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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is considered almost Biblical among high school pigskin lovers. Coaches and athletes across the state dig through the periodical’s pages to see what’s being said about them. Whether a 1A school in Gordon, a 3A school in Millsap, or a 6A school in Weath…

Thoroughbred horse racing fans were elated to witness the running of the Belmont Stakes last month despite challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cincinnati Reds named former Weatherford College baseball player Tejay Antone to their 30-man active roster Saturday, promoting the pitcher to the major leagues for the first time.

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Four senior football players at Brock High School have received scholarship offers from Division I colleges. That doubles the number of players who have received Division I offers in past seasons.

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Chris Mizeski, a cross country runner who graduated from Millsap High School in June, signed a national letter of intent to attend Dallas Christian College on a track scholarship Thursday. 

For many years, I had access to hunt and fish on a couple hundred acres situated about three-quarters of a mile from my home.

Weatherford College athletes set an academic record for the 2019-20 school year with the number of students awarded All-Academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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The UIL announced it is delaying the start of fall sports for Classes 6A and 5A due to COVID-19, but Class 4A and below will begin their seasons as scheduled.

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Kasen Brennise came to Weatherford College from Craig, Colorado, with plans to carve his niche in the long history of WC rodeo success.

Weatherford College and hundreds of other National Junior College Athletic Association member institutions are making adjustments to their sports schedules after the NJCAA announced an updated plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year in response to COVID-19.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo in Weatherford has been underway this week during this challenging time when many rodeos have cancelled because of coronavirus concerns.

J.D. Robinson was named the new head boys basketball coach at Aledo High School. Robinson has been the associate head coach at AHS for the past year.

During the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to fish with my friend Trey Schmidt many times. Trey has a coveted ‘fin fish’ licenses on the Texas coast. He spends 3 nights each week ‘gigging’ for flounder, the majority he sells to Nates West End Bar and Grill, a popular ‘off the be…

Weatherford ISD has been notified that an individual in the tennis program has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Families whose students had direct contact with this individual have already been notified, according to the district, and anyone that did not receive a phone call, email and text Jul…

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AUSTIN – The University Interscholastic League  has released standings for the Lone Star Cup through March 13, 2020. Due to the cancellation of UIL spring events, the Lone Star Cup will not be awarded for the 2019-20 school year.

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The Aledo Clay Busters Competitive Clay Target Team had a strong showing to conclude its shooting season, with eight shooters competing earlier this month at the Scholastic Clay Target Program state competition in San Antonio.

Legendary cowboy Trevor Brazile has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in the past in both team roping heading and heeling, an unusual accomplishment.

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If Tetyana Klimenko could make a wish come true, it would be to rid the world of COVID-19, with which she has had an up-close experience, being a nurse in Tulsa.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — High schools across the country are trying to figure out how and when students might return to classrooms this fall. Many are also making sure their star quarterbacks and other athletes will be in shape when they do.

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Incoming Pre-K through sixth graders in Mineral Wells will have the opportunity to get some expert advice when it comes to the gridiron.

The early bird gets the worm, and Brock was ready to soar high Monday morning as the Eagles hit their strength and conditioning at 7 a.m. in preparation for the upcoming school year.

We've already donned our "battle gear" here at the Weatherford Democrat and have started mapping out the game plan to bring you the 2020 preview football magazines that will highlight the teams of Parker and Palo Pinto counties this year.

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Life has been random in 2020 for area students, and the Democrat’s Lemonade out of Lemons series focuses on senior area athletes with a unique twist. After a short introduction, readers are treated to answers from 10 questions that the student picked blindly from a list of 167 by submitting random numbers of their choice.

To the victor go the spoils, and after two seasons of leading the Kangaroo football team into the playoffs, Coach Billy Mathis will oversee Weatherford High School sports as the new athletic director and remain head football coach.

It was less than a year ago that I wrote one of these “new guy” columns over in Mineral Wells as I began writing about the exploits of the Rams and Lady Rams. Still, recent changes in the newspaper industry have me penning another “Hello Dolly” piece as I introduce myself to the Parker Count…

Following the Texas State 7on7 Association’s decision to cancel this summer’s tournament citing safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, another organization, Championship 7v7, founded in 2017, announced plans to step in and hold a tournament of its own, ‘The Battle For Texas Sta…

Below is one in a series called Parker County Senior Spotlights, which highlights local spring-sport athletes whose final year of high school athletics has been affected by closures stemming from the COVID-19 virus.

While the effects of athletic program shutdowns on student athletes stemming from the current COVID-19 pandemic have shown themselves in many forms, including lost game experience, less opportunity to build cases for college scholarships and irreplaceable time with teammates and coaches gone…

Peaster High School tennis’ Blair Ballard is headed to Brownwood to continue her playing career, having recently signed a letter of intent with Howard Payne University.

The Millsap Lady Bulldog volleyball team will have a familiar face leading the charge this fall after Coach Kylie Serrato, who previously headed the district’s developmental program, was recently promoted to head volleyball coach.

Below is one in a series called Parker County Senior Spotlights, which highlights local spring-sport athletes whose final year of high school athletics has been affected by closures stemming from the COVID-19 virus.

Willow Park’s Trinity Christian Academy recently recognized a pair of its own with its Soaring Eagle award, which highlights student athletes who exemplify the school’s values both inside and out of athletics.