Weatherford Democrat

January 31, 2014

Other sports news - Jan. 31, 2014

Weatherford Democrat

Lady Roos rout Bowie in District 3-5A opener

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity girls soccer team began district play with a bang on Wednesday, blanking the Arlington Bowie Lady Volunteers, 7-0. The Lady Roos came out on fire from the first kick, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes, and never letting up. 

Cooper Mullins and Audrey Huggins each had a pair of goals, while Rachel Young, Kristin Kelley and Shelby Givler added a goal apiece. The JV girls also competed well, winning the early game 9-0.  

Both teams will travel on Friday to play Arlington Martin, with the JV set to start at 6 p.m.


Weatherford gets road win to start district season

Staff Report

The Roo varsity soccer team came away with a victory on the road against Arlington Bowie to begin District 3-5A. 

Coleman Stillwell scored at the 13 minute mark, with the assist coming from Bryant Huggins. The goal was the only one WHS needed, as the Roos won, 1-0.

Roo goal keeper Erik Palacios had the shutout, with the defense recording its third shutout of the season.

Weatherford will host Arlington Martin on Friday for the district home opener. The junior varsity will begin its game against the Warriors at 6 p.m., with the varsity tilt to follow.


AHS Team Tennis awards

Staff Report

Aledo ISD has released its 2013 All-District awards for Team Tennis. Predictably, the roster is heavily populated with Aledo netters

The Bearcats’ individual Spring tennis season will begin a week from Friday, serving up an all-day tournament at Boswell High School.

All-District Honors - District 7-4A

First Team

Boys Singles: #1 Ryan Howell , 

#2 Erik Meendsen, #3 John Michael 

Barron, #4 Hayden Posey, #5 Noah 

Shibley, #6 Andrew Nilo

Boys Doubles: #1 Howell/Barron, 

#2 Meendsen/Posey, #3 Shibley/Nilo

Girls Singles: #3 Mallory Clay, 

#5 Lindsey Bradford

Girls Doubles: #2 Larson/Bradford, 

#3 Clay/Goolsby

Second Team

Girls Singles: #1 Nikki Adamie, 

#2 Elizabeth Larson, #4 Sarah 

Goolsby, #6 Marilyn Plunk

Girls Doubles: #1 Adamie/Kate 



Utah ape predicts Seahawks will win Super Bowl 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah ape that has correctly picked the Super Bowl winner for six-straight years predicted Thursday that the Seattle Seahawks will be the next NFL champion. Eli the ape ran into an enclosure Thursday morning and swiftly knocked down a papier-mache helmet bearing the Seahawks logo, signaling his pick.

That could mean bad news for Broncos fans. The 13-year-old primate hasn’t been wrong since 2006. Last year, Eli charged out and knocked over a papier-mache goal post decorated with the Ravens logo. Sure enough, the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31.

Eli’s pick this year drew mixed reactions from his team of zookeepers that include avid Broncos fans.

“They are hoping that this is his first wrong year,” said Erica Hansen of Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.

Hansen said interest and excitement about Eli’s Super Bowl pick has increased as his streak grows. This year, people have been asking daily when he’s making his pick.

“He’s better than the Vegas odds-makers,” Hansen said.