Sports

Fri
13
Jan

Henryetta wrestlers face tough competition in OKC

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Henryetta Wrestling Club sent a total of 12 wrestlers to last weekend's USJOC/USJNC/Girls tournament at the State Fair Arena.
Of the 12 wrestlers that competed at the 2-day event, eight came away with medals with Top 6 finishes.
Leading the way for HWC was Tayzen Cummings, who took home a gold medal in the Novice Division C 10 and Under 120-pound weight class. Cummings took all three of his matches by pinfall in the first period. Cummings pinned Zeke Keith of Southmoore Little League Wresling Club just 15 seconds into the match. The HWC matsman then took down Cheli Larney of the OKC Warriors in just 29 seconds in the semifinals before completing the gold-medal sweep with a 33-second pinfall decision over Reighn Westbrook of the Checotah Matcats in the championship match.
Fri
13
Jan

Dewar splits road meeting with Wetumka

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
WETUMKA - The Dewar varsity basketball teams came away with a split decision here this past Tuesday evening.
The Lady Dragons improved to 7-3 on the year with a 55-44 victory over the host Wetumka Lady Chieftains. The Dragons were unable to complete the road sweep, falling to the host Chieftains by a 56-51 margin in the nightcap.
The Dewar squads were in action on Wednesday, as they traveled to Earlsboro to complete their participation at the weather-delayed Jim Walling Classic basketball tournament. (See this page for complete details of Wednesday's action.)
Fri
13
Jan

Dragons best Sasakwa for 3rd at Earlsboro cage tournament

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
EARLSBORO - The Dewar Dragons came away with the third-place trophy at the Jim Walling Classic basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon.
The Dragons notched a 65-61 win over the Sasakwa Vikings in Wednesday's third-place contest at the Earlsboro high school gymnasium.
The Lady Dragons battled the Class B No. 10 Asher Lady Indians in the girls third-place game on Wednesday, suffering a 56-53 decision to finish fourth at the tournament.
The Dewar squads are scheduled return to action on Friday at home against the Weleetka Outlaws and Lady Outlaws. The girls game is currently scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow at approximately 8 p.m., but the start time could be moved up to 4:30 and 6 p.m. due to the possibilty of inclement weather in the area Friday night.
Fri
13
Jan

County Tournament to take place next week

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
The 14th Annual Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament will take place next week at historic Brock Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Okmulgee High School.
The annual week-long county tournament will get started on Monday at 4:30 p.m. when the Morris Lady Eagles square off against the Wilson Lady Tigers in a first-round matchup. These two county squads, along with the Okmulgee Lady Bulldogs, Preston Lady Pirates, Dewar Lady Dragons, Henryetta Lady Knights, and Schulter Lady Bulldogs will be seeking to dethrone the 2016 girls tournament champion - the Beggs Lady Demons.
Thu
12
Jan

Henryetta cage squads fall in consolation semis

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
HENRYETTA - The Henryetta varsity basketball teams had their participation at the 2017 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament come to a close this past Saturday afternoon with a pair of consolation semifinal losses.
The Lady Knights ended their tournament action with a 48-23 defeat at the hands of the Wilburton Lady Diggers in the second girls loser's bracket game, while the Knights found themselves on the short end of a 68-55 decision against the Canadian Cougars in the second boys loser's bracket contest.
The Henryetta squads found themselves in the consolation side of the tournament bracket last Monday by suffering first-round defeats. The Lady Knights began the week-long tournament with an 81-21 loss to the top-seeded Metro Christian Lady Patriots, while the Knights were on the losing end of a 74-66 outcome against the Poteau Pirates.
Thu
12
Jan

Dewar cagers suffer narrow losses to Varnum

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
EARLSBORO - The Dewar Dragons and Lady Dragons are busy participating in the Jim Walling Classic basketball tournament at Earlsboro High School.
The Dewar squads opened tournament play last Thursday afternoon, then returned to tournament action on Monday due to the 3-day event being postponed due to wintry weather and slick road conditions.
Last Thursday, the Dragons began tournament play with a 63-40 victory over Macomb, while the Lady Dragons made it a clean sweep in opening-round action with a 59-44 win over Maud.
The first-round wins put the Dewar squads into the tournament semifinals on Monday against the Varnum Whippets and Lady Whippets.
The Lady Dragons suffered a 62-59 setback to the Class B No. 4 Lady Whippets, while the Dragons found themselves on the short end of a 57-51 outcome to the Whippets in the nightcap.
Thu
12
Jan

Eagles fall to Wilburton at Henryetta Tournament

By LARRY OWEN
Times Sports Editor
 
HENRYETTA - The Morris Eagle varsity basketball team suffered a 67-34 defeat at the hands of the Class 3A No. 17 Wilburton Diggers last Tuesday evening.
The Eagles' lopsided loss came in the opening round of the 2017 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Henryetta Event Center.
The setback dropped the Morris squad into the consolation semifinals in a must-win contest against the Eufaula Ironheads, who fell to the Bristow Purple Pirates in an opening-round battle last Monday.
A win against the Ironheads would have put the Eagles in the consolation finals against the winner of the other consolation semifinal contest between the host Henryetta Golden Knights and the Canadian Cougars. The fifth-place game took place this past Monday.
A loss to Eufaula would have brought the Eagles' tournament participation to a close.
Fri
06
Jan

Henryetta wrestlers to compete in OKC

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
The Henryetta Wrestling Club will travel to Oklahoma City this weekend to compete in the USJNC & USJOC Novice/Open tournament. The event will get underway on Friday morning and will continue through Saturday evening.
This weekend's OKC tournament will feature over 2,000 participants in USJNC, USJOC, AND USgirls divisions.
On December 17, the HWC wrestlers competed in the Tulsa Novice/Open Battle for the Belt tournament where the champion in each division earned a wrestling championship belt.
At this weekend's OKC event, the champion in each division will be awarded a championship ring.
Last Saturday, the Henryetta Wrestling Club traveled to Skiatook to compete in the Skiatook Bulldog Novice/Open event at Skiatook High School.
The HWC sent 25 members to the event with 16 coming away with Top 4 finishes, including three first-place finishers.
Fri
06
Jan

Dewar begins second half with losses to New Lima

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
WEWOKA - The Dewar high school varsity basketball teams opened the second half of their 2016-17 season this past Tuesday against the New Lima Falcons and Falconettes.
The Dewar squads dropped the road meeting with New Lima with the Lady Dragons finding themselves on the short end of a 68-44 outcome, while the Dragons fell in a heartbreaker 58-55 to the host Falcons in the nightcap.
The Dewar cagers were back in action on Thursday as they began play at the Jim Waller Classic at Moss High School. The Lady Dragons opened tournament play against Maud, while the Dragons went up against Macomb in their opening-round contest on Thursday.
A win on Thursday would put the Dewar squads in the winner's bracket semifinal round Friday evening, while losses on Thursday would drop the DHS cagers into the consolation semifinals on Friday afternoon.
Fri
06
Jan

Wilson cagers competing at Pittsburg Tourney

By LARRY OWEN
Free-Lance Sports Editor
 
The Wilson High School varsity basketball program is currently competing at the Dee Foster Invitational basketball tournament at Pittsburg High School this weekend.
The Tigers and Lady Tigers began tournament play on Thursday with the Wilson ladies taking on Kinta at 3:20 p.m., while the Wilson gentlemen squared off against Achille at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday in opening-round action.
The other teams on the girls side of the tournament include Calvin, Braggs, Achille, Wapanucka, Soper, and the host Pittsburg Lady Panthers.
The other teams on the boys side of the tournament include Calvin, Braggs, Kinta, Wapanucka, Soper, and the host Pittsburg Panthers.

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