Weatherford Democrat


October 3, 2012

Local briefs - October 3, 2012


WC competes at Sul Ross

Staff Report 

Weatherford College sent 43 rodeo athletes more than 400 miles to Alpine, Texas to the Sul Ross State University Rodeo Sept. 27-29.

Savannah Todd led the way for WC, finishing in a tie for third place in goat tying after a strong run in the finals.  

Todd’s points, combined with Sarah Ingle’s seventh place finish in goat tying and Taighlor Dougherty’s ninth place in breakaway roping, gave the WC women a fifth place finish out of 16 teams.

The WC men came up empty in the team standings, but a quality performance was turned in by J.C. Williams, who missed the finals in team roping by two tenths of a second.

Next, the Southwest Region schools will meet in Vernon Oct. 11-13 for the Vernon College Rodeo.


WHS linksters place fifth at Fossil Creek tourney

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity boys golf team  shot a combined score of 370 last week at  the Fossil Creek Tournament. The Roos team, composed of Hunter Dennis, Alec Gaines, Evan Sosebee and Mason Strickland, placed fifth in the field.  Dennis led the team with a score of 80,  earning a fifth-place individual finish.


Brock Blue knocks off unbeaten Celina JV

Staff Report

The Brock Eagles junior varsity Blue squad beat the Celina JV ‘A’ team last week, 15-12. The defeat represented the first for the Celina team since its seventh-grade season. 

The Brock JV Gold team was also in the win column on the night, edging Hillsboro, 8-7.


Brock rolls through two more district foes

Staff Report

The Brock Lady Eagles went 2-0 last week in District 9AA play. Hosting the Paradise Lady Panthers, the Lady Eagles swept, 25-15, 25-11, 25-12. On Friday, the 16th-ranked Lady Greyhounds of Peaster traveled to Brock. The Lady Eagles swept Peaster, 25-10, 27-25,  25-20. The Lady Eagles were set to take on Ponder on Tuesday, and will play Millsap Friday, completing the first round of the district slate.


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