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February 5, 2014

Local sports news - Feb. 5, 2014

Roos sending six to state meet

Staff Report

The Weatherford Wrestling teams hit the mats at the two-day Region I Meet held at Arlington High School over the weekend. The girls team made a significant showing, finishing third in the team standings while touting Beth Jackson as a regional champ and regional runner-up Alex Herle. Alena Kessler will also attend the state meet, earning an alternate slot.

On the boys’ squad, Nester Oviedo and Graham Kelley earned state reservations with third-place finishes, and Alan Prince will also make the trip to Garland as an alternate.

WHS also had a respectable number of top-eight finishers. Helping earn the girls’ third-place team finish were Kassie Bransford, Taylar White and Halie Plusnick. For the boys, Cole Fournier also had a top-eight finish.

The UIL state meet has been moved to a more local venue for 2014. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 14 and concluding Saturday, Feb. 15, the state championships will be held at Garland ISD’s Curtis Culwell Center.

The girls’ weigh-in will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, with competition beginning at 7:30 a.m. The boys will weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. and begin wrestling an hour later, also on Thursday. More information about the state meet is available online at www.uiltexas.org/wrestling/state.

 

Parker County pair named to NCAA Top 50 watch list

Staff Report

Two former student-athletes from the area are receiving high-expectation attention as collegiate softball prepares for another season. Both are pitchers, and were named in the Amateur Softball Association’s preseason poll as the Top 50 NCAA players to watch this season.  

Weatherford High School grad Jordan Wallace, a junior at the University of Lousiana-Lafayette, has put together an impressive resume in her career as a Ragin’ Cajun. The right-hander has been named the pre-season favorite as the Pitcher of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference and is also a pre-season candidate for the All-American Team. UL-L has been picked as the favorite to win the conference.

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