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Today's Sports

  • Firefighters to sponsor golf...

    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.

  • Softball memorial dedication set

    A barbecue and memorial dedication will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Williston High School softball field adjacent to Williston Elementary School.

    The 2 p.m. memorial event, preceded by a noon barbecue, honors Ann Williams-Planas, who graduated from Williston High School in 1988, played college ball at Nicholls State in Louisiana and pitched for a women's team in professional baseball.

    She was enshrined in the Women in Baseball wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., where she donated her bat, glove and jerseys.

  • Bronson loses in regionals

    JACKSONVILLE -- For the Bronson Eagles, their 64-32 regional quarterfinal loss to Arlington Country Day was like dj vu all over again, except this year it came one round earlier, due to a shakeup in the regions by FHSAA.

    ACD are the three-time defending state champions in 2A, and last year when the Eagles played them in the Sweet 16, the Apaches had four senior McDonald's All-American nominees, including two players bound for University of Kentucky and Webber International University.

  • 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.