The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos, after the best season in the history of the program, led the honors on the All-District 3-6A volleyball team selected by the coaches in the league.
Junior Kaitlyn Rogers was named Setter of the Year and junior middle blocker London Austin-Roark was chosen Hitter of the Year among the superlative honors.
First-team all-district honors went to sophomore Londyn Gray and junior Gabbie Huggins. Second-team accolades were awarded to sophomores Reagan Hubbard and Francine Merchant, along with junior Gracie Dorris.
Sophomore Carissa Barnes received honorable mention.
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Several Lady Roos also received academic all-district honors. They are junior Alyson Ross, along with Austin-Roark, Rogers, Gray, Dorris and Huggins.
"I was real proud of my kids' representation this year," Lady Roos coach Natalie Gonzales said. "It's the most all-district awards the kids have received, and it's well-deserved. My kids work hard and have done well this year."
The Lady Roos finished with a 33-6 overall record and shared the district championship with Keller, both with 10-2 records. They settled for the second playoff seed after dropping a district playoff match to Keller.
In bidistrict, Weatherford led Arlington Lamar by two games before the Lady Vikings rallied to win the next three for the upset.
Every player on the Lady Kangaroos' roster is an underclassmen.
BULLETS' PUCKETT TO ENTER HALL OF FAME
Jeromy Puckett, the owner and starting offensive lineman for the Texas Bullets semi-pro football, has been selected for induction into the Semi-Pro Hall of Fame Dec. 2 in Las Vegas.
Puckett has been playing for the Bullets for 10 years. He has played in 123 consecutive games, never missing a start. He has been named to nine straight pro bowls, has been the team MVP twice, and has nine all-state lineman awards.
This season the Bullets won the Minor Professional Football League, finishing with a 13-0-1 record. They will play for the national championship against the Ohio Crush Jan. 14 in Daytona, Florida.
The Bullets are 52-7-1 over the past four seasons.
LADY ROOS SECOND IN WRESTLING TOURNEY
The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos finished second in the Haslet Eaton Duels Wrestling Tournament recently. They went undefeated on the opening day, winning all five matches.
On the second day they won three and tied one match, but ended up second in the criteria and second overall.
WCS TEAM WINS COYOTE RACE
The Weatherford Christian School finished first in the team competition of the recent Coyote Chase Race with 86 participants. Second place was Mary Martin with 30.
This is the third straight year WCS has won the team title.
Also, WCS Athletic Director Bryan Ruiz finished in first place overall for the third consecutive year.
WHS SOCCER MINI-CAMP
The Weatherford Kangaroos will hold a soccer mini-camp on Thursday (Dec. 1) from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kangaroo Stadium for elementary and middle school-age players. Boys and girls will have the opportunity to work out with Weatherford Roo soccer teams and coaches.
Cost is $15 per player if registered by Nov. 23. Siblings cost an additional $10 each. If you pre-register you will receive an event t-shirt. If you are not pre-registered, camp costs $20 per child. To register for the camp, email your name, phone number and child’s t-shirt size to email@example.com.
The concession stand will be open and a meal consisting of a hamburger, chips, cookie and a drink is $5. All proceeds benefit the Weatherford Roos soccer teams.
JUNIOR LEAGUE BASKETBALL SEEKS OFFICIALS
Junior League Basketball in Weatherford is looking for experienced officials. Games are on Saturday beginning Jan. 14 and running through March 4.
Fee is $70 for players. For more information, contact www.jrleague.org. For officials, contact Shannon Scoggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Atwood at email@example.com.