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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports calendar

    TUESDAY, DEC. 4

    High School Basketball

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

    Williston girls at Newberry, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Bronson, 6 p.m.

    THURSDAY, DEC. 6

    High School Basketball

    Dixie County at Williston girls, 7 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

  • Williston girls defeat Chiefland

    The Williston girls basketball team came up with a big win Tuesday night, 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.

  • Boys defeat Bronson

    Bronson boys basketball lost its opener at Williston, or, put another way, Williston won its first game against the visiting Eagles. The real winners at this 57-55 nailbiter were the fans.

    Back from a roller-coaster season that went below .500 until the break and culminated in a Sweet-16 appearance, the Eagles return almost everybody and look ready to take on their whole schedule.

    The Devils have had a revival of their own, with new head coach David Vespignani at the helm, and look like a team with a plan.

  • Girls win pair, lose to PK

    The Williston Lady Red Devils basketball team came up with two wins against private schools in the past week, both on the road, but then ran into powerful P.K. Yonge at home on Tuesday and fell to the Blue Wave.

    Williston defeated Trinity Catholic in a 58-56 thriller a week ago Tuesday, then went to Gainesville to knock off St. Francis, 50-40, on Monday of this week. Tuesday P.K. won, 92-62, as the girls put up a strong effort against the perennial powerhouse.

    The Devils play host to Chiefland Thursday, then travel to Newberry next Tuesday.

  • Sports calendar

    MONDAY, NOV. 26

    High School Basketball

    Williston girls at Gainesville St. Francis, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Williston girls at Hawthorne, 6 p.m.

    TUESDAY, NOV. 27

    High School Basketball

    P.K. Yonge at Williston girls, 7 p.m.

    THURSDAY, NOV. 29

    High School Basketball

    Chiefland at Williston girls, 7 p.m.

    High School Soccer

    Newberry at Williston girls, 6 p.m.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 30

    High School Basketball

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

    TUESDAY, DEC. 4

    High School Basketball