WHS powers to Mansfield tourney wins
The Lady Roos traveled to Mansfield over the weekend to play in the annual Mansfield ISD Softball Tournament. The WHS girls displayed plenty of offensive power, scoring 47 runs in five games, and coming out on top in four of the five matches. Weatherford pitcher “Kelso” O’Brien got the win in three games, including a no-hitter against No. 9 ranked McKinney Boyd.
Darrian Ross added a win to her record as well, against Mesquite. The entire line-up contributed offensively, with Abbey Cowan, Darrian Ross, and Tawnye Bramlett stroking home runs in the 3-day tournament.
Mansfield ISD Tournament results:
Weatherford 8, Colleyville Heritage 3
Flower Mound 12, Weatherford 6
Weatherford 18, Mansfield Lake Ridge 2
Weatherford 2, McKinney Boyd 0
Weatherford 13, Mesquite 5
Monarchs top Calvert in warm-up
The Poolville Monarchs entered Saturday’s pre-playoff warm-up game against a state-ranked Calvert team, looking for their 31st win of the season, the most wins for the boys on Poolville’s history. After playing virtually even through the opening quarter, Calvert’s defense swarmed in the second, holding the Monarchs to four points in the period and taking a 28-19 lead at the break.
Poolville’s adjustments out of the locker room made a difference, as the Monarchs came out very aggressive on offense, with Tanner Dobbs, Coy O’Boyle and Alex Rodriguez hitting 3-pointers, and Jonathan Arbuckle scoring inside. Rodriguez also went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Solid defense and clutch free throw shooting form Arbuckle and Rodriguez helped secure a 54-48 victory, as Poolville gained win No. 31.
Rodriguez led the team in scoring with 20 points, while Dobbs scored 18 points on six 3-point shots. Arbuckle added 13 points. Poolville will play Seymour in a Class 1A, Div. I Area match on Friday at Cisco High School at a time to be announced.
Brock girls advance; Graham ends Springtown boys’ season
The Brock Lady Eagles continued their trek through the Class 2A playoff bracket on Tuesday in Denton, easily beating Howe in a regional quarterfinal match, 54-34. The win earned the Lady Eagles a trip to the Region II semifinals at Tarleton State University, where they will meet the winner of the Alba Golden-Dallas Life Oak Cliff game, also played on Tuesday. The Friday regional semifinal is set for 6 p.m.
Springtown’s postseason ended on Tuesday in Jacksboro, as the Porcupines lost a Class 3A, Region I bi-district game to the Graham Steers. Pojo fell behind by seven points at the half and could not erase the margin, losing 64-53.