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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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    Weatherford High freshman Hunter Hinton was recognized by WISD Board members for representing the district in the Texas High School Cycling League. 

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  • 0417 GSB BROCK SENIOR NITE District, area and regionals provide rash of competition for area schools

    The past few weeks have heralded the conclusion of the regular season for numerous spring competitions, but the seasons are far from over.

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  • 0418 TnF TCA state champ boys Local private schools fare well in TCAF state competition

    The Trinity Christian Academy boy’s track team won the TCAF state championship on Saturday at Springtown High School. 

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0416 BBs WHS Terry Massey 400 wins Massey records 400th win

    Weatherford High School Head Baseball Coach Terry Massey was recognized by WISD Board Members on Thursday for recently receiving his 400th career win. 

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • WC to send four, or more, to CNFR

    BIG SPRING, Tex. – With one rodeo to go in the regular season, four Weatherford College cowboys have already clinched a berth in the College National Finals Rodeo and the WC men are holding on to a slim lead for a nationals berth as a team.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0413 GSb WHS SrNite Lady Roos top Lamar, celebrate Senior Night

    A very thorough accounting of Weatherford softball’s seniors, who were honored on Friday at Lady Roos Field prior to the final district home game, was followed by an even more thorough pummeling of Arlington Lamar’s Lady Vikings.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roo football’s Lift-A-Thon dual-purpose event

    The Weatherford Football Booster Club is touting an up coming event in hopes of generating excitement as the spring football practice sessions loom nearer, and to raise funds to benefit Weatherford ISD athletics.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 TnF WHS Madison Cooley Aledo sweeps district meet; WHS’ Cooley tops field

    Aledo track & field dominated the District 7-4A meet held on Wednesday and Thursday at Aledo  High School, sweeping all four divisions in the process.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0413 TnF WCS state qualifiers WCS sends athletes to state meet

    The Weatherford Christian School track team sent nearly a dozen qualifiers to the TCAF state meet this weekend as a result of a stellar showing at the district meet. 

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports in brief

    Rangers mark 20 years in ballpark 

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have been to consecutive World Series, had a perfect game and hosted Major League Baseball’s first regular-season interleague game since moving into their ballpark 20 years ago.

    April 11, 2014

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