Weatherford Democrat

January 10, 2013

Local sports news

Weatherford Democrat


WHS tracksters compete at Texas A&M

Staff Report

Eight members of the Weatherford track team competed against athletes from around the nation in the Texas A&M High School indoor track meet last weekend. The meet was a new experience for most of the athletes and they made a good showing.

Jonathan Mitchell placed second in the high jump competition, clearing a height of 6’5”. Also in the field events, Elliott Lancaster placed eighth in the triple jump, with a leap of  38’9.75”

In the running events, Jaakan Norwood ran the 200-meter dash in 22.9 seconds, placing 36th in a field of 147 runners. Other Weatherford 200-meter runners were Lancaster, who  ran a personal best time of 23.9 seconds for 88th place, while  Andrew Hughes ran a 24.14 time, also placing in the top 100.

Jordan Simmons also ran in the 400-meter race in 52.6 (31st of 127) and Seth Cooke ran a 52.7 for 34th place.

For the WHS girls, Mady Young ran her 60-meter dash in 8.55 seconds and her 400-meter dash in 61.8 (50th out of 150).  Cheyenne Barfield ran the 400 in 65.7.

The Weatherford boys’ 4x400-meter relay team of Hughes, Norwood, Cooke and Simmons capped off the meet placing sixth overall with a time of 3:31.6.


Pojo tops Sanger, looks to district opener

Staff Report

The usual suspects propelled Springtown to a 56-52 win over Sanger on Tuesday, as Dalton Scott, Thomas Loving and Cole Allen poured in 18, 14 and 11 points respectively in the Porcupines’ final pre-district game. Down by a handful of points at the half, Pojo out-paced the Indians 16-8 in the third period to take the lead, and held the advantage in the final quarter.

Springtown begins District 6-3A play on Friday, traveling to take the court against Lake Worth. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m., after the Lady Porcupines’ district match. The SHS girls crushed Castleberry on Tuesday, 57-16, to improve their district mark to 1-1.


Aledo wins, loses close Granbury contests

Staff Report

Mallory Powell had 17 points and Justis Szczepanski-Beavers added 14 as Aledo held off a fourth-quarter charge by Granbury to take a 46-40 District 7-4A victory on Tuesday.  The Ladycats took a 14-point edge into the final quarter, but the Lady Pirates whittled away at the margin, closing to six before Aledo put a stop to the comeback.

The AHS girls host Trimble Tech at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, with a quick turnaround on Monday, playing a 7:30 p.m. match at Arlington Heights that had originally been scheduled for Tuesday.

Despite Taylor Johnson ringing up 34 points on Tuesday, the Aledo Bearcats came up short at Granbury on Tuesday, 75-72. In a game featuring several runs by both squads, the Pirates peaked in the final quarter after Aledo had crawled back ahead in the third period.

The loss evens the Bearcats’ District 7-4A record at 2-2, as they travel for its third-consecutive road game on Friday to play Trimble Tech. Aledo returns to home court next Tuesday, entertaining Arlington Heights at 7:30 p.m.