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Today's Sports

  • Boys fall to two ranked teams

    The Williston Red Devils fell to the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave 55 - 41.

    The Red Devils came out shooting early, and their shots were falling.

    The Devils led 16 - 9 at the end of the first quarter. Devin Timmons had eight points in the first half and Isaac Floyd had six. But after some late second quarter baskets by the Blue Wave, Williston went into the half down by three points.

  • Girls assured of second seed

    The Williston girls wrapped up the second seed in the district basketball tournament with two wins in their final regular season league games during the past week.

    The win over Dixie County, 63-48, assured the Devils of being second to P.K. Yonge and getting a first-round bye in the tournament at Newberry. Then on Tuesday this week, the girls whipped Newberry, 75-45.

    In two non-district games the girls avenged an earlier defeat by topping The Rock, 65-56, but fell to Santa Fe, 69-58.

  • WYAA holds registration

    WYAA holds registration

    Spring sports registration for the Williston Youth Athletic Association will be held on four dates in January:

    Jan. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Jan. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    To register, each player will need a $75 registration fee ($55 for soccer) and a copy of their birth certificate.

    Registration is for t-ball, soccer, baseball and softball. Ages are 4-5 for t-ball, 6-14 for the other sports.

  • Girls resume district play with...

    Finally back at full strength, the Williston High School girls started the post-holiday district push in fine fashion Monday, downing Chiefland 57-21.

    The Devils have only two district losses, both to P.K. Yonge, and have games against Dixie County and Newberry remaining. A second seed in the district would mean an opening round bye in the tournament, which will be held the week of Jan. 28.

    Coach Jason Odom saw his team move to an 11-6 record overall.

  • Boys top Newberry, face P.K....

    The stage is set for a big rematch in high school boys basketball.

    Williston knocked off Newberry in a district contest, 59-51, Tuesday night, avenging its only loss in the district this season.

    Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Red Devils visit P.K. Yonge in a battle for first place and possibly the top seed in the district. Earlier this season, the Red Devils handed PK its first district loss in seven years.

  • Youth takes over in loss to St....

    Lady Devils soccer had a tough outing Saturday at St. Francis Catholic. Coming back from the holidays, several players were still out of town. Senior captain Abby Rodriguez was playing on a heavily-wrapped, obviously sore right knee, still trying to recover from an injury suffered last month. The remaining starters and backups looked tentative, leading to their 3-0 loss to the Lady Wolves.

  • Sports calendar

    SATURDAY, JAN. 5

    High School Basketball

    Williston boys vs. Orlando Bishop Moore (at Dante Anderson Memorial Shootout at Eastside, 3:30 p.m.)

    High School Soccer

    Gainesville St. Francis at Williston girls, noon

    MONDAY, JAN. 7

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Chiefland, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Eastside, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 8

    High School Basketball

    Newberry at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9

    High School Soccer

    Hawthorne at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

  • Horse Club helps cancer center

    The Levy County Horse Club held its seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Trailride in October at Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest.

  • Bronson loses in tourney final

    The Bronson Eagles finished as runners-up in their own Holiday Tournament, after a slow start to beat Umatilla 68-41 and a strong 75-52 win against Middleburg. Facing a tough Dixie County team in the championship round, Bronson could not sustain a slim halftime lead and fell 52-51 after a brutal second half battle.

    "We didn't execute when we needed to, and we couldn't get defensive stops," said Bronson head coach Kelly Beckham.

    "We've got to be prepared to play against a good team like Dixie County - we've got to bring our 'A' game."

    Umatilla

  • Girls top Dunnellon for 7th place

    BELLEVIEW - The Williston girls took seventh place in their bracket in the Belleview tournament to benefit cancer research last week.

    Williston whipped Dunnellon, 65-50, after a couple of strange losses in the three-day event. The Devils lost the opener against Longwood Lyman, 63-33, then dropped a one-point decision to Pine Ridge.

    In the Lyman game, Williston played the Greyhounds almost even in the first, third and fourth quarters. But the Red Devils went stone cold in the second period, being outscored 24-0, enabling Lyman to coast the rest of the way.