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August 27, 2013

Sports briefs - 8/27/2013

Roo varsity opens cross country season

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity cross country teams competed at Southwest Christian School on Saturday, opening the first of nine meets slated for the season before the district meet in October.

The girls team finished fifth overall. Sophomore runner Madison Cooley earned an individual medal, finishing ninth place in her first-ever cross country meet. Other point contributors for WHS were newcomers Alyssa Wisdom, Hannah League, Stephanie Gibbs, as well as returning varsity runner Jessie Opella.

The boys team finished sixth overall with points earned by returning lettermen Tyler Jones, John Bessire and Quinn Wright, and newcomers Cole Fournier and Alan Prince.

The Roo cross country teams, led by head coach Debra Wood,  travel to Burleson for their next run Friday, at the 13th Elk Run in Chisenhall Park.

 

Ex-Cowboys say scrutiny is same for modern players 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Dallas Cowboys’ championship teams from the 1970s said Monday that the scrutiny professional athletes face in the modern era is similar to what they went through in the days before every move was recorded on a smartphone and spread around the world by social media.

Roger Staubach, a quarterback who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys after winning the Heisman Trophy at Navy in 1963, said in an interview with The Associated Press that temptations increase with the amount of money an athlete makes — and that those who are paid to play must be cautious to maintain a proper balance.

“In your life, you have to overcome temptations,” Staubach said. “If you look at sports, the more money that gets involved, it’s harder to keep your perspective, your balance, but you should. It shouldn’t be all about the money.”

 

Staubach, cornerback Mel Renfro and defensive back Charlie Waters were among a number of ex-Cowboy players and coaches who visited Arkansas to honor safety Cliff Harris at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. They agreed to meet with the AP after a ceremony announcing that Harris' name will be on a new award that will be presented to the top small-college defensive player.

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