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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Football physicals needed

    Any Williston High School students who wish to participate in football this school year must have a physical exam before they can practice. Physical forms and all other required paperwork are available in the Williston High School front office.

    Practice begins Aug. 4. Please call Coach Jamie Baker if you have any questions at 258-4730.

  • Bronson gets new basketball coach

    BRONSON - Bronson boosters have said all along that the best candidate to succeed legendary head basketball coach Kelly Beckham would be homegrown talent. They were right.

    Cedar Key boys basketball head coach Aaron Haldeman will follow Beckham as the new head coach of the Bronson Eagles.

    Beckham announced in April that he had accepted the head coach position at Gainesville High School and would be leaving Bronson after serving more than 25 years.

  • Late Williston Highlands tourney...

    A crowd of family, friends and tournament golfers gathered at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club last Saturday to see one of their own, the late Alton Geiger, honored.

    Geiger's wife Becky was presented a plaque by W.D. Hinkle of Wildwood.

    The weekend event was the 40th annual Bob Mixon tournament, named after the club's first pro.

    Hinkle has been responsible over the years for the advancement of the tournament.

  • Devils top Keystone Heights

    In Levy County's last look at spring football, the Williston Red Devils traveled to Keystone Heights, beating the Indians in a very close 14-9 game. Williston scored in the first play from scrimmage, springing Travis Evans loose inside for a 75-yard run. Chris Priest's point-after kick was true, giving the Devils an early 7-0 lead. Keystone responded later in the first when QB Brantley Lott lateraled to Clayton Mosely, who connected with Marcel Robinson for an Indian touchdown.

  • Bronson wins spring game

    Bronson football romped to a 31-0 shutout over visiting Spartans from St. Johns Country Day in Orange Park in an entertaining, instructive spring classic.

    "We did good. We've got a lot of work to do," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey in a post-game comment that summed up where the Eagles are today.

  • Margaret Brown signs with Polk

    Williston High School all-star softball player Margaret Brown has signed to play with Polk Community College in Winter Haven for the next two years.

    The three-sport star was a first-team Class 3A All-State outfielder last year. This year's team has not yet been announced.

    The left-handed Brown will be joining the Vikings and coach Dottie Cupp. "She'll definitely be in the outfield," Cupp said at a signing ceremony at the WHS Media Center on Tuesday.

  • Football, basketball camps...

    The annual Williston Red Devil football camp, for players ages 7-14, will be held Thursday, June 12, through Saturday, June 14, from 7:45 a.m. to noon each day behind the high school.

    Campers will be taught offensive and defensive fundamentals by the WHS varsity football staff. There will be a punt, kick and throw competition for each age group. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and snacks/drinks will be provided each day.

    An awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, the 14th, at noon.

    Shorts, t-shirt and cleats are recommended to be worn but are not required.