Weatherford Democrat


December 27, 2013

Picturing 2013 — a look back at Parker County sports - 2 of 5

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a five-part pictorial series, taking a look back at some of the notable news and events of 2013 for Parker County sports.



(March through May)

> After a long tenure as the boys’ basketball coach at Brock High School, Jeff Bell leaves to take the head coaching position  at Waco Midway. Bell had taken the Eagles to two consecutive Class 2A state tourneys, falling to White Oak both times. 

> For the first time in Weatherford College athletics history, two players from the same team were named All-Americans. Freshman WC basketball players Bre’ Brooks and Itiana Taylor received the honors for the 2012-13 season.

> WC softball upped the ante for All-Americans selected from the same team when three Lady Coyotes were named to the NJCAA rosters. In only its second season, the WC women advanced to the National Tournament. Named All-Americans were catcher Kortney Koroll, pitcher Kylee Studioso and shortstop Katy Vandewater.



 Local students extending athletic careers to the college level.


Weatherford Softball

Tawnye Bramlett

Hill College


Aledo Football

Caleb Frysinger



Aledo Tennis

Travis Gough

McMurray University


Aledo Volleyball

Ashley Smith

Cameron University


Weatherford College Basketball

Joh’Vanna Darrington

University of North Texas


Weatherford Track & Field

Jonathan Mitchell

Stephen F. Austin University


Peaster Volleyball

Kelsie Coplen

Cameron University


Callie Tuckness

Redlands College


Shalie Case

Midland College


Brock Baseball

Tyler Nelson

Mary Hardin-Baylor University


Garrett Gaines

Cisco Junior College


Weatherford Basketball

Lou Hawkins

Weatherford College


Millsap Volleyball

Lauren Power

Vernon College


Weatherford HS - Rodeo

Seth Cooke

Weatherford College


Anne Todd

Weatherford College


Weatherford Soccer

Will Graham

Ranger College


Robert Brennard

Ranger College


Brock Volleyball

Braylee Flaska

Hill College


Brock Softball

Kaila Vlahopoulos

Central Christian College





Greg Webb

Brent Baker

Courtesy Photos








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  • 0727 Folse-Joy coach changes Brock head coaches stand pat

    BROCK — After a another successful year of athletic campaigns helped position  Brock in the top ten of the Lone Star Cup, the Brock ISD head coaching staff will enter the new school year with all (familiar) hands on board, much to the joy of its administrators. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 WaterRoos KLawyer Weatherford Water Roos send 19 swimmers to TAAF meet

    The City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation Swim Team competed in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 4 Swimming Championship in Keller on July 19 and 20.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0727 YBs Wford 8U Blue tourney winners Blue Roo 8U win at Granbury

    Area all-star teams continue to reap rewards in tournament play, with the latest being the Weatherford Blue 8U All-Star squad. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 BBs AHS state champs recognized by board Aledo nine honored at Board gathering

    Members of the 2014 Aledo Bearcats state champion baseball team were honored recently at the Aledo ISD board meeting.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Staff Report

    Summer athletic camps become a bit more “meaningful” in the late days of July and into  August, at least for some high school and middle school athletes.

    In most cases, the youth football camps include grades 6 through 8, and though there is no contact involved, some of the instructors of he camp may be getting a preview of the talent coming their way in just a few short weeks.

    Team volleyball camps, stretching from grades 4 through 12, provides a segway for many of the campers who will soon be entering workouts for the impending volleyball season.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sports in brief - July 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says umpires made the correct call when they stopped a game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees because tarp trouble left the field too wet.

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 GSb AHS state champs at AISD board mtg Ladycats recognized by AISD Board

    The Aledo ISD school board honored the Aledo Ladycats 2014 softball team at their last meeting. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 BBS AHS TMauser TSWA all-state Barry shares top coaching honors

    Apparently being lauded for, among other coaching triumphs during the prep baseball season, Class 4A mentors Chad Barry (Aledo) and  Wes Kolle (Victoria East) shared the honors of Coach of the Year as selected by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA)in an announcement released on Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • This date in baseball - July 24

    1909 — Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0723 BBs TSWA Colby Fowler Sports writers tag Gough First Team

    The Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) chose Brock’s Slaten Gough as First Team shortstop on the Class 2A All-State Baseball Team, released on Tuesday. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

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