HUCKABAY – Jayde Price scored a game-high 24 points and Shelly Abbott recorded a triple double as the Strawn Lady Hounds defeated Huckabay, 54-13, here Tuesday night in a District 17-A game.
The win raises the Lady Hounds to 19-8 overall and 7-1 in district play.
Abbott scored 11 points, dished out 10 assists and had 11 steals to complete the triple double.
Also scoring for Strawn were Eva de Gregorio, Kelsey Tunnell and Tearany Atkins, each with two points.
Strawn led 18-2 after the first quarter and 31-5 at the half. the Lady Hounds went on a 13-4 run in the third period to take a 44-9 lead into the fourth quarter.
Ladycats cruise to 68-16 victory
SANTO – Playing smothering defense that allowed only four points in each of the first and second quarters, the Santo Ladycats ran past Chico, 68-16, here Tuesday night in a District 11-A contest.
The win elevates the first-place Ladycats to 18-7 overall and 6-0 in district play.
Courtney Flanagan led the Ladycats with 20 points, with Taylor Nemeth adding 13 and Chasen Howard finishing with 12.
Santo started out quickly with 20 first-period points and led by 16 after the first eight minutes. The Ladycats’ lead grew larger in the second period as SHS went on a 23-4 run to take a 43-8 lead at the half.
Santo outscored Chico 12-6 in the third period to take a 55-14 lead into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Payton Billue with eight points, Callie Wharton with six, Madison Lasater with five and Jaci Trotter with four.
In junior varsity action, the Ladycats defeated Chico, 59-16, as Sage Sparks led with 12 points.
Also scoring for Santo were Caylin Edwards and Sadie Gann, each with 10 points, Lilly Motley with seven, Emily Ashbrook with six, Reagan Raffaele and Jawnee Hess, each with five, and Letha Fowler and Makaylee Steiner, each with two.
Santo jumped out to a 23-1 lead in the opening period and, thanks to a 13-1 run in the second quarter, built a 36-2 lead at the half.
Santo outscored Chico 6-5 in the third period to take a 42-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
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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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