Weatherford girls outlast Lamar in district opener
Down by a handful of points at the half, the Weatherford Lady Roos varsity fought back to tie their District 3-5A opener with Arlington Lamar at the end of regulation, on Tuesday in Arlington. The WHS girls remained competitive down the stretch in the overtime period, pulling out a 69-68 win over the Lady Vikings.
Abbye Shearmire led all scorers with 25 points, with Lou Hawkins and Faith Woodring also tossing in double digits, with 18 and 13 points, respectively.
At 1-0 in district play, the Lady Roos will play there district home opener on Friday, hosting Arlington Sam Houston at 7 p.m.
Lady Roo wrestlers take third at Colleyville meet
Weatherford wrestlers Taylor Marsh and Jazmin Balderas took first place in their respective weight classes over the weekend, leading the Lady Roos to a third-place overall finish in a 12-team field at the Colleyville Heritage meet. Also in the girls division, Haley Robinson, Bodie Wylie and Cheryl Luna took second for WHS, while Callie Harwood,Taylar White and Brook Luecke each earned third-place finishes.
For the boys’ varsity,Tyler McDonald extended his undefeated streak to a 15-0 mark on the season and took first place for the Roos. Teacum Payne finished the meet in second place.
The WHS junior varsity had several top finishers, as well, with Tanner Davis and Wyatt Eckstrom taking firsts. Third-place finishers were David Santiago, Austin Cox, Dakota West, Chase Warren, Austin Foster, Branden Strand, Jacob Fetterolf and Sam Mason.
The Roo wrestling team returns to home mats on Dec. 21, hosting a dual meet with South Grand Prairie , and Dallas’ W.T. White. The event at the Ninth-Grade Center will start at 4 p.m.
Weatherford freshmen win Kangaroo Klassic
Coach Clint Coffman led the Roo freshman team to the 2012 New Car Dealers’ Kangaroo Klassic basketball tournament championship over the weekend. After advancing to the title match with wins over Aledo, then Haltom, the freshmen topped Little Elm on Saturday to take the top trophy.
The WHS junior varsity began bracket play on a good note Thursday by beating Haltom, but lost the next two contests to Little Elm and Haltom in tight games.
In one of the toughest brackets the Klassic has seen, the varsity dropped all three of its decisions in single-digit losses. Junior Tony Rodriguez was named to the All-Tournament team for his consistent play. Connor Turan, Collin Boswell and Ryan Merrill were top producers for the Roos.
Freshman girls bounce Lady Vikes
The Lady Roos ninth-grade A Team started slowly on Monday against Arlington Lamar, but exploded in the second quarter and for the rest of the game, handing the Lady Vikings a 54-14 drubbing. Hailey Nash was the game’s high scorer, with 14 points.
The freshman B Team followed suit in the nightcap, taking a 26-11 decision over Lamar.