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Fri
19
May

Knights begin preparations for 2017 season with spring practice drills

Henryetta quarterback Ethan Wincle (right) gives the ball to running back Jordan Proctor during a handoff drill Monday afternoon at historic Cameron Field.

(Staff photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The countdown to Opening Nite has begun for the 2017 Henryetta Golden Knight varsity football team.

In 3 months and 6 days, the Knights will kick off their 2017 season against the Eufaula Ironheads. The season opener will take place at historic Cameron Field in Henryetta.

The August 25 opener against the Ironheads will come as part of 'Zero Week' for high school football teams.

Zero Week allows teams to play their first game of the season the last Friday of August and have an off week somewhere during the normal regular-season schedule.

On Monday, the Knights began the first part of their preseason preparations for the August 25 season opener against Eufaula with the start of a 10-day spring practice session at Cameron Field.

Fri
19
May

Stop Right There!

(Staff photo by Kaitlyn Dillard)

 

A pair of Morris defenders stop a ballcarrier in his tracks during Wednesday’s spring football practice session at Eagle Stadium in Morris. The Eagles are using the 10-day spring practice to get ready for the upcoming 2017 football season.

(Staff photo by Kaitlyn Dillard)

Fri
19
May

Bulldogs begin preparations for 2017 with spring practice session

Okmulgee linebackers work on their defensive stances during Tuesday’s spring practice drills at historic Harmon Field. The Bulldogs are using the 10-day spring practice to get prepared for the upcoming 2017 high school football season.

(Staff photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

OKMULGEE - The Okmulgee Bulldog varsity football team took the field for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday afternoon in the first of a 10-day spring practice session at historic Harmon Field.

The Bulldog coaching staff and players will use the 10-day session to begin preparations for the upcoming 2017 varsity football season that will get underway in a little over three months.

High school teams are allowed, for 10 days, to strap on the helmets and shoulder pads and conduct workouts in preparation for the upcoming 2017 season.

Along with the 10-day spring practice session, second-year Okmulgee head coach Carl Lee and his coaching staff will also use the annual Summer Pride strength and conditioning program that will begin in June to get the Bulldog players more prepared for the upcoming season.

Wed
17
May

Knights finish 6th at state tennis tournament

Henryetta’s Keaton Lollis sends a serve back over the net during last Monday’s Class 4A regional tennis tournament in Henryetta. Lollis and his No. 2 Doubles partner Kanon Bailey finished fourth at the Class 4A state tennis championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center in downtown Oklahoma City last weekend.

(Staff photo by Larry Owen)

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Henryetta boys varsity tennis team came away with a sixth-place finish at last weekend's Class 4A state tennis championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

The Knights finished with nine team points and were two points behind fifth-place finisher Oklahoma Bible in the team standings and three points ahead of Anadarko, Christian Heritage, and Oklahoma Christian Academy, who finished in a three-way tie for seventh.

Ada and Bishop McGuinness shared the state championship plaque with both teams finishing the 2-day event with team totals of 25 points each.

Holland Hall was third with 24 points, followed by Grove in fourth with 14 points.

Byng rounded out the Top 10 teams with four points.

There was a five-way tie for 11th between Classen SAS, Clinton, Oologah, Pauls Valley, and Wagoner with three points apiece.

Wed
17
May

Okmulgee Cage Star Receives All-State Jacket

 

Okmulgee senior Jimell Tate received his All-State jacket Monday evening at the All-Sports Banquet. Tate is the first boys basketball All-State selection since Michael Hill in 2001. Tate will compete for the Small East squad in a special All-State basketball game July 27 at the Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

(Staff photo by

Larry Owen)

Wed
17
May

Beggs diamond squad suffers heartbreaking 8-7 loss to No. 7 Marlow in quarterfinal showdown

Beggs sophomore Dax McElroy delivers a pitch to home plate in the first inning of last Thursday’s quarterfinal meeting with Marlow at the Class 3A state baseball championships at Edmond Memorial High School.

(Photo by Bill Huddleston, Vype)

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

EDMOND - The Beggs Golden Demons had their dreams of a state baseball championship dashed for the third-straight year here this past Thursday night.

The Demons, ranked third in Class 3A, made an early exit from the Class 3A state baseball championships for the second-consecutive season, suffering a heartbreaking 8-7 loss to the seventh-ranked Marlow Outlaws in the quarterfinals of the 3-day event at Edmond Memorial High School.

The 1-run loss last Thursday also brought the 2017 season to a close for the Beggs baseball squad. The Demons end 2017 with a 28-6 record and also ends the high school careers of six seniors - Garrett Pendergrass, Levi Bouse, Lane Scism, Cade Furer, Coleton Wesley, and Alex Shaffer.

Wed
17
May

Bulldog Baseball Crowned Academic State Champs

 

The Okmulgee Bulldog varsity baseball team captured the Class 4A academic state championship last week. The Bulldogs finished with a 3.74 GPA for the 2017 season. The Okmulgee baseball team included, front row, left to right, Eli White, Trenton LeGrand, Cameron Colpitt, Tyler Robol, Jacob Barrett, Kris Reed, Marquise Coleman, Eric Dan, assistant coach Josh McGovran. Back row, left to right, Paul Gallup, Kalem Baker, Sammy Wiemer, assistant coach Scott Bevan, Brayden Hunter, Riley Alexander, Armon O’Brien, Frank Harley, William Cook, River Lansdale, head coach David Dunlap, assistant coach Rod Wiemer, and assistant coach Shane Bevan. The Bulldog diamond squad is scheduled to travel to the State Capitol on Thursday to be recognized for their academic accomplishment.

(Staff photo by Larry Owen)

Fri
12
May

Demons finish 10th at 3A state golf

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Beggs Golden Demon varsity golf team battled their way to a Top 10 finish at the Class 3A state golf championships at Lincoln Park West Golf Course.

The Demons finished the 72-hole event with a team total of 1,032, edging out Lincoln Christian by two shots for 10th place in the team standings.

Oklahoma Christian School ran away with the team championship, finishing the 2-day event with a team total score of 868. Plainview was second at 886, followed by Holland Hall in third at 907.

Christian Heritage finished fourth overall with a team score of 918, while Kingston was fifth with a 932.

Kingfisher was sixth overall at 966, followed by Mount St. Mary in seventh at 1,014, Sulphur in eighth at 1,023, and Idabel in ninth at 1,028.

Keys rounded out the team standings in 12th with a total score of 1,093.

Fri
12
May

Beggs paces county at 3A state track meet

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

CATOOSA - The Beggs varsity track and field teams were the top county team at the Class 3A state track championships last weekend at Catoosa High School.

The Demons finished tied for 14th in the team standings with 12 points, while the Lady Demons were tied Oklahoma Christian, Meeker, and the Morris Lady Eagles for 23rd on the girls division with six points.

The Henryetta Lady Knights were 27th in the teams standings with four points at the 2-day event.

On the boys side, the Morris Eagles were the only other county representative at the 3A state track meet, finishing in a 3-way tie for 25th with Hennessey and Vian.

The top individual finisher for Okmulgee County at the 3A state meet was Morris' Kamarie Wallace. The junior sprinter came away with a bronze medal in the 300 meter hurdles. Wallace also finished seventh in the 100 meter dash.

Fri
12
May

Demons face tough battle in 3A title hunt

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

The Beggs varsity baseball team is currently competing for the Class 3A state baseball championship at Edmond Memorial High School.

At the time of this article, the Demon coaches and players were getting ready for their first-round meeting with the Marlow Outlaws at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Beggs diamond squad entered the Class 3A state baseball championships with a 28-5 record and ranked third in Class 3A.

Marlow entered the state baseball tournament with a 23-12 season record and ranked seventh in Class 3A.

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