Roos make noise at R.L. Turner meet
The Weatherford wrestling team traveled to Carrollton over the weekend, competing in a 37-team tourney at R.L. Turner High School, and walking away with a couple of handfuls of medals.
The girls finished up their mat work on Friday, with Alena Kessler and Bethany Jackson placing first in their respective classes. Bodie Wylie took second place, Jazmin Balderas and Taylor Marsh had third-place finishes. Earning fourth-place finishes for the Lady Roos were Nilda Canada ,Diana Canada, and Ashley Plata.
The boys’ team earned sufficient points to finish eighth overall in the 37-team field. Tyler McDonald continues to impress, taking second in his division. Teacum Payne handed his opponent from Grand Prairie his second loss of the season en route to taking third place.
After the Roos wrestle in a dual meet with Paschal and Azle this week, they will be hosting South Grand Prairie and W.T. White at home on Friday, with the matches taking place at the Ninth-Grade Center.
Ladycats crush O.D. Wyatt
Aledo shared the scoring wealth on Tuesday, hosting the O.D. Wyatt Lady Chaps in a District 7-4A match in Aledo. Four Aledo cagers hit double digits as the Ladycats got off to a 21-0 first period advantage and kept up the pressure, trouncing Wyatt, 75-33.
Bryce Frank led the Aledo assault with 13 points, and received considerable help from Mallory Powell and Justis Szczepanski-Beavers, who added 12 points each. Kaylee Black rounded out the top scorers, adding 11 points.
Aledo led Wyatt 34-9 at the half, and spent much of the second half resting starters and emptying the bench.
The Ladycats, at 3-0 in district play, have yet to meet a challenge from 7-4A. The Aledo offense has averaged 78 points per contest over the 3-game span.
Next up for the Ladycats, on Friday, is Western Hills. The match will close out district play for the year for Aledo. The Ladycats will travel to play in Fort Worth for a 7:30 p.m. start.
Springtown tops Steers, Bulldogs
Knotted at 22-all at the half, Springtown’s varsity boys found the hot hand in senior forward Thomas Loving after the break in a non-district contest on Saturday. Loving propelled the Porcupines to a 54-39 win over the Graham Steers, finishing with 19 points and the game’s high scorer, while also pulling down nine rebounds.
Pojo wasted little time getting out of the blocks on Monday, outscoring Millsap 16-6 in the first quarter and spending the rest of the contest increasing its lead en route to a 65-41 victory. Cole Allen and Caleb Brown led the scoring for Springtown, with 18 and 17 points, respectively, and Allen pulled down six offensive boards. Springtown improved to 11-6 on the season with the pair of wins.
Jaxon Martin led the Bulldogs’ effort in the match, scoring 15 points. Dalyn Clanin added 10 for Millsap.
Lady Hounds open district, edge Ponder
The Peaster varsity girls began their District 9-2A schedule Friday with a back-and-forth affair, but eventual win over Ponder, 31-29. Leading the way for the Lady Greyhounds was Olivia Seli, who had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Rachel Smith added 8 points for Peaster, with a half-dozen rebounds. Bailee Williams and Hannah Myers helped the defensive effort, holding Ponder’s top scorer to seven points.
Peaster continued its district slate on Tuesday, traveling to play state-ranked Alvord. The final score was unavailable at press time.