Weatherford Democrat

December 11, 2013

Sports briefs - December 12, 2013

Weatherford Democrat

Lady Roos fall in district opener

Staff Report

The Weatherford varsity girls hosted Arlington Lamar in one of the few area games played on Tuesday, falling to the Lady Vikes in the District 3-5A premier, 53-39. Lamar was led by a trio of double-digit scorers, outpacing the WHS girls in all quarters except the fourth.

Maddie Doris led all scorers in the match, with 13 points. Faith Woodring and Abbye Shearmire followed with nine and eight points, respectively.

The Lady Roos hit the road for their next two district contests, meeting Arlington Sam Houston on Friday and Bowie next Tuesday.


Cowboys’ Selvie, Scandrick fined for hits 

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas defenders George Selvie and Orlando Scandrick have been fined by the NFL for hits in the Cowboys’ loss to Chicago.

Scandrick said Wednesday was docked $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. The cornerback drew an unnecessary roughness penalty on the first play of the fourth quarter Monday night.

Selvie was fined for a hit below the knees against Chicago quarterback Josh McCown in the second quarter. The defensive end was penalized for roughing the passer. Selvie didn’t specify the amount but said he planned to appeal the fine.

The Bears scored on their first eight possessions in a 45-28 victory that knocked the Cowboys out of first place in the NFC East.


Alabama’s McCarron says he expects Saban to stay 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron says he doesn’t believe coach Nick Saban will leave for Texas.

McCarron made his comments Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s College Football Awards Show. Saban is reportedly a target by Texas officials to be its next coach if current coach Mack Brown were to step down.

“To me he’s not leaving. That’s my personal opinion,” McCarron said.

But the quarterback also added that he can’t speak for his coach and “I stay out of his business.”

McCarron is up for the Maxwell Award as nation’s best overall player and the Davey O’Brien quarterback award Thursday.


Cowboys activate DE Edgar Jones off short-term IR 

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have activated defensive end Edgar Jones off short-term injured reserve and he could return Sunday against Green Bay.

Dallas acquired Jones from Kansas City for a draft pick at the end of the preseason and he played the first four games before injuring his groin. He was placed on short-term IR Oct. 18.

The Cowboys have been shuffling players on the defensive line all season because of injuries. Dallas has used 18 defensive linemen in games.

Linebacker Sean Lee was a limited participant in practice Wednesday with a neck injury. An MRI showed no structural damage, but his status for the Packers is uncertain.

Receiver Dwayne Harris, cornerback Morris Claiborne and linebacker Bruce Carter didn’t practice. All three have hamstring injuries.