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.
OSA hosts State Cup in Broken Arrow
The Oklahoma Soccer Association’s State Cup will be be contested May 18-19 at Broken Arrow’s Indian Springs Soccer Complex for ages under 11 and under 18.The State Cup is Oklahoma’s oldest open competition tournament which draws over 150 teams to the Tulsa metro area and features the finest soccer teams from Oklahoma.
Many of these young soccer players eventually play for colleges in Oklahoma and around the country. For an entertaining weekend of youth soccer, visit the OSA State Open.
For more information on these tournaments and participating teams, contact Dale Watts at 918-627-2663 ext 22 or email at email@example.com.
Schrock shines, Bronchos advance
Kalynn Schrock dominated in the pitching circle for the third straight day and Central Oklahoma used another fast start to charge past Fort Hays State 7-1 and capture the NCAA Division II Central Regional I Tournament title in Hays, Kan. Sunday.
The No. 19-ranked Bronchos, who erupted for nine first-inning runs in an 11-3 run-rule rout of the No. 15-rated and top-seeded Tigers Saturday, burst out of the gate with four runs in their initial at bat and were never threatened.
Schrock gave up just three hits and one unearned run while walking one and striking out six in improving to 28-6 to tie the school record for wins. The junior left-hander threw all 19 innings for UCO in the tournament, giving up just 10 hits and four runs — one earned — with 20 strikeouts.
Edmond Memorial runs to state girls track title
The Lady Bulldogs of Edmond Memorial scored in 13 of 17 events to romp to the Class 6A girls championship in impressive fashion at the OSSAA State Track and Field Championships at Yukon Saturday.
Crosstown rival Edmond Santa Fe was a distant second in the girls division while the Memorial boys also finished second to Broken Arrow, 125-110, falling short on the concluding 1600 relay.
Memorial's ladies won three relay titles and got a gold medal from sophomore Jenny Roy, who had a career best of 5-6 to win the high jump. The Lady ‘Dogs piled up 134 points while Santa Fe finished with 73 to claim the runner-up trophy.
The Memorial boys held a slim 106-105 advantage going into the final event on the program, the 1600 meter relay and the Bulldogs had qualified second behind Enid with a time of 3:23.27 while Broken Arrow fell into the No. 4 slot with a qualifying time of 3:24.87.
Antlers double their pleasure
For the Deer Creek boys, it was a romp in the park. For the Lady Antlers, things were a little more tense, but in the end both Deer Creek track teams ended up with State Champion trophies at the OSSAA Track and Field Championships at Yukon High School Saturday.
For the Deer Creek ladies, the championship was not decided until the final race. Defending champion Shawnee picked up eight points in the 1600 meter run to up their total to 76 going into the concluding 1600 meter relay. Deer Creek had 85.5 points and could hold off the Lady Wolves and clinch the team title with a third-place finish. Kirsten Burnett had already racked up gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meters and another with the Lady Antlers' 400 meter relay when she took the baton in fourth place for the anchor leg of the deciding relay.
"I knew I had to finish third if we were going to win, but I just put it out of my mind and decided to run as hard as I could," said an exhausted but jubilant Burnett as she was mugged by her teammates. She joined Lillie Martin, Jade Orange and Alexis Allen on the awards stand in second place which added 16 points to the team and gave the Lady Antlers 101.5. The Lady Wolves actually won the relay, but the 20 points left them with only 96 for the runner-up trophy.
- SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek wins state soccer title
- SLIDESHOW: Boys state tennis tournament The Edmond North boys won their fourth consecutive tennis state championship on Saturday, sweeping both singles and both doubles titles. Oklahoma Christian School's doubles teams took titles, and teams and individuals from both Edmond Memorial and Edmond Santa Fe placed.
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