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June 29, 2014

Lady Rams' Patterson named all-state honorable mention catcher

Mineral Wells Lady Rams catcher Hope Patterson is an honorable mention Class 3A all-state catcher, as selected by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

A junior this past season, Patterson was named District 6-3A's Offensive Player of the Year. Patterson led the team in on-base percentage (.609) and RBIs (60) and drew 22 walks, registered 19 extra-base hits and scored 48 runs. She was also named Academic All-District.

In Class 2A, former Lady Rams pitcher Krysten Marr, a senior who transferred to Brock where she played the past two seasons, was named to TSWA's honorable mention list.

Following is the complete Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Softball Team.


COACH OF THE YEAR: Carrie Austgen, Deer Park

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Payton McBride, Deer Park


• Pitcher – Payton McBride, Deer Park; Abby Langkamp, The Woodlands; Kayla Ober, Katy Cinco Ranch.

• Catcher – Hailey Rebar, San Antonio Holmes.

• First base – Kamerie Vidales, San Antonio Southwest.

• Second base – Morgan Watson, Arlington Martin.

• Shortstop – Aubrey Leach, The Woodlands.

• Third base – Rhonda Jarvis, Deer Park.

• Utility – Caitlin Plocheck, Deer Park.

• Outfield – Haley Harrison, Deer Park; Merris Schroeder, Cy-Fair; Carley Haizlip, Midlothian.


• Pitcher – Christina Biggerstaff, Cy-Fair; Shelby McGlaun, Atascocita; Lexi Smith, Temple.

• Catcher – Nicole Shedd, Converse Judson.

• First base – Alyson Bishoff, Belton.

• Second base – Sidney Salmans, The Woodlands.

• Shortstop – Morgan McCallum, Mesquite Horn.

• Third base – Alex Walkden, Cibolo Steele.

• Utility – Rylie Spell, Pearland.

• Outfield – Sarah Rocha, El Paso Montwood; Kelli Martinez, Katy Cinco Ranch; Caroline Flores, Edinburg North.


• Pitcher – Ashley Moore, Mesquite Horn; Mariah Denson, Mansfield Timberview; Maribeth Gorsuch, Lewisville.

• Catcher – Marcela Vasquez, El Paso Franklin.

• First base – Kaitlyn Washington, Atascocita.

• Second base – Tyler Galena, Deer Park.

• Shortstop – Kristen Cuyos, Pearland.

• Third base – Kylar Flowers-Ward, San Antonio MacArthur.

• Utility – Kaitlyn Jones, Belton.

• Outfield – Karli Hamilton, Katy Cinco Ranch; De’Zha Scott, Spring; Lindsey Stewart, Pearland

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    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.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

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    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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • FB Gordon at Strawn b8.jpg FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season


    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.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

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    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. 

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

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    Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.

    July 13, 2014 9 Photos

  • 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. 

    July 11, 2014

  • cheer pic 2014.jpeg Cheer up!

    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.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Denise Lee.jpg 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.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

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    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.

    July 7, 2014

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