BRECKENRIDGE – Paced by Shelly Abbott, named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and by Jacqueline Berumen and Tearany Atkins, both named to the all-tournament team, the Strawn Lady Hounds won the Breckenridge tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Hounds (12-7) defeated Class 3A Vernon, 55-54, in the championship game on Saturday.
After falling to Merkel in the opener, the Lady Hounds came back to defeat Graham, 55-30. Strawn reached the championship game after downing host Breckenridge, 45-41.
In the title game, Atkins led with 17 points while Abbott and Berumen added 16. Also scoring were Eva de Gregorio with three points, Cidney Pollock with two and Cori Pollock with one.
Atkins scored 15 points to lead the Lady Hounds in the win over Breckenridge. Also scoring were Abbott with 13, Berumen with 11, Cidney Pollock with five and Cori Pollock with one.
Against Graham, Berumen and Abbott each scored 20 to lead the Lady Hounds. Also scoring were Cidney Pollock with seven points, Atkins with five and De Gregorio with three.
Against Merkel, Berumen led with 19 points and Abbott added 13. Also scoring were Atkins and Cori Pollock, each with six, and De Gregorio with four.
Ladycats fall to Wall
FORT WORTH – Playing in the always tough and invitation-only Whataburger tournament, the Santo Ladycats fell to Wall, 53-37.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 11-7.
“We played the toughest 10-game stretch I have had in awhile,”Ladycats head coach Tony Raffaele said. “We are now looking forward to our last non-district game and then district.
“Our schedule has made us a tougher team and we just need to continue what we are building. I feel very confident where we are at.”
Chasen Howard led Santo with 12 points, with Madison Lasater adding six.
Also scoring were Courtney Flanagan with five points, Megan MacPherson, Payton Billue and Taylor Nemeth, each with four, and Breeana Raffaele with two.
The Ladycats shot 71 percent from the free throw line, hitting 12 of 17 charity shots.
Wall led 12-10 after the first quarter and went on a 21-6 run in the second period to take a 33-16 lead at the half.
Wall outscored Santo 11-10 in the third period to take a 44-26 lead into the fourth quarter.
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Protecting their home turf
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Rams shine at Brock Tournament
BROCK – The Mineral Wells Rams (9-6) had a strong showing at the Brock Tournament, Thursday and Friday, as they continued to lay a firm foundation for the rest of their season.
After over a month of speculation, the Ram faithful have a new leader in which to place their hope.
Friday night, the Mineral Wells ISD Board of Trustees announced their decision to hire Waco Midway's Co-Offensive Coordinator Gerald Perry as the new Athletic Director and head football coach of Mineral Wells High School.
The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (14-3) got everything they hoped for and more in the opening day of the Mineral Wells Tournament, Thursday, at Kessler Field. They swept the competition in a triple-header and dealt with a wide variety of situations, overcoming each.
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.
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