Lady Roos off to good start with District 3-5A win
Weatherford varsity softball opened district play on Tuesday, with an impressive win over Arlington Bowie. Despite a shaky defensive start, allowing the Lady Vols to score a pair of runs in the first frame, the defense shut out Bowie the rest of the contest.
The Lady Roos’ offensive power dominated the rest of the game, totalling nine hits on the night, with senior Tawnye Bramlett hitting for the cycle, with a single, double, triple, and a home run. Sophomore pitcher Kelsey O’Brien pitched a solid district-opener for the WHS girls.
The Lady Roos are currently 10-2 on the season (1-0 in district play), with their next district outing on Tuesday, traveling to play Arlington Martin at Workman Field.
Roos baseball earns 6-0 start
The Weatherford varsity baseball team began their 2013 campaign with a bang last weekend, going 6-0 to win the Jerry Durant Classic Tournament, the annual kickoff to the Roos’ season.
WHS outscored their opponents with a 55-13 run margin in the tournament. Kangaroo pitchers Beau Burrows, Matt Riney, Grayson Huffman, Will Young, Andrew Healy and Andy Swain collected wins over the 3-day affair. The Weatherford offense was bolstered by hitters Dustin Williams, Mitchell Dworsky, Andrew Healy, Cory Bynum, Brock Riebe, Andy Rogers, Will Young and Tony Rodriguez.
The Roos have another busy three days of baseball ahead, traveling to Burleson and Crowley for another 3-day rotational event.
WHS collects medals galore at home meet
The Weatherford varsity girls track team finished third in last weekend’s Roo Relays.
Standout athletes in track and field included Madison Gaston, with a third-place finish in the 100-meters, second in the 200-meters and another third in the long jump. Ronni Middleton placed fourth in both the mile and the 2-mile runs. Mady Young took second in both the 400-meter and 800-meter runs and helped her team win first place in the 4x400-meter relay. Sarah Calhoon placed second in the discus throw. Freshman Madison Cooley had a productive meet, taking first in both the 400-meter and 800-meter run, second in the long jump, and was on the 4x400-meter relay team taking first.