SPRINGTOWN – Mineral Wells High School soccer teams completed a sweep of Springtown as the Rams cruised to a 5-1 victory and the Lady Rams won in shutout fashion, 5-0, here Tuesday night in a pair of District 12-4A matches.
Gilbert Castorena scored three goals for the Rams (6-2-1) while adding an assist. Zachary Gray and Omar Hernandez each added a goal.
Roy Gomez recorded two assists, with Bryan Flores and Gerardo Moya each adding a helper.
“The boys have been playing good and we are focusing on one game at a time,” Rams head coach Rolando Borjon said. “We have a big game here at home against Azle on Friday.
“We have five games left and everything is open; no one is guaranteed a spot yet. We are just hoping to focus and play our hearts out each game.”
The current boys’ standings show Azle leading 12-4A with 22 points, with Aledo second (21), Mineral Wells third (19) and Brewer (16) fourth. The top four teams qualify for the Class 4A playoffs.
In fifth place is Saginaw with 15 points, followed by Boswell (10), Springtown (3) and Saginaw Chisholm Trail (0).
The Lady Rams (5-3-1) scored four goals in the first half and added another in the second.
Sami Stevens scored a pair of goals to lead the Lady Rams. Also scoring were Gabi Lazo, Breanna Hinojos and Emily Clingings.
Kaleigh Aaron led the Lady Rams with two assists, with Molly Clarke adding a helper.
Goalkeepers Brittany Smith and Rebecca Langley shared the shutout.
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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.
The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (14-3) got everything they hoped for and more in the opening day of the Mineral Wells Tournament, Thursday, at Kessler Field. They swept the competition in a triple-header and dealt with a wide variety of situations, overcoming each.
Gordon, Strawn fill up all-district hoops teams
The All-District 17-1A-II teams for both boys and girls basketball have been announced and rivals Gordon and Strawn have left an indelible mark on the 2013-24 edition with the two schools combining for six players on the boys team and a whopping 11 girls receiving honors.
Lady Rams Softball begins MW Tourney
Hot off of a 5-1 showing at the Wichita Falls Tournament, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams softball team (11-3) will open tournament play against quality competition again today from the comfort of their own home.
Four Ladycats garner top 11-1A-I awards
Palo Pinto County's most successful basketball team of the 2013-14 season can now add a bushel of accolades to an already memorable, Regional Championship year.
MW boys place third, girls seventh at Ram Relays
The Mineral Wells boys and girls track teams were on full display, Saturday, in front of a hometown crowd at the Ram Relays as the varsity girls team took seventh place with 42 point and the varsity boys finished third with 90 points.
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.
Graford's Wimberly named 11-1A-II Offensive POY
A successful 2013-14 campaign for the Graford Lady Rabbits basketball team was capped off last week with the announcement that senior point guard Syndey Wimberly was named "Offensive Player of the Year" by district coaches. The district runner-up Lady Rabbits also placed five girls on the All-District 11-!A-II team.
Graford outlasts Ira, 69-65 (2OT), advances to Regional Finals
ABILENE -- "Survive and advance" is the name of the game come tournament time. And with their backs against the wall, the Graford Jackrabbits (27-3) did just that, holding off the Ira Bulldogs, 69-65, in double-overtime in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Semifinals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
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