The Edmond Sun

October 8, 2012

State softball, volleyball brackets set

5 Edmond teams begin play on Thursday

Drew Harmon
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association released the brackets for the state softball and volleyball tournaments.

Edmond North and Deer Creek will play in the Class 6A and Class 5A softball tournaments beginning Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 N.E. 50th St. in Oklahoma City.

The Huskies (32-2) will open play against Owasso (34-4) at 1 p.m. Thursday. With a win, they will play the Yukon/Sand Springs winner at 2 p.m. Friday. The winner of that game will advance to the 6A state title game at 4 p.m. Saturday.

North’s only losses of the year came to Owasso and Sand Springs, both at the Broken Arrow Tournament in mid-August.

The Antlers (25-7) will also play at 1 p.m. Thursday, against Pryor (13-21). Although Pryor is the only team in the bracket with a losing record, they topped Deer Creek in their only meeting this season, 3-0 on Aug. 25. The winner will play the Tahlequah/Chickasha winner at 2 p.m. Friday. The Class 5A championship is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Edmond teams make up three of the eight teams in the Class 6A volleyball tournament, which begins Friday at Shawnee High School and moves to Westmoore High School on Saturday for the semifinals and finals.

Edmond North (32-3) begins play at 11 a.m. Friday, against Owasso (21-12). The Huskies are 1-0 versus Owasso this year. Edmond Memorial (28-4) will play Union (18-15) at 12:45 p.m. Friday. The Bulldogs are 3-0 against Union in 2012.

The winners of those two contests will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Westmoore.

On the other side of the bracket, Edmond Santa Fe (23-10) will face Stillwater (19-11) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The Wolves are 2-0 against Stillwater this season.

With a win, Santa Fe will likely meet defending state champion Bishop Kelley (29-4) at 9 a.m. Saturday at Westmoore.

Three of Kelley’s losses came to out-of-state teams. The Comets’ only in-state loss came at home at the hands of Edmond North on Aug. 30, a four-set match the Huskies took 25-16, 17-25, 15-25, 22-25.

Kelley defeated Edmond North in the rematch on Sept. 20 in three sets, 25-21, 25-11, 25-20.

North and Memorial are 2-2 against each other this season.