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Today's Sports

  • Girls split in district

    For the Williston girls, the past week produced one good district win, and another game they'd rather not talk about.

    With two starters out, the Red Devils defeated Fort White, 71-49, but then had to go to P.K. Yonge on Thursday, and the result was a 101-28 loss.

    WILLISTON 71, FORT WHITE 49: The local girls gradually pulled away from the Indians, despite the absence of Margaret Brown (injured arm) and Kim Dobbins (injured foot).

  • Win over P.K. was week's...

    Coming off a stunning win against P.K. Yonge last week, Williston High School's boys defeated Fort White on Friday night, but then saw their winning streak snapped Monday by Newberry.

    WILLISTON 57, P.K. YONGE 54: The Devils stunned the North Central Florida basketball world Thursday night with a 57-54 win over P.K. Yonge in a battle of two unbeaten teams.

    It was believed to be P.K.'s first district loss in seven years. The Blue Wave were ranked fourth in the Class 3A poll.

  • WHS boys run past Chiefland

    Trailing by two points at the end of the first quarter, Williston High School's unbeaten boys turned on the jets and smothered Chiefland, 72-37, in a district basketball game Tuesday night.

    The Indians scored the first two points of the second quarter on free throws to take a 14-10 lead, but added only three more foul shots the rest of the first half. In fact, Chiefland went nearly 14 straight minutes without a field goal as the Devils' pressure defense forced numerous turnovers.

  • Shocked Wave: WHS boys stun P.K...

    Williston High School's boys stunned the North Central Florida basketball world Thursday night with a 57-54 win over P.K. Yonge in a battle of two unbeaten teams.

    The win gave the Red Devils sole possession of first place in the regular season race in the district.

    It was believed to be P.K.'s first district loss in seven years. The Blue Wave were ranked fourth in the Class 3A poll which came out Thursday.

    When J.J. Hunt grabbed the final rebound as the buzzer went off, it triggered a wild midcourt celebration as the fans who crowded into the gym mobbed the players.

  • Trinity Catholic tops WHS girls

    Williston's girls saw their winning ways interrupted by Ocala Trinity Catholic Monday night, losing 62-49 to a team they had beaten in a tight matchup earlier this season.

    The Lady Red Devils were playing without Margaret Brown, who injured her arm and, according to coach Jason Odom, is likely out until after Christmas, when WHS plays in a tournament in Belleview.

    This game was pretty much decided at the free throw line. A disturbing lack of parity in the foul calls sent the Celtics to the stripe 37 times, and they made 20.

    Williston took 20 shots and made only nine.

  • Soccer team learns in loss to...

    Williston soccer is in a rebuilding year, long on energy but short on experience. Saturday's 7-0 loss to area power Ocala Vanguard came partly at the hands of the Knights' fierce reputation.

    "We got a little psyched out, because it's Vanguard, and they're a 5A team," said Lady Devils' head coach Max Aguirre.

    The Devils return only five veterans, of whom only seniors Susie Smith and Abby Rodriguez were starters last year. "We're real young," Aguirre stressed.

  • WHS JV tops Bears

    Williston High School's junior varsity got off to a quick start, then stalled a bit, before exploding in the fourth quarter to defeat Dixie County, 68-29, Tuesday night.

    The Devils outscored the visitors 27-7 in the final period as their constant pressure finally took a toll on the Bears.

    Tony James scored 15 points to lead the Red Devils, while Cody Brown had 10 and Jacques Edwards had nine.

    The JV takes on Chiefland at home next Tuesday evening.

  • Sports calendar

    THURSDAY, DEC. 6

    High School Basketball

    Dixie County at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Fort White at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

    SATURDAY, DEC. 8

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Dunnellon, 6 p.m.

    Williston boys at Dunnellon, 7:30 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Ocala Vanguard, noon

    MONDAY, DEC. 10

    High School Basketball

    Trinity Catholic at Williston girls, 7 p.m.

    TUESDAY, DEC. 11

    High School Basketball

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

  • Girls defeat Chiefland, Newberry

    The Williston girls basketball team came up with a big win last week, knocking off district rival Chiefland, 54-29.

    It was a rough game with technical fouls, a lot of glaring and some post-game confrontations. But the key was that Chiefland was playing without its star point guard, and the aggressive Red Devils were too much for the Indians to handle.

  • Devils defeat Dixie

    The Williston boys basketball team finally got another chance to be on the court Tuesday night, and despite the rust came away with a district win, 60-52, over Dixie County.

    The team travels to Dunnellon Saturday night for a girls-boys doubleheader.

    Williston had a game with Newberry postponed last week because the Panthers were in the football playoffs that night.