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Today's Sports

  • WHS boys top Chiefland

    After the start of a game which seemingly saw Chiefland's baseball team in full control, Williston suddenly finds itself tied for first place and in a position where a coin toss might determine the top seed in the district.

    The Red Devils rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Chiefland, 11-5, last Thursday night.

  • WMS reaches championship game

    Helped by a series of Chiefland mistakes, the Williston Middle School Red Devils came from behind Tuesday to win their baseball division of the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference, 8-5, over the visiting Braves.

    Williston was scheduled to play in Lake Butler Thursday for the conference title.

    Trailing 5-4, the Devils entered the bottom of the fifth with the top of the order coming to the plate, the part of the lineup that had been doing damage all afternoon.

  • WHS tops Chiefland in key...

    Williston rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Chiefland, 11-5, in a high school baseball game Thursday night.

    The result leaves each team with one district loss as they have split their district season series. If both teams win out and finished tied, a coin toss will decide the top seed. Either way, one of these teams will be seeded first and the other second.

  • WHS boys pick up three district...

    By Jim Clark

    Editor

    With a 6-1 record in the district, the Williston baseball team is ready for a rematch with the team on top.

    The Red Devils play host to Chiefland (7-0) tonight (Thursday) in a key district contest.

    Williston picked up three wins in the past few days, including a 6-5 win over P.K. Yonge (see story below), a 10-0 whitewash of Fort White and an 8-1 win on the road at Dixie County Tuesday.

  • Girls defeat P.K. Yonge

    The Williston Lady Red Devils defeated P.K. Yonge 11-3 on Tuesday night. The Lady Red Devils brought out the bats and avenged an early-season loss to the Blue Wave in a big way. They scored 11 runs on 12 hits. Simone Cannady led the way with an inside-the-park home run. Margaret Brown also joined in the hit parade with three hits, along with three runs scored; she also made some sparkling fielding plays during the game. Senior Heather Porter pitched the first five innings, striking out four P.K. batters, and Tori Stamper pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the win.

  • Baseball team wins pair

    Danny Etheridge pitched a two-hitter and Trip Fugate hit a three-run homer as the Williston baseball team defeated Fort White, 10-0, in five innings Saturday night, their second district win in three days.

    On Thursday, the Devils had edged P.K. Yonge, 6-5, as Fugate gave a strong relief pitching performance and also hit a home run.

    The Devils have two district games this week, playing at Dixie County on Tuesday and entertaining Chiefland on Thursday.

  • Charity golf event to be on...

    On April 12, the International Association of Firefighters Local 4069 will host a charity golf tournament to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Williston Highlands Golf and Country Club.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee off is by 8:30. Continental breakfast and barbecued lunch will be provided.

    There will be prizes for first, second and last place which include cash and other items. Many prizes will be raffled off. There will also be hole prizes including longest drive, longest putt, closest to pin and hole-in-one.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, MARCH 13

    High School Baseball

    P.K. Yonge at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Track

    Williston at Bushnell South Sumter, 4 p.m.

    Middle School Baseball

    Williston at Lake Butler, 5 p.m.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 14

    High School Baseball

    Fort White at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4:30)

    High School Softball

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

    TUESDAY, MARCH 18

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Dixie County, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Softball

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

  • Miserable weather, good softball...

    When you're playing a competitive sport, sometimes a second chance can be all your team needs.

    Freshman catcher Dayna Hunn laced a line drive triple over the right-fielder's head to drive in one run, then scored on a wild pitch as the Williston girls defeated Inverness Citrus, 2-1, last Thursday night.

    Playing in the cold, wind and steady rain, the girls shook off the weather and put on an entertaining contest for the fans who braved the elements.

    The heroics came in the fourth inning and struck as quickly as the lightning that had blasted the area earlier in the day.

  • Fishing tourney postponed

    The first Haven Hospice Redfish and Trout Tournament in Yankeetown, scheduled for Saturday, March 8, was postponed due to inclement weather. The tournament will now be held Saturday, March 22 at 7 a.m. If weather appears to be an issue, please call 352-246-7483 for updated information.

    Six thousand dollars in cash prizes is up for grabs for first, second and third place winners. (Prize pool based on 100 boats registered.) There will also be door prizes and raffles.