Brock’s Garrett Leek, a senior-to-be, shot a four-round total of 300 to place eighth in the Championship Flight of the Fort Worth Junior Golf Association Boys City Junior Golf Championship. He is one of five from Brock and Aledo to compete in the elite tournament.
Leek had rounds of 69, 75, 75 and 81.
Recent Brock graduate Keiton Hoster placed seventh in the First Flight, shooting 311 (73-77-82-79). He will be playing at Northwestern Oklahoma University in the fall.
Aledo junior-to-be Ben Huxtable won the Fourth Flight, shooting 275 (87-75-75-38, nine holes in fourth round). His teammate, Evan Pennington, who will also be a junior, shot 310 (74-79-81-76) for sixth in the First Flight.
GREYHOUNDS BASEBALL A BIG HIT
The Peaster Greyhounds are coming off what most believe to be the best baseball season in the history of the program. You don’t get there without being able to hit the baseball with consistency.
In fact, three of the top four hitters in the state in Class 3A are members of the Greyhounds, according to the web site txhighschoolbaseball.com. And they are all juniors.
Evan Hafley led the state with 60 hits. Devin Alvey was tied for second with 55, and Matthew Grimes was fourth with 54.
“All three had a very solid year for us. They have worked hard for years and their hard work is paying off,” Peaster head coach Lynne Grimes said. “It has been a blessing to coach all of the boys at Peaster. Our success this year was a total team effort.
“I am very excited about next year. Our team will have to continue to work hard and play as a team. With the team’s success, the individual honors will come. Each individual honor is a direct result of team.
“My goal is for each player to leave Peaster baseball a better player, and mostly a better young man.”
The Greyhounds finished 29-10-1, a team record for victories, and advanced to the Class 3A Region I final before falling to Wall, which reached the state championship game. It was only the second time Peaster had reached a regional final in the history of their baseball program, the first being in 2007.
VAULT CATS DUO PLACE IN TAAF STATE MEET
Two members of the Vault Cats pole vaulting team brought home medals from the recent Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region 4 Meet.
Ryan Brown, who will be a senior at Aledo High School, cleared 14 feet to place second in the Boys 17-18 Division. Sierra White, a junior-to-be, cleared 11 feet for third among Girls 17-18.
“Both have decided to call it a year instead of going to McAllen (for state),” coach John Rhodes said. “They both jumped in several indoor meets in winder, made it to the UIL State Meet in the spring and have jumped in several meets this summer. We will take a couple months off and then start preseason training in the fall.”
Two members of the Vault Cats are in Lawrence, Kansas currently, competing in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics. Zach Davis is competing in the Boys 15-16 division and Leah Rogers in the Girls 13-14 division.
WCS HIRES NEW CC COACH
Ray Michou has been named the new cross country coach for Weatherford Christian School. He brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the program.
Michou has coached cross country and track for nearly two decades at programs that include Poolville, Gordon, Riesel and Lipan. His cross country teams have won four district championships with 11 state qualifiers and a state medalist.
OESTE RANCH GOLFER TIES FOR THIRD
Ben Kern of Oeste Ranch tied for third in the recent TPx Communications Western Championship at Texas Star Golf Course in Euless. The event was part of the Northern Texas PGA Tour.
Kern shot a two-day total of 3-under-par 139. He opened with a 67 and finished with a 72.