Weatherford Democrat

Sports

March 3, 2007

Poolville’s historic run comes to an end

FORT WORTH — Second chances can be a blessing or a curse in basketball. When a team is able to dig down and get crucial rebounds, it can be the difference in the game.

Such was the story Friday afternoon on the Robert Hughes Court at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth for the Poolville Monarchs.

In the Class 1A, Division II, Region II semifinal between the Clyde-Eula Pirates and the Poolville Monarchs, the Pirates used those second chance opportunities to score eight points on nine opportunities. The Monarchs had six opportunities, but could only muster two points, which was a large reason for their 52-48 defeat, ending their season at 22-7.

“No doubt the rebounding was a tremendous key to the ball game,” said Poolville head coach Eddie Farmer. “We knew that with their size and all, we would have to just do a super job on the boards, blocking out and doing things fundamentally. They were just able to overpower us with their height and get some offensive rebounds at critical times.”

The Monarchs had nine fewer total rebounds than the Pirates, but the offensive rebound disparity of nine to six basically came from one possession in the third period.

Despite not having the type of size the Pirates had, the Monarchs were able to hold their own against 6-7 Eula big man Michael Archa. Archa, who started the game, finished the game with only six points, all from the first period, and one defensive rebound. After struggling for several minutes on the court, Archa came out of the game and sat for the remainder of the semifinal contest. His replacement, 6-3 senior post Aaron Tabor, was a different type of big man. While Archa had height, he did not have the sheer girth to enforce his will down low and force the Monarchs out of position for rebounds. Tabor did, and like in the Muenster area round game, the Monarchs struggled with strong physical play.

Text Only
Sports
  • 0423 BBs BHS v PHS SGough steal Eagles top Peaster in annual WC match

    After a tight contest between the two teams in their first District 9-2A match, the Brock Eagles struck early and kept adding runs en route to an 11-1 win over the Peaster Greyhounds on Tuesday at WC’s Roger Williams Ballpark. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0423 GSb WHS playoff-sendoff graphic Softball boosters urging WHS sendoff for bi-district’s Game 2

    Weatherford varsity softball begins its 2014 playoff campaign on Thursday, hosting Keller Timber Creek in the first round of the state playoffs. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brock — Track & Field

    Last Wednesday, 17 Brock athletes participated in the Class 2A Region II Area track meet in Boyd. Through individual and team efforts, 14 Eagles athletes are advancing to the regional meet, which will be run at Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville. 

    April 23, 2014

  • Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.

    April 23, 2014

  • AHS golfers head to State Tournament

    The Aledo varsity girls golf team won the Class 4A Region I Golf Tournament in Abilene last week. The team of Cheyenne Knight, Taylor Brookshire, Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, and Taryn Pittman beat runner-up Byron Nelson by 48 strokes.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0420 FB WHS Lift-a-thon ACansino squat Gridders shoulder weight of fund raising at Lift-A-Thon

    Hundreds of pledgers and spectators were on hand amidst a high-energy atmosphere on Thursday, as the immediate future of Weatherford football displayed the results of its on-going off-season work in the weight room.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 BBs WHS Seniors Prep softball ends regular season, baseball making last impressions

    The precipitation inundating the area on Thursday was hardly a downpour, but the incessant drizzle dealt enough dampness to force Friday holiday games for many local teams.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Track & Field News

    Poolville to send four to Regional meet

    After a good showing in the District 11-1A meet, sending 17 to the Area competition, Poolville will move to the Class 1A Region 2 meet to be held at Abilene Christian University’s Elmer Gray Stadium.

    April 20, 2014

  • 0420 VB WHS HWright LOI Wright inks letter to ETBU

    Weatherford senior Hannah Wright has a singular motto she has adhered to thus far in her young life — “Passion has a funny way of trumping logic.”

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 Glf Wford CofC Spring swing Nature's spring drizzle doesn't stop Weatherford Chamber's Spring Swing

    The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Spring Swing scramble tourney on Thursday at the Sugar Golf Club. 

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo