Weatherford Democrat

October 8, 2012

Springtown, Brock finish first round on top of district heaps

Aledo moves up again in TGCA state rankings poll

Greg Webb




Springtown’s Lady Porcupines continued their roll through District 6-3A last week, sweeping past Castleberry and Lake Worth to improve to a perfect 5-0 record. At the mid-point of district play, Springtown is a game up on Kennedale and thus far has dropped just a single set, to Mineral Wells, in its league slate.

With a 23-2 overall mark, the usual suspects are doing the damage for Pojo. Rebecca and Brooklyn Dauenhauer, with Ashley Mainord have led the Lady Porcupines in kills this season, while Pojo has welcomed assist leader Shelbi Meek back to the fold after a brief sit due to injury. Ciandra Seabourn continues to lead Springtown defensively, notching 20 digs last week  in two games.

Pojo, retaining the Class 3A No. 7 spot in the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) poll, heads into the second round of district play on Tuesday, traveling to Fort Worth to take on Diamond Hill-Jarvis.

Fort Worth ISD’s Southwest and South Hills were Aledo’s latest district fodder, as the Ladycats improved last week to 9-0, all 3-game sweeps. The TGCA pollsters responded with a selection bump up to third in the Class 4A rankings, residing with pretty heady competition. Lucas Lovejoy and Friendswood round out the top three.

The Ladycats are in front of a home crowd in the coning week, hosting Granbury Tuesday (6:30 p.m.), and FW O.D. Wyatt at 5:30 p.m. on Friday before heading over to Bearcat Stadium for Homecoming Night.

Brock and Peaster remain in the state rankings after both District 9-2A teams won their contests last week. Still sitting at No. 3 in the Class 2A list, the Lady Eagles have yet to drop a set through the first round-robin of play. Brock dispatched Ponder and Millsap last week in straight games, and will contend with Boyd at home and Paradise on the road as it enters the second round against district opponents.

At No. 21 in the coaches’ poll, Peaster’s only hiccup in its district slate has been the first meeting with Brock, as it has rolled through the rest of its opponents. The Lady Hounds will finish out a schedule of 5-straight on-the-road matches this week (Paradise on Tuesday, Ponder on Friday) before returning to home court for the balance of the regular season, including the rematch with the Lady Eagles.

Weatherford hopes to knock off Arlington Lamar on Tuesday, an opportunity to move a step closer to the top four spots in District 3-5A and a playoff berth. As they will likely win at least three of its last four regular season matches, knocking off Lamar and then getting some additional help from the front runners might help the Lady Roos’ cause.

Both Lamar and Arlington High (on Friday) are home games, so the WHS girls will look for the home crowd to help their push down the stretch.