Weatherford Democrat

March 20, 2014

Sports in brief - Mar. 20, 2014

Weatherford Democrat

Lady Roos clinch playoff spot, close out district slate Friday on Senior Night

Staff Report

The Weatherford girls’ soccer teams traveled to Arlington Lamar on Tuesday for their final district road games. The junior varsity won the early game, 1-0, while the varsity dropped its contest to the Lady Vikings.

  But elsewhere in District 3-5A, the Paschal loss to North Crowley helped the Lady Roos clinch a postseason playoff spot. The WHS girls are currently in third place with one district contest remaining. 

On Friday, Weatherford will celebrate Senior Night while hosting Arlington Sam Houston in the regular season and district finale at Roo Stadium. The match is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. first kick.

Details on postseason play are to be announced.


Greg Maddux throwing 1st pitch at Rangers opener 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Greg Maddux will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers season opener.

Maddux, a special assistant to the Rangers general manager, will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame later this year after the pitcher was a first-ballot selection. His first pitch March 31 will be caught by his brother, Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux.

The team on Wednesday announced details of pregame ceremonies for the opener against Philadelphia.

For the first regular-season game at The Ballpark in Arlington in 1994, the national anthem was performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Fort Worth resident and award-winning classical pianist, the late Van Cliburn. The Fort Worth orchestra will return 20 years later to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” again.