North’s Tran, Robertson, garner individual gold
The Edmond North girls and boys swimming teams competed in the Red River Shootout Nov. 9 in Frisco, Texas. The meet featured eight teams from Texas and four from Oklahoma.
The Lady Huskies finished third, with host Frisco High School snatching the title.
Individually, North’s Ally Robertson won the 200 Individual Medley and finished second in the 100 Breastrooke.
The girls 200 Medley Relay team of Alexa Acuna, Sarah Helton, Ryanne Vance, and Robertson, also nabbed a silver medal.
On the boys side, the Huskies finished fourth in the meet, with Norman North taking first.
Alan Tran won the 500 Freestyle for North. The next highest finish for the Huskies was the 200 Free Relay team of Garrett Duncan, Michael Britton, Zack Padgett, and Tran, which finished third.
“The meet was a great opportunity for the swimmers to see where they are at this time of the year,” said swim coach Steve Riggs. “The competition in north Texas is among the best in the country, and it should motivate us to work harder to compete in Oklahoma.”
Edmond's Harkins headliner in mixed martial arts cage fight
Brad Harkins of Edmond will be a headliner in a MMA fight Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Farmer's Public Market, 311 S. Klein.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $50 and are available at ticketstorm.com.
Harkins will face off with Harrah's Lucas Queen. Torres will compete later on the card.
VIDEO: 400-pound high school running back runs over opponents
Tipping the scales at 400 pounds, Tony Picard of White Swan High School in Yakima, Washington, racked up 576 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
UCO’s Clark nominated for Division II Player of the Year
Central Oklahoma wide receiver Marquez Clark has been named one of 28 candidates for the 2013 Harlon Hill Trophy that goes to the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.
Clark, who redshirted at UCO last year following an All-America career at Navarro College, had a record-setting season with the Bronchos as a receiver/returner.
The junior from Texarkana, Texas has set a single-season school record for all-purpose yards with 2,031 and ranks among the national leaders in punt returns, all-purpose yards, receiving yards and receptions.
Macy of OCU becomes SAC Freshman of Year
Kristen Macy became the first volleyball player from Oklahoma City University to garner Sooner Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year accolades to highlight four Stars who gained all-conference acclaim.
The Stars’ Meghan Irwin and Danielle Robison made the All-SAC second team, and Torrie Flynn reeled in honorable-mention all-league honors.
Macy, a freshman outside hitter from Edmond Memorial, piled up 3.05 kills, 2.88 digs, 0.39 aces, 0.35 blocks and 3.69 points a set this season for OCU. Macy led the Stars with 348 kills, which ranked sixth in the league.
As a freshman, Macy notched 10 double-doubles, knocked down a season-high 20 kills against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on Sept. 30 at Abe Lemons Arena and scooped 26 digs at Austin (Texas) on Sept. 18.
Central Oklahoma’s rally falls short
A frantic fourth-quarter rally fell short as Central Oklahoma dropped a wild 45-38 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association decision to intrastate rival Northeastern State in Tahlequah Saturday afternoon.
The Bronchos trailed 38-17 early in the fourth quarter before making things interesting down the stretch with three touchdowns in the final 10 minutes, but a school-record-tying five interceptions — including two inside the NSU 10-yard line — was too much to overcome.
UCO had a two-game winning streak stopped in dropping its fourth straight President’s Cup battle to the RiverHawks and ended the season 2-8.
“We battled and gave ourselves a chance at the end, but you can’t turn the ball over like that and expect to win,” Univeristy of Central Oklahoma head coach Nick Bobeck said. “It’s a tough way to end the season.”
Florida State inches closer to Alabama in Legends Poll
Unbeatens held onto the top four spots in the college football Legends Poll, as Stanford stumbled out of the Top 5 with a loss to USC.
Seal the deal
In the final minutes with Edmond North attempting to defend a slender 9-7 advantage over rival Memorial looking into a stiff southern wind Friday night, the Bulldogs were riding momentum after quarterback Mick Mayerske had hit Jordan Reed with a perfect strike for a 40-yard touchown just minutes earlier.
Memorial was in gear to repeat the feat, but Husky defensive back Jake Hobbs anticipated wholly, ran up and jumped a Bulldog route, picked off the pass, broke a tackle and sprung free up the left sideline for a 62-yard interception return for a TD to send Edmond North to the second round of the playoffs with a 16-7 conquest of Memorial at Wantland Stadium. The Huskies, 7-4, will play at Tulsa Union (9-2) next Friday. The ‘Dogs finish 2013 at 6-5.
MacArthur comes back to nip Deer Creek
The Deer Creek Antlers moved the pigskin into Lawton MacArthur territory, but the Highlanders picked off a pass to hang on to a wild 34-29 Class 5A first-round playoff game Friday night.
The Antlers, 6-5, garnered a 29-28 lead with 5:33 to play in regulation when Cole Verble made a great sliding catch from 23 yards out from Caden Sander.
Lawton McArthur picked up a key pass interference call on a third-and-12 situation to keep its drive alive before hitting pay dirt with the winning score for the 34-29 final with just over three minutes to play.
“It was a great high school football game,” said Antlers coach Grant Gower. “It was a great atmosphere. Our guys played well and I was really proud of our effort.
Frankfurt clears 200 yards rushing; Saints doom Chisholm
The Class 2A defending state champion Oklahoma Christian Saints powered by Chisholm on the road Friday night, winning an opening-round playoff contest 35-7. The Saints (8-3) advance to face the victor of the Marietta/Lindsay contest.
OCS hit the board twice in the first stanza, and that is all the Saints needed as they cruised to victory.
The opening-quarter scores were explosive runs by Luke Frankfurt and Thomas Qualls, covering 53 and 36 yards respectively. Frankfurt destroyed the now 9-2 Chisholm defense, ripping off 208 yards rushing and four touchdowns. He also found the end zone from 34, 23 and 12 yards out.
Quallls added 71 yards on the ground and in all, Oklahoma Christian wound up with 298 yards rushing.
Saint kicker Jack Markmiller was an untarnished 5-for-5 on extra-point kicks.
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