Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

December 29, 2013

Rams ‘Team of the Century’ will be chosen

Ram Tracking ... By Jerry Hamilton

Mineral Wells Index

— This past year was the 100th year of high school sports played at Mineral Wells High School.  A “Team of the Century” will be chosen in all-sports at Mineral Wells High School starting in January.  

There will also be top teams chosen in each sport as well as top performers at each position.

Anders leads Aledo to state title

Junior Jess Anders rushed for over 100 yards in leading Aledo to a 38-10 win over powerhouse Brennam in the Class AAAA state championship game.

Anders is the son of former Mineral Wells Rams star Henry Anders Jr. Henry Anders Jr. led Mineral Wells to a 11-1 season back in 1985 and holds numerous MWHS records.

He rushed for more than 1,000 all three seasons during his high school career.

Jess Anders is well on his way to matching his dad’s feats as he rushed for 1,008 yards his sophomore season and 1,545 yards his junior year.

In comparison, Henry Anders Jr. rushed for 1,285 yards his sophomore year and 1,147 his junior year.

Henry finished his senior season with 1,815 yards in 10 games.

In 31 games, Henry rushed for 4,247 yards.  Jess has 2,553 yards in 30 games.

Jess has some catching up to do, but if Aledo wins state again next year as expected, Jess has a shot at breaking his dad’s all time career rushing mark.

The Ander’s have been playing football at MWHS since the mid-sixties. Henry Anders dad, Henry Anders Sr. played on the 1966 Mineral Wells High School district championship team.

His uncle, Wayne Anders, also played on the 1966 team and rushed for over 1,000 yards in his senior year, 1968. Cousin Marcus Anders played on the 1985 District Championship team.  Wayne and Henry Jr. are both members of the Mineral Wells High School Hall of Fame.

North defeats South again

North Texas football teams once again dominated the 2013 list of state champions.

The North defeated the South 10-2 in championship games.

You can draw a 100-mile radius around Mineral Wells and you will find seven of the ten champions.

Stamford in Class A, Cisco in AA, Argyle in AAA, Aledo and Denton Guyer in AAAA and Allen and Cedar Hill in AAAAA.

Over the past 63 years, Mineral Wells has been the center of state champions.

Bonnie and Clyde

Holiday Hills Country club will host a couples tournament on Jan. 18.

The one woman-one man scramble will have a shotgun start at 11 a.m.  To enter, call the HHCC pro shop at (940) 325-8403. Entry fee includes a 10 a.m. brunch and appetizers after play. Also included are range balls, cart and green fee.

Permenter wins member-guest tourney

HHCC member Mike Permenter and guest Stephen Moore captured the Member-Guest tournament during the 2013 golf season.  Permenter and Moore shot a 60 to edge out three teams by one stroke.  Shooting 61, were Kenneth Martin and Norman Jones, B.J. Fielding and partner Robert Mask and Preston Montalvo and Beau Willis. In the second flight, sandbaggers Ricky Hardin and John Wilson won with a 64. George Gault and John Gault took second with a 65.  Ed Nunez and Peyton McKee placed third with a 66. In the third flight, James Lively and Roger Wolfe won with a 69.  Mickey West and Gary Word along with Tom Key and Bobby Glanton tied for second with a round of 71. Winning the fourth flight was Frank Foster and David Meyercord.  Charles Gatlin and Matt Dorr tied for first, but lost the playoff. Both teams shot 75.  Eileen Anderson and Ken Mask took third with a 76.