Nominations for WHS Athletics Hall of Fame to conclude Friday
The Weatherford High School Athletics Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2012-13 class of inductees. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 20.
Applications can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Prissy Neely, 816 Hilltop Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Nomination forms can be found at the WISD website (http://weatherfordexes.wordpress.com/whs-athletic-hall-of-fame/).
The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School, on the Saturday morning following the Homecoming football game.
Springtown begins pool play Thursday in 7-on-7 gala
The Springtown 7-on-7 football team begins an early celebration of its new UIL classification with an appearance in Division II pool play on Thursday, at Texas A&M. Playing in the group with the 1A-2A-3A schools, the Porcupines will enter the all-pass competition on a pool with Beckville, Lorena and Port Isabell.
The entry marks the first time Springtown has advanced to the state championship in 7-on-7 competition. There will be 64 teams vying for the title. With all pool play beginning Thursday, the tournament will conclude on Saturday.
Rangers split with A's, at Halo's on Friday
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hicks led off the bottom of the ninth with a towering home run to center for his first major league clout, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
Hicks connected off Michael Kirkman (0-1) for Oakland’s majors-leading ninth walkoff win. He became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a game-ending homer for his first career longball and the second this year — joining Derek Norris, who did it June 25 against San Francisco.
Josh Reddick hit a tying two-run double with two outs in the seventh to help the A’s salvage a two-game split with the AL West-leading Rangers.
Evan Scribner and Sean Doolittle each pitched a perfect inning, and All-Star Ryan Cook (3-2) worked the ninth for the win. Cook hasn’t allowed a run in his last nine outings.
Michael Young hit a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth but the Rangers couldn’t hold it.
Craig Gentry hit an RBI double and Nelson Cruz added a run-scoring single for Texas, which now heads into a key weekend road series against the second-place Angels.
Josh Hamilton went 1 for 4 and kept his average right at .300 for the second straight day. He hasn’t fallen below that mark this year.
Starter Colby Lewis lasted five innings in his comeback from the disabled list, allowing three hits and one run on 75 pitches. He struck out three and walked two.
After Gentry’s double put Texas ahead in the top of the fifth, Brandon Inge homered leading off the bottom half to tie it.
Texas is headed into a stretch with seven of its next 13 games with the Angels. The Rangers open a three-game series at Anaheim on Friday following an off day Thursday.
“Yes, it’s a significant series, significant in that they can either catch up or we can move ahead,” manager Ron Washington said.