ITALY – Dallas Oak Cliff Life defeated the Mineral Wells Lady Rams, 49-44, Saturday night in the championship game of the Italy tournament.
The Lady Rams (5-4) had defeated Meridian on Thursday and Maypearl on Friday to reach the championship game.
Sydney Shelstead, who was named to the all-tournament team, led the Lady Rams against Oak Cliff Life with 26 points.
Also scoring for the Lady Rams were Niya Benavides with 11 points, Bethany Allen with three, and Courtney Peña and Natalie Ragland, each with two.
Rams defeat Springtown, 49-42
JACKSBORO – After defeating Trinity Valley in the Jacksboro tournament opener on Thursday and falling to Breckenridge on Friday, the Mineral Wells Rams rebounded to take a 49-42 victory over Springtown on Saturday.
Mineral Wells junior guard DaShawn Hicks led all scorers with 23 points, with sophomore guard Biren Clardy adding eight. Hicks also had three steals to lead the team.
Senior forward A.J. Williams led the Rams on the boards with seven rebounds, with senior post Ricky Scott adding six.
Also scoring for the Rams were senior post Cris Valdez and Scott, each with six points, and senior forward Ty Ashley and sophomore forward Juvaree Sutton, each with two.
Springtown led 8-5 after the opening period, but the Rams scored eight points in the second quarter while holding the Porcupines to seven to tie the score at 15-15 at the break.
In the third period, Mineral Wells went on a 12-7 run to take a 27-22 lead into the fourth quarter.
Mineral Wells exploded for 22 points in the final stanza to clinch the victory.
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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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