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Today's Sports

  • Devils lose in boys regional

    It didn't take long to find out how Tuesday's basketball game was going to go.

    P.K. Yonge jumped out to an 18-point lead and held off a determined Williston team to take a 51-37 win in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals at Williston.

    The win ends the Devil boys basketball season at 21-8. After defeating Wildwood on Saturday P.K. Yonge moves on to play Wednesday at Lakeland in the state semifinal against Fort Myers Dunbar.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, FEB. 21

    High School JV_Baseball

    Santa Fe at Williston, 6 p.m.

    High School Softball

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

    FRIDAY, FEB. 22

    High School Baseball

    Bronson at Williston, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Softball

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

    TUESDAY, FEB. 26

    High School Baseball

    Williston at Chiefland, 7 p.m. (JV at 4)

    High School Softball

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

    High School Tennis

    Williston at West Port, 4 p.m.

    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

  • Bronson falls in district final

    Following Bronson's district semi-final win over Oak Hall, top seeded Hawthorne polished off fourth seeded host Lafayette Mayo for the final matchup Saturday.

    Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Hornets hadn't lost anything since their most recent meeting three weeks ago, won by Hawthorne. The Hornets won the district championship 71-61 in double overtime with the help of sensational shooting by Jimmy Johnson and a war of attrition that saw the Eagles lose the invaluable Kelby Barber with just under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

  • Girls lose in regional

    LAKE BUTLER - It was a dark and stormy night outside last Thursday, but the Williston girls basketball team couldn't transfer any of that lightning inside in its regional game against Union County.

    The Red Devils' season ended badly, as the team fell to the Tigers, 69-38, in the regional quarterfinals.

    The win sent Union County to P.K. Yonge Tuesday for a regional semifinal, but the Tigers' season ended also as they lost by 14 to the Blue Wave. P.K. plays at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando Friday for the right to go to the Final Four.

  • District titles have been few...

    Last year is just a memory now, as Williston prepares to enter into regional competition as the district champion.

    The Red Devils suffered a surprising loss to Newberry in the district semifinals last year. Newberry went on to lose to Interlachen in the first game of the regionals.

    At the same time, David Vespignani was finishing a stint as the junior varsity coach at Cape Coral down in Lee County, just west of Fort Myers. Eventually a coaching vacancy occurred up here, he applied and was hired.

  • Williston boys whip Interlachen

    Williston High School's boys are headed for the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals after pounding visiting Interlachen, 67-29, Thursday night.

    The next game for the Devils will be Tuesday night at home against P.K. Yonge, which defeated Union County by 11 points Thursday night.

    WHS jumped out to a 19-6 first-quarter lead, and it was all downhill for the Rams after that. With a pressure defense and total dominance on the boards, Williston was never threatened.

    In the first half there were 11 fouls called against Williston and only one against the Rams.

  • Williston boys win district

    Williston High won the boys district basketball championship Saturday night with a 64-60 win over P.K. Yonge.

    The Red Devils will play a regional home game this Thursday at 7 p.m. against Interlachen.

  • Williston wins district boys...

    Williston High won the boys district basketball championship Saturday night with a 64-60 win over P.K. Yonge.

    The Red Devils will play a regional home game this Thursday at 7 p.m.against Interlachen.

  • Boys top Bronson in season finale

    As a late-season test before the district tournament, Bronson's home finale against Williston was a great workout for both teams.

    "I feel better now," said Williston head coach Dave Vespignani, following the Red Devils' 64-48 win over the Eagles.

    The Devils had been shocked the night before when a Trinity Catholic team that was in no way their superior beat them badly.

    Eagles head coach Kelly Beckham had also been waiting to see which Williston team emerged after that Trinity game.

  • Girls win softball opener

    When you're a leading scorer and rebounder on your high school's girls basketball team, and you're only two days away from a key regional game, how do you spend your time?

    If you're Margaret "Nana" Brown of Williston, you help your team to a 5-2 season-opening softball win.

    The senior all-state centerfielder drove in four runs with a single and an inside-the-park home run, and made a catch in deep left-center to help put down a Keystone Heights rally in the sixth inning.