Riley is a senior football player and powerlifter at Weatherford High School. He is currently the #1 ranked lifter in the 242-pound division and leads the pack by over 150 pounds. He is the #5 lifter in the state currently in his weight class. Riley has won every meet he has competed in this season and was named the most outstanding lifter at the Graham Invitational Meet earlier this month. In Football, he was named to the District 3-6A 1st team All-District and All-Parker County football teams. Riley is committed to UT Permian Basin University to play football next fall.
Savannah is a senior soccer player for the Lady Roos. Savannah is the goalie for the team and is a team captain. Savannah has 118 total saves giving her 14 per game this season. She has a whopping save percentage of 88%. She is leading the team towards playoff contention by pitching shutouts in three game during the month and only giving up one goal in other games this month. Savannah is ranked 76th in her class putting her in the top 15% with a GPA of 3.79. She also is a Gold Medal Madrigal advancing to state with the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest with WHS Choir. Savannah is committed to Rodgers State University in Oklahoma to play soccer next fall.
Athletes of the Month – January 2021
WHS COMPETITION CHEER TEAM
The Weatherford High School Competition Cheer Team competed at UIL State in the CoEd division for the first time on January 13. They medaled with a third-place finish amongst a division of very talented athletes. Please help us congratulate the following cheerleaders: Emily McSwain Megan Marshall Kamrey Mullens Kaitlyn Peacock Chloe Clark Mackenzie Moore Carsyn Kern Alexus Subia Jenna Tuley Morgan Taylor Bailee Dehls Madie Ethridge Nykole Adams Kyla Foushee Maysun Whittle Layton Vandygriff Eliseo Padilla Meadow Gregory Jaidyn Reese Chloe Shackelford Carlie Ogle Anna Gilbert Rileigh Loftin Kylie Gannon Ethan Arnold Mia Childers Emily Farmer Mallorie Gann Grace Kechnie Skyla Sanders Lydia Guillory Ashley Cruz Kenzie Pearson Jesus Maya Miguel Patino-Gomez Madison Lawrence
Kurt Hatch, Sr Football
Kurt is a senior football player at Weatherford High School and is a three-year starter for the Kangaroos. He was an integral part of the playoff bound football team this fall playing left tackle and anchoring the offensive line. Kurt was the highest graded offensive lineman and finished the year with a grade of 97%. He was the only lineman above 95% and one of two above 90%. He was named to the District 3-6A 1st team All-District and All-Parker County football teams. He also led the Roos with 15 pancake blocks and amazingly did not give up a sack the entire season. Kurt had his best games at the end of the season and dominated another division one commit in the playoff game. Kurt is committed to Tarleton State University to play football next fall.
Hannah Kness – Sr, Basketball
Hannah is a senior basketball player for the Lady Roos. Hannah currently leads the team in points per game, steals, and deflections. In her third year on varsity she is second on the team in rebounds, leads the team in minutes played, and is seen as the defensive leader for the team. She is a returning all-district performer from 2019-2020 and is a captain on this year’s squad. Hannah is a senior who is an A/B Honor Roll student and is ranked in the top 20% of the senior class. Hannah plans to play basketball in college but is undecided yet on where she will attend.
Braden Carter, Sr Basketball/Tennis
Braden is a senior at Weatherford High School and plays Tennis and basketball. He was an integral part of the district champion tennis team this fall and compiled a record of 9-1 in singles and 9-2 in doubles. Braden is now the leading scorer and rebounder on the WHS basketball team averaging 15 points, five rebounds, and two steals per game. Braden leads the team in all three of these categories. He has led the Roos to a 2-2 start to the 2020-2021 season. Braden has a 4.0 GPA and is in the top 30 of the 2020 senior class. Braden plans to play basketball in college but is undecided yet on where he will attend.
Kate Hansen – Soph, Volleyball
Kate is a sophomore volleyball player that was just named the Offensive Player of the Year in District 3-6A. Kate led the Lady Roos to their first playoff win in three years and a spot in the regional quarterfinal game. In the area round of the playoffs vs Midland Kate set a school record with 26 kills. On the season Kate had 198 kills and had a hit percentage of .345. She also led the team in solo blocks and total blocks with 24 and 75 respectively and averaged 3.1 blocks per match. Atypical for a middle blocker Kate added 96 digs which was good for 4.0 per match. Kate really took over in the playoffs having kills of 16, 26, and 13 and leading the team in each game leading the team in kills and blocks. Also during the Lady Roos playoff push she averaged 18.3 kills a game (6.2 in the regular season), 6.3 blocks per game, and 13.3 digs per game. Kate is a just a sophomore but plans on playing volleyball at the collegiate level.