As a pitcher at Weatherford College, Taylor Maliska was like a surgeon with a softball in the strike zone.
Weatherford College baseball players Brenden Dixon and Caden Hawkins have been named players of the week by the Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference for the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a roster that includes some of the top players from Palo Pinto County’s UIL-sanctioned high schools. The UIL All-Palo Pinto County team is determined by coaches’ nominations, all-district lists and input from Weatherford Democrat employees.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as first- and second-team rosters composed of players from all five UIL-sanctioned high schools from Palo Pinto County.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as first- and second-team rosters composed of players from all seven UIL county high schools.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a roster that includes some of the top players from Parker County’s UIL-sanctioned high schools. The UIL All-Parker County team is determined by coaches’ nominations, all-district lists and input from Weatherford Democrat employees.
Bubba Jennings was walking toward his office at Peaster High School after watching his boys basketball team defeat Hirschi in the home gym, but he wasn’t done coaching for the night.
A year ago, people in Peaster were uncertain whether their fledgling football team was ready to compete with the big boys in the University Interscholastic League. Now, they’re proud of what their Greyhounds accomplished in the team’s debut season and look forward to many more years of gridi…
With 1:12 remaining in the first half, Poolville’s junior varsity basketball team was up 29-13 during a home game against Hirschi earlier this week. Poolville Head Coach Steven Stegall told Allen Howell to hustle into the game and make a basket before the buzzer.
"A good team is lead by its coaches, a great team is lead by its players." And with six returning varsity players and six seniors, a "great team" is exactly what Trinity Christian Academy's head boys basketball coach Dayton Sheridan is expecting.
The Poolville boys cross country team did something no other team has accomplished at the school — finished second at the state meet.
WILLOW PARK — Moral victories aren’t something that’s tallied in sports but if there was any way to account for adversity, 2020’s high school football season would win a Lombardi Trophy. And the Trinity Christian Academy Eagles could likely share that trophy.
The sound of rubber soles squeaking on a hardwood basketball court echoed through a hallway at Weatherford High School. Inside the gymnasium — one of three gyms at the sprawling facility — a dozen young men worked up a sweat running passing drills up and down the court, over and over, until …
Mineral Wells native Ronny Glanton has been named the country best golf pro by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The award recognizes strong leadership, moral character and a substantial record of service to the game of golf.
In a case of quality over quantity, the Weatherford College Coyotes softball team managed a successful fall workout season despite the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic, head coach Haylee Williams said.
Volleyball practice was a half hour away at Weatherford Christian School on a recent afternoon, and several girls were helping Assistant Coach Kathy Goings set up a net in the school’s gym.
Morgan Saxton has contributed in a big way to the success of the Brock Eagles football program without catching a pass or scoring a touchdown.
Few freshman athletes are skilled and confident enough to not only start but become major contributors on varsity teams. Only a handful of ninth graders in Parker and Palo Pinto counties surmount the improbable odds and become key players at such early ages.
The guy who played point guard for Dimmitt High School in the state championship game in 1978 and then coached the Brock Eagles to state basketball titles in 2002 and 2003 is now looking to lead the Graford Jackrabbits to the big dance.
The 2019-20 Weatherford College basketball season came to an end before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation. However, now that the 2020-21 season is just around the corner, COVID-19 is forcing a few changes in the coming campaign.
The Weatherford Kangaroos tennis team is off to a fast start this fall. The Roos are 4-0 in district play — 5-1 overall — and sitting alone in first place. Most schools in Parker and Palo Pinto counties have tennis teams playing their fall seasons.
My first couple of months at the Weatherford Democrat have been mostly fun and occasionally frustrating. The fun comes from attending high school sporting events and doing what I love — taking pictures and writing stories. The frustration comes from trying to cover two counties and 16 school…
Fans of the Peaster Greyhounds might be cheering a McElroy at quarterback for the foreseeable future. Gunner McElroy is the varsity starter, a sophomore playing his first year at the 3A school. His younger brother, Gannon, is a quarterback at middle school and will be a sophomore in waiting …
This time of the season on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit, world class competitors ride and rope in numerous rodeos throughout the Northwestern United States.
High school football’s Friday night lights are set to shine again this week despite flickering in the offseason amid pandemic concerns. COVID-19 forced changes that will delay football for another month at big schools such Aledo and Weatherford, but smaller schools kick off their seasons thi…
The WISD Ex-Student Association and the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame have postponed the selection of award recipients and associated recognition ceremonies for 2020 because of current COVID-19 restrictions, WISD issued in a release this week.
Palo Pinto County residents will have the opportunity to witness the embryonic stage of what might develop into a decades-long volleyball dynasty. Erin Rincon is only 24, but the new head coach of the Mineral Wells High School volleyball team doubts she will leave her post.
During these challenging times when western riding sports organizers continually are making big changes because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a high-profile Texas bronc rider is chairing the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s board.
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…
Empty nesters Ty and Marsha Tabor are proud of the three sons they raised in Graford and sent packing off to college and into adulthood in recent years.
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.
“Go West, young man” is the cultural cry attributed to Horace Greeley in 1865, when the New York Daily Tribune editor advised adventurous Americans to flee Eastern cities and “grow up with the country.”
Arthur Stockstill jogs six mornings a week — Sundays off! — and keeps himself physically fit at 85.
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.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Brock ISD to vote on Mathis as next head football coach
- Man dies after incident at construction site
- Community pays final respects to Larry Fowler
- Parker County to allow businesses to open at 100%
- Hudson Oaks officials question EMC's winter storm response
- Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler passes away at 82
- Lady Warriors of Mineral Wells win state title
- Gov. Abbott announces opening Texas 100 percent, end to mask mandate
- Weatherford Electric runs smooth operation amid storm challenges
- ERCOT overcharged power companies $16 billion for electricity during winter freeze, firm says
Elton Hayes and Kevin Brockway discuss the status of the Big Ten as the Big Dance nears; Clay Horning suggests a new format for college wrestling and reflects on the Daytona 500; George Bremer and Bill Burt talk about the quarterback carousel in the NFL.