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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball team falls

    The Williston volleyball team fell to Cornerstone, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-13 on Tuesday night.

    The Devils faced two big problems with the visitors, two girls who dominated at the net. Senior Melissa Gomes had 10 kills and four blocks to lead Cornerstone as she took charge on the front line. Her teammate, sophomore Michaele Mantel, also had 10 kills but was also used as a setter, getting 11 assists.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    JV Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Ocala Meadowbrook, 6 p.m. (JV at 5)

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

    High School Football

    Williston at Chiefland, 7:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

    High School Volleyball

    JV tournament at Bronson

    MONDAY, SEPT. 15

    High School Volleyball

    Williston at Interlachen, 6:30 p.m. (JV at 5)

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 16

    High School Volleyball

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

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

    JV Football

  • Devils trounce P.K. Yonge

    The Williston Red Devils squashed the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave 58-20 Friday night at Williston's Booster Stadium.

    P.K. Yonge opened the scoring in the first quarter on a long pass from Carlon Hunt to Devin Wilson for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter Williston answered with a touchdown of their own when Courtney Days fought his way into the end zone from five yards out. The extra point kick by Chris Priest was good to tie the game at 7-7.

  • 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.