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November 13, 2013

Husky golfers look for 10th consecutive state championship

Edmond North signs slew of athletes Wednesday morning

EDMOND — Edmond North golf coach Jeff Doherty will run out of ring fingers in May if his Husky golf troops win a 10th straight state golf championship.

And, by the time 2015 rolls around, he may have to become an 11-fingered human.

Wednesday morning in the Edmond North High School gymnasium, four golfers inked with Division I schools along with a throng of Husky athletes in various sports.

Which means come spring, North is loaded on the course again.

“It is the first time we’ve ever had four Divison l signees,” Doherty said. “Another group like this may never come along. We’ll be losing a lot, but we have a really good junior (Tyson Reeder) and an outstanding freshman (Austin Eckroat) coming in.”

The senior standout Huskies who signed Wednesday included Oklahoma State signees Hayden Wood and Nick Heinen, University of Oklahoma prospect Griffin Pierce and University of Tulsa recruit Sam Humphreys.

Prior to Wednesday’s plethora of D-I golf signings, the most Edmond North had came in 2007, when now PGA Tour Pro Kevin Tway signed with Oklahoma State, Ben Klaus with Vanderbilt and Cameron Meyers at Oklahoma.

Edmond North will open the spring season March 7-8 in the Jim McLean Invitational in Arlington, Texas, a tournament it won last spring.

The Lady Husky softballers, who made the Class 6A state tournament last fall, signed a pair of athletes in pitching ace Madison Nordyke and record-setting Sheridan Bond. The duo will play at Oklahoma Christian.

Nordyke completed her senior season with a 19-5 record with a 2.12 earned run average and 128 strikeouts. She set school records in career wins (70) and doubles (36). She ended 2013 with seven doubles.

Bond’s new school marks came with 103 career stolen bases and 20 triples. When Edmond North’s season came to a close at state in Shawnee, Bond wound up with a .444 batting average, 30 stolen bases and 10 doubles.

The remaining softball signee is Kourtney Tanner, who will play for NCAA II national champion Central Oklahoma. Tanner hit .350 this year.

In lacrosse, both Sam Heaton and Jake Hobbs became the first high school athletes from Oklahoma to receive an athletic scholarship in the sport. They will compete in St. Charles, Mo., at Lindenwood.

Lady Husky volleyball star Kate Decker is going to Oklahoma Baptist University and the Dixon triplets, Lance, Andrew and Joel all will have a family affair at OU on the wrestling mat where they all dominate.

Teammate Derek White, a state title holder at 170 pounds with a 2012-13 34-5 record, signed with Nebraska.

Tennis players Annie Hays will move on to the University of Missouri-St. Louis and David Hager will attend Davidson University on the boys side.

 

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