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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Swimming to State
KELLER – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins are heading to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's state meet in College Station, July 31-Aug. 3, after an outstanding performance in the Region 4 Championships that saw seven local swimmer qualify.
Mineral Wells summer track sends 11 to state meet after strong regionals
THE COLONY – The future continues to look bright for Mineral Wells track and field, as 11 members of legendary head coach Jackie Harvey's summer track club punched their tickets to the TAAF state meet in College Station – to be held July 31-Aug. 3 – after a dominant showing at the regional meet in The Colony, July 18-19.
FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season
By CLINT FOSTER
Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.
I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.
Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.
The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.
I can think of at least 10.
So, for what it's worth, here's my list of the area's best, can't-miss football rivalries of the upcoming 2014 season.
Local Bowlers Roundup set for first weekend of August
Mineral Wells Women's Bowling Alliance invites you to join them Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes for their second annual Bowlers Roundup. The event will feature snacks, tips from the pros, information on league bowling and two hours of great exercise.
Something in the water
Mineral Wells is well known as the home of Crazy Water, and by all accounts the city's swim team went absolutely berserk in their one and only home meet of the summer on Saturday.
Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.
Hooks and Slices 7/11
In the Holiday Hills Country Club Guys and Dolls tournament, locals Denny and Sherry Hall turned in rounds of 77 and 73 to take first place in the opening round and second place on Sunday in the fourth flight. George and Linda Hutton turned in two solid rounds to place both days. The twosome shot 71 and 72 to take first place on Saturday and second place on Sunday in the second flight.
GRAPEVINE – The Mineral Wells High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders' Association's cheer camp in Grapevine two weeks ago and proved that spirit will definitely be high at every Rams and Lady Rams sporting event this coming school year.
Millsap selects Lee as new head volleyball coach
MILLSAP – The board of trustees at Millsap ISD recently announced their hire of Denise Lee as the new head volleyball coach for Millsap High School.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
TROPHY CLUB – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins city swim team took to the pool once again June 28 and showed valiant effort against some tough competition at its latest meet in Trophy Club.
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