ABILENE – State-ranked No. 7 Strawn post Jayde Price scored 47 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Lady Hounds to a 79-64 victory over Abilene Christian High School here Tuesday night.
Also scoring for Strawn (7-3) were Jacqueline Berumen with 13 points, Shelly Abbott with nine, Cori Pollock with eight and Eva De Gregorio with two.
Also, Abbott had a game-high 15 assists and Berumen had six steals.
Santo girls cruise
DE LEON – Santo post Sarah Van Remmen scored a game-high 22 points and Courtney Flanagan added 13 to lead the state-ranked No. 5 Ladycats to a 65-31 victory over De Leon here Tuesday night.
The win elevates the Ladycats’ mark to 8-1.
“The team is progressing,” Ladycats head coach Tony Raffaele said. “We are still working on not allowing second shots for the opponent, which means better block outs on defense.”
Also scoring for Santo were Breeana Raffaele and Alyssa McKennon, each with eight points, Payton Billue with six, Taylor Nemeth with four, and Kristy Trammel and Chloe McGlaun, each with two.
The Santo junior varsity defeated De Leon, 42-31, as Chasen Howard and Reagan Raffaele each scored 10 points to lead the Ladycats.
Also scoring for the JV Ladycats (6-1) were Jawnee Hess with nine points, Calli Wharton with eight and Caylin Edwards with five.
Jacksboro edges Bulldogs, 49-48
MILLSAP – Jacksboro slipped past the Millsap Bulldogs, 49-48, here Tuesday.
Dalyn Clanin scored 14 points to lead Millsap, with Michael Rogers grabbing a game-high 15 rebounds.
Other Millsap scoring totals include Aaron Peninger with 11 points, and Jaxon Martin and Bobby Nolen, each with eight.
‘Rabbits suffer first loss of season
HUCKABAY – Huckabay handed the Graford Jackrabbits their first loss of the season Tuesday with a 73-60 win.
The loss drops Graford, which had beaten Huckabay in the championship game of their own tournament on Nov. 17, to 5-1.
Graford was down by 20 points in the third quarter before going on a 22-02 run to tie the game.
But Huckabay recovered to take the win.
Post Pepe Paz led Graford with 29 points, with Quinten Tabor adding 10.
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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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