Weatherford Sports

Sports Notebook: Lady Roo gets national VB honor

Kaitlyn Rogers of the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos has received another elite volleyball honor. The 6-2 senior was named to the 2017 High School All-America Team as an honorable mention.

Rogers finished the season with a school-record 1,521 assists, 162 kills, 262 defensive digs, 52 blocks, and 68 aces served. She ended her career at Weatherford with 2,392 assists.

Rogers, in leading the Lady Kangaroos to a 41-7 record, recorded double-digit assists in each match, with 20 or more assists 46 times. Weatherford advanced to the Class 6A Region I semifinals, the deepest playoff run in team history, before falling to Lewisville Hebron, which won a third consecutive state championship.

Rogers has committed to play for Texas A&M next season.


The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos, despite competing with only five girls, finished second as a team in the Frisco Heritage Coyote Classic.

Camille Fournier continued her strong season, winning the 102 weight class. Also taking first was Katie Kelly at 119 pounds. Charissa Pratt (185) placed second, and Kaylynn Green (165) placed third.

Meanwhile, the Kangaroos, missing four starters, along with another leaving early by being sick, also placed second among the boys.

"Overall, a really good showing," said boys coach John Mance. "Some of our wrestlers really helped themselves in the past couple of weeks."

Kalen Napier, ranked eighth in the state at 106, took third, losing to a top-ranked Class 5A wrestler. He defeated three state-ranked competitors.

Mason Woodward, ninth in the state at 120, defeated a second-ranked 5A athlete to win his division.

"That kid was a returning state placer, and we controlled the match," Mance said. "He is doing great right now, and should contend for a state placement. Pretty good for a freshman."

Colton Kern placed second at 126, Kit Sanders placed third at 132, Moises Oropeza was third at 152, and Zane Heck was third at 160.


The Aledo Racquet Cats had a strong showing in the opening tournament of the spring season in Arlington recently.

In boys singles, Alec Meendsen took first place, winning 7-5, 6-0 against a player from Coppell in the finals. In boys doubles, Jared Kelm and Miles Grubbs took second.

Priscilla Schimming and Erin Davis finished second behind Coppell in girls doubles, and finishing fourth was the pairing of Tristyn Fambrough and Concetta Ogden.

In mixed doubles, the duo of James Young and Carly Siddons took third place, and the tandem of Taryn Fambrough and John Llewellyn captured consolation.


The Aledo Bearcats powerlifting team competed in the Brewer Invitational recently. Aledo's Grayson Porche lifted 1,105 total pounds to win the 181-pound class.

Placing second in their respective divisions were Otis Jackson, 123; Steven Burns, 132; Tatum Price, 165; and Colby Thomas, 275. Placing third were Weston Reese, 181; Logan Michael, 242; and Logan Escamilla, 275.