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August 2, 2012

Sport briefs - Aug. 2, 2012

WEATHERFORD —  

WHS tennis tryouts on Friday

Staff Report 

Weatherford High School tennis tryouts for students entering grades 9-12 will be on Friday, Aug. 3. New Roo head tennis coach Keeley McLarty will conduct the tryouts at the WHS tennis courts, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. All students wishing to try out must have their current school physical record.

 

WHS Athletic HoF designates 2012 inductees

Staff Report

The 2012 class of inductees were announced this week by the Weatherford High School Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. After receiving nominees through the Spring and summer months, four individual athletes and a selected team are set to be inducted during Homecoming Week in the fall.

One of the selectees was Mark Hicks, a standout in football and track who graduated in 1974. Former Roo Teresa Reynolds graduated in 1982, excelling in track and basketball. A former coach and quarterback at Weatherford, John Moughn graduated in 1948, and Ed Smith quarterbacked the Roos until graduating in 1959.

The team selection by the HoF committee was the 1952 WHS track team, who won the first district championship in the decade.

 

US beach women lose their first Olympic set 

LONDON (AP) — One streak is over. The unbeaten streak continues for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor.

The Americans lost the first set of their preliminary round match against Austria on Wednesday night — the first time they’ve lost a set in three Olympics. But after the 21-17 loss in the first, they came back to win the second by a dominating 21-8 and took the third 15-10 to remain unbeaten in this and every other trip to the Olympic Games.

“I was furious,” Walsh Jennings said afterward. “It’s still with me. I want to go to the practice court and fix it.”

The Americans won seven straight matches in Athens and again in Beijing to collect a pair of gold medals without ever losing a single set. They won also their first two matches in London in straight sets.

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    Staff Report

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