MILLSAP – Millsap I.S.D. announced the selection of coach Ron Berry as the head girls coach for the Millsap High School basketball team.
Berry is coming to Millsap from Midland High School, where he was the girls head varsity coach the past two seasons.
Before coaching at Midland, Berry worked at Cisco High School and Stephenville High School, in addition to other schools during his 41 years in the coaching profession. Coach Berry has a career coaching record of 768 wins and 333 losses.
While at Midland High School, Coach Berry’s teams won the District 3-5A championship and in the 2012-2013 season the team record was 23-10.
His teams at Midland High School made the playoffs both years he was at the school. Coach Berry was named District 3-5A Coach of the Year while at Midland High.
Before going to Midland, he coached at Cisco High School where his teams were area finalists in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, and he was named district Coach of the Year twice.
Over his 41 years in coaching, Berry’s teams have reached the regional finals four times, regional semi-finals eight times, regional quarter finals 12 times, area finals 16 times and bi-district round 19 times. He has been selected district coach of the year 19 times in his career and has coached the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-star games.
Coach Mark Osina, Millsap I.S.D. Athletic Director, stated, “We are all very excited to welcome Coach Berry to Millsap. He brings a wealth of experience to our program and will help our students develop into great athletes and people.
“We are excited that Coach Berry is joining the family in Millsap.”
Berry is married to Rulene Berry and has two daughters. He is a graduate of Lipan High School. He attended Weatherford College and Tarleton State University.
A reception for Coach Berry and his wife Rulene is being planned. Details will be announced when a date and time are determined.
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Swimming to State
KELLER – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins are heading to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's state meet in College Station, July 31-Aug. 3, after an outstanding performance in the Region 4 Championships that saw seven local swimmer qualify.
Mineral Wells summer track sends 11 to state meet after strong regionals
THE COLONY – The future continues to look bright for Mineral Wells track and field, as 11 members of legendary head coach Jackie Harvey's summer track club punched their tickets to the TAAF state meet in College Station – to be held July 31-Aug. 3 – after a dominant showing at the regional meet in The Colony, July 18-19.
FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season
By CLINT FOSTER
Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.
I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.
Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.
The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.
I can think of at least 10.
So, for what it's worth, here's my list of the area's best, can't-miss football rivalries of the upcoming 2014 season.
Local Bowlers Roundup set for first weekend of August
Mineral Wells Women's Bowling Alliance invites you to join them Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes for their second annual Bowlers Roundup. The event will feature snacks, tips from the pros, information on league bowling and two hours of great exercise.
Something in the water
Mineral Wells is well known as the home of Crazy Water, and by all accounts the city's swim team went absolutely berserk in their one and only home meet of the summer on Saturday.
Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.
Hooks and Slices 7/11
In the Holiday Hills Country Club Guys and Dolls tournament, locals Denny and Sherry Hall turned in rounds of 77 and 73 to take first place in the opening round and second place on Sunday in the fourth flight. George and Linda Hutton turned in two solid rounds to place both days. The twosome shot 71 and 72 to take first place on Saturday and second place on Sunday in the second flight.
GRAPEVINE – The Mineral Wells High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders' Association's cheer camp in Grapevine two weeks ago and proved that spirit will definitely be high at every Rams and Lady Rams sporting event this coming school year.
Millsap selects Lee as new head volleyball coach
MILLSAP – The board of trustees at Millsap ISD recently announced their hire of Denise Lee as the new head volleyball coach for Millsap High School.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
TROPHY CLUB – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins city swim team took to the pool once again June 28 and showed valiant effort against some tough competition at its latest meet in Trophy Club.
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