The Mineral Wells Lady Rams began the 2014 season by taking one of three matches this past weekend at the Kennedale tournament.
The Lady Rams (1-2) won their second match of the tournament with a 2-0 win over Dumas. Brittany Smith earned the shutout in goal, while Mollie Martinez and Kaleigh Aaron each scored a goal with Jamine Rojo and Desiree bell each adding an assist.
The Lady Rams were defeated by Gainesville, 3-0, in the opener, and fell 2-0 to Ennis.
“We lost starting defender Erin McGuire to a head injury in first five minutes of Gainesville game,” Lady Rams head coach John Tuggle said. “We improved our play with each game.
“The Ennis game was our best overall soccer that we played, we just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. We are working on team chemistry.
“Losing five starters from last years’ squad had showed up. Players who didn’t see much play last year are having to step up and find their role on the field.”
Rams JV wins 6-3A opener
Cameron Weiss scored 11 points and DJ Jernigan added eight to lead the Mineral Wells junior varsity to a 56-34 victory over Diamond Hill Friday night at the MWHS gym.
Also scoring for the Rams (10-4, 1-0) were Z Beard, Aaron Cedillo and Conner Bradshaw, each with six points, Nigel Benavides and Tristan Seargeant, each with five, Justin Hendrickson with three, and Alec Ortiz, Bud Burson and Conner Jacobson, each with two.
Santo boys fall to Chico
CHICO – Chico slipped past the Santo Wildcats, 67-59, Friday night in a boys’ District 11-A contest.
Kyle Mercer led the ‘Cats with 19 points, with Cooper Barling adding 16 and Jordan Edwards finishing with 11.
Also scoring for Santo (1-1 in 11-A) were Keith Chalker with six points, Dane Edwards with five and Sonny Chalker with two.
“It was a tough game all the way through,” Wildcats head coach Tony Smith said. “We are trying to adjust on the fly without (post) Zarmorris (Cannon).”
MWJH 7th boys drop 2 of 3
The Mineral Wells Junior High seventh grade boys played three great basketball games on Thursday against Joshua.
The “C” team was not able to beat the Owls but everyone on the team fought hard. The final score was 41-19 and the Rams were lead by Ethan Bedell with seven points.
The “B” team came out firing and put the Owls away with a final score of 39-22. The team was lead by a trio of scorers; Angel Batrez, Scott Leek each had 12 points, and Zander Adams had nine points. This makes the “B” team 4-0 for the season.
The “A” team unable to keep the momentum falling to Joshua with a final score of 39-22.
The “A” team point leaders for the game were Dijia Kennedy and Brandon Hinojos both scoring six points a piece. The Rams will take on the Jackets of Stephenville on Thursday at Stephenville.
8th ladies place 3rd
The Mineral Wells Junior High eighth grade Lady Rams “B” team competed in the Granbury Basketball Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Rams began the day with a slow start, but gradually worked their way back to full speed managing to finish the day with a third place win thanks to a smothering press.
Outstanding players for the day were Carly Arwood with 12 rebounds and 12 points, Halie Hunter with 11 rebounds, Beatriz Martinez with 12 steals, and Kambri Graue with 18 points.
7th B ladies win tournament
The Mineral Wells Junior High seventh grade girls basketball “B” team competed at the Granbury tournament this weekend and brought home first place.
“These ladies were led to victory by their hard work, hustle and pure GRIT out on the court,” coach Tammy Williams said.
Leading scorer of the tournament was Rachel Carter with 12 points and Ara Daughtery with six points. Leading the defense was Elizabeth Perez with several steals, and she also drew two charges.
MWJH ladies host Acton on Thursday
The Mineral Wells Junior High Schhol seventh and eighth grade Lady Rams will host Granbury Acton on Thursday.
The “C” team games will begin at 5 p.m.; the “B” games start at 6 p.m. and the “A” team contests will start at 7 p.m. at the MWJH gyms.
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With the score tied at four and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Tuesday night at Pratt Field, sophomore McCain Mason stepped up to bat with the bases loaded.
Santo girls place eighth at regional golf tourney
BAIRD – The Santo Ladycats golf team ended their season on a positive note last week, battling the elements to play some of their best golf of the season en route to an eighth place finish at the Region 2-1A Tournament at Shady Oaks Golf Course in Baird.
Graford Track: two 'Rabbits race to regionals
TRENT – The Graford boys and girls track teams were in action, Thursday, at the area track meet in Trent, where two Jackrabbits qualified to advance to the regional round in two different events.
Rams earn district championship with 5-4 walkoff win over Castleberry on senior night
For the third time in the past four years, the Mineral Wells Rams are district champions.
Rams host Castleberry with first place at stake
It all comes down to this. The Mineral Wells Rams' district championship dreams rest on their final District 6-3A game against the Castleberry Lions.
Wildcats still in the hunt
SANTO – The Santo Wildcats baseball team took a major step toward a possible district championship, Saturday, when they handed the Albany Lions their first district loss of the season in a 13-5 victory.
MW golf seasons end at regionals
LUBBOCK – The District 6-3A champion Mineral Wells Rams and Lady Rams golf teams saw their seasons come to an untimely end last week at the Region 1-3A tournaments on Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
How sweet it is
The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain. After besting Kennedale for the first time in over a decade on their home field in the last week of March, the Rams (16-10, 7-2) swept their season series with the vaunted Wildcats, earning a 6-2 win in front of a home crowd, Friday night, to once again put themselves alone atop the District 6-3A standings with one game left to play.
Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
The Lady Rams wanted this one. Bad. But despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away from a district championship, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
Despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
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