The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 Ed. 26 March 9 - 14

Sports At A Glance

Monday, March 9

Varsity Softball v. Haltom @ WHS 5:00

Tuesday, March 10

JV Tennis Tournament @ Burleson 8:00am

JV2/Varsity Baseball v Fossil Ridge @ WHS 6:30/7:00

JV1 Baseball @ Fossil Ridge 4:00

Thursday, March 12

Varsity Baseball v. Fossil Ridge @ Paschal HS 1:30

Varsity Baseball v. Timberview @ Paschal HS 4:00

JV1 Baseball v. Aledo @ WHS 6:30

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Joshua 5:30/6:45

JV/Varsity Track -Bearcat Relays @ Aledo HS

JV2 Baseball v. Joshua @ Birdville HS 12:00

JV2 Baseball v. Aledo @ Birdville HS 2:15

Friday, March 13

Varsity Tennis Tournament @ Brock 8:30am

JV1 Baseball v. Paschal @ WHS 6:30

Varsity Baseball v. Duncanville @ Mansfield Summit HS 4:00

Varsity Baseball v. Summit @ Mansfield Summit HS 6:30

JV2 Baseball v. LD Bell @ Birdville HS 2:15

JV2 Baseball @ Birdville HS 4:30

Saturday, March 14

JV1 Baseball v. Brewer @ WHS 3:00

JV1 Baseball v. Burleson @ WHS 5:30

Varsity Baseball @ Trinity Valley HS 11:00


The Baseball Program will be having a Strikeout Cancer Night on March 10th vs Fossil Ridge. All proceeds from shirts that were sold will benefit the McMillin family, their son is a former Kangaroo baseball player. Come out and support the Roos!

PARENTS of SENIORS - Project Prom Meeting on Thursday

The next Project Prom meeting will be Thursday, March 12th at 6pm, at Shep’s Scoreboard for all senior parents.

GrassBurr Newspaper is Recruiting

Do you like having a VOICE? Want to be heard? Enjoy writing for a large audience?

The GrassBurr Newspaper may be looking for you! The GrassBurr Newspaper has been around for almost 100 years and is written entirely by WHS students. We publish 2500 editions five times a year.

Come by Mrs. Gilley's Room F210 by this FRIDAY to see if it might be a fit for you!

MelonVine Yearbook Is Looking For A Few Creative-Types

Do you love going to WHS events? Have an eye for design? Enjoy photography and using the nicest cameras and lenses available? Want to create something that will literally be kept for DECADES?

The MelonVine Yearbook staff and Mrs Gilley the adviser want to meet you! You know what they say...."A Yearbook is a love letter a school writes to itself." Come by Room F210 by this FRIDAY to see if you want to be a part of the STAFF THAT TELLS THE STORY OF WHS! Join a legacy over 100 years in the making!

Pajama Day - $2, Fun - Priceless!

Here’s another chance to dress comfy before Spring Break! WHS Student Council is hosting a pajama day on March 13th. Bring $2 to wear your pajamas (within school dress code) and turn it into the many StuCo booths in the cafeteria, in the area outside the cafeteria, and in the main foyer. If you are wearing pajamas and haven’t paid, you will be dress coded!
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Girls Track Results


Our Varsity girls placed 2nd and the JV 3rd. Individual results are listed below.


Tatum Wright - 3rd in the 100m

Payton Thibodeaux - 5th in the 100m

Jayla Shultz - 6th in the 100m

Julia Jones - 3rd in the 200m

Paige Bevers - 6th in the 400m

Sadie Tharp - 1st in the 800, 2nd in the 3200

Ella Pando - 1st in the 3200, 4th in the 800

4x200 - 2nd place: Julia Jones, Paige Bevers, Tatum Wright, Payton Thibodeaux

4x400 - 3rd place: Julia Jones, Paige Bevers, Ashley Carlisle, Tatum Wright

Junior Varsity:

Chloe Shakelford - 5th in the 200m

Beth Davalcourt - 4th 100m hurdles

Diana Antonio - 1st in the 1600, 1st in the 3200

Emma Morsch -2nd in the 3200

4x200 - 3rd place: Jessica Kelley, Mia Childers, Reese Patterson, Chloe Shackelford

4x400 - 3rd place: Madison Metzger, Jessica Kelley, McKenzie Myers, Avalon Griggs


The Kangaroo track teams hosted the Weatherford Invitational Relays. Both girl's teams had a strong showing again with the JV team placing 2nd as a team and the Varsity team finishing 1st!! This is the 3rd straight meet the Varsity girls have won. All these young ladies competed well and many set personal season records last night. Top finishers from the meet include:

Paige Bevers- 4th varsity 100m and 5th varsity 200m

Jayla Schultz- 1st varsity 200m and 1st varsity long jump

Payton Thibodeaux- 2nd varsity 200m

Julia Jones- 1st varsity 400m

Ashley Carlisle- 3rd varsity 400m and 4th varsity 1600m

Sadie Tharp- 1st varsity 800m and 1st varsity 1600m

Ella Pando- 3rd varsity 800m and 2nd varsity 1600m

Alyvia Thomas- 4th varsity shot put and 2nd varsity discus

Varsity 4x100 relay placed 2nd- Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Payton Thibodeaux, Julia Jones

Varsity 4x200 relay placed 1st- Tatum Wright, Evelyn Benson, Payton Thibodeaux, Jayla Schultz

Varsity 4x400 relay placed 3rd- Evelyn Benson, Olivia Christmas, Tatum Wright, Julia Jones

Chloe Shackelford- 4th JV 200m and 2nd JV triple jump

Mackenzie Ayon- 2nd JV 800m

Emma Morsch- 3rd JV 800m and 2nd JV 1600m

Gabriella Garcia- 5th JV 1600m and 4th JV 3200m

Diana Antonio-3rd JV 3200m

Avalon Griggs- 1st JV 300 hurdles and 3rd JV long jump

Jessica Kelley- 3rd JV high jump

Jazmin Berry- 3rd JV triple jump

JV 4x100 relay placed 1st- Paitlyn Bevers, Jazmin Berry, Mia Childers, Avalon Griggs

JV 4x400 relay placed 1st- Madison Metzger, Jessica Kelley, Mayra Delgado, Avalon Griggs

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Optimist Contest

WHS hosted the annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Optimist Contest that included students from the Brazos River Regional Day School Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. It is always an exciting time as our students compete with local deaf and hard of hearing teens, and showcase their outstanding abilities. I’m both thrilled and proud to announce that Bailee McMurtrey won second place! If you know or have Bailee in class, please take a minute to congratulate her accomplishment.

"Votes for Women"

Last Thursday, February 27th, Mrs. Lacy McGowan was on the “Votes for Women!” panel at the Weatherford College Interdisciplinary Conference. The panel discussed a wide array of issues stemming from the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. The 100th anniversary of the passage is coming up in August.

They even made the Weatherford Democrat. Way to go, Mrs. McGowan!

Culinary Department is Cooking!

The Culinary Department has helped everyone out a lot this year with their catering so we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to them!

Meghan Cleveland- Culinary is great because “it teaches you life skills".

Julia Newman- “It’s like a family”

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Lady Roos Soccer Results

Varsity Lady Roos battled hard against 2nd place LD Bell. Roos held them to 0-0 until halftime. Three minutes into the second Aubree McCue took a ball down the right side, put in a beautiful cross to Payton Thibodeaux for the finish. Bell fought back and scored to tie the game which ended 1-1. Savanah Harvey came up big with 3 saves on the line, Abby Griffin, Aubree McCue, and Hailey Maloy scored pks to upset LDBell. Please congratulate these ladies!!

Two weeks ago, the Varsity Lady Roos battled an entire game with Abilene High and came away with a 1-0 win. Payton Thibodeaux put a beautiful cross in the box for Bailey Beckner to finish. Please congratulate these ladies on a hard fought battle.

Lady Roos traveled to Richland. Richland scored 2 as the Lady Roos were down at half but did not give up without a fight. Ashton Griffin ripped a shot from outside the 18 hitting the right post and bouncing to Payton Thibodeaux who cleaned it up and finished left footed to the backside. The Lady Roos battled to the end as Savannah Harvey made a phenomenal save to keep the Lady Roos in. Despite their hard work the Lady Roos could not recover losing 2-1.

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Roo Soccer Results

Last week, the Roos opened up And struck Bell with the first goal at Senior night in Bedford with a combination play from Isaiah’s Gomez to Ethan Mauldin who almost put a hole in the net with his shot. Bell answered back with a shot off the post 5 minutes later. Tied at 1 Bell took the lead 2 minutes into second half. The Roos fought hard for the rest of half, but could not capitalize on several opportunities. Final score was 4-1 Bell. The Roos have a week off before finishing the Season at San Angelo and at home for Senior night vs. Haltom.

Two weeks ago, the Boys Soccer teams traveled to Abilene for some hard fought soccer. JV2 won the first game 2-1. Both JV1 and Varsity lost 3-0. The varsity played an intense first half surrendering a goal late in the first half. The Roos has several good chances, but could not capitalize. The Eagles scored two goals late to seal the game 3-0.

The Roos took on Richland at home. The Roos struck first on a beautiful combination play from Ethan Walker to Kenny Kienle for a 1-0 lead. Three minutes later the Rebels answered on a breakaway to tie it up. Tied 1-1 at half the Rebel’s scored at the 20 minute mark to take a2-1 lead. The Roos were not going down without a fight and answered with a pk with 3:27 left to play. After regulation 2-2 penalty kicks decided the game. They went back and forth until the 11th kick. Unfortunately the Roos ended up on the short end of that losing 3-2 final. Great job by Roos. Way to go Roos!

Lady Roos Softball Results

The Lady Roo softball team opened District 3-6A play Monday night with a 6-4 victory over San Angelo Central. Marlee Whitling scattered 5 hits while allowing 4 runs in the complete game win. Kaylee Embry and Grace Thompson led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI each with Thompson contributing a double among her hits. The Lady Roos are now 7-5-1 on the year, and 1-0 in district play. They played in the Granbury tournament this past Thursday through Saturday then they'll be resuming District play Monday night at home vs Haltom.

Boys Golf Competes at BearCat Brawl

The Roo Boys Golf team competed this past weekend at the BearCat Brawl. The Roos finished 6th with a two day total of 713. The team consisted of Zach Norsworthy, Bradley Slovak, Blake Vantrease, Lane Webb, Jameson Crownover, and Ethan Broomes. Zach Norsworthy also finished 6th overall with a two day total of 157.

Great job, guys!

Fort Worth South Hills TENNIS Tournament Results:

Aaron Hairston/Hailey Toten (1st place consolation A draw)

Aaron Quy/Braden Carter (1st place consolation A draw)

Katie Markwardt/Morgan Petersen (2nd place consolation A draw)

Isaac Duvall/Devon Hairston (2nd place consolation B draw)

Tatum Stack/Shelbi Ruthesell (5th place A draw)

Austin Markwardt (2nd place A draw)

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Brown Bag Series For Juniors

The Weatherford High School Counseling and CTE departments are hosting a Brown Bag Series for juniors and seniors to visit with colleges during 5th period - the presentation and Q&A will last the entire period. Students can sign up to meet with colleges based on their interests using the Sign Up Genius below. The link and QR code are also posted around the building and in the counseling office. Space is limited (25-30 students) so only students that sign up on the Sign Up Genius will be admitted. On the morning of the event, the counseling office will deliver passes/tickets to the students that signed up. We will take the “tickets” at the door and enter attendance.

After each presentation there is a question and answer session so that students can get their questions answered directly from admissions representatives. Bring your lunch and join us during 5th period for these informative sessions! Check the Sign Up Genius regularly as new colleges and dates are added frequently.

Senior Field Day Tournament

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WHS Student Council’s First Annual

Senior Field Day Tournament

Sign up as a team on this Google form!

For info, text Emma @ 817-565-8177 or on the StuCo insta @weatherfordhsstuco

Put your team leaders name and contact info

Roo Baseball Results

The Baseball team traveled to Granbury and picked up a 6-0 win. Landon Ellington, Aaron Hayes, Jake Munnell, and Dayton Tockey all combined for the shutout on the mound. Ellington, Tockey, Bruce Collingsworth, and Dawson Nelson all had hits in the game to lead the offense. Colten Welch scored two runs in the game as well. The team traveled to Midland for the Tournament of Champions.

Also, please congratulate senior pitcher Aaron Hayes for being named Texas High School Baseball Pitcher of the Week for his perfect game performance last week vs Caprock.

The Baseball team opened the 2020 season on their brand new field this hosting the Southwest Ford Classic. The Roos played 6 games this weekend vs Saginaw, Keller Timber Creek, Nacogdoches, Caprock, Midland Christian, and Cedar Hill. The Kangaroos went 2-4 in a very competitive tournament as six games were very close and were decided in the later innings. Aaron Hayes and Dayton Tockey led the team on the mound both picking up shutout wins. Tockey commanded the strike zone picking up the first ever win on the new baseball field. Aaron Hayes followed with another win, pitching a perfect game vs Caprock. Hayes faced 21 batters and got 21 outs. It is the first perfect game in Weatherford in at least 20 years. Offensively Bruce Collingsworth led the team with .412 batting average for the weekend, Brendon Lopez had 3 doubles, Tockey, Landon Ellington, and Jake Seglem hit 2 doubles.
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Band Blast

It has been a great weekend for your WHS Winter Guards. On Saturday March 7, your WHS JV Winter Guard competed in the North Texas Color Guard Association Novice Class Championships. This is a color guard equivalent of UIL state. They performed their show “Sugar Rush” for a full house, and had a great run. They were announced as Round 1 Silver Medalists with the score of 88.2 and a Division 1 title. Their score ranked them 4th overall out of 30 guards in three rounds of competition, and were the highest scoring 6A guard program.

On Friday March 6th, Varsity competed at Everman High School and came home with 5th place with a 73.64. This is more than a 6 point increase from the last show.

Both groups are not done. Varsity has Regional A Championships next Saturday at Marcus HS. Both groups will then compete at MAUX (Marching Auxiliaries) National Championships held at the FW Convention Center on March 27-28. They will end their season with one last performance at WISD Band Auction Concert on April 11.

Your Weatherford HS Indoor Percussion traveled to Berkner HS on Saturday February 29th. Competing in another round of Scholastic A with the North Texas Color Guard Association, the ensemble performed their entire production of “Let’s Get Physical”. The students had a high energy performances and ended the night with a 72.35 which put them in 5th overall for the day. Your next chance to see the show is at Azle HS on March 28th. Times will be listed on

Upcoming Events this Spring:

NTCA Winter Guard Contest Regional Class Championships – March 14th @ Marcus HS (Varsity Only)

Marching Auxiliaries Nationals Color Guard Competition – March 27-28th @ Fort Worth Convention Center (Both Guards)

NTCA Winter Percussion Contest – March 28th @ Azle HS

WHS Pre-UIL Concert – March 31st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:00 pm)

NTCA Winter Percussion Championships – April 4th @ Burleson Centennial HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 1) – April 4th @ Timberview HS

WISD Band Auction Concert – April 11th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 3:00 pm)

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 2) – April 18th @ Alvarado JH

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Symphonic 1 – April 21st @ Burleson HS

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Wind Symphony – April 22st @ Burleson HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble All Stars Competition – April 25th @ Midlothian HS

Tison MS Spring Band Concert – May 5th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Hall MS Spring Band Concert – April 28th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)​

WHS Band Banquet – May 16th @ Central Christian Church (Starts at 6:00 pm)

WHS Spring Band Concert – May 21st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Trip to San Antonio – May 23rd-24th

UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – May 29th-30th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance – June 1st

The Sharing Shack

We are thrilled to announce that The Sharing Shack, established by senior Keaton Martin, is officially open for business. Keaton started this project with a desire to help secure donations for fellow classmates in need. We are accepting donations for hygiene products, new socks and under garments, new or gently used clothes, coats/jackets, blankets, etc. Gift cards for food or gas are also welcome. If you would like to help, or have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Robertson at

CTE Scholarship

Just a reminder that there is a scholarship opportunity for CTE students.

Click here for the CTENT Application. The deadline is MARCH 27, 2020. Submit an application to with the subject line “CTENT Scholarship Application”.

Eligibility Requirements:

· Current senior enrolled in any CTE coherent sequence of courses

· Planning to attend an institution of post-secondary learning in the fall following their senior year in high school

· Participating in a CTSO (Career and Technical Student Service Organization)

Scholarship Amount: $500

Texas Bank Scholarship

If you are planning to take dual credit classes next year and need financial assistance paying your tuition, please consider applying for the Texas Bank Scholarship. The scholarship will cover up to 2 classes (tuition only) and is open to all new or current dual credit students that have financial need. The application is in the WHS counseling office.

NEW DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a copy of your TSI Scores and acceptance letter from Weatherford College to the application.

CURRENT DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a current copy of your Weatherford College Transcript to the application. You must be passing your dual credit courses and have not dropped any dual credit classes.


WHS Counseling


Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarships

Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020. Click here to apply.

Visit the Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website to apply for available scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Over 400 scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will be awarded to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying business, engineering or other courses of study. Completed applications must be submitted by 3/31/2020.

To Apply:

The Zonta Club of Parker County offers scholarships to deserving high school and college women who reside in Parker County. The deadline for applications for the local scholarship is March 15, 2020. Information on all Zonta scholarships and the online application process for the Parker County scholarship can be found at under the scholarships tab.

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students Jaylee Williams, Aria Hilliker, Dakota Thomas, Katie Markwardt and Ashley Hoffman.

Background photo by Mrs. Gilley.

Information must be supplied by WHS Faculty & Staff. Booster Clubs, please send your information through your Coach or Faculty Sponsor.

Information must be received by Thursday to be included in the next week's Boomer. We apologize for the time delay for weekend events.

Thanks for your support!

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