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GRAFORD – Graford opened with a 19-1 run and never looked back as the Lady Rabbits ran past the Bryson Cowgirls, 55-17, here Friday night in the District 11 (Division II) opener for both teams.
The win evens the Lady Rabbits’ overall record to 10-10.
“I was pleased with the win on Friday,” Lady Rabbits head coach Jarod Westmoreland said. “We still have a few defensive things we need to work on, and offensively, we need to shoot a little better.
“This week is big because we play at Paint Creek (today) and have Newcastle at home on Friday.”
Three Lady Rabbits – Tyler Wimberly, Ashly Rogers and Sydney Wimberly – almost each recorded double doubles.
Tyler Wimberly scored 13 points with six steals; Rogers added 13 points while pulling down five rebounds; and Sydney Wimberly scored 12 points and registered seven steals.
Also scoring for the Lady Rabbits were Amanda Francis with five points, Katie Rochelle and Morgan Hendershott, each with four, and Ashley Hay and Erika Chemello, each with two.
Hay also grabbed four rebounds.
After taking an 18-point lead after the opening period, Graford outscored Bryson 16-10 to take a 35-11 lead at the half.
In the third period, Graford went on an 11-4 run to take a 46-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
Price’s double double lifts Strawn
GORDON – Jayde Price scored 30 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the No. 7 Strawn Lady Hounds to a 64-27 win over the Gordon Lady Longhorns here Friday night in a District 17 (Division II) contest.
The win lifts Strawn to 19-5 overall.
Also scoring for the Lady Hounds were Jacqueline Berumen with 17 points, Cori Pollock with nine, and Shelly Abbott and Tearany Atkins, each with four.
Abbott also led Strawn with nine assists.
Strawn led 13-9 after the first quarter and built a 31-17 lead at the break.
The Lady Hounds went on a 21-2 run in the third period to take a 52-19 lead into the fourth quarter.
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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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