Weatherford Democrat


September 18, 2013

Local sports news - Sept. 18, 2013

HoF committee names 10th-Anniversary inductees

Staff Report

The Weatherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee has selected inductees for the 2013 Class. The induction ceremony will be October 26 (Homecoming weekend) in the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School, beginning at 9 a.m. The committee urges all to attend the 10th induction since the Hall of Fame was established.

The 2013 inductees are: 


Rodney Kelley - Class of 1961 Football standout for the Roos who went on to play for University of Texas on a scholarship and was a member of the 1963 National Championship Team, playing on the offensive line.

 Steve Wester - Class of 1978

State track & field Champion in high jump (6’10”). Three-year regional qualifier in high hurdles and high jump. A two-time First Team all-district outfielder.

 Todd Mathison - Class of 1990

All-State, All-Metro, and First Team All-District football lineman. Also a Top-100 recruit, selected to the 1990  All-Southwest Conference Team while playing under full scholarship for Texas A&M under head coach R.C. Slocum.

1982-83 Roos Basketball Team Coached by Harold Scott, the team was the first to win a district championship after entering Class 5A.


Roo netters improve to 2-1 in District 3-5A

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity tennis team traveled to face off against Arlington High on Friday in district play. After the doubles matches, the Roos were up 4-3, icing the win 12-7 after winning 8 of 12 singles matches. 

The win boosts the varsity team’s district record to 2-1.  The team was set to play Paschal on Tuesday (results not available) and will return to home court on Friday, hosting North Crowley.


Roos run at Denton cross-country event

Staff Report

The Weatherford High School cross country teams competed at the Gingerbread Jamboree in Denton last Friday.  The course was a two-loop true obstacle course with several log jumps, multiple hay bale stacks and a mud pit, to boot. The varsity boys finished seventh in a 21-team field, with its point earners all in the top half of the 142 finishers.

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