Sports

Fri
23
Feb

Gold Seekers

Three county wrestlers to battle for state championships this weekend in OKC

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

OKLAHOMA CITY - This weekend, three Okmulgee County high school wrestlers will battle other talented athletes for the right to be crowned champion at the Class 3A state wrestling championships at the State Fair Arena, aka The Big House.

All three county state qualifiers will be making their first-ever trip to the state wrestling tournament, while two of those county athletes are making school history this weekend.

Okmulgee senior Chris Wallace will look to become just the sixth individual state champion in school history, joining Rod Bagby (1992), Robert Wilson (1986), Jimmy Arias (1992-94), Michael Arias (2000-2001, 2003), and Brad Bell (2015).

Fri
23
Feb

OPS announces 2018 Spring Sports dates

Girls golf to begin season March 1 in Sapulpa

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

The spring sports teams at Okmulgee Public Schools will begin their 2018 campaigns in the next few weeks.

Spring sports programs at OPS include junior high and high school baseball, slowpitch softball, and track and field, as well as high school tennis and golf.

The first spring sports program at OPS to get underway will be the girls high school golf team. The Lady Bulldog golfers will travel to Sapulpa March 1 to compete in the annual Olive Tournament, which will be held at the Sapulpa city golf course.

Two days later, the boys high school golf team will compete at the same event, officially beginning their 2018 season.

Fri
16
Feb

Morris, Henryetta split county battle

Morris’ Dillon Mattingly (23) battles Henryetta’s Avery Moore (25) for a rebound during Tuesday’s county meeting.
(Larry Owen, Times staff)

Lady Eagles edge Lady Knights; Knights hold off Eagles in thriller

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knight varsity basketball team took the season series with their arch rivals, the Morris Eagles, this past Tuesday with a 36-34 victory at the Henryetta Event Center.

Heading into Tuesday's showdown, both the Knights and Eagles had one win in the series with Tuesday's contest being the 'rubber match'.

The first meeting in the series took place January 19 in the consolation finals of the 2018 Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament in Okmulgee with Henryetta coming out on top 76-70 in overtime.

Four days later, on January 23, in Morris, the Eagles evened the season series with a 59-40 victory over the Knights.

In the girls game on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles swept the season series from the host Lady Knights.

Fri
16
Feb

Pinning Down Gold

Okmulgee senior Chris Wallace looks to pin the shoulders of an opponent to the mat during a December 7, 2017, home match. Wallace is currently 27-2 on the year and is seeking to become the sixth individual state champion in school history in 2018 when he looks to qualify for the state wrestling tournament this weekend at the Class 3A regional tournament in Vinita.
(Larry Owen, Times staff)

Chris Wallace looks to add his name to Okmulgee’s state champion list

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

Since 1986, there have been five Okmulgee high school wrestlers lay claim to a state championship.

Of those five individual state champions, only two have been able to capture multiple state titles during their time at OHS.

The two repeat state champions at Okmulgee are the Arias brothers - Jimmy and Michael. Jimmy Arias took home three state championships in consecutive years (1992-1994), while Michael Arias matched his older brother with three individual crowns, winning in back-to-back years in 2000 and 2001. Michael Arias' other state title came in 2003.

Fri
16
Feb

Demons rout Kellyville to win conference

Lady Demons drop OT heartbreaker to visiting Lady Ponies

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

BEGGS - The Beggs Golden Demons used a second-half offensive outburst to turn a 5-point deficit into a 17-point victory here this past Tuesday at the Beggs Event Center.

The Demons trailed 31-26 at halftime then outscored the visiting Kellyville Ponies 49-27 in the final two quarters to walk off their home floor with the 75-58 win. The 17-point victory granted the Beggs gentlemen the Heartland Conference title for 2017-18.

In the girls contest on Tuesday, the host Lady Demons were unable to hold off a fourth-quarter charge by the visiting Lady Ponies, as Kellyville took the final period of regulation by a 13-12 margin to force a 4-minute overtime period. The visitors edged the Lady Demons 11-10 in the extra frame to hand the Beggs ladies the heartbreaking 59-58 loss.

Wed
14
Feb

Okmulgee ‘cages’ Wagoner

Okmulgee senior My’Kayla Young (1) snares a loose ball from going out of bounds during the first half of Monday’s road game at Wagoner.
(Larry Owen, Times staff)

OHS squads take season series with double-digit wins

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

WAGONER - The Okmulgee varsity basketball teams closed out their regular-season schedule on Monday evening at the Dr. Robert Hughes Event Center.

The final regular-season foe for the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were the host Wagoner Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.

The Okmulgee cage squads, who swept the opening meeting with Wagoner December 12, 2017, in Okmulgee by margins of 61-48 and 53-38, respectively, took the season series on Monday with another pair of double-digit wins over their Wagoner foes.

The visiting Lady Bulldogs improved to 16-5 on the year with a 49-38 drubbing of the host Wagoner ladies in the opening contest. The Okmulgee gentlemen pushed their season record to 13-8 in the nightcap with a 50-33 victory.

Wed
14
Feb

Beggs doubles down in second quarter

Junior guard Jaiden Grayson goes for a surprise layup against the Knights’ defense. Grayson led his team, scoring 15 points from five 2-pointers, one 3-pointer and two free throws.

(Kaitlyn Dillard,Times Staff)

By Kaitlyn Dillard

Times Staff

 

Beggs High School’s boys basketball team hosted the Henryetta Knights Friday, obtaining a blowout win of 73-35. The Knights earned a first quarter lead that the Demons demolished in the second and third quarter, leading to their 38-point win. 

The Demons started off slow earning only 12 points in the first quarter, allowing the Knights to get a 2-point lead of 14-12. 

Junior guard Jaiden Grayson started off the game with a 2-point layup for the Demons, and a foul would put him at the free-throw line for two, completing just one of two. 

With three points on the board, Stacy Phillips, a senior guard for the Demons, would post up for two consecutive 2-pointers, which senior guard EJ Smoot would follow with a 2-point shot of his own. 

A layup by sophomore forward Dusty Pendergrass and an offensive foul would put the Demons at 12 points by the end of the first quarter. 

Wed
14
Feb

Lady Demons devour Lady Knights

At right, Kaitlyn Couch blocks a shot from Lady Knight Kaylee Hamric Friday night. The Lady Demons bested the Knights after earning a first quarter lead of 18-points.

(Kaitlyn Dillard, Times Staff)

Moiya Phillips, Chyniqua Johnson lead first quarter barrage

By Kaitlyn Dillard

Times Staff

 

Beggs High School’s girls basketball team hosted the Henryetta Lady Knights Friday night. 

The Lady  Demons were able to obtain a 54-30 win after gaining control of the court in the first quarter with an 18-point lead with the help of Moiya Phillips and Chyniqua Johnson. 

Junior guard Moiya Phillips led the Lady Demons towards the 18-point lead that would give them control of the court in the first quarter. Phillips would score two 3-point shots along with a foul that accompanied her first three pointer of the night.

 Senior guard Chyniqua Johnson went on a scoring spree at the top of the quarter. 

After shooting and completing two free throws, Chyniqua Johnson put up a three point shot. 

Fri
09
Feb

Lady Knights suffer back-to-back road setbacks

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

The Henryetta Lady Knights suffered a pair of road setbacks last weekend to sit at 1-16 on the year with four games remaining in the regular season.

The Lady Knights dropped their fifth-straight game last Thursday, as they found themselves on the short end of a 50-19 decision to the Stigler Lady Panthers. The losing streak reached six games last Friday with a 54-14 loss to the Eufaula Lady Ironheads.

The Henryetta ladies were back in action on Tuesday with a home game against the Kellyville Lady Ponies. Following the home battle with Kellyville, the Lady Knights will travel to Beggs on Friday to complete the season series with the Beggs Lady Demons, then will travel to Oktaha on Monday for a meeting with the Oktaha Lady Tigers. The Henryetta ladies will close out their regular-season schedule next Tuesday at home against their arch rivals, the Morris Lady Eagles.

Fri
09
Feb

Knights split recent road action

By LARRY OWEN

Times Sports Editor

 

The Henryetta Golden Knights journeyed on a 2-game road trip last weekend to close out a busy week of basketball action.

The first stop on the road trip was in Stigler last Thursday against the Stigler Panthers. The second stop on the 2-game road trip was in Eufaula last Friday, taking on the host Eufaula Ironheads.

The Knights earned their third win of the 2017-18 campaign last Thursday with a 55-45 victory over Stigler, splitting the season series with the Panthers.

The winning streak was short-lived, however, as the Henryetta gentlemen come up on the short end of a 46-36 decision to the Eufaula Ironheads, dropping the season series to the Eufaula squad.

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