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Today's Sports

  • Williston opens district play...

    DUNNELLON - Speed kills, again.

    Even the Dunnellon football announcer commented that when the Williston Red Devils turned the corner outside, they weren't going to be caught.

    That became obvious quickly as Williston opened its district schedule last Friday with a 41-31 win over the Tigers that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

    The win left Williston with a 4-2 record this season and, more importantly, a 1-0 mark in the district.

  • Runners prepare for county meet

    CEDAR KEY -- In cross country, there are hills, and then there are hills. Cedar Key just has the former, but the Shark varsity boys and girls say that year round practice on two stretches - the spot near the museum and the hot, lonely stretch of Gulf Boulevard by the cemetery - may put them in good shape for the most brutal course of the year - Mount Dora.

    Cedar Key runners are already looking ahead to districts, because of the reactions their home course got from both local runners and visitors alike in Thursday's Cedar Key Invitational.

  • Bronson falls to Lopez

    Bronson slid to .500 while playing their best football yet. Now 3-3, the Eagles dueled Daytona's Father Lopez to a standstill before falling 27-21 in overtime. This, against a team that clobbered them 56-12 last year.

    "We grew up a little today," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey. "With so much losing behind us, we have to build a culture where we expect to win."

  • Williston tops Chiles

    TALLAHASSEE - Williston's football team rallied in the second half to defeat Lawton Chiles High School, 28-16, last Friday night in the final preliminary before district play.

    Beginning with this week's game at Dunnellon, the Red Devils will play their four district games in succession in five weeks, with an open date next week.

    The last time the Devils visited Dunnellon was last fall, when they were winning the three-way tiebreaker that put them into the playoffs.

    This should be a battle of the front lines, with both teams using the run to pile up the yardage.

  • WMS runners win title

    Cedar Key's Joseph Bishop got another second place finish in a Levy County cross country meet - this time at Chiefland, behind Ft. White's Matthew Waddington, whom he'd beaten at Williston two weeks before.

    Bishop grouched for a few minutes, complained that Waddington "had a better stride," then allowed as how this was his best race ever.

    Alex Travis of Williston, who finished just behind Bishop, said he, too, had run his best race on the shady course.

    "It was nice and cool under the trees," he said.

  • Pro Rodeo was a success

    The night out at the Pro Rodeo was a great evening of entertainment. There was something for most everyone that likes the outdoors and cowboys and livestock. The weather was perfect and the rodeo fans had a lot of enthusiasm.

  • Bronson falls to Trenton

    TRENTON - The Bronson Eagles fell to the Trenton Tigers 21-14 Friday night at Trenton's Booster Stadium. The Eagles came in to Trenton flying high with a winning record (3-1) while the Tigers were winless and missing their starting tailback C.J. Bowers. The Eagles have been almost unstoppable running the ball against their opponents this season. The Bronson backfield has been averaging over 200 yards rushing per game.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, OCT. 9

    JV Football

    Ocala West Port at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Fort White, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    High School Cross Country

    Meet at Cedar Key, 4:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY, OCT. 10

    High School Football

    Williston at Dunnellon, 7:30 p.m.

    Daytona Beach Father Lopez at Bronson, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, OCT. 14

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at P.K. Yonge, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    THURSDAY, OCT. 16

    JV Football

    Alachua Santa Fe at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

  • Rodeo is this weekend

    It is Pro Rodeo time at the Williston Horseman's Arena this weekend. It is the 14th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo. It is actually the 10th year that Charley Lowery and his 4-L rodeo Company have ventured down from Georgia to Williston to put on the production. The chairman of the rodeo committee, Duke Reid, and the Williston Horsemen's Association President, Alfred Pendray plan to present Charley Lowery and his rodeo crew a trophy plaque commemorating the 10th year of the successful partnership between the two.

  • Devils fall to Dixie

    The Williston Red Devils fell to the Dixie County Bears 61-52 on Friday night in Cross City. The game was an exciting match-up between two teams that bring out the best in each other.

    The winless Bears came into this game with a 0-3-season record but played like a team possessed. Dixie's all-state running back Rodney Scott would not be stopped, as he ran for over 300 yards and scored 5 touchdowns.