Trent Guinn threw three touchdown passes to lead the Mineral Wells Junior High Rams eighth-grade “A” team to a 31-6 win over Weatherford Tison Tuesday at Ram Stadium.
The win elevates the Rams to 3-4.
Christian Garcia, Angel Garcia, Johnny Morales and Cameron Weiss each scored a touchdown, with Levi Knowles adding three two-point conversions. John Garcia added an extra-point kick.
Defensively, Cameron Weiss and Lane Houston each recorded an interception, and coaches named Angel Garcia for its “Big Hit Award.”
Coaches also gave “big praise” for the offensive linemen Stefon Sandoval, Gaston Spangler, John Garcia, Matt Hoskins, Andy Garcia and Jerome Johnson.
Tison beats Rams’ 8th B team, 8-6
K’Yondric Cotton scored the eighth-grade “B” team Rams’ lone touchdown on a running play in an 8-6 loss to Tison.
The loss drops the Rams to 1-6.
Defensively, Jordan Carrol recovered a fumble, Cody Royer had a pair of pass deflections and a fumble recovery, and coaches gave Judas Bryson the “Big Hit Award.”
Rams 8th C shuts out Tison, 16-0
Oscar Ortiz and Mark Cotton each scored a touchdown to lead the Rams eight-grade “C” team to a 16-0 shutout over Tison.
The win rises the Rams’ mark to 5-2.
Cotton and Chris Tovar each scored on a two-point conversion runs.
Defensively, coaches gave the “Big Hit Award” to Tristan Brown.
“All three teams played extremely well,” Rams coach Robert Moreno said. “Especially our offensive linemen, and our secondary on defense.”
On Tuesday, the seventh grade will take on Granbury at Ram Stadium beginning at 5 p.m., and the eighth grade will travel to Granbury with games starting at 5 p.m.
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Gordon, Strawn fill up all-district hoops teams
The All-District 17-1A-II teams for both boys and girls basketball have been announced and rivals Gordon and Strawn have left an indelible mark on the 2013-24 edition with the two schools combining for six players on the boys team and a whopping 11 girls receiving honors.
Lady Rams Softball begins MW Tourney
Hot off of a 5-1 showing at the Wichita Falls Tournament, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams softball team (11-3) will open tournament play against quality competition again today from the comfort of their own home.
Four Ladycats garner top 11-1A-I awards
Palo Pinto County's most successful basketball team of the 2013-14 season can now add a bushel of accolades to an already memorable, Regional Championship year.
MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
The Mineral Wells boys and girls track teams were on full display, Saturday, in front of a hometown crowd at the Ram Relays as the varsity girls team took seventh place with 42 point and the varsity boys finished third with 90 points.
State slips away
ABILENE – It wasn't the way a community pictured their season ending.
Fresh off of a thrilling 69-65, double-overtime victory over Ira in the regional semifinals, the Graford Jackrabbits' (27-4) bid for their first trip to the state tournament since 2012 fell short Saturday afternoon with a 58-25 loss at the hands of the Water Valley Wildcats (27-5) in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Finals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
Weathering the storm
The 2013-14 season epitomized growth for the Mineral Wells Rams basketball team. Under the tutelage of head coach Aaron Pappas, the Rams played to a 6-4 record in District 6-3A, clinching a third place finish and a fourth-straight playoff appearance.
Graford's Wimberly named 11-1A-II Offensive POY
A successful 2013-14 campaign for the Graford Lady Rabbits basketball team was capped off last week with the announcement that senior point guard Syndey Wimberly was named "Offensive Player of the Year" by district coaches. The district runner-up Lady Rabbits also placed five girls on the All-District 11-!A-II team.
Graford outlasts Ira, 69-65 (2OT), advances to Regional Finals
ABILENE -- "Survive and advance" is the name of the game come tournament time. And with their backs against the wall, the Graford Jackrabbits (27-3) did just that, holding off the Ira Bulldogs, 69-65, in double-overtime in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Semifinals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
Ragland, Pappas, Holman receive top All 6-3A awards
A successful season full of growth for the Mineral Wells girls' basketball team was capped off in style this week when the district coaches announced that the Lady Rams placed seven players on the All-District 6-3A team and garnered three individual awards – two of which went to two of the Lady Rams youngest rising stars.
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