Just as they ran through District 7-3A undefeated en route to a spot in the Class 3A state championship match, the Peaster Lady Greyhounds controlled the all-district honors chosen by the league's coaches.
Peaster had nine selections, Millsap eight and Brock seven.
From Peaster, junior Kennedy Warren led four superlative honors, being named the district MVP. Seniors McKenna Ballard and Rachael Gustafson were named Most Valuable Setter and Most Valuable Server, respectively, while junior Taryn Cast was honored as Most Valuable Blocker.
Brock juniors Daelyn Sessum and Gracie Cooper were named Most Valuable Hitter and Most Valuable Defensive Specialist, respectively. Millsap sophomore Alerah Turpin was honored as Newcomer of the Year.
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Chosen for the first team from Peaster were juniors Ciarra Wright and Baylee Hull, along with senior Addy Bratcher. Sophomore Morgan Fadden was placed on the second team and Markelle Hasty honorable mention.
Junior Parker King of Brock was placed on the first team, while sophomores Alyssa Lackey and Bryland Barrett were picked for the second team. Junior Sienna Parker and sophomore Tristan Crosslin of the Lady Eagles are honorable mentions.
Also from Millsap, junior Briana Gray and sophomore Madison Johnson are first-team selections and sophomore Brittany Schnabel is a second-teamer. Honorable mentions are senior Kylie Nelms, along with sophomores Brandi Erwin, Sierra Herbel and Karli Hopper.
Peaster finished 43-8 overall and 8-0 in district, falling to Goliad in the state finals. Brock, 19-19 overall, 6-2 in district (second) and advanced to bidsistrict, as Millsap (22-11 overall, 4-4 in district).
WPT EAGLES WIN OWN TOURNEY
The Willow Park Trinity Eagles (4-3) won the championship of their own tournament with a 59-47 victory against Parker-Tarrant Homeschool in the finals. They rolled past Moran 61-11 in the semifinals after opening with a thrilling 38-36 victory over Kennedale Fellowship.
Despite injuries to two key players, juniors Garrett Green and Mason Hornick, the Eagles were near full strength with the presence of Chris Smith and Nick Marcantonio, who were coming off of a deep playoff run in football to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division III state semifinals.
"The keys to our tournament victories were strong defensive play and control of the boards on both ends," coach Kyle Fields said.
Senior Jaxon Davis scored 25 points in the championship game, going 9-for-10 at the free throw line.
In his first year as varsity women’s coach, Matt Dowling was pleased with his young team’s effort. The Lady Eagles (5-3) finished with a 3-2 record in the tournament and claimed third place. Two of the three wins came against Kopperl High School and Moran High School.
The junior varsity boys played Hill School's varsity, winning 57-48. Kayden Kelly was the high scorer with 17 points with Cody Athey close behind with 14.
"These young men played hard and worked together to achieve a win over a very well-coached varsity team," coach Dayton Sheridan said.
LADY ROOS TIE FOR FIRST IN WRESTLING TOURNEY
The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos wrestling team traveled to Frisco Liberty to compete in a quad tournament this past weekend. The girls came away 3-1, tying for first place.
ALEDO HAS STRONG FALL GOLF SEASON
The Aledo boys and girls golf teams enjoyed a successful fall season, coach Jeff Lemons said. He noted they improved on last season's finishes in every fall tournament.
The Varsity Black girls team placed eighth in the Granbury Invitational with a team score 31 shots lower than last year, seventh at the Eaton Invitational, and seventh at the Texarkana Classic with an improvement of 59 strokes over last year. Team members were Deyton Deller, Madison Wyss, Rylee Gabbert, Kaitlyn Wright, Kayley Wright, Natalyn Yates, and Madison Head.
The Varsity Orange girls team placed third in the Keller Timber Creek Invitational and second in the Brock Invitational at Canyon West. Team members were Madison Head, Logan Mays, Holly Craine, and Camryn Barnett. Also, the junior varsity girls team of Reid Van Ness, Clara Fulsaas, Grace Renforth, Macy Griffin, and Erika Baker finished second in the Birdville Invitational.
The Varsity Black boys team of Parker Scaling, Andrew Lane, Evan Pennington, Ben Huxtable, and Reed Rogers finished in the top half of the Bart Granger Invitational, the largest high school tournament in the nation. They also finished in the top 10 of the Halloween in the Hill Country tournament at Horseshoe Bay, and won the Brewer Big Bear Invitational held at Bridlewood Country Club.
Parker Scaling finished as the second overall individual with a two-day even-par score of 144.
The Varsity Orange boys team of Jacob Trawick, Kyle Coats, Hank James, Austin Griffith, Devin Haney, and Matthew Kirkland finished third in the Brock Invitational at Canyon West and second in the Consolation Flight of the Briggs Berry Memorial tournament at Pecan Plantation in Granbury.
"Both teams have improved greatly since last year, and I’m looking forward to the spring season," Lemons said. "Both teams have a very real chance to make it to the regional tournament in Lubbock and compete for a state berth."
ANNUAL TROUT STOCKING
The Sixth Annual Trout Stocking at Holland Lake Park is taking place in December, January and February. Thanks to sponsors and help from the city, there are 500 trout ranging from 10 to 12 inches stocked by the Texas Parks and Wildlife in local fishing holes each year.
Holland Lake is classified as a Community Fishing Lake (CFL) by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Therefore, fishing is by rod and reel only, with a two-pole limit per person, no exceptions.
Those fishing must be age 17 and older and must have a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License, unless born before Jan. 1, 1931. There is a five-trout bag limit per day with no minimum length.
For more information visit www.weatherfordtx.gov/Trout or call Grant Taylor, recreation manager, at 817-598-4125.
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.