Weatherford Democrat


March 20, 2014

Baseball/Softball recaps - Mar. 20, 2014

— Paschal blinks first in District 3-5A duel

Staff Report

One hit was all the Weatherford batting order could manage against Paschal pitching in a district match played in Fort Worth on Tuesday — but it was also all the Roos needed.

Nick Rodriguez’ lead-off walk in the seventh inning set up a two-out RBI triple off the bat of Andrew Healy, as the winning run busted a no-hitter and shut-out with a single stroke. Weatherford ace Beau Burrows struck out the side in the bottom frame to give the Roos a 1-0 District 3-5A win.

Burrows scattered four hits in his complete-game effort, while striking out 16 Paschal batters. The junior also retired the side with K’s in three different innings, including the seventh to close out the Weatherford win.

The Kangaroos improve to a 3-1 district mark and return to Raymond Curtis Field on Friday when they play host to North Crowley. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


WHS improves to 5-1 with romp past Vikes

Staff Report

Kelso O’Brien’s third-inning RBI groundout to shortstop broke the ice for Lady Roo scoring in a District 3-5A match in Arlington on Tuesday, paving the way for a another six runs in three frames as Weatherford beat Lamar, 7-0.

O’Brien helped her cause in the circle with the RBI and proficiently took care of business against the Lamar hitters, limiting the Lady Vikings to three hits while striking out 14.

WHS took advantage of eight errors by the Lamar defense, adding a second run in the third, a singleton in the fourth and a burst of four runs in the fifth to put the game away.

The Lady Roos host Arlington Sam Houston on Friday, at 6 p.m.


Springtown drops opener to Castleberry

Staff Report

Errors cost the Porcupines in their inaugural District 6-3A contest on Tuesday, in River Oaks. 

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    That coaches will move on, due to advancement of career, life changes or a myriad of other influences, is a given. Aledo is not immune to the turnover, but is year-in and year-out apt to experience very modest changes, due to another myriad of positive factors.

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  • 0720 TnF Mach I national qualiifiers For love of the run

    When asked what appealed to her most about the opportunity to compete at a high level, given all of the prospects of getting to travel to other athletic venues, meet other kids who have worked toward the same goals and/or walk away with medals draped around her neck, Mach I TC member Sadie Tharp’s answer was brief — and to the point.

    “I just love the running,” Tharp said.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 WHS coach changes Scoggin: Roos on right path

    Filling vacant coaching positions is an annual ritual for virtually all school districts and, in varying degrees, becomes a game of Tetris© to assure the expertise of coaching is realized, but to also satisfy the academic needs.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 Graber award winner 2014 Blinn Junior College sophomore named top NJCAA female athlete with Graber award

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national office announced Blinn (Texas) sophomore middle blocker Bruna Evangelista as the 2014 Betty Jo Graber Female Student-Athlete of the Year Wednesday.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Among the most popular of the summer offerings, football camps are just around the corner. 

    Included in the mix is Springtown’s camp for grades seven through nine, which will be conducted by the Porcupines’ new head coach and Athletic Director, Brian Hulett. 

    July 19, 2014

  • 0718 MBs WC-ex JStone Razorback Former WC hurler excels at Arkansas

    Jacob Stone’s stock just keeps rising.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Golf news — the british open

    Tiger Woods was playing his second shot o the par-5 18th and made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open.

    July 17, 2014

  • 0717 MLB RTalley Two former Coyotes sign pro baseball contracts

    Former Weatherford College pitchers Ryan Talley and Dustin Emmons have signed free agent contracts with Major League Baseball organizations. 

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Baylor QB Petty, TCU DE Fields top Big 12 players

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty and TCU defensive end Devonte Fields have been tabbed as the Big 12 preseason players of the year.

    July 16, 2014

  • 0716 WHS ath 2014-15 season passes WISD passes available for Roo sporting events

    With volleyball’s regular season just a few weeks away and other sports soon to follow to ring in another year of Weatherford athletics, Roo fans can take advantage of the all-in-one general admission passes for all WISD home games, which are valid for all events except for Roo varsity football. 

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

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