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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Girls second in district, visit...

    The Williston girls finished second in the Class 3A, District 5 basketball tournament last week, and will travel to Lake Butler to face Union County this Thursday.

    The second-seeded team knocked off Newberry, 67-46, in the semifinals, then fell to P.K. Yonge 65-45 on Saturday in what got to be a nasty district final.

    In Friday's game, Williston let Newberry hang around for quite a while before pulling away in the second half.

  • Bronson alumni game rescheduled

    The Bronson Grand Slam Booster Club will be hosting a baseball clinic and an alumni baseball game on Feb. 16 after being postponed on Jan. 19 due to weather. The game will be played at the high school field starting at 5 p.m.

    Prior to the game, a baseball clinic will be conducted by Mike Pogue, head baseball coach. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A registration fee of $20 will be required for the clinic and lunch will be provided for participants.

    Registration fee for the alumni game is $25.

  • Sports Calendar

    TUESDAY, FEB. 12

    High School Baseball

    Ocala Vanguard at Williston, 7 p.m.

    High School Softball

    Williston at Ocala Forest, 7 p.m. (JV at 5)

    High School Tennis

    Crystal River at Williston, 4 p.m.

    THURSDAY, FEB . 14

    High School Basketball

    Interlachen at Williston boys, 7 p.m.

    High School JV Baseball

    Trinity Catholic at Williston, 6 p.m.

    High School Softball

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

    High School Tennis

    Williston at Lecanto, 4 p.m.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 15

    High School Baseball

  • Girls defeat Dunnellon

    The Williston girls tuned up for the district basketball tournament last weekend with a Senior Night victory over Dunnellon, 65-32.

    The team finished with a 17-8 record, 8-2 in the district, and will play Friday at 6 p.m. at Newberry in the district semifinals. The championship game is Saturday night.

    Senior Margaret Brown had a powerful double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 16 rebounds to control the frontcourt game for the Devils.

    Kaetta Jackson and Kim Dobbins each had 10 points.

  • Boys win on Senior Night

    Williston's boys are in the middle of mop-up week, the time between regular season district competition and the post-season, which starts next week at home.

    But Coach David Vespignani says his team has some unfinished business this week, and they've already taken care of part of it.

    First, though, came Senior Night last week against Dunnellon, and the Devils knocked off the Tigers once more, 65-59.

    It was a night to send the seniors off, and Vespignani says one of the goals is never to lose on Senior Night.

  • Williston boys team clinches...

    The Williston boys basketball team clinched the second seed in the district tournament with a 46-42 win over Dixie County Thursday night.

    That means a first-round bye in the tournament, which will be held at Williston.

    The Red Devils won a pair of district contests in the past week against two teams called Indians, knocking off a stubborn Chiefland team, 66-37 last Friday, then defeating a depleted Fort White squad, 53-31, Tuesday at home.

    A second seed in a six-team tournament means a first-round bye.

  • Tae Kwon Do honors pair

    Williston Tae Kwon Do congratulates two students for their outstanding achievement during January.