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Today's Sports

  • Langworthy returns Gators to...

    By Sean Arnold

    sean.arnold@

    chieflandcitizen.com

    Austin Langworthy entered Florida’s Gainesville Super Regional baseball series against Auburn without a home run all season in McKethan Stadium.

    But the Gator baseball team, which broke through last season with its first national championship, has lately been all about unprecedented achievements.

  • Blue Springs re-opens

    By Deborah Goad

    Contributing Writer

    After months of renovation work, Blue Springs in Bronson is once again open for swimming and picnicking.

    Ten pavilions, numerous new concrete tables and benches and freshly painted restrooms with newly built changing rooms and a paved parking lot have all been added to enhance Blue Springs Park.

  • Red Devils roll in Chiefland

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff Writer

    The Williston baseball team entered spring break with a head of steam, winning seven straight, capped by a 14-4 rout at Chiefland March 22.

    The Red Devils, led by former Williston skipper Jim Smith, improved to 9-2 overall and completed their regular season sweep of CMHS with the win. The club next plays at Bronson April 3.

    The Red Devils, who’ve yet to lose to a school below Class 6A, collected 13 hits and tallied at least two runs in all but one inning against the Indians.

  • Pitching, defense lead Williston...

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston baseball team held Chiefland and Gainesville-Buchholz to a combined two runs in back-to-back games to improve to 2-1 on the season.

    After a 2-0 season-opening loss at Class 6A Crystal River, the Red Devil pitching continued to shine as it tampered rival bats in a 3-1 home win against the Indians Feb. 23.

  • On to the semi-finals

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  • Red Devils roll in opener

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston boys’ basketball team got off to a sluggish start in Chiefland on offense, as it failed to net a bucket the first few minutes of play in the Nov. 28 meeting.

    But the Red Devils soon got going in a big way, eventually taking a 31-17 lead into halftime on the heels of a Josiah Jones layup at the buzzer.

    WMHS added to its advantage in the second half, securing a 58-36 win in the season opener in the CMHS gym.

  • Bad News Bears

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

     Last Friday, the Williston Red Devil Varsity football team took on the Dixie County Bears at Booster Stadium. The end result was not pretty however, as the Bears took home a 49-9 win in what was a dominant performance by the visiting team. The Devils have nothing to be ashamed about; the Bears have been doing this all year and will go into the state playoffs undefeated at 10-0.

  • Lady Red Devils roll to first...

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The Williston volleyball team blanked both their district tournament opponents in straight sets last week in Branford to capture their first district title since 2013.

    The Lady Red Devils play host to Fort Meade Oct. 26 (tonight) to open the regional tournament.

    WMHS survived a closely-fought opening set against No. 4 seed Chiefland in the District 1A-7 semifinals 26-24, before going on to prevail 25-20 and 25-18 in the latter two sets for a 3-0.

  • Red Devils de-claw Tigers

    By Travis Coleman

    Contributing Writer

    The Williston Red Devil Varsity Football team finally seems to have hit its stride. After winning its homecoming game against Taylor County, the Red Devils traveled to Union County, last Friday and beat the Tigers by a score of 42-14. The Devils played great, with both the offense and defense putting on a show.

  • Take a trip back in time this...

    By Tony Young

    Muzzleloading guns are a part of American history. Throughout my schooling, I learned about their use in the Revolutionary and Civil wars and as survival tools for early settlers. But it was my favorite high school history teacher who gave me my first hands-on experience with an ol’ smoke pole. He had a tradition when every year he would pick two students to shoot his muzzleloading rifle outside his classroom, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them.