Landon Ellington, Sr Baseball
Landon Ellington is a senior baseball player at Weatherford High School. He was a three-year starter batting .340 this season with 18 RBIs, 16 runs scored, and seven stolen bases. Landon excelled on the mound for the Roos where he finished the season with 104 strikeouts in 64 innings and had a 1.64 ERA. He was named district “Newcomer of the Year” as a sophomore and was a First Team All-District selection this year. He was Academic All-District all three years as a starter and this year he was named Academic All-State. Landon closed out his senior district campaign with back to back no-hitters vs North Crowley and Chisholm Trail to help the Roos clinch a playoff spot. Landon will be graduating with a GPA of 3.90 and has accepted a scholarship to continue playing baseball at TCU.
Bella Garcia – Sr, Softball
Bella Garcia is a senior softball player at Weatherford High School and was recently named to the District 3-6A 1st team all-district. Bella worked incredibly hard to even get to play her senior season. She tore her ACL just before school started her junior year and did not get the opportunity to play. This year in her senior year led the team in hits (40), batting average (.465), RBI (35), and HR (6). She is an outstanding leader on the field and off, and sets a great example for her teammates as to how a student athlete should present herself to her peers, teachers, and the general public. She has a 3.58 GPA, Academic All-District, and is involved in the PALS Program at WHS. She is undecided on where she will go to school but she will play softball.
Mason Woodward, Sr Wrestling
Mason Woodward is a senior wrestler at Weatherford High School and finished the season second in the state with a record of 26-3. He was the District Champion, Regional Runner Up, and the State Runner Up all in the month of April. Mason dominated opponents all year and celebrated his 100th career pin earlier this season. He also was named the most outstanding wrestler at the District 2-6A Meet. Mason has a GPA of 3.89 and is ranked in the top quartile of his class. Mason plans on attending Fort Hayes State in Kansas where he will continue his wrestling career.
Bryson Crippen, Jr Track
Bryson Crippen is a junior track athlete at Weatherford High School and was the District 3 6-A Champion in the 110 and 300 hurdles. In addition to winning both of those events at the district meet he also was a part of the mile relay team that placed second and advanced to area. This was the first time Weatherford has taken a relay to area since 2016. Bryson won the Weatherford, Aledo, and Springtown meets in the 110 hurdles. At area he placed second in the 300 hurdles running a personal best time of 39.20 and placed fifth in the 110 hurdles with another personal best time of 15.28. Bryson is a junior this year and will be returning for his senior year next season.
Kaylynn Green – Sr, Wrestling
Kaylynn Green is a senior wrestler for our Lady Roo Wrestling team and she ended the year with a 3rd place finish in the state tournament with a record of 18-3. On her way to State, Kaylynn was district champion and regional champion. She was a two-year captain of the Lady Roo Wrestling Team and competed at the state meet all four years of high school. Kaylynn has a GPA of 3.73 and is in the top 30% of her class. She is undecided on what school she will be attending next fall.
Jayden Conner, Sr Powerlifting
Jayden is a senior powerlifter at Weatherford High School. This month he won the 6A State Powerlifting Meet in the 275-pound division. Jayden lifted a total of 1,710 pounds with a 720 lb squat, 415 lb Bench, and a 575 lb dead lift. Jayden overcame an abdominal injury to place second at the regional meet earlier this month to advance to state. Jayden has been a consistent, committed, hard-working, and respectful young man.
Madison Hines – Sr, Powerlifting
Madison Hines placed 1st in her weight class at the 6A State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi. Her totals were squat 365 lb, bench 210 lb, and deadlift 325 lb for a total weight of 900 pounds.
She placed 1st in every league powerlifting meet she went to this season and also won best overall lifter at the Weatherford Girls Last Chance Qualifier Powerlifting Meet.
She has been a part of the powerlifting team since her sophomore year. Last year in her junior year she was a state qualifier but wasn’t able to compete due to it being canceled because of COVID.
Madison is ranked is 26th in her class and is a part of FFA, CDE Team, and Powerlifting. She plans on attending Texas A&M and majoring in Biology then going to Vet School for DVM.
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