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Tillman reigns as Miss Pre-Teen Amarillo

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   AMARILLO – Maggie Tillman, a seventh grader at Wellington Junior High School, not only won Best Interview and Best Athletic Attire, but took the title of Miss Pre-Teen Amarillo in the September contest.   In the pre-teen category, girls 10 to 14 years old competed for the crown.…

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Ramirez highlighted in PPS’ top 10 performers for Week 7

By Elizabeth Tanner The Red River Sun AMARILLO — After being selected in Press Pass Sports’ (PPS) top 10 performers for Week 5 —chipping in 164 rushing yards on 21 totes and two touchdowns in the Wellington Skyrockets’ 44-12 win over the Jacksboro Tigers — All-State running back Marc Ramirez has made the list yet…

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Seniors garner monetary awards

Wellington High School (WHS) seniors EJ Hamby, left, and Martin Perez each win a $100 scholarship during the Senior Night festivities at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the WHS auditorium. Under the direction of Renessa Klink, counselor, and Debbie Scott, her assistant, the night consisted of valuable information related to college admissions, scholarships, career…

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Skyrockets continues to soar, running up four-game win streak

By Kale Steed For Press Pass Sports WELLINGTON — The No. 5 Wellington Skyrockets are healthy, and it showed in the District 4-2A Division II opener in which the Skyrockets downed Shamrock, 44-14, at Powell Field on Friday, Oct. 8. Marc Ramirez has justified his all-state status all year long and Friday night’s win was no…

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Waters reigns as Miss Wellington

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON — Family and friends watched in awe as Madison Waters took the title of the new Miss Wellington and a $1,000 scholarship from a field of 13 contestants on the stage of the Wellington High School auditorium. Presented by former Miss Wellingtons, mistress of ceremonies, Lana Tillman,…

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Wellington keeps wheels turning

By Kale Steed For Press Pass Sports   WICHITA FALLS – The Wellington Skyrockets are back in full stride as they took out Valley View 47-7 down in Wichita Falls City View Friday night, Oct. 1.   Per usual, Marc Ramirez had things going on the ground for the Skyrockets, picking up 121 yards and…

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WJHS carries on big-hearted habit

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – Through the years, Firecrackers have created a great way to give back to their own.   “We collect $1 from students to wear their hats on Friday and through other fun activities,” explained Denise Stephens, secretary. “Last year, we gave to a family who lost…

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WISD conducts September meeting

By Bev Odom The Red River Sun   WELLINGTON – The Wellington Independent School District (WISD) Board of Education met in regular session Monday, Sept. 13 in the superintendent’s office.   President Cody Phillips called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. with a quorum present. Brad Bawcom offered the opening prayer. Additional members present…

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