SANTO – State-ranked No. 5 Santo jumped out to a 24-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as the Ladycats ran past Gorman, 65-21, here Tuesday night.Payton Billue scored 17 points to lead Santo (18-2), with Sarah Van Remmen adding 11.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Courtney Flanagan and Taylor Nemeth, each with eight points, Breeana Raffaele with six, Megan MacPherson and Chloe McGlaun, each with five, Alyssa McKennon with four and Kristy Trammell with one.
Santo built a 38-5 lead at the half and led 52-13 as the contest moved to the fourth quarter.
Wildcats come back for 51-43 victory
SANTO – Santo used a 21-6 run in the second quarter to come back and defeat Gorman, 51-43, here Tuesday night.
The win raises the Wildcats’ record to 15-3.
Cooper Barling scored 16 points to lead the ‘Cats, with Christopher Hoover adding 11.
Also scoring for Santo were Keith Chalker with eight points, Tim Long with six, Parker Conaway with five, Shane Scott with three and Jordan Edwards with two.
Gorman led 18-10 after the opening period, but Santo’s second-quarter run gave the ‘Cats a 31-24 lead at the half.
Each team scored eight points in the third period as Santo took a 39-32 lead into the fourth quarter.
Price records triple double in Strawn win
RANGER – Strawn post Jayde Price scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded 10 assists for a triple double as the state-ranked No. 10 Lady Hounds blew out Ranger, 70-39, here Tuesday night.
Jacqueline Berumen led Strawn (14-5) with 25 points, while Shelly Abbott pulled a double double with 13 points and 10 assists.
Also scoring for the Lady Hounds were Cori Pollock with nine points, Tearany Atkins with four and Cidney Pollock with two.
Strawn led 23-4 after the opening period and built a 39-16 lead at the break.
The Lady Hounds outscored Ranger 17-7 in the third period to take a 56-23 lead into the fourth quarter.
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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.
State slips away
ABILENE – It wasn't the way a community pictured their season ending.
Fresh off of a thrilling 69-65, double-overtime victory over Ira in the regional semifinals, the Graford Jackrabbits' (27-4) bid for their first trip to the state tournament since 2012 fell short Saturday afternoon with a 58-25 loss at the hands of the Water Valley Wildcats (27-5) in the Class 1A-Division II Regional Finals at Abilene Christian University's Moody Coliseum.
Weathering the storm
The 2013-14 season epitomized growth for the Mineral Wells Rams basketball team. Under the tutelage of head coach Aaron Pappas, the Rams played to a 6-4 record in District 6-3A, clinching a third place finish and a fourth-straight playoff appearance.
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