The Weatherford girls soccer program welcomed in the era of new head coach Laura Bailey (and former Lady Roo player) with the first annual Lady Roo Soccer Alumni Game played at Kangaroo Stadium.
Entry fee for spectators required a can good donated to the Center of Hope. Alumni, fans, and current players brought over 100 cans for donations.
Thirty-four alumni came to play against the current varsity team. The final score was 5-2, with Lady Roo varsity winning.
Goals for the 2017 varsity came from Juni Ejere (2), Aubree McCue (2), and Michaela Bosco (1). Goals for alumni came from Cooper Mullins (2015) and Shelby Givler (2014).
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The Lady Roos were opening the regular season in the Crowley Tournament at press time.
BEARCATS LEAD ALL-DISTRICT 6-5A FB
The Class 5A Division II state runners-up Aledo Bearcats had 25 players honored, along with Steve Wood being the District 6-5A Co-Coach of the Year, selecrted by the league's coaches.
Wood led the Bearcats to a 15-1 record, falling 20-19 to College Station in the state championship game to end a 31-game winning streak for Aledo.
The Bearcats had three other superlative honors. Sophomore quarterback Jake Bishop (60 percent completions, 2,264 yards, 28 TD, 7 int. passing; 751 yards, 6 TD rushing) was named Offensive Newcomer of the Year, junior Tre Owens (1,164 yards, 16 TD rushing; 2,175 total yards) was chosen Utility Player of the Year, and senior defensive tackle James Williams (107 tackles, 19 for loss, 8.5 sacks) was selected Defensive Player of the Year.
Fullback - Carson Hyles, senior.
Tight end - Devon Daugherty, junior.
Wide receiver - Hunter Rosson, senior.
Center - Logan Escamilla, junior.
Guard - Truett Knox, senior.
Tackle - Cameron Callaway, junior.
Tackle - Colby Thomas, junior.
Kicker - Cole Daniels, senior.
End - Colt Ellison, junior.
Tackle - Jett Barton, junior.
Inside linebacker - Aaron Hale, senior.
Outside linebacker - Zach Reinert, junior.
Cornerback - Jerrery Carter, junior.
Safety - Wyatt Harris, junior.
Running back - Jase McClellan, sophomore.
Wide receiver - Money Parks, sophomore.
Wide receiver - Beau Mask, senior.
Guard - Chandler Knandel, junior.
End - Will Greenwood, junior.
Inside linebacker - Cullen Johnson, senior.
Cornerback - Giovanni Torres, senior.
Safety - Jake McClendon, senior.
McClellan led the Bearcats in rushing (1,599 yards) and touchdowns (28) despite missing six games with a wrist injury.
TGCA ACADEMIC ALL-STATE VB
Thirteen senior players from the area were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Volleyball Team. They were led by five selections from the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos at the Class 6A level, London Austin-Roark, Gracie Dorris, Sierra Graves, Gabbie Huggins, and Kaitlyn Rogers.
Peaster had four players named in Class 3A, Taryn Cast, Baylee Hull, Kennedy Warren, and Ciarra Wright. Brock also had two in 3A, Gracie Cooper and Blaze Taliaferro, while Aledo's Sydney Casey and Sarah Haeussler were honored in 5A.