Gordon wins, 60-12
GORDON – Paced by three touchdowns by Seth Wheeler, the Gordon Longhorns sealed the six man District 10 (Division I) title after a 60-12 win over Lingleville here Friday night.
Gordon (6-4, 3-0) will open the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 15) against Lometa at Dublin.
Wheeler scored three different ways – on the ground, catching a pass and throwing a pass.
“It is extremely exciting to win a district championship,” Gordon first-year head coach Joe Kostiha said. “Our kids took some lumps early when had new players and players playing new positions, but instead of using excuses the kids got better each week and kept working to get to the level e are at now.
“Seth had a great game, but really our defense was the story. Garrett Collins and Jacob Wigington played outstanding on defense and kept their good spread back corralled.”
Strawn shuts out Moran
MORAN – No. 14 Strawn clinched the six man District 12 (Division II) championship after a 58-0 win over Moran here Friday night.
Strawn (8-2, 3-0) will open the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday against Gold-Burg at Bryson.
Millsap falls in finale
BLOOMING GROVE – Blooming Grove handed Millsap a 48-13 loss as the Bulldogs finish the season 1-6 in District 6-2A and 2-8 overall.
The Bulldogs took an early 7-0 lead on a three-yard touchdown run by Andrew Tyson, with Mitchell Coker booting the extra point.
But BGHS came back with 41 unanswered points to take a 41-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
Millsap’s final score came on a one-yard blast by Coker in the fourth period.
Santo falls to Hico
HICO – Hico ended Santo’s season as the Tigers handled the Wildcats, 35-12, here Friday in the District 5-A finale. The Wildcats finish 6-4 overall and 1-3 in district play.
Petrolia runs past Perrin
PERRIN – Perrin closed the season with a 27-7 loss to Petrolia here Friday night in the District 8-A finale.
The win leaves the Pirates with a final mark of 4-6 and 0-5 in district play.
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Protecting their home turf
After finishing the first day of the Mineral Wells Tournament a perfect 3-0, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (15-4) were back in action Friday with a double-header to close out the home portion of the tourney.
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.
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.
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