WHS tennis tryouts on Friday
Weatherford High School tennis tryouts for students entering grades 9-12 will be on Friday, Aug. 3. New Roo head tennis coach Keeley McLarty will conduct the tryouts at the WHS tennis courts, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. All students wishing to try out must have their current school physical record.
WHS Athletic HoF designates 2012 inductees
The 2012 class of inductees were announced this week by the Weatherford High School Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. After receiving nominees through the Spring and summer months, four individual athletes and a selected team are set to be inducted during Homecoming Week in the fall.
One of the selectees was Mark Hicks, a standout in football and track who graduated in 1974. Former Roo Teresa Reynolds graduated in 1982, excelling in track and basketball. A former coach and quarterback at Weatherford, John Moughn graduated in 1948, and Ed Smith quarterbacked the Roos until graduating in 1959.
The team selection by the HoF committee was the 1952 WHS track team, who won the first district championship in the decade.
US beach women lose their first Olympic set
LONDON (AP) — One streak is over. The unbeaten streak continues for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor.
The Americans lost the first set of their preliminary round match against Austria on Wednesday night — the first time they’ve lost a set in three Olympics. But after the 21-17 loss in the first, they came back to win the second by a dominating 21-8 and took the third 15-10 to remain unbeaten in this and every other trip to the Olympic Games.
“I was furious,” Walsh Jennings said afterward. “It’s still with me. I want to go to the practice court and fix it.”
The Americans won seven straight matches in Athens and again in Beijing to collect a pair of gold medals without ever losing a single set. They won also their first two matches in London in straight sets.
That’s 16 matches and 32 sets in all.
But they fell behind sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger 19-14 in the first set, closing the gap to 20-17 before a busted play ended with the ball in the net. They were never in trouble in the second and led 12-10 in the third before winning the last three points.
“So we can stop talking about it,” said Walsh Jennings, who was playing with an eye infection that is expected to stay with her through the end of the Olympics. “I woke up this morning looking like Rocky Balboa, but it’s better now.”
Despite the blemish on their record, the Americans won their pool and advance to the knockout round as a No. 1 seed. They won’t know their opponent until a draw after Thursday night’s matches.
“Now it’s a whole new tournament,” May-Treanor said.