COMANCHE – Santo’s Jaci Trotter shot a second-round 96 on Friday at the girls’ District 15-A golf tournament to give her a 36-hole total of 189 to qualify for the Class A girls’ regional golf tournament.
Trotter, who opened the 36-hole tournament with a 93, finished eight strokes behind the top medalist, Rachel Long of Goldthwaite.
Goldthwaite won the tournament with a 36-hole total of 848 (438-410), with San Saba also qualifying as a team for the regional tournament with an 877 (461-416) for second place.
The Ladycats placed third overall after opening with a total score of 481 and finishing with a 449 for a 930 score.
Stacey Underwood of Hico shot a 215 (106-109) and like Trotter will advance to the regional tournament as a medalist.
Other Ladycats scores include Emily Ashbrooks with a 244 (128-116), Reagan Raffaele with a 238 (122-116) and Lindsey Sams with a 259 (138-121).
The Santo Wildcats, paced by a 211 (111-100) by Grant Read, shot a two-round total of 974 (511-463) to place eighth.
Other Wildcats scores include Marcus Beam with a 214 (114-100), Noah Smith with a 271 (133-138) and Sonny Chalker with a 278 (153-125).
Goldthwaite won the tournament with a total score of 705 (354-351), with Chico shooting a 761 (371-390) to place second as both teams advance to the regional tournament.
Other medalists advancing to the regional tournament include the top medalist, Ryan Nieuwenhuis of De Leon (82-79-161), and Chris Rorie (92-86-178) of De Leon.
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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.
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.
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