Today's Sports

  • Red Devils win in OT

    After holding on Friday night at Santa Fe for a 10-point district win, the Williston Red Devils were matched against a very good Ridgewood team from New Port Richey at the 9th Annual Tim Binkley Basketball Classic hosted by North Marion High School Saturday afternoon Dec. 12.

    Coach Steve Faulkner said before the game, "I hope our players’ legs hold up for this one."

  • Lady Red Devils win in thriller

    The Suwannee Lady Bulldogs and the Williston Lady Red Devils, both 3-0 in the district, fought it out Friday for the district lead.

    The Lady Bulldogs were 3-0 in District play and the Lady Red Devils escaped a thrilling 1 point win at Santa Fe just three nights earlier to remain 3-0.

    Each team had beaten Santa Fe, Newberry and Ft. White as they met to end the first round of the home and away regular season district play.

  • Williston burns Ft. White

    The 2-0 Red Devils, fresh off robust wins over Bronson and Chiefland, made the already chilly, rainy night even more miserable for the Ft. White Indians turning the game into a 70-25 scalping to open their district play.

    The Red Devils played outstanding defense as the team accounted for 22 steals in the first half alone, as they took a commanding 54-15 half time lead.

  • Red Devils take down Indians 72-...

    Chiefland High School’s boys basketball team faced a big test in its first game of the season last week against Williston.

    And despite Eugene Carter’s 29 points and the Indians’ strong second quarter performance, the Red Devils overwhelmed Chiefland, 72-48.

    Most coaches would see a season-opening loss as an early roadblock. But Chiefland coach Mike Beck saw the defeat as a good learning opportunity. Beck said they probably won’t face another team this season that can play inside as well as Williston.

  • Hornets sting the Eagles

    Three Hawthorne players scored in triple digits, and the Hornets’ boys basketball team dominated Bronson High School last Thursday night, 62-24.

    Hawthorne came out rolling to a 15-2 lead through the first quarter, led by Montell Bryant and Ed Ray.

    Ray led the Hornets with 25 points. Bryant added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Leamon Wilson finished with 12 points for Hawthorne.

    Facing such a large deficit early, the Eagles never came close. Hawthorne tacked on 40 more points over the next two quarters, compared to the Eagles’ 18.

  • Lady Red Devils scorch Lady...

     "It wasn't a very good first game, but I'm proud of the way my girls came back to play in the second half. If we play that hard the rest of the way I'll be a happy man," Chiefland's first year Lady Basketball Coach Chris Wilson said following the game,

    The Lady Indians were held scoreless in the entire first half of play as the Williston Lady Red Devils took a 34-0 lead to the locker room at halftime.

  • Red Devils end season with roust...

    Take nothing away from the good season the Red Devils finished Friday night at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. They had a very good season.

    Take away the three losses to private schools and they were 7-1 against public schools.

    The Red Devils finished with a 7-4 season record, also winning the tie breaker games to finish as district runner up to private school, Trinity Catholic.

  • Red Devils finish with win

    “This has got to be the most awful football I have ever seen,” said Red Devil Coach Derek Chipoletti from the sideline, as his Red Devils failed to score for the third time inside the 5-yard line on senior night.

    But his team rode a hot hand from senior quarterback Dalton Edwards to take a 25-14 win over Union County who was right on target with some great passes.

    Edwards connected with Deonte Welch for a 53-yard touchdown early in the first quarter that made it look like things were going to be easy for the Red Devils.

  • Red Devils are district runner up

    “Bolles here we come!” said a jubilant Red Devil coach Derek Chipoletti following a nail-biting, double overtime victory over the Mount Dora Hurricanes in the tie breaker quarter for the district runner-up spot.

    After Mount Dora played Newberry to a 0-0 tie in their quarter of play, the two teams went to overtime.

    The Panthers scored first, but were unable to convert the two-point try following a penalty on the Hurricanes that put the ball on the one and a-half yard line.

  • Red Devils finish regular season...

    It wasn't pretty for either team in their final regular season game. Both teams had numerous turnovers and both teams had trouble keeping the yellow flags off the field.

    But the Red Devils proved to be the better team as they ran and passed their way past the Union County Tigers 25 -14 in a game that looked like pre season for both teams.

    For the Tigers, this was their last game for the 2009 season as they finished with a 4-6 over all record.