Nasty turn in weather prompts change in playoff dates
A wintry day in mid-spring has crunched some baseball and softball playoff dates into the weekend. Making the call on Thursday morning, with a strong and chilly north wind, and some sideways sprinkling to complete the threat, the Weatherford Kangaroos will hold off on the start of a Class 5A bi-district series against Richland until Friday.
Roos bi-district series rescheduled
To avoid inclimate weather, the Class 5A, Region I bi-district baseball playoff between Weatherford and Richland has been rescheduled. Game 1 of the best-of-three series will be in Richland on Friday at 7 p.m., with the second game set for 3 p.m., Saturday at Raymond E. Curtis Field.
Ladycats blank Guyer in series opener
Hedging their bets against potential wet weather, the Aledo Ladycats hosted Denton Guyer on Wednesday in the first game of a best-of-three set in a Class 4A area match. Aledo scored late in the game, a sixth-inning 2-RBI single off the bat of Ally Gabbert. The lead held, with the Ladycats beating Guyer, 2-0.
Area nines enter postseason fray
In hopes the area weather forecasts are completely off the mark, two of Parker County’s three playoff-bound baseball teams will take the field on Thursday. Weatherford, Aledo and Brock baseball teams are set to begin their respective playoff runs, with the Roos and Bearcats beginning on Thursday and the Eagles drawing a bi-district bye.
WHS wins seed match over Bowie
The Weatherford Kangaroos assured a runner-up designation for postseason bracket positioning with a 8-0 win over Arlington Bowie on Saturday at Raymond E. Curtis Field.
Ex-Sooner finds a fit at WC
Hunter Lockwood has come home to Weatherford College. Lockwood enjoyed playing at the University of Oklahoma as a freshman, and did quite well as a Sooner. But it was just too far from his home in Hurst, for the moment, anyway.
Senior Night short, sweet
Weatherford fans began the night showing appreciation to the formidable band of seniors who have been major contributors to the varsity Kangaroos season. Ten seniors, including the Roos manager, Amanda Wacasey, were introduced with brief bios accompanying introductions.
Local athletes target state links, courts
Area athletes turn their attention, and skills, southward this week as the University Interscholastic League (UIL) will hold tennis and golf state tournaments at various venues.
Softball playoff results - April 26, 2013
Lady Roos season ends at bi-district
The Weatherford varsity softball team, co-champs of District 3-5A, suffered a shortened postseason on Friday. Playing Justin Northwest’s Lady Texans, the No. 4 seed from District 4, in a Class 5A, Region I bi-district match at Arlington’s Workman Park, the Lady Roos had a challenge getting runs across the plate, and fell to Northwest, 5-1.
WC honors NJCAA All-Americans
At the 2013 Weatherford College Basketball Banquet, hosted by the Coyote Basketball Booster Club recently, All-American honorees Itiana Taylor and Bre Brooks were honored for their achievements on the court for the past season.
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