cleared the 220 foot distance by a good 10 feet above the eight-foot fence. The Red Devils took a 5-0 lead after one complete inning of play.

  • Softball team falls to Santa Fe...

    On Friday April 10, the Williston Red Devils played their third game in four nights with the Prom falling on the off night.

    After downing their opponents the first two games on Tuesday and Wednesday with ease, the Red Devils ran into a buzz saw in Santa Fe Pitcher Taylor Bowen. Bowen held the Red Devils scoreless until the bottom of the seventh and final inning as her teammates gave her a 6-0 lead going into the seventh.

    In the seventh inning Alneidra Graham led off with a perfect bunt and claimed first base.

  • Local athlete Wilder to ride in...

    Kaley Wilder is what cowboys call an All-Around Hand. She does more than one event in High School Rodeo. You can come watch our local high school star athlete compete at the Florida High School Rodeo Association when it converges on the Williston Horseman’s Arena next week, April 24th and April 25th for two nights of rodeo competition.

  • Devils rough up Indians

    The only sure thing about the county’s best baseball matchup - Chiefland-Williston - is that there are no sure things. Weeks ago, Williston tried hard to give away the home game to the visiting Indians, before snatching back the 8-6 win. Saturday, the Devils came to Chiefland and their hosts hoped to get them back.

    They didn’t. After six innings of close play among some of the best talent in the area, Williston exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to down Chiefland 18-6 in the last district game.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, APRIL 23

    High School Baseball

    Williston vs. Santa Fe (at CFCC), 3 p.m.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 24

    High School Baseball

    North Marion at Williston, 7 p.m. ***NOTE TIME CHANGE***

    WEEK OF APRIL 27

    High School Baseball

    District at Williston

    FRIDAY, MAY 29

    High School Football

    Williston at Crystal River (spring game)

    FRIDAY, AUG. 28

    High School Football

    Williston at Bradford (Starke), (preseason classic), 7:30 p.m.

    Oak Hall at Bronson (preseason classic)

  • Devils hang on to defeat GHS

    GAINESVILLE -- The Williston Red Devils defeated Gainesville High 10-8 in a slugfest on Thursday night. The Red Devils were sailing smoothly through the game, putting up three runs in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Tyrie Boyer and a hit by Andrew Poupard that scored two more runs. They scored three more in the fifth on a warning track double by Brandon Scott that drove in two, and another RBI hit by Boyer.

  • Great game, but Palatka triumphs

    GAINESVILLE -- It was one of those high school baseball games that keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way. It was great pitching on both sides, and you just kept waiting for a break.

    Unfortunately for Williston, that break went Palatka’s way.

    The Panthers knocked off Williston, 5-0, last Friday night in a thriller in what was billed as the Alachua County Tournament at Gainesville High School.

    They didn’t need speed-up rules in this one, as it took exactly 89 minutes to play the seven-inning contest.

  • Softball team tops Dixie

    The Williston Lady Red Devils have changed their batting order, changed a few player positions and on Tuesday April 7, the Dixie County Lady Bears fell to the Red Devils 10-2.

    Laurrin Howard took the mound for the Red Devils and gave up just four hits, striking out six, and received help from freshman catcher Kaitlyn Bannon. Bannon gunned down two Bears trying to steal second base, to break up scoring threats.

  • Red Devil Challenge starts April...

    The Williston High School baseball team will host the 7th Annual “Red Devil Challenge” baseball tournament April 13-15.

    “This tournament is used to get ready for the district tournament and the state playoffs” said Coach Jim Smith, now in his 13th season as head coach of the Red Devils.

    WHS currently has a 13-3 record and 9-0 in district play. They also have a 33 game winning streak in district games played at home and have clinched the regular season district championship for the fifth consecutive year.

  • Devils assured of top seed in...

    Williston High School’s baseball team cemented its hold on the top seed in the district standings with an emotional 7-4 win over Fort White on Tuesday night.

    The win left the Red Devils with a 9-0 district mark, with only a game at Chiefland in nine days coming before the tournament. They have been assured of the top seed for the event.

    Damon Ming pitched into the fifth inning, but had to work his way out of trouble in each frame.