Santo senior post Sarah Van Remmen was voted as Most Valuable Player of District 11-A, Division I in a vote of league coaches.
Van Remmen was one of three Ladycats earning top district honors and one of eight Santo ladies earning an all-district honor.
Also earning top district honors from Santo were senior Alyssa McKennon, selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, and junior Courtney Flanagan, voted the league’s Sixth Man Award.
Van Remmen averaged 15.2 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest while also averaging 2.1 steals and 1.8 assists per contest.
McKennon, known for her “shut down” defense, also scored 4.1 points per game and 1.1 steals per contest.
Flanagan averaged 6.1 points per game while also averaging 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.1 assists per contest.
Perrin had three Lady Pirates earn district honors, including all-district, first-team selections senior Kelsey Hutton and sophomore Scarlett Bowen. Perrin senior Kirsten Barbare earned second-team honors.
Earning all-district,first-team honors from Santo were junior guards Breeana Raffaele and Payton Billue.
Raffaele led Santo with 3.2 assists per game while also averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest.
Billue led the Ladycats with 2.9 steals per game while also averaging 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
Santo junior Taylor Nemeth was selected to the second team, while senior Kristy Trammell and sophomore Megan MacPherson earned honorable mentions.
In other top district awards, Heather Henson of Poolville, a senior, was selected the Offensive Player of the Year; and Poolville freshman Tracy Johnson was chosen as Newcomer of the Year.
Van Remmen voted MVP, McKennon, Flanagan also earn top awards
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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.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
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.
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