Weatherford Democrat

Sports

February 2, 2014

WHS girls set up showdown with NC

— By GREG WEBB

The Weatherford Lady Roos entered Friday’s District 3-5A game needing some help from Arlington Martin, counting on the Lady Warriors to take care of business against North Crowley to keep WHS alive in the postseason hunt.

And while Martin provided the needed assistance (just barely, holding off the Lady Panthers, 45-43), Weatherford needed little help in securing its own victory while celebrating Senior Night, handily beating Fort Worth Paschal, 47-22.

Forced to the perimeter by the Lady Roo defense, Paschal’s guards failed to find the range until late in the game. Conversely, senior Abbye Shearmire found her range early on, stroking a pair of three’s and contributing eight points to Weatherford’s 13-1 lead at the end of the opening period.

While the rest of the half was relatively uneventful for either offense, the pace picked up for the WHS girls in the latter quarters. By the end of the third, Weatherford had built a 34-6 lead, with the final eight minutes dedicated to spreading minutes among the Roo roster by head coach Darryn Shearmire.

Abbye Shearmire finished with a game-high 17 points, including four successes from beyond the arc. Kyra Hasley and Kaelin Davis followed with seven and six points, respectively, for the Lady Roos.

The encounter with North Crowley’s Lady Panthers is set for Tuesday at North Crowley High School. In the Lady Roos’ first meeting with NC, a hyper-active perimeter defense and effective collapsing into the paint to neutralize North Crowley’s “big” provided the winning formula for WHS (48-45). Weatherford will need to muster a similar effort, though challenged by the rematch being in and less-friendly environment.

Playoffs essentially begin now for the Lady Roos — win and head to the playoff brackets. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Weatherford varsity boys had a decent start against Paschal on Friday, hanging around at the end of the opening quarter in hopes of gleaning some of the energy from the home crowd (which included Weatherford and Notre Dame grad Kapron Lewis-Moore, now a member of the Baltimore Ravens).

The short-handed Roos could not keep up with the Panthers’ offense for the balance of the night however, and Weatherford succumbed to the running-shooting Panthers, 57-27. WHS’ Sam Couch led the Roo scoring with nine points. The Kangaroos will close its season at North Crowley on Tuesday, taking the court after the girls’ varsity game.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • 0410 MBs WC KHernandez feature mug Inspired route leads to WC

    Keaton Hernandez has a pretty simple philosophy about life.

    “My life is just a chill life with many blessings,” said the Weatherford College sophomore pitcher. “I just live for the Lord every day and listen for where he wants me to go.”

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area baseball-softball results - Apr. 10, 2014

    Roos first-inning lead fades in loss to Arlington High

    The Weatherford Kangaroo hitters got to Arlington High pitcher Omar Salinas early in a District 3-5A match on Tuesday, but not often, as the Colts bested WHS, 3-1.

    April 10, 2014

  • 0410 GScr AHS UK Elite clinic Aledo soccer scores UK Elite clinic

    Aledo Ladycats head soccer coach Bryan Johnson has a habit of going above and beyond to help his students, both in academics and athletics. With his Ladycat Soccer teams in mind, Johnson applied for, and won, a specialized clinic sponsored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Soccer.com.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

Latest NASCAR Headlines
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video