Varsity Girls Basketball STATE BOUND!!!!

The Weatherford Christian School Varsity Girls Basketball team will advance on to the TCAF State Tournament once again, after their 56-33 playoff win Thursday night against Victory Christian Academy. The Lady Lions, who were TCAF Division II District 1 Champions, will enter the tournament with 18 wins and 5 losses and are set to play at 3pm on Friday, February 19th at TCA in Willow Park.

Pictured from L to R: Bayleigh Garvin, Delaney McKeown, Jennah Foland, Judy K Pope, Hannah Burks, Coach Leslie Chalmers, Lacey Gibson, Kaitlyn Fell, Keighley Parsons, & Rebekah Brown (Not Pictured – Maddi Fields)

Playoff Game - Lady Lions

WCS Announces New Athletic Director – Bryan Ruiz

Each year God continues to bless WCS by continuing to bring us talented individuals that seek to not only serve our students and families, but to also glorify God while serving.
The newest addition to our staff, Coach Bryan Ruiz, came at the beginning of the year and was hired on as a math teacher and cross country coach. Coach Ruiz has now been appointed as the WCS Athletic Director, filling a vacancy left by Coach Stephen Cox, who filled another vacancy with WCS.

Coach Ruiz attended high school at Carroll High School in Corpus Christi. Ruiz has been an avid runner for over 20 years, starting at the age of 8. After high school Coach Ruiz moved to Stephenville to attend Tarleton State University on an athletic scholarship for track and cross country. Ruiz ran four years at TSU and while completing his Master of Education in Kinesiology.

Coach Ruiz brings with him a precious family, Kyndra his wife, Carter his son who is a WCS 4th grader and Harlow his daughter who will be a WCS lion in the fall of 2016. Bryan and his family attend New River Church in Hudson Oaks.

Bryan Ruiz

Though Bryan has only been with WCS for a short time he has already made a big impact on the school. In Cross Country alone WCS has gone from 10 runners to 40, and in our first year of high school participation, the girls team placed as the TCAF Cross Country State Runner-up. Prior to WCS Bryan has trained 5 TCAF High School State Championship teams (3 track and 2 cross country), and 24 individual Boys and Girls State Cross County/Track titles.

Bryan does not believe in keeping his gift of coaching or love of running to himself. Along with his coaching and teaching at WCS, Bryan serves as the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) Cross Country/Track Commissioner. In the summer he also runs the free Parker County Track Club that meets bi-weekly and is open to anyone with any ability level who enjoys the sport of running.

When asked about his new position at WCS, Bryan said “I am extremely excited about the potential of Weatherford Christian athletics. Our athletes work extremely hard in their training while still glorifying God. We are blessed with great facilities, tons of land, and caring parents that enrich the student-athlete’s experience in their sport. WCS athletics have become a major force in Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) and I cannot wait to be a part of this winning tradition.”

Elementary Basketball Wraps Up Successful Season

The Elementary Lady Lions and Lions Basketball Teams wrapped up a wonderful season this past week at the District Tournament.  The Lady Lions finished 3rd over Southwest Christian and the Lions took home the Championship, also against Southwest Christian.  Congrats on a great year!

Elementary Girls Basketball - 3rd Place District Tournament
Elementary Girls Basketball Team with Coach McBride & Coach Buresh (Photo Courtesy of Katie Spangler)
Elementary Boys Basketball - District Champions
Elementary Boys Basketball Team with Coach Chris Perkins (Photo Courtesy of Rochelle McKinley)