U.S. women take silver, men place 10th at sitting volleyball world championship
The U.S. women’s national sitting volleyball team continued its elite-level success at the 2014 ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships last week in Elblag, Poland, coming away with a silver-medal finish. It was the team’s fourth straight silver in major international competition.
The women’s squad cruised to the finals match, defeating all five opponents in pool play and sweeping Russia in the semifinals before falling to China 23-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 17-15. The U.S. women also took silver in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as the 2010 World Championships, held on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma.
North graduate Helker earns another accolade
Oklahoma Baptist junior Hannah Helker leads the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America College Division women’s track and field/cross country teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as Academic All-America of the Year.
Edmond North offers basketball camps
The Edmond North boys basketball program will be hosting the Swish Camp July 1-2 and the Little Huskies Hoop Camp July 7-9.
The Swish Camp is instruction aimed specifically at shooting as each player will have a video analysis done by head boys basketball coach Steven Goss.
The Little Huskies Hoop Camp is a skills camp for students entering grades 1-8 in the 2014-15 season. Players will be instructed by Coach Goss, staff and Husky players each afternoon.
More information can be found at www.huskybasketball.org under the camps tab.
Edmond’s Hancock nominated for ESPY Award
Penn State volleyball athlete Micha Hancock, an Edmond Memorial graduate, and Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor, of St. Paris, Ohio, have both been nominated for 2014 ESPY awards, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete, while Taylor is up for Best Male Collegiate Athlete.
Following a nationwide fan vote, the winners of each category will be revealed at the 2014 ESPYS, which air live on ESPN July 16. Fans can vote for Hancock and Taylor.
Goodin of OCU captures WOGA Stroke Play Championship
Caroline Goodin of Oklahoma City University took the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship title today at Oak Tree Country Club.
Goodin posted a 76-72—148 on Oak Tree’s east course. Goodin, who hails from Deer Creek High School, erased a two-stroke deficit entering the second round to win by two shots over Baylee Price of Northeastern State.
Rainiers Drop RedHawks 4-3 in 10th
For the second game in a row, the Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 4-3, in extra innings Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
Nick Franklin hit a two-out grounder to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning and the single brought home the winning run for Tacoma.
Tacoma (35-41) took a 2-0 lead in the series with Oklahoma City (42-36). On Saturday, the Rainiers defeated the RedHawks 4-3 in 11 innings.
Stringer, Endecott earn First-Team All-South Central Region baseball honors
A successful baseball campaign by Oklahoma Christian in the Heartland Conference resulted in a trio of Eagles earning NCAA Division II regional honors.
First baseman Blake Stringer and relief pitcher Dillon Endecott were named to the first-team list on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-South Central Region honor teams, which were announced Thursday.
Eagle outfielder Jordan Lopez was a second-team pick on the squads, which honor players from the three Division II leagues that make up the South Central Region — the Heartland, Lone Star and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences.
Oklahoma Attack wins Prime Time Tournament
The Oklahoma Attack, an AAU traveling basketball team made up of a nucleus of Edmond athletes, went 5-1 last month to win the Prime Time Tournament in Oklahoma City. The tournament was well represented with teams from Houston, Dallas, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma.
OC sophomore Johnston repeats as Division II All-America golfer
For the second straight year, Oklahoma Christian golfer Sam Johnston was named to the PING Division II All-America list.
Johnston, a sophomore from San Diego, was one of eight players who received second-team recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America, which chooses the Division II All-America squads.
Edmond’s Rust wins successive pro tournaments
Beginning the final round of the OK Kids Koral Championship Saturday at Bel Mar Golf Club three strokes back of third-round leader Andrew Yun, the Edmond Santa Fe/University of Central Oklahoma product made certain everybody knew he was coming.
Dillon Rust had birdied No. 2 and eagled No. 3 already. Then he made bogey at No. 5. Then he pulled his tee shot well left at maybe the toughest hole on the course, the 212-yard par 3 sixth.
Then he knocked it in.
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