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Today's Sports

  • Wright scores three as Devils win

    After a sluggish first half, Lady Devil soccer polished off visiting Hawthorne with solid 4-0 win, recalling their early season win over the Hornets. Head Coach Max Aguirre shook up the lineup by setting his defenders up front and his strikers on defense, and back line player Chelsey Wright responded with a hat trick. Cassandra Hughes scored the fourth goal.

  • Girls basketball team wins

    The Williston Lady Red Devils basketball team was at full strength and healthy for the first time in several weeks on Tuesday Jan. 13, as they hosted the Dixie County Lady Bears. The results were not good for the visiting Bears, as the Red Devils jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in their run to a 79-44 win.

  • Devils struggle past Chiefland

    Chiefland needed a perfect game to beat Williston in basketball, but perfection’s not a dog that comes when you call. What they got, in their 58-48 loss to the state-ranked (fourth in TBO poll) Devils, was the prettiest piece of hardwood hustle the Indians have shown all season.

    Against a Red Devil team that has had up and down performances against elite teams this holiday break, the Indians brought their best defense and strongest shot choices of the year, holding Williston close and even sharing a lead until the last three minutes of the game.

  • Williston beats host Cape Coral

    CAPE CORAL -- The Williston boys basketball team made coach Dave Vespignani's return to Cape Coral High School a success.

    The Red Devils jumped out to a first-quarter lead and eased past the home team, 55-45, Friday evening.

    Vespignani came to Williston before last season from the Seahawks, where he was an assistant coach..

    Isaac Floyd led Williston with 15 points, while Paul King, with a trio of three-pointers, scored 12. Deonte Welch added 10.

    For the Seahawks, Cameron Hall scored 13, including three off-balance spectacular layups.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY DEC. 27

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys at Kingdom of the Sun tournament at Ocala Vanguard, 8 p.m. Tourney continues through Dec. 30

    MONDAY, DEC. 29

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls vs. Bradford, 4:30 p.m. (at Gainesville Eastside Holiday Tournament)

    Bronson Holiday Tournament

    TUESDAY, DEC. 30

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Eastside tournament

    FRIDAY, JAN. 2

    High School Basketball

  • Williston wins Kingdom opener

    It wasn't exactly a work of art, but Williston High School's boys basketball team won its Kingdom of the Sun tournament opener Friday afternoon, defeating North Marion 53-47.

    Williston plays Saturday at 8 p.m. in the quarterfinals against host Ocala Vanguard, which defeated Union County, 54-39, Friday night.

    Isaac Floyd led the Devils with 14 points and, unofficially, 14 rebounds. He made five of seven free throws down the stretch when WHS really needed them.

  • WHS boys reach Kingdom semifinal

    For the Williston team, coaches and fans, things were a little better Saturday night.

    After a struggling win against North Marion in the opening round of the Kingdom of the Sun basketball tournament, the Red Devils came out Saturday against host Vanguard with a vengeance, winning over the Knights, 52-35.

    Williston will play Monday at 7 p.m. in the tournament semifinals against Jacksonville Wolfson, which defeated Eastside, 60-55, coming back from a 17-point deficit.

  • Williston boys suffer first two...

    OCALA - Williston's run through the Kingdom of the Sun boys basketball tournament ended Monday night as Jacksonville Wolfson downed the Devils, 60-49, in the semifinals.

    The Devils then played a tough Decatur (Ga.) Columbia team for third place, and were beaten again, 78-35.

    The losses wereWilliston's first two this season after 10 straight wins.

    Isaac Floyd was named to the all-tournament team.

    In Monday's contest, the game was a battle between third-ranked teams, Williston in Class 3A and Wolfson in Class 5A.

  • Williston girls fall in opener...

    By Steve Jarboe

    For the Pioneer

    The Williston Lady Red Devil Basketball team opened their first game in the Eastside Holiday Tournament short on players. They were four players short from the regular roster and played with just eight players dressed.

    The team also came up short, after playing three quarters of intense basketball against the Bradford Lady Tornadoes and lost the game 57-45.

  • Devils play Friday at 3 p.m.

    Williston High School's boys basketball team kept its record unblemished last Friday with a 59-50 win over Dixie County on the road.

    The victory left the Red Devils with an 8-0 record, and a perfect 5-0 through the first half of district play.

    The next game for WHS will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Ocala Vanguard, when the Devils take on North Marion in the first round of the Kingdom of the Sun. A win would put them in an 8 p.m. game on Saturday, while a loss would result in a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.

    The tournament continues through Tuesday, Dec. 30.