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January 3, 2014

Sports briefs - Jan. 3, 2014

Weatherford boys head for premier wrestling event on Friday

Staff Report

Roo wrestling’s 2014 return to the mat is set at a large venue and includes a very large field of competition. Allen High School hosts its annual Texas Outlaw Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, which includes a 30-team field, with teams from Texas and Oklahoma, as well as wrestlers from Kansas, Colorado, Nevada and Illinois.

The event is set as an all-day affair on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Roos will also be wrestling on Friday. The WHS girls, in their second year of competition, will travel to take on the wrestlers at Arlington Lamar on Friday.

The regular season for the WHS wrestlers will culminate with the District 2-5A meet at the WISD Ninth-Grade Center on Jan. 25, with Class 5A, Region I qualifiers set for Feb. 1, at Arlington Martin. The UIL state meet will be held at Garland ISD’s Curtis Culwell Center on Feb. 14-15.

 

Kangaroo soccer season kicks in this weekend

Staff Report

The Weatherford High soccer begins on Friday, with the Lady Roos JV and varsity traveling to Keller Timber Creek for matches beginning at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.

The WHS boys, under new head coach David Barclay, begin their season on Saturday, at Saginaw High School. The junior varsity boys play at 10 a.m., with a noon start for the varsity squad.

 

O’Brien leaves Penn State for NFL’s Texans 

(AP) —Bill O’Brien inherited a Penn State program rocked by scandal, on the cusp of crippling sanctions, and staring at a murky future.

All he ever really cared about was making the Nittany Lions winners.

O’Brien succeeded against heavy odds, overcoming a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban, and player defections. He leaves the program on stable ground after bolting Happy Valley for the NFL and the Houston Texans.

Penn State planned to act fast to find his successor.

“Our anticipation is that we’ll be counting this in a matter of days rather than weeks,” Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said Thursday.

O’Brien left the Nittany Lions less than two years after replacing Joe Paterno, returning to the NFL to coach the team with the league’s worst record this season.

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