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Today's Sports

  • First time in school history,...

    CHIEFLAND -- Williston boys’ basketball beat P.K. Yonge 74-67 in overtime to capture their second consecutive district championship. As in the game the night before against Chiefland, a balanced attack helped the Red Devils overcome a game-long assault by Blue Wave leaders Josh Snodgrass and Autis Gibson. Ultimately, the Wave had no answer to huge play by Williston’s sophomore big man James Hunt, who simply dominated the paint.

  • Brandon Scott signs with St....

    Brandon Scott receives applause from the crowd gathered at the Williston High School Media Center Thursday morning after he signed a baseball scholarship with St. Johns River Community College in Palatka. From the left are SJRCC assistant coach Donnie Whitehead; SJRCC head coach Ross Jones; Scott; Wanda Deanette Dallas, his mother; and Jim Smith, WHS baseball coach. Jones, a former pitching coach at the University of Florida, said he plans to use Scott as an outfielder, but also may give him a chance to show what he can do as a pitcher.

  • Back to back: Williston wins...

    Williston boys' basketball beat P.K. Yonge 74-67 in overtime to capture their second consecutive district championship. As in the game the night before against Chiefland, a balanced attack helped the Red Devils overcome a game-long assault by Blue Wave leaders Josh Snodgrass and Autis Gibson. Ultimately, the Wave had no answer to huge play by Williston's sophomore big man James Hunt, who simply dominated the paint.

  • Video: Williston boys down P.K....

    Scroll down to see video of Williston's 74-67 overtime win over P.K. Yonge in the Class 3A District 5 championship Saturday.

  • Devils split last two games...

    Williston High School split its final two boys basketball games of the regular season last week as they tuned up for this week’s competition at Chiefland.

    The Red Devils will play Friday at 7 p.m. against the Chiefland-Dixie County winner. The district final is set for Saturday at 7 p.m., also at Chiefland.

    THE ROCK 55, WILLISTON 50

    When you have more turnovers than rebounds, that’s usually not a good sign.

  • Girls split in districts,...

    DISTRICT SEMIFINAL: WILLISTON 54, NEWBERRY 41

    The second round of the girls’ Class 3A District 5 basketball playoffs was played at the Chiefland gym on Friday night Feb. 6.

    The Williston Lady Red Devils, having earned a first round bye with an 8-2 district record, were matched against the Newberry Lady Panthers. The Panthers advanced by beating the host Chiefland Indians in the first round.

    The game was fast paced from start to finish, as the Red Devils took a 54-41 win advancing to the championship game on Saturday night.

  • Devils top Trinity

    The Williston junior varsity basketball team set the stage for what turned out to be a nightmare on Saturday night Jan. 24, for the Trinity Catholic Celtics.

    The Williston junior varsity raised their season record to 14-1, as they cruised to an unchallenged 60-48 win.

    Then the Celtics varsity took the floor following their senior night activities, and the nightmare began for home team.

  • New football coach arrives in...

    Williston High School’s new football coach started work at the school this week.

    Derek Chipoletti, 32, comes to the school for his first head coaching job, but he has been an offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach in schools in the Jacksonville area since 1997.

    The former University of Central Florida linebacker was All State in high school at Orange Park, and coached at his alma mater, Forrest, Sandalwood and, for the past six years, at Fleming Island High School.

  • Travis Evans signs

    Williston High School running back Travis Evans signed a full scholarship with a brand new college football program Wednesday. He will attend Georgia State University in Atlanta. From the left are Glenn Gates, his uncle; family friend Connor McCoy; Evans; his mother, Catheese Harvey and his aunt, Rebecca Tish Williams. Evans averaged 166 yards per game rushing and scored 17 touchdowns last season. The ceremony was held in the gym at the high school with football players and many other students in attendance.

     

  • Girls pull off upset on Senior...

    Last Thursday night at the Williston gym there was only one senior on the Red Devils varsity basketball team. Kim Dobbins had her single player ceremony and was joined by her parents, Rick and Deanna Dobbins, and Head Coach Jason Odom at center court for her senior night celebration.

    The Red Devils then took the court to face the Meadowbrook Lady Mustangs who brought with them an 18-1 season record.

    The Red Devils were first to score in a cold shooting first quarter and led the game the entire way for a 46-34 win.