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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, FEB. 6

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys at The Rock, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    SATURDAY, FEB. 7

    High School Basketball

    Alachua Santa Fe at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    TUESDAY, FEB. 10

    High School Softball

    Williston at North Marion, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    FRIDAY, FEB. 13

    High School Softball

    Williston at Keystone Heights, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Baseball

    Williston at home in First Pitch Classic, 7 p.m.

    SATURDAY, FEB. 14

    High School Baseball

  • Baseball team to sponsor golf...

    The Williston High School baseball team is sponsoring the first ever “Bats on Fire” golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8.

    This is a three-man scramble, $45 per person or $135 per team, which includes lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $75. Advance team registration and a hole sponsorship is available for $200.

    All proceeds go to the WHS baseball program. For information contact Molly White at 558-4286 or Dedee McLeod at 494-9595.

  • Final football districts...

    The Florida High School Athletic Association announced its final version of the football districts for the next two years on Friday, and while Williston’s district underwent only one change, Chiefland finds itself playing far fewer district games.

    The Williston Red Devils will compete in Class 2B, District 4. Other teams in the district include Keystone Heights, Mount Dora, Newberry, Trinity Catholic, Umatilla and The Villages.

    Gone from the preliminary list is Interlachen, which was transferred to a much bigger district with more schools to its north.

  • Girls get first-round bye

    The Williston Lady Red Devil basketball team completed its district schedule Tuesday night, Jan. 20, as they hosted the Chiefland Lady Indians.

    The Red Devils ended their district play for the season with a 63-41 win over the Lady Indians.

    “We end our district play at 8-2 for the season,” said Head Coach Jason Odom. “We dropped both games to PK and we have a lot of work to get ready for the playoffs.”

  • Four from Williston named all-...

    Four Williston High School football players have been mentioned on the Class 3A All-State list announced Wednesday.

    Travis Evans was named to the first team, but with an unusual designation as he was listed as a utility player on defense.

    Damon Germany was listed as a second team offensive lineman.

    Jordan White was posted as a third team defensive lineman.

    Deonte Welch was listed as a third team defensive utility player.