WHS runs at FW Invitational meet
Boys and girls head cross country coach Debra Wood reported improving times for the Weatherford team as they prepare for the district meet. On Friday, the varsity boys placed 11th overall at the Fort Worth Invitational Meet at Trinity Park. Points in the 182-runners field came from Tyler Jones (34th), Brandon Cashion (48th), Jordan Simmons (56th), Quinn Wright (67th) and Seth Cooke (76th).
The JV boys placed fifth overall, with three runners — Conner Paschall (3rd), Caleb Carroll (24th) and Truett Miller (28th) — bringing medals home. Other point-getters were Bryce Petty (48th) and Tucker Cargill (51st).
The varsity girls had just two runners available for the meet, with Cheyenne Barfield (47th) and Jessie Opella (50th) finishing in the top half of the field.
Poolville CC runs at Hico meet
Poolville’s cross country teams braved the loose footing and steep hills to win eight medals at the Bluebonnet Invitational Meet held in Hico on Wednesday. Varsity, JV and junior high athletes competed at the meet.
Medal winners included Alex Rodriguez (7th place) for Poolville’s varsity boys, and Brady Miller (9th), Oscar Suarez (15th), Dylan Brawley (19th) and Daniel Lopez (20th) for the JV team.
For the junior high boys, Alan Tarango (2nd) and Ruben Rodriguez (12th) finished among the medalists.
The top finisher for the day was Tracy Johnson, who dominated the JV girls’ field with a first-place finish.
Read head coach Steven Stegall’s full account of the Poolville finishers in the Sports Section at www.weatherforddemocrat.com.
The Monarchs are set to run in the Range Run at Lipan on Wednesday.
WYA to repeat scholarship tourney
The Weatherford Youth Association will hold its Second Annual WYA Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament on Friday. Taking advantage of the Roos football varsity off week, lunch and registration will begin at noon, with a shotgun start for the 4-person scramble set for 1 p.m. at Sugartree Golf Course.
At a cost of $80 per player, there will be raffle prizes, closest to the pin and longest drive contests. Interested golfers may register online at www.weatherfordyouth.com. or email WYA treasurer Samantha Beyl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aledo girls sweep through another district win
The Ladycats varsity volleyball team downed another District 7-4A opponent in short order on Friday, dispatching the Grandbury Lady Pirates in three games, 25-13, 25-8, 25-10. With a 3-0 match record in district and a 9-0 game sweep working, the Aledo girls travel to FW O.D. Wyatt on Tuesday to take on the Lady Chaps in a 6:30 p.m. match.
Lady Roos fall to Arlington Lamar
Continuing to play teams tough in a tough District 3-5A schedule, the Weatherford varsity girls took the Lamar Lady Vikings to the brink in two sets of their match on Friday.
After fighting to a close 25-23 decision in the opening game in Arlington, the Lady Roos took a sound beating in the second set. But the WHS girls mustered energy in the final game, losing the game, and match, to Lamar, 25-22.
Weatherford returns to friendly confines on Tuesday, as they host the Lady Colts of Arlington High at Roo gym. Match is set for 6:30 p.m.