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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Area baseball, softball: Santo Wildcats begin push for first, Perrin Lady Pirates clinch third place
As the window of the regular season creeps ever closer to an end, teams all across the state are making the final push for the playoffs with a lucky few in hopes of improving their final playoff seed. Locally, the Santo Wildcats (9-6, 8-3) of the baseball diamond and Perrin-Whitt Lady Pirates (12-7, 6-4) softball team are no exception.
Santo, Perrin send 58 to Area Track Meet
SANTO – The Santo Wildcats hosted the District 11-1A Track Meet last Thursday with great results for local thinclads.
It keeps you runnin'
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Gordon, Strawn finish strong at area track meet, combine to send 32 to regionals
STRAWN – Last Thursday was a good day for the track teams of Gordon and Strawn at the District 17 and 18-1A Area Track Meet, hosted by the Greyhounds on Strawn's campus.
FORT WORTH – The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (23-6, 7-1) took another step toward achieving their ultimate goals this season with an 18-1 shellacking of Diamond Hill-Jarvis to officially clinch a playoff berth, Friday, on the north side of Fort Worth.
Getting their work in
The Mineral Wells Rams (15-9, 6-1) are officially playoff-bound after a breezy 14-6 win over the Diamond Hill-Jarvis Eagles (4-13, 0-7) in a three-hour affair, Friday night, on the north side of Fort Worth.
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Area baseball: Santo and Gordon nab big district wins
Both the Santo Wildcats (7-6, 6-3) and Gordon Longhorns (2-9, 2-7) pulled off wins in District 10-1A play by wide margins, Tuesday, to improve their district standing as the playoffs inch ever closer.
MW Track: Hinojos, Gibbs shine in Jr. High district meet
The Rams and Lady Rams track teams of Mineral Wells Junior High saw some strong individual performances at the district track meet, April 7-8.
Rams climb on
You can't keep a good team down for long and, as they have indicated this season, the Mineral Wells Rams (14-9, 5-1) are certainly a good team. Four days after a 4-0 loss to Castleberry, during which the Rams mustered only four hits, Mineral Wells came out with a vengeance against the Lake Worth Bullfrogs (2-18, 1-5), riding 10 hits to an 11-0 victory in four-and-a-half innings, Tuesday night, at Pratt Field.
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