Weatherford Democrat

Sports

May 22, 2013

Local sports news - May 22, 2013

McLarty to host parents’ meeting for incoming netters 

Staff Report

Weatherford High School head tennis coach Keeley McLarty will be hosting a meeting for the parents of incoming ninth-grade tennis players on Thursday. The hour-long gathering will begin at 6 p.m., and be held in the Outback classroom.

McLarty will hand out summer packets including information about tryouts, summer camps, lessons and tournaments over the summer. The head coach will also explain how the tennis program works at the high school level.

All parents of prospective players are urged to attend.

 

Coaches poll sees Aledo, Brock rising

Staff Report

The Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) softball poll (the latest version released on Monday), has curiously achieved improved accuracy after four weeks of playoff eliminations.

Less than a month ago, the Brock girls were in the second tier of the Top-25 list, ‘languishing’ in the No. 14 spot. The May 20 release has seen the Lady Eagles rise to the No. 4 spot in the Class 2A Top-10 rankings after a 2-1 series win over Mt. Vernon last weekend.

Monday’s Class 4A poll still has Aledo climbing in the coaches’ ratings, as well, as the Ladycats continue to impress. Sweeping the series against El Paso Chapin over the weekend, a team ranked in the top five a week ago, Aledo has zoomed up the charts to equal Brock’s 2A heights — the No. 4 position — quite a jump from the late-April poll, which saw the Ladycats barely making the Top-25 rankings.

Brock and Aledo will try to prove-up the latest, and loftier listings this weekend, as each vie for a berth at the state tournament, playing Pilot Point and Wolfforth Frenship, respectively, in regional final series.

 

Looming summer months herald start for athletic camps

Staff Report

As the 2012-13 school year wanes, hastening the onset of the summer months, a formidable fare of athletic camps is about to begin. The popularity of the summer camps for kids to learn about particular sports or to improve skills in preparation local offerings are certainly no exception.

Virtually all of the ISDs, as well as Weatherford College, offer up camps for a myriad of sports pursuits, ranging from “major” team sports of football, basketball, baseball and volleyball to a broader spectrum of athletic endeavors, including strength and conditioning.

Camp information will be run in the Democrat’s Sunday Sports throughout the summer, including sponsors, important dates, costs, criteria and contacts   

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  • 0423 BBs BHS v PHS SGough steal Eagles top Peaster in annual WC match

    After a tight contest between the two teams in their first District 9-2A match, the Brock Eagles struck early and kept adding runs en route to an 11-1 win over the Peaster Greyhounds on Tuesday at WC’s Roger Williams Ballpark. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0423 GSb WHS playoff-sendoff graphic Softball boosters urging WHS sendoff for bi-district’s Game 2

    Weatherford varsity softball begins its 2014 playoff campaign on Thursday, hosting Keller Timber Creek in the first round of the state playoffs. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brock — Track & Field

    Last Wednesday, 17 Brock athletes participated in the Class 2A Region II Area track meet in Boyd. Through individual and team efforts, 14 Eagles athletes are advancing to the regional meet, which will be run at Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville. 

    April 23, 2014

  • Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.

    April 23, 2014

  • AHS golfers head to State Tournament

    The Aledo varsity girls golf team won the Class 4A Region I Golf Tournament in Abilene last week. The team of Cheyenne Knight, Taylor Brookshire, Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, and Taryn Pittman beat runner-up Byron Nelson by 48 strokes.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0420 FB WHS Lift-a-thon ACansino squat Gridders shoulder weight of fund raising at Lift-A-Thon

    Hundreds of pledgers and spectators were on hand amidst a high-energy atmosphere on Thursday, as the immediate future of Weatherford football displayed the results of its on-going off-season work in the weight room.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 BBs WHS Seniors Prep softball ends regular season, baseball making last impressions

    The precipitation inundating the area on Thursday was hardly a downpour, but the incessant drizzle dealt enough dampness to force Friday holiday games for many local teams.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Track & Field News

    Poolville to send four to Regional meet

    After a good showing in the District 11-1A meet, sending 17 to the Area competition, Poolville will move to the Class 1A Region 2 meet to be held at Abilene Christian University’s Elmer Gray Stadium.

    April 20, 2014

  • 0420 VB WHS HWright LOI Wright inks letter to ETBU

    Weatherford senior Hannah Wright has a singular motto she has adhered to thus far in her young life — “Passion has a funny way of trumping logic.”

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 Glf Wford CofC Spring swing Nature's spring drizzle doesn't stop Weatherford Chamber's Spring Swing

    The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Spring Swing scramble tourney on Thursday at the Sugar Golf Club. 

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo