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The Mineral Wells Junior High School Lady Rams eighth-grade A team defeated the powerful Granbury Acton Lady Pirates, 20-16, Saturday to win first place in the Mineral Wells Invitational Tournament.
A strong lady Ram defense really shut down the inside offensive attack of the Lady Pirates and an aggressive press resulted in numerous steals by the Lady Rams to further shut down the offensive opportunities of the Lady Pirates.
The Lady Rams defeated Granbury Middle School on Friday night, 31-4, and followed with a 35-27 win over the Millsap Lady Bulldogs to reach the championship game.
Leading the lady Rams in scoring in the title game were post Tayha Ruelas with eight points, followed by wing Alli Blissitte with five.
Other Lady Rams scoring were post Jacy Grimes, who also had a strong defensive game, and point guard Brooklyn Lovern, who scored three points and did a great job of handling the ball under a lot of pressure along with wings Blissitte and Peyton Malone.
“Overall this was a great game for these Lady Rams who continue to improve each time they play,” Lady Rams head coach Jeff Brumfield said. “I would really like to congratulate the girls on their hard work and improvement this year.”
Other highlights include newcomer Stormie Mayo, who “added a lot of defensive pressure that resulted in Lady Pirate turnovers,” Brumfield said. “Ty Suitors really came up strong at the end of the game with several defensive stops and rebounds.
“Wings Blissitte and Malone really helped handle the ball under a lot of pressure and have been strong starters all year. Mollie Simonton played well despite having a case of the flu.”
Tison 17, Lady Rams 8th C 16
The Lady Rams eighth-grade C team played a very strong game against the Weatherford Tison Roos.
Leading the Lady Rams in scoring were Courtney Hall, Amy Greensweight, and Valerie Lord, each with four points, while Tracy Abbott and Jesse Rodriguez both recorded one point.
Leading the Lady Rams in steals were Valerie Lord and Amy Greensweight, each with four steals, followed by Jennifer Harrison with three and Tracy Abbott with two.
Rebounding well for the Lady Rams were Amy Greensweight, Jenifer Harrison, Jesse Rodriguez and Thalia Hinojosa.
Lady Rams 8th A falls
The Lady Rams eighth-grade A team struggled to mount a strong offensive attack against the strong, tall Lady Roos from Tison and lost in Mineral Wells.
Leading the Lady Rams in scoring were Allie Blissitte, Brooklyn Lovern, and Tayha Ruelas. Leading the Lady Rams in steals were Lovern, Blissitte, and Jacy Grimes.
Leading the Lady Rams in rebounds were Blissitte, Ruelas, Ty Suitors and Peyton Malone.
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No football for CCS in 2014
After a series of administrative meetings from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, Community Christian School's head football coach and athletics director, Bryan Horton, announced that the Warriors' varsity team will not suit up for football in 2014 due to a shortage of student athletes.
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.
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