Weatherford Democrat


May 28, 2014

Local Sports news - May 28, 2014

Ladycats, Bearcats enter big week

Staff Report

Aledo softball returns to the ultimate stage on Friday, while AHS baseball aspires to follow suit this week.

Ready to exact a different outcome in 2014, the Ladycats will again take McComb’s Field against Buda Hays’ Lady Rebels in the UIL State Tournament Semifinal. Hays is the reigning Class 4A State Champion, beating Lucas Lovejoy for the title after eliminating the Ladycats.

The Ladycats (31-4) will take the field at noon on Friday against Hays (31-5). The first 4A semifinal of the day, pitting undefeated Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill (32-0) against Ennis (37-5), begins at 9 a.m.

  Aledo’s Bearcats are vying for the Class 4A Region I championship, playing the first game of a best-of-three set on Thursday. Only Lubbock Monterey (34-10), who eliminated Cleburne in the semifinal round, stands between Aledo and a trip to the state tourney at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond.

Aledo displayed considerable resilience, and cool heads, in its semifinal round, coming from behind in both games in the sweep over Wolfforth Frenship last weekend. 

The Bearcats face Monterey at Hardin Simmons University’s Hunter Field for the entire series, with Game 1 slated for Thursday, at 8 p.m. Friday’s game begins at 7 p.m. If a rubber match is required, the teams return to Hunter Field on Saturday, with first pitch at 1 p.m.


Annual Junior Golf tourney sponsored by Weatherford Optimist Club 

Staff Report


The annual Junior Golf Tournament, with two flights each in the boys and girls divisions, returns to Canyon West Golf Club next week. Sponsored by the Weatherford Chapter of the Optimist Club, the one-day tourney features flights for 14 & 15-year-olds and another for 16-18 years.

The tee off is set for Thursday, June 5, at 1 p.m. There is a $40 entry fee for each linkster and play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. Registration is due by June 2, though registrants will be considered past that date. For late registration, call 817-992-1756.

For more information, including access to the entry form, interested parties can contact Nita Ellis, the Tournament Chair, at 817-598-2942 or MJ McDaniel at 817-266-8461.

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