Weatherford Sports

Coach, player to square off in all-star match

Special to the Weatherford Star-Telegram

Peaster volleyball coach Autumn Threet and Lady Greyhound senior-to-be McKenna Ballard have combined to win many matches.

However, Tuesday, only one will emerge the winner when they square off in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Match as part of the TGCA's Summer Clinic.

Ballard will play for the Red Team in the 1A-4A Match. Meanwhile, Threet is an assistant coach for the Blue Team.

"I know all her 'tricks'," Threet said, smiling. "We're going to invite the whole Lady Hounds squad and do Team McKenna and Team Coach. Pretty sure my crew will be a one-man team.

"I think it's pretty neat, and a really great opportunity for both of us."

Peaster advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals this past volleyball season, finishing 46-2.

The match begins at 7 p.m. at Arlington High School.

Peaster will also be represented in the all-star softball game, as will Brock. Baylee Chapman of the Lady Greyhounds and Lauren Lightfoot of the Lady Eagles will play together on the 1A-4A Red Team in the game, also Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Workman Softball Complex.

Chapman helped the Lady Greyhounds to the best softball season in team history, advancing to the 3A Region II finals before falling to Brock, which made its first state appearance since 2010.

Aledo has two participants in all-star competition. Madison Goings will play for the Red Team in the 5A-6A volleyball match, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Arlington High. Cameron Huddleston will play for the Red Team in the 5A-6A basketball game, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Arlington Lamar High.

Huddleston and the Ladycats reached the 5A Region I semifinals, while Goings helped Aledo to the second round of the volleyball playoffs.

All participants are seniors-to-be.


Tracy Johnson of Poolville has been selected to play in the West Texas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game Sunday at Angelo State University. Tipoff is 3 p.m.

Johnson, a recent graduate of Poolville, has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball or Southeastern Oklahoma State University next season. She holds numerous Poolville basketball records, was a state qualifier in cross country and tennis, and a standout on the volleyball team.


The Texas Bullets, champions of the Minor Professional Football League, will host a football camp for incoming grades 3-8 at Kangaroo Stadium. Players and coaches will teach youngsters football fundamentals.

Camp times will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. on July 18, 19 and 21. Cost is $30.

Deadline to register is today (July 6). Contact 817-598-2806.


The Brock Eagles have once again qualified for the State 7-On-7 Football Tournament Thursday and Friday in College Station. It is their second time to qualify in as many years, and Brock has only been competing in the University Interscholastic League two seasons.

The Eagles won the Class 3A Division I state championship last December, finishing 16-0.

In their inaugural 7-on-7 state appearance last season, Brock advanced to the quarterfinals in Division II. They defeated Sweetwater 39-33 and Gatesville 32-12 before falling 33-15 to Abilene Wylie.


The Weatherford Wild had swimmers win 96 gold medals (57 female, 39 male) at their recent meet at Cherry Park Pool.

Three swimmers won five gold medals, Matthew Williams (Men 25-39), Kimberly Lawler (Women 40-Over), and Aislyn Wright (Girls 11-12). Russell Richards (Men 40-Over) and Jeremiah Carlson (Boys 15-17) each won four gold medals.

Abby Morrison (Girls 11-12) won the most medals of any swimmer with three gold and three silver.

Also winning gold in three events were Matthew Merrifield (Boys 9-10, also one silver), Travis Prince (Boys 15-17, also one silver), John Russum (Boys 15-17), Jackson Skalak (Boys 8-Under), Sophia Buchfink (Girls 8-Under, also one silver), Addison Greenfield (Girls 9-10), Sydni Kellum (Girls 6-Under), and Olivia Lawler (Girls 15-17, also one silver).

Double gold winners were Ibrahim Choudry (Boys 9-10), Noah Farber (Boys 9-10, also two bronze), Lucas Skalak (Boys 6-Under), Christina Kuschel (Girls 8-Under), Ali J. Lee (Girls 13-14, also one silver), Alisha Oestreich (Women 25-39), and Kim Richards (Women 40-Over).

Other gold medal winners for the guys included Egan Dennett (11-12, also one silver), Noah Enlow (11-12, also two silver), Aaron Greenfield (11-12, also one silver and one bronze), Kaleb Oestreich (9-10, also two silver), Landon Richards (9-10, also two bronze), Ryan Richards (15-17, also two silver), McClain Rutkowski (15-17), and Dylan Wright (15-17).

Also winning gold for the ladies were Shelby Anderson (9-10), Gianna Buchfink (6-Under, also one silver, two bronze), Bryalie Camp (8-Under, also one bronze), Katelyn Cowlan (15-17, also two silver, one bronze), Cainlee Dale (6-Under, also one silver, one bronze), Clara Enlow (6-Under), Elizabeth Enlow (9-10), Hannah Farber (13-14), Madison Frank (11-12, also one silver), Reese Haggard (11-12, also two silver), Georgia Harris (11-12), Kamryn Kupper (11-12, also one silver), Camille Lapp (11-12), Adi Jo Lee (13-14, also two bronze), Jamie Lehmer (11-12, also two bronze), Avalon Nortier (8-Under), Alysa Oestreich (15-17, also two silver), Harper Smith (9-10, also two silver, one bronze), Karlie Thomas (9-10), Caitlin Witte (13-14), and Sydney Wolfenberger (13-14, also one silver, one bronze).


Joe Daniels of Aledo competed at the recent Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. He posted a time of 1:03.58 in the 100-meter breaststroke, but did not advance past the preliminaries.

Daniels is a senior at the United States Military Academy.