Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local Sports

October 24, 2013

Rams, Lady Rams advance to regional meet

Fowler wins girls’ cross country race, Pearcy second; Brook places second for boys


ARLINGTON – For the second year in a row, both the Mineral Wells Lady Rams and Rams cross country teams will advance to the Class 3A, Region I meet in Lubbock after qualifying as teams on Wednesday at the District 6-3A meet at Vandergriff Park.

The regional meet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.

The Lady Rams repeated their district championship from last year and had three of the top runners. Karessa Fowler finished first in the girls’ race followed by teammates Alex Pearcy and Katlyn Rivera.

But overall it was an outstanding meet for the MWHS girls team as all five runners placed in the top 11 individually.

MWHS head coach Jackie Harvey said Fowler and Pearcy executed their game plans well.

“We stress getting out to a fast start, and both Karessa and Alex did that,” Harvey said. “They both got out fast and kept a good pace. Basically, they just ran their race.

“But I was also impressed with Katlyn, who just started running cross country last year. She is a hard worker and she pushes Karessa and Alex and that has made them better runners.

“But I also thought Raeann (Rivera), Natalie (Ragland), Yesenia (Martinez) and Taylor (Otwell) ran good races. These girls have also been putting in hard work and have made the others better and our team better.”

The Rams were paced by a second-place finish from Preston Brooks, a fourth-place finish from Keith Stafford and a sixth-place finish from Juvaree Sutton.

“Preston did a good job,” Harvey said. “The entire boys team ran well. We barely missed out on first place. It was close and came down to the end.”

The Lady Rams junior varsity team also won the district championship, led by a second-place finish form Valerie Lord. Kylie Burk placed third, with Bailey Toalson finishing fourth and Macy Nix placing eighth. The Lady Rams put five runners in the top 9 as Sophia Romulo finished in ninth place.

The Rams’ top JV boys finisher was Keaton Evans, who finished fourth.

Harvey said the teams met one of two goals set for this year. The first was met when both teams qualified for the regional meet. Harvey explained the second goal.

“We have never gotten a cross country team out to state,” he said. “We have had individuals qualify for the state meet but never a team.

“I feel we have a great chance to get both of our teams out to the state meet (the top three teams and 10 individuals from each region advance to the state meet in Round Rock).

“Both the boys and girls have been working very hard this year and it paid off at the district meet. I feel we have a good chance to go further.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Braxton pitch Kenn.JPG How sweet it is

    The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain. After besting Kennedale for the first time in over a decade on their home field in the last week of March, the Rams (16-10, 7-2) swept their season series with the vaunted Wildcats, earning a 6-2 win in front of a home crowd, Friday night, to once again put themselves alone atop the District 6-3A standings with one game left to play. 

    April 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Allie Kenn.JPG Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night

    The Lady Rams wanted this one. Bad. But despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away from a district championship, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.

    April 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • Kennedale edges out Lady Rams, 3-0, on senior night

    Despite a brilliant defensive effort that kept the game locked at 1-0 until the final frame, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams found themselves so close, yet so far away, falling to the second-ranked team in the state, the Kennedale Wildcats, for the second time this year, 3-0, Friday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • How sweet it is

    The Mineral Wells Rams have climbed another mountain.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG Safe, but not home yet

    "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 13 Rams, Lady Rams advance to regionals after solid Area Track Meet

    SPRINGTOWN – Track and Field season marches on for the Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School, who will send 13 athletes to the Regional Track Meet in Lubbock, April 25-26, after a strong showing at the District 5 and 6-3A Area Track Meet in Springtown, Wednesday.

    April 18, 2014

  • Allie Springtown.JPG Get your brooms out

    SPRINGTOWN – Nobody said it would be easy. But despite an energized opponent and a rowdy hometown crowd that lived up to its reputation, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams (24-6, 8-1) made the best of their long-awaited final trip to Springtown and beat the rival Lady Porcupines, 16-5, on senior night, Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bullock pitch.JPG Prickly setback

    SPRINGTOWN – Three days before a colossal rematch for first place in District 6-3A with Kennedale, the Mineral Wells Rams (15-10, 6-2) got a resounding punch in the gut from their area rivals.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area baseball, softball: Santo Wildcats begin push for first, Perrin Lady Pirates clinch third place

    As the window of the regular season creeps ever closer to an end, teams all across the state are making the final push for the playoffs with a lucky few in hopes of improving their final playoff seed. Locally, the Santo Wildcats (9-6, 8-3) of the baseball diamond and Perrin-Whitt Lady Pirates (12-7, 6-4) softball team are no exception.

    April 16, 2014

  • Santo, Perrin send 58 to Area Track Meet

    SANTO – The Santo Wildcats hosted the District 11-1A Track Meet last Thursday with great results for local thinclads. 


    April 16, 2014

Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read