Weatherford Democrat

August 28, 2013

Sports briefs - 8/28/2013

Weatherford Democrat

TCA hosting volleyball invitational

Staff Report

Numerous teams from no less than 15 schools are scheduled to participate in the Second Annual Trinity Christian Academy Invitational Volleyball Tournament from Sept. 5 through Sept. 7. The tourney will be held at TCA’s Barber Gymnasium, located in Willow Park.

The tourney features competition at the junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels. The TCA varsity will play its opening game against Weatherford Christian at 10 a.m. on Thursday on Court #1.

TCA is located at 4954 E. I-20 Service Road South in Willow Park. More information, including the tournament brackets can be found on the academy’s website at

Participating schools:

Trinity Christian Academy

Fellowship Academy

Fort Worth Academy

Temple Christian - Flower Mound

Weatherford Christian

Community Christian

Victory Baptist

Johnson County Sports Association

Cornerstone Christian-Granbury

Covenant Classical

Grace Academy

Azle Christian

Hill School

St. Paul’s Preparatory Academy

North Central Texas Academy-Happy Hill


Ratliff will miss at least six games 

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff will miss at least the first six games of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list with hamstring and groin injuries.

The Cowboys made the move Tuesday as part of getting their active roster down to 75 players.

Ratliff missed offseason workouts and training camp after sports hernia surgery late last season. He missed 10 games in 2012 with ankle and groin problems.

The Cowboys also placed defensive end Tyrone Crawford and lineman Ryan Cook on season-ending injured reserve.

Dallas cut nine players. They were receivers Anthony Amos, Jared Green and Eric Rogers, quarterback Nick Stephens, tight end Colin Cochart, guard Dennis Godfrey, linebacker Deon Lacey, cornerback Brandon Underwood and kicker Brett Maher.