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Today's Sports

  • Bronson wins opener

    GAINESVILLE - Scratch a "W" on the schedule right now - at 1-0, Bronson football starts the season with a winning record. The blue Eagles paid a visit to Oak Hall, whom they'd beaten 28-12 last year, and left the field carrying a hard-earned 27-18 win.

    "I'm so happy we won," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey.

    Following a tough loss at Chiefland in the preseason, Cooksey said he had feared his Eagles might turn their hopes to the Oak Hall game with more expectation than reason.

    "I think they think they've beaten them already," he said then.

  • High school football scores

    Williston 58, P.K. Yonge 20

    Bronson 27, Oak Hall 18

    Chiefland 28, Dixie County 21

    Newberry 47, Santa Fe 18

    Nature Coast 59, Dunnellon 7

    Nease 30, North Marion 14

    West Port 7, Vanguard 0

    Trinity Cath. 20, Tampa Cath. 10

    Springstead 42, Crystal River 7

    South Lake 38, Citrus 34

    East Gadsden 49, Chiles 3

  • WHS third in preseason volleyball

    "One of our goals was to come here and win this preseason tournament," said Emily Gore, head coach of Chiefland varsity volleyball.

    They did. Chiefland played scrappy, resourceful ball, taking three games in the first round to put down a more talented Williston team, then finishing off host Bronson in two games in the championship round.

    In the finishes of the four-team field, which saw Chiefland first, Bronson second, Williston third and Cedar Key fourth, every coach saw fine-tuning to be done, but also reasons to celebrate.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

    High School Volleyball

    Cornerstone Academy at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    JV Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

  • Williston tops Citrus in...

    It was during the fourth quarter of last Friday's preseason classic between Inverness Citrus and Williston High School's football teams.

    In the west end zone, the Williston players milled around, some sprawled on the ground using their equipment as headrests, watching the junior varsity. The coaches stood and watched as the JV won its quarter.

    There was a feeling of satisfaction in the air that only comes after a good performance.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29

    High School Football

    Inverness Citrus at Williston, 7:30 p.m. (Preseason classic)

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 2

    High School Volleyball

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

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 5:30)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 9

    High School Volleyball

  • Devils host classic Friday

    Williston High Schools football team will see its first interscholastic action of the season this Friday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at home against Inverness Citrus. The four-quarter game is a preseason classic, which does not count in the standings or won-loss record, but serves as a gauge for the coaches to prepare for next Fridays home opener against P.K. Yonge. This week, the Devils will play three varsity quarters, and the JV will play the fourth quarter. Last year these two teams met in Inverness, but played only six minutes before a storm washed out the competition.

  • Football scrimmage called off

    The Williston Red Devils varsity and JV football teams are practicing for the upcoming season. The Red Devil coaching staff dispensed instruction and motivation to their young and talented players. Both squads showed exceptional team speed and fitness. The Red Devils will play at home against Inverness Citrus in the Preseason Classic on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. The first regular game is the following Friday, Sept. 5, at home against P.K. Yonge.

  • LARC softball event a success

    CHIEFLAND - "We can hit," said Betty Walker, executive director of Levy Assocation for Retarded Citizens. "We just can't run."

    Before Saturday's classic showdown featuring LARC staff and clients against the polical candidates of Levy County, Walker was explaining her strategy for a LARC victory.

    "We got to hit the ball out."

    LARC won the two-inning tilt by a bare 4-3 margin, but aggressive baserunning, pitching and defense were as much a factor as power at the plate.

  • Sports calendar

    FRIDAY, AUG. 29

    High School Football

    Inverness Citrus at Williston, 7 p.m. (Preseason classic)

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

    JV Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

    High School Football

    Gainesville P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7:30 p.m.

    Bronson at Gainesville Oak Hall, 7:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    JV Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

    High School Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

    JV Football