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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Lady Devils beat two private...

    The Williston Lady Red Devils basketball team came up with two wins against private schools in the past week, both on the road.

    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.

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

    WILLISTON 58, TRINITY CATHOLIC 56: In Ocala, Williston jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead, hitting six three-pointers in the first 16 minutes. Kaetta Jackson and Margaret Brown had two each.

  • Game ranks as one of the best

    Over the years, I?ve seen hundreds of high school football games, some as a spectator, many as an official and many more as a writer.

    Last Friday?s game between Williston and Crystal River has to rank right up there with the best of them, with the only down side that Williston suffered the loss.

    It was a chilly night. Anyone who says it?s warmer over by the coast wasn?t on that field that evening.

    If you like defense, this wasn?t the place to be. Shay Newcomer threw for more than 550 yards and ran for 52 for Crystal River. He was pretty much their whole offense.

  • Crystal River eliminates...

    CRYSTAL RIVER - Williston’s appearance in the Class 3A playoffs ended Friday night in an aerial attack by the Crystal River quarterback.

    Helped by some timely penalties against the Red Devils, the Pirates won the wide-open contest, 53-49. Crystal River travels to North Marion this Friday night.

    So committed to the pass were the Pirates that they had only two running plays other than those by quarterback Shay Newcomer. One was a fumble, and the other was a late touchdown.