The eighth-grade “A” team Lady Rams hustled great last Thursday, running after loose volleyballs, diving on the floor and really working together.
However, it was not enough to defeat a very hard hitting, hard serving team from Joshua.
Leading the Lady Rams in passes to target were Sunni Lemley with 40 good passes followed by Madison Gibbs with 17 passes to target and Middle hitter Kaylee Gregory with 16 passes to target.
Leading the Lady Rams in hitting were Kaylee Gregory with seven hits, Cali Pilgrim with four hits, Sunni Lemley and Pond Blackmer with two hits each and Haylee Hunter with one big hit.
Leading the Lady Rams in digs were Beatriz Martinez with five digs and Danialla Vera with three digs while Kierra Pruitt had one dig.
“The Lady Rams showed a lot of hustle and heart on defense but struggled to mount the offensive attack they are known for,” Lady Rams head coach Jeff Brumfield said.
Ladies 8th B falls short
On Thursday the eighth grade “B” team played the best game of the season with a very competitive match with the Joshua Lady Owls.
The Owls won the first game 25-14 in spite of a very good performance by the Lady Rams.
In the second game the Lady Rams began to settle into a new playing system and battled through without one of our top players.
The Lady Rams came from behind to tie the game at 24-24.
In the end, however, the Lady Rams fell short, 26-28.
“This was a great game with great rallies,” coach Victor Pyle said.”Some of the outstanding players were Ashley Anderson with five passes to the setter and five points from service.
Carlie Arwood had three passes and five sets. Destiny Bell made 10 passes and five spikes, while Sammie Salinas made seven passes and four points on serve.
Carlie Fenner made 13 passes, and Montana Choate had 12 passes, seven spikes and four blocks. Angel Beavers made 11 passes, a spike and 14 points on service, including eight consecutive service points bringing the team from a 21-14 deficit to a 21-21 tie.
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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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