Weatherford Democrat


December 16, 2012

Roos prep for Tuesday opener to begin District 3-5A gauntlet




A brief look at the Weatherford Kangaroo varsity basketball roster illustrates very quickly that the team is not lacking in one respect — the squad has an abundance of youth. And while the presence of the underclassmen may bode well for the future, the challenge to scale the learning curve for the 2012-13 business at hand is the most immediate concern for Weatherford head coach Terry Ferguson.

“There is still a lot of teaching ongoing to overcome the considerable youth we have on this team,” Ferguson said. “I think we have made good steps in that direction, but there is still work to do.

“We’re rebounding well and playing decent defense. We’re getting to the foul line with regularity, and our perimeter shooting is nice.”

One of the telling points of a basketball teams’ efficiency is the assist-to-turnover ration, which Ferguson would like to see improve to cut down the errors on the offensive end of the court.

“Our execution and overall knowledge of the game is behind where it needs to be,” he said. “But I feel good about the team moving forward.

“They are all definitely hard workers and are anxious to improve through the hard work.”

With some size on the roster this year, a glaring absence on the court in the past couple of seasons for the Roos, Ferguson is looking to add the element to the Weatherford scheme.

Junior Ryan Merrill is a 6-4 post, backed up by 6-5 sophomore James Robinson. Both will work the lane to command opposing defenders’ attention, something the Roos have been without of late.

But, as (bad) luck would have it, the Roos will not be at full strength to kickoff their district slate, due to a handful of injuries.

“We will most assuredly get healthier over the holiday break, but to begin our district schedule, we will not have the full squad available to us,” Ferguson said. “But [the injuries] won’t keep us from improving on those little things you have to learn to make the offense more efficient.

Text Only
  • 0423 BBs BHS v PHS SGough steal Eagles top Peaster in annual WC match

    After a tight contest between the two teams in their first District 9-2A match, the Brock Eagles struck early and kept adding runs en route to an 11-1 win over the Peaster Greyhounds on Tuesday at WC’s Roger Williams Ballpark. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0423 GSb WHS playoff-sendoff graphic Softball boosters urging WHS sendoff for bi-district’s Game 2

    Weatherford varsity softball begins its 2014 playoff campaign on Thursday, hosting Keller Timber Creek in the first round of the state playoffs. 

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brock — Track & Field

    Last Wednesday, 17 Brock athletes participated in the Class 2A Region II Area track meet in Boyd. Through individual and team efforts, 14 Eagles athletes are advancing to the regional meet, which will be run at Tarleton State University, located in Stephenville. 

    April 23, 2014

  • Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.

    April 23, 2014

  • AHS golfers head to State Tournament

    The Aledo varsity girls golf team won the Class 4A Region I Golf Tournament in Abilene last week. The team of Cheyenne Knight, Taylor Brookshire, Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, and Taryn Pittman beat runner-up Byron Nelson by 48 strokes.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0420 FB WHS Lift-a-thon ACansino squat Gridders shoulder weight of fund raising at Lift-A-Thon

    Hundreds of pledgers and spectators were on hand amidst a high-energy atmosphere on Thursday, as the immediate future of Weatherford football displayed the results of its on-going off-season work in the weight room.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 BBs WHS Seniors Prep softball ends regular season, baseball making last impressions

    The precipitation inundating the area on Thursday was hardly a downpour, but the incessant drizzle dealt enough dampness to force Friday holiday games for many local teams.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Track & Field News

    Poolville to send four to Regional meet

    After a good showing in the District 11-1A meet, sending 17 to the Area competition, Poolville will move to the Class 1A Region 2 meet to be held at Abilene Christian University’s Elmer Gray Stadium.

    April 20, 2014

  • 0420 VB WHS HWright LOI Wright inks letter to ETBU

    Weatherford senior Hannah Wright has a singular motto she has adhered to thus far in her young life — “Passion has a funny way of trumping logic.”

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0420 Glf Wford CofC Spring swing Nature's spring drizzle doesn't stop Weatherford Chamber's Spring Swing

    The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Spring Swing scramble tourney on Thursday at the Sugar Golf Club. 

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

Latest NASCAR Headlines
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video