FORT WORTH – For the first time in Mineral Wells High School history, the Lady Rams softball team has advanced to the regional quarterfinals after a convincing 16-4 victory over Hillsboro on Saturday at North Crowley High School to sweep the best-of-three area championships series two games to none.
The Lady Rams will face state-ranked No. 6 Burkburnett – which swept Gatesville, 6-0, 9-3 in an area championship series on Friday – in the third round.
Game one of the best-of-three regional quarterfinals series will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kessler field on the campus of Mineral Wells High School.
Game two will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burkburnett, with game three, if necessary, to follow game two.
On Saturday, the Lady Rams raced out to a 6-2 lead before adding 10 runs to put the game away. The contest was called after five innings due to run rule.
Hope Patterson led the Lady Rams at the plate with three doubles and six runs batted in.
Bethany Allen and Makayla Nance each drove in a pair of runs, with Reagan Patterson, Chandler Ortiz, Kelsey Keeton, Allie Stephens and Molly Clarke each recording an RBI.
Keeton was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run on nine hits with five strikeouts in four innings.
Stephens pitched the last frame, allowing an earned run on two hits.
The Lady Rams had taken a 1-0 series lead after a 16-6 victory on Friday. MWHS had fallen behind in the series opener, 6-1, before scoring 15 unanswered runs to seal the win.
In Friday’s win, the Lady Rams scored five runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings in a game called by run rule.
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Rams shine at Brock Tournament
BROCK – The Mineral Wells Rams (9-6) had a strong showing at the Brock Tournament, Thursday and Friday, as they continued to lay a firm foundation for the rest of their season.
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.
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Lady Rams Softball begins MW Tourney
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Four Ladycats garner top 11-1A-I awards
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MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
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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.
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