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.
Huskies come back again; rewarded with state championship
The Edmond North boys soccer team was certainly down. But, only a fool would have called them out.
Trailing defending state champion Norman North late in the second half of the Class 6A state finals, the Huskies came through with one final escape act.
In a matter of minutes, the Huskies flipped the course of Saturday afternoon’s state finals match at Noble High School. Clay Collier scored the equalizer with 19 minutes to play. Three minutes later, Edmond North vaulted in front 2-1 on a score by Sam Brown.
UCO softball team makes Central Regional finals
Ally Dziadula set the tone in Central Oklahoma’s first at bat and the Bronchos erupted for nine first-inning runs en route to a stunning 11-3 winner’s bracket rout of top-seeded Fort Hays State (Kan.) in the NCAA Division II Central Regional I Tournament in Hays, Kan. Saturday.
Dziadula roped a triple off the right field fence to lead off the bottom of the first inning against FHSU ace Maddie Holub — who no-hit UCO in a 5-0 win last week — and the Bronchos got run-scoring hits from four different players in taking early control.
- SLIDESHOW: Edmond Santa Fe at state track & field meet
- SLIDESHOW: Edmond North at state track & field meet
- SLIDESHOW: Edmond Memorial at state track & field meet
- SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek at state track & field meet
Edmond's a special place for golf
From youth golf, to the collegiate level, to the professionals playing out of Oak Tree National, golf in Edmond is pretty special.
And, what a way to boost the level of golf in Edmond — if possible — by bringing in the 2014 U.S. Senior Open to Oak Tree National next summer.
On Thursday at Oak Tree, the USGA had a press conference announcing the championship will be contested in Edmond at Oak Tree National.
“It’s (the state of golf) terrific here in Edmond,” said senior professional Willie Wood, one of the current touring pros consisting of the “Oak Tree Gang” stated. “Memorial (high school) has always been good and Santa Fe has good teams. Edmond North just won its ninth straight state championship.”
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