All three Mineral Wells Junior High School eighth-grade football teams fell at home to Granbury Acton on Tuesday at Ram Stadium.
The “C” team fell 26-8. The Rams’ touchdown was scored by Jason Hite. Joshua Almanza had a two-point conversion and led the team in rushing.
The “B” team fell 28-0.
“The stand out player was Adam Garcia on defense’” coach Taylor Tomlin said.
The “A” team dropped a 35-14 decision.
“There were many great plays in the game including long runs by Orlando Valley, a deep pass from Seth Slack to Mark King, and a touchdown pass from Slack to Carlos Gray,” Tomlin said. Orlando Valley also scored a touchdown for the Rams, and James Gonzalez punched it in for the two point-conversion.
“We saw some good things this week that we can build on,” Tomlin said. “We will keep getting better and come out next week to play Joshua.”
Rams 7th go 0-2-1 at Granbury
GRANBURY – In football action Tuesday at Granbury, the Mineral Wells Junior High School Rams seventh-grade “A” and “C” teams fell to Granbury Acton while the “B” team played Acton to a tie.
The “C” team fell by a 14-10 count. The Rams’ touchdown was scored by Brady Huseman.
The “B” team and Acton played to an 8-8 tie. The Rams’ touchdown was scored by Caleb Merrill on a 60-plus yard touchdown reception.
The “A” team lost a hard fought game, 22-16. The Rams’ touchdowns were scored by Brandon Hinojos, and the two-point conversions were scored by Brandon SanMiguel.
On Tuesday, the Rams seventh-grade teams will host Joshua, while the eighth-grade teams travel to Joshua.
The “C” games will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the “B” and “A games.
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Lady Rams run away with district opener vs. Castleberry, 16-2
While the rest of Mineral Wells ISD was relaxing on spring break, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams were going to work. In their District 6-3A opener, Tuesday night, at Kessler Field, the Lady Rams demolished the rival Castleberry Lady Lions, 16-2, in just four-and-a-half innings, bringing their season record to a glowing 17-5.
The weather wasn't the only thing heating up, Monday afternoon. The Mineral Wells Lady Rams (16-5) were simply on fire in both phases of the game as they crushed the Graham Lady Blues, 10-0, in five innings at Kessler Field.
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.
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