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January 15, 2013

Goal for ‘13: Three in a row

Lady Rams soccer team has goal of third straight playoff appearance

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MINERAL WELLS —

For this reason I feel our defense will be stronger.”

Other defenders include sophomore Mason Malone, freshman Erin McGuire, freshman Desiree Bell and freshman Jillian Ishmael.

Other midfielders include sophomores Kaleigh Aaron, Mollie Martinez and Gaby Lazo; seniors Flor Turcios and Marlene Betancourt; and freshmen Caroline Clarke, Kylie Williams and Brittany Smith.

After three years of solid goalkeeping from Carrizales, the Lady Rams will have two young ladies – sophomore Rebecca Langley and freshman Alana Holly – tending the net.

“We will start from scratch with the goalie position,” Tuggle said. “But again, we are solid defensively, and that will be a plus for our new goalies.”

Tuggle will look to forwards Hinojos and Sami Stevens to do a lot of the scoring. Other forwards include senior Juana Velasquez, and sophomores Bailey Toalson and Jennifer Rojo.

“Bre and Sami will be our forwards up top,” Tuggle said. “We have speed and power there. Sami is our power forward who will bulldoze defenders, and Bre is quick and more of a finisher.

“Bailey with Bre is always a good combination, and Miriam will be a force with direct kicks and long balls and crosses.

“We also have a freshman, Erin McGuire, who we have discovered is very good with long balls. If Miriam isn’t in for a corner kick, Erin will definitely do that.

“Our strengths in scoring are probably going to be crosses (passes to the middle from the outside), corner kicks and direct kicks.

“We may get a through kick (from the middle) here and there, but I think we will have better scoring chances from the outside with crossing or long ball type of offensive attacks.”

The Lady Rams, Tuggle said, lack significant speed, and will rely on limiting mistakes, passing and good ball control on offense.

“We are not as fast as I would like us to be,” Tuggle said. “So we concentrate and work hard on that in practice every day. We work on good first touches and movement off the ball.

“We have three or four players with decent speed, but we really will rely on a combination play – our passes with each other and not an individual type of speed game.”

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  • FB Gordon at Strawn b8.jpg 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.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • Abigail Barber winner 25yd backstroke IMG_0198.jpg 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. 

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • IMG_9853.JPG What offseason?

    Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.

    July 13, 2014 9 Photos

  • 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. 

    July 11, 2014

  • cheer pic 2014.jpeg Cheer up!

    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.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Denise Lee.jpg 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.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 7, 2014

  • FWIW logo.jpg Polling mishap

    As I've written the last two weeks, Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine is on shelves and, more importantly, in my office. Can you tell I'm excited for football season?

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burke, Carter, Fisher among young standouts at early MW summer track meets

    Two meets are in the books for the Mineral Wells Summer Track Club and already many young athletes have risen to the top alongside their varsity counterparts as the apparent track stars of the future.

    July 3, 2014

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