Weatherford Democrat


April 9, 2014

Weatherford College sports news - Apr. 9, 2014

WC rodeo competes in Snyder

SNYDER, Tex. – The Weatherford College men’s rodeo team still holds a slim lead for the number two spot in the Southwest Region standings after the Western Texas College Rodeo April 3-5. Weatherford, vying for the school’s first team berth in the College National Finals Rodeo, now leads Odessa College by 80 points.

WC’s Cole Wheeler paired up with Tarleton State’s Shay Carroll to win both rounds of Team Roping in Snyder. The win puts Wheeler in third place in the region and in contention to qualify for the CNFR. Kody Mahaffey and Seth Cooke won third, while Coledon Harmon and Jace Melvin (Tarleton) finished seventh overall for the weekend.

Paul Melvin picked up fifth place in Steer Wrestling and is now tied for first in the regional standings, while Harmon and Mahaffey finished ninth and 10th respectively. In Tie-down roping, Mahaffey finished ninth, with Landon Williams placing tenth.

Five Weatherford cowboys are on track to qualify for the CNFR: Casey Tew and Williams remain first in Team Roping, Melvin is tied for first in Steer Wrestling, Jared Parsonage is second in Bull Riding, and Wheeler third in Team Roping. Mahaffey, Aaron Macy, Cooke, and Harmon still in the running with two rodeos remaining.

In women’s events in Snyder, Riley Greene won the first round of Breakaway Roping with a 1.9 second run, but finished ninth with teammate Riley Chown. Jamie Parvin finished 10th in Goat Tying.

The team travels to the Howard College Rodeo in Big Spring April 10-12.


Coyotes split season series with NCTC

Staff Report

Weatherford College baseball gained a season split against North Central Texas College on Saturday in Gainesville, winning the first contest of a double header, 3-0, and dropping the nightcap. 8-1. The Coyotes split a double header with NCTC on Wednesday.

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    WICHITA, Kan. – Weatherford College’s Trooper Reynolds will be among the top two-year college baseball players from across the nation converging in Wichita Thursday to represent the United States of America in the 80th annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series.

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  • Dallas Cowboys — News from Oxnard

    Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension 

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed Tyron Smith to an eight-year contract extension that locks up the Pro Bowl left tackle through the 2023 season.

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  • 0729 MLB ZBritton update Britton getting stronger in reliever role

    Former Roo ballplayer Zach Britton continues to rack up saves as the Baltimore Orioles closer. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • This date in baseball - July 30

    July 30

    1917 — Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt each went 5-for-5 in Detroit’s 16-4 win over Washington.

    1933 — Dizzy Dean struck out 17 Cubs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 8-2.


    July 29, 2014

  • 0727 Folse-Joy coach changes Brock head coaches stand pat

    BROCK — After a another successful year of athletic campaigns helped position  Brock in the top ten of the Lone Star Cup, the Brock ISD head coaching staff will enter the new school year with all (familiar) hands on board, much to the joy of its administrators. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 WaterRoos KLawyer Weatherford Water Roos send 19 swimmers to TAAF meet

    The City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation Swim Team competed in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 4 Swimming Championship in Keller on July 19 and 20.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0727 YBs Wford 8U Blue tourney winners Blue Roo 8U win at Granbury

    Area all-star teams continue to reap rewards in tournament play, with the latest being the Weatherford Blue 8U All-Star squad. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 BBs AHS state champs recognized by board Aledo nine honored at Board gathering

    Members of the 2014 Aledo Bearcats state champion baseball team were honored recently at the Aledo ISD board meeting.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Staff Report

    Summer athletic camps become a bit more “meaningful” in the late days of July and into  August, at least for some high school and middle school athletes.

    In most cases, the youth football camps include grades 6 through 8, and though there is no contact involved, some of the instructors of he camp may be getting a preview of the talent coming their way in just a few short weeks.

    Team volleyball camps, stretching from grades 4 through 12, provides a segway for many of the campers who will soon be entering workouts for the impending volleyball season.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sports in brief - July 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says umpires made the correct call when they stopped a game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees because tarp trouble left the field too wet.

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