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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  • 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

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

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