Mineral Wells No. 1 mixed doubles team of Molly Clarke and Ty Tarver breezed through the competition to win the mixed doubles after a 6-0, 6-2 win over Granbury Thursday at the Ram Invitational.
Clarke/Tarver won their first match, 8-1, and defeated another Granbury pairing in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-0.
“Molly and Ty have won three tournaments and have come in second in another this season,” MWHS tennis coach Carla Narcomey said. “They are a tough combination.”
On the boys’ side, in doubles, the MWHS team of Max Grider and Orlando Garcia finished in second place.
The duo defeated a Millsap team, 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round, and won 6-2, 6-4 over another Millsap pairing in the semifinals.
The Rams’ duo was defeated 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.
The Lady Rams’ doubles team of Cierra Turk and Maycie McCauley also placed second.
The pair defeated Breckenridge, 6-2, 6-3 in the opener and won 6-2, 6-3 over Albany in the semifinals before falling to Granbury in the final, 6-4, 7-6.
In other girls’ doubles, MWHS’ Rachel Merritt and Leia Montgomery fell 8-6 to Albany in the opener, but rallied back to defeat Breckenridge 8-1 and Springtown 8-4 to win the consolation bracket.
Other MWHS competitors included Katie Pilgrim, and Macy Nix in girls’ singles; Eric Parker and Cayler Banks in boys’ singles; and Matt Whitworth and Rachel Montgomery in mixed doubles.
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Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night
Despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.
How sweet it is
The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain.
Safe, but not home yet
"Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.
13 Rams, Lady Rams advance to regionals after solid Area Track Meet
SPRINGTOWN – Track and Field season marches on for the Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School, who will send 13 athletes to the Regional Track Meet in Lubbock, April 25-26, after a strong showing at the District 5 and 6-3A Area Track Meet in Springtown, Wednesday.
Get your brooms out
SPRINGTOWN – Nobody said it would be easy. But despite an energized opponent and a rowdy hometown crowd that lived up to its reputation, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (24-6, 8-1) made the best of their long-awaited final trip to Springtown and beat the rival Lady Porcupines, 16-5, on senior night, Tuesday.
SPRINGTOWN – Three days before a colossal rematch for first place in District 6-3A with Kennedale, the Mineral Wells Rams (15-10, 6-2) got a resounding punch in the gut from their area rivals.
Area baseball, softball: Santo Wildcats begin push for first, Perrin Lady Pirates clinch third place
As the window of the regular season creeps ever closer to an end, teams all across the state are making the final push for the playoffs with a lucky few in hopes of improving their final playoff seed. Locally, the Santo Wildcats (9-6, 8-3) of the baseball diamond and Perrin-Whitt Lady Pirates (12-7, 6-4) softball team are no exception.
Santo, Perrin send 58 to Area Track Meet
SANTO – The Santo Wildcats hosted the District 11-1A Track Meet last Thursday with great results for local thinclads.
It keeps you runnin'
SPRINGTOWN – The Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School orchestrated a strong showing at the District 6-3A Track Meet in Springtown's Porcupine Stadium, last Wednesday and Thursday.
Gordon, Strawn finish strong at area track meet, combine to send 32 to regionals
STRAWN – Last Thursday was a good day for the track teams of Gordon and Strawn at the District 17 and 18-1A Area Track Meet, hosted by the Greyhounds on Strawn's campus.
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