Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local Sports

March 25, 2014

Going out with a bang

Seniors end careers on high note with last-minute wins in Chicken E All-Star Classic

(Continued)

 

Peña said she plans to attend Weatherford College in the fall.

 

Also representing Palo Pinto County were Graford point guard Sydney Wimberly and Gordon wing Tristen Johnson, both on the East. 

 

Wimberly scored four points, including 4-for-6 on free throws, while Johnson scored 12, including 3-for-4 from the stripe, and nabbed two rebounds.

 

Much like the girls' game, the boys game saw the winning team rally from a sizable hole at halftime to win in a game that went into triple-digits to close out the day.

 

Down 64-47 at the half, it was the West boys that engineered a comeback en route to a thrilling 111-105 win that featured 12 double-digit scorers.

 

Earning MVP honors were two Parker County products in Peaster forward Ty Ballard for the East and Poolville guard Alex Rodriguez for the victorious West.

 

Ballard tied East teammate Caleb Spoon, of Breckenridge, as the game's leading scorer with 23 points. Ballard also grabbed six rebounds and posted two assists, a block and a steal. 

 

Rodriguez scored 15 points in the winning effort – 13 of which came in the second half. He also had four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

 

Shining brightest of the Palo Pinto County All-Stars was Santo post Zarmorris Cannon. The big 'Cat posted 10 points, including 2-for-2 on free throws, and eight boards for the West.

 

"It was awesome," Cannon said of playing as an All-Star. "It was a lot of fun with a great group of people. As soon as I went to practice, we felt like a family."

 

Cannon said he plans to continue his basketball career as a walk-on wherever he attends college.

 

His Wildcat teammate, Cooper Barling, played opposite of him for the first time on the East team. 

 

"It would have been a lot easier if he was on my team," Barling joked of Cannon. "It was fun. It was good to go out and enjoy playing one last time before college."

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Horton.jpg No football for CCS in 2014

    After a series of administrative meetings from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, Community Christian School's head football coach and athletics director, Bryan Horton, announced that the Warriors' varsity team will not suit up for football in 2014 due to a shortage of student athletes. 

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0727 swim relay team first place.jpg 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.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • juvaree best.JPG 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.

    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

    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.

    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

  • Abigail Barber winner 25yd backstroke IMG_0198.jpg 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. 

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • IMG_9853.JPG What offseason?

    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

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

AP College Football Top 25
Auto Racing
Front page
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide