Bronchos fighting short-game woes
Short-game troubles proved costly to Central Oklahoma on the second day of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Thursday as the Bronchos dropped a spot in the team standings.
UCO shot a 320 to finish two trips around the tough 6,228-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Legends Course at LPGA International with a 646 total, leaving the Bronchos 10th in the 12-team field with two rounds remaining.
Four-time defending national champion Nova Southeastern has a 586 total and leads Lynn by three shots.
Leagues forming on the Boulevard
Some 95 million people worldwide enjoy the sport of bowling according to Lois Riggan, Secretary of the Edmond Summer Doubles Bowling and Summer Retirees Leagues. She invites area bowlers to get out and join a bowling league and find out what all of the fun is about.
Riggan said, “You can meet wonderful people, have some good exercise and find that it is a great social activity at the lanes.”
Riggan said we have two active fun-filled Senior Leagues in Edmond.
Summer Senior Doubles is open to all adults. Youngest bowlers are early 50s and the oldest bowlers are mid-90s, making all adults welcome.
Deer Creek continues momentum on the track
The Deer Creek Antlers appear to be on the verge of moving up into Class 6A competition of Oklahoma high school athletics. Both boys and girls track squads appear ready to make that move if their performance in the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association Meet of Champions in Yukon Tuesday carries any weight.
Fresh from state championships in both divisions at Yukon on Saturday, the Antler squads returned to Yukon and captured the featured 400 meter relay in both girls and boys division in impressive fashion.
In addition, Deer Creek sprint champion Otuga Ananaba showed the small school boys how to run the 100 meters as he repeated his state championship gold medal with a 10.75 clocking for the gold. He was followed by Hunter Boykin of Cushing, Andre Seymore of Glenpool and Papi White of Seminole.
Bronchos begin tourney 9th heading into today's round
Taylor Neidy recovered from a slow start to shoot a 76 and pace Central Oklahoma on the first day of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Wednesday.
Neidy was the only one of UCO’s five players to break 80 on the rugged 6,228-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Legends Course at LPGA International, with the Bronchos recording a dozen double bogeys and a triple bogey en route to an opening-round 326.
That has UCO ninth in the 12-team tourney heading into the second of four rounds today. Four-time defending national champion Nova Southeastern shot a 292 and has an nine-shot lead over Lynn.
Pitcher Lopez makes First Team All-Conference for UCO
Pitcher Edgar Lopez led seven Central Oklahoma players named to the All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association baseball teams, the league announced.
Lopez was a first-team selection, while pitcher Ethan Sharp, designated hitter Matt Malloy, shortstop Cesar Wong, third baseman Matt Johnson and outfielders Tyler Crabtree and Jared Wright all earned honorable mention honors.
A senior from Yuma, Ariz., Lopez posted an 8-3 record heading into the semifinals of the MIAA Post-season Tournament. The crafty right-hander entered that contest with a 3.86 earned run average and had struck out 78 batters in 84 innings.
Edmond Memorial has 6 athletes sign letters of intents
Six Edmond Memorial Bulldogs signed letters of intents with prospective colleges just prior to the end of the school year.
From left, bottom row, Alec Warren, Mattie Farris and Kaleigh Troxell. Top, Zach Medeiros, Tyler Holcomb and Jacob Gillispie.
Girls basketball camps offered through Edmond Schools
The three head varsity girls basketball coaches (Dandy Peeler, Edmond Memorial; Karlie Free, Edmond North; Paul Bass, Edmond Santa Fe) of Edmond Schools will be hosting a youth basketball camp for girls entering kindergarten-ninth grades at Edmond Memorial High School May 28-31.
Oklahoma Christian's Burgess named to All-America Team
Oklahoma Christian relief pitcher Chris Burgess has been named to the National Christian College Athletic Association All-America baseball team.
Burgess, who has shined as OC’s closer this spring after transferring from Oklahoma, received the recognition before the start of the NCCAA World Series, which began today in Mason, Ohio. He earlier was named as the NCCAA Central Region pitcher of the year.
Burgess, a senior from West Chicago, Ill., became the 11th All-America selection in Oklahoma Christian baseball history and the first since Manny Bones received honorable mention on the NAIA All-America list in 2000.
He is only the fourth first-team All-American in the program’s history, joining Morris Karnes (1972), Ken Hope (1976) and Mark Jackson (1990), who all received their honors when OC was a member of the NAIA.
Edmond's Fisher volunteers with Miracle League
Edmond resident and Chesapeake Energy Corporation Executive Vice President of Production Jeff Fisher gets into the game with a Miracle League player. Fisher volunteered with other Chesapeake employees as part of the company’s Operation Blue campaign.
During Operation Blue, Chesapeake employees serve needs in their communities by volunteering four hours on company time.
The Miracle League of Edmond provides an opportunity for children and adults with special needs to play baseball. The league plays at a specially designed field at Mitch Park.
Edmond to host national soccer tournament
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Edmond and Oklahoma Soccer Association will host the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The games will take place at the ESC Complex in Edmond.
The championships are expected to draw more than 4,000 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators with the opening ceremonies taking place on June 20.
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