The Duncan Banner

April 7, 2013

Demons look to get back on track

Evan Grice
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — With the regular season quickly winding down for area teams, this week could prove pivotal when it comes to playoff time.

One team looking to break out of an unwanted streak is the No. 14 Duncan Demons (9-8), who will complete their two-game district series against the No. 4 Chickasha Fighting Chicks this afternoon.

Friday night saw CHS take the first game of the series, 3-1, which sent the Demons to their fifth straight district loss.

Following the conclusion of this series, DHS will travel to Carl Albert for the Bill Tipton Tournament which is scheduled to begin on Thursday with the Demons facing Class 4A Blanchard and Shawnee on the first day of play.



EMPIRE

After having the rain wash away its last game against Ryan, the Empire Bulldogs will be back at work this afternoon (5:30 p.m.) at home to Ringling.

EHS enters this week having won three out of its last five games, and will be looking for more as the Bulldogs try and get back to .500.

A home contest against Waurika will be on the menu for Tuesday, before a rematch against Temple takes place on Thursday for the Bulldogs.



COMANCHE

It was a mixed bag over the weekend for the Comanche Indians (5-10).

After defeating Tishomingo in their opening game, CHS was shutout by No. 10 Kingston at the LCC Tournament in Lone Grove.

Today begins the start of another busy week for the Indians, as Sulphur comes to the Field of Dreams with first pitch set for 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday will see old rivals clash at Jake’s Field in Velma as CHS will tangle with the Comets, before participating in the Jake Leffler Comet Invitational wood-bat Tournament beginning on Thursday.

Comanche will meet Elmore City-Pernell in its first game of the tournament with first pitch scheduled for Noon from Ringling High School.

VELMA-ALMA

Speaking of the Comets, they will be at home this afternoon, and all this week.

Today the Wilson Eagles will provide the opposition (4:30 p.m.), as Kyle Bare and his squad look to take full advantage of home field.

After a visit from Comanche on Tuesday, the Comets will prepare to host the Jake Leffler Comet Invitational wood-bat tournament starting on Thursday.

V-A’s first game will be against Waurika with the first pitch set for 2 p.m. from Velma.

CENTRAL HIGH

Another team who will be taking part in the Comet Invitational wood-bat tournament will be the Central High Bronchos (9-9).

Following a hectic week full of cancellations due to wet conditions, the Bronchos will look to get above .500 as they will travel to Chattanooga and Fletcher today and Tuesday respectively.

CHHS will meet Walters on Thursday in its first round game at the Comet Invitational, with the first pitch set for Noon. Should the Bronchos win, they will play Frederick at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

BRAY-DOYLE

If one game is good, then two is better.

Today will see the Bray-Doyle Donkeys play a doubleheader against Oklahoma Christian Academy as B-D will look to make up for games lost last week due to weather.

Maysville will be waiting on Thursday afternoon, before a triangular with Washington and Lexington will take place on Friday for the Donkeys.

MARLOW

While the rain might have caused havoc across the state, it didn’t stop the No. 4 Marlow Outlaws from earning another win.

At the Jones Tournament on Saturday, the Outlaws gained a measure of revenge against the Longhorns, shutting them out 7-0.

MHS fans will hope another slice of humble pie will be served Tuesday afternoon at Stone-Black Field when the Tuttle Tigers come to play.

These two teams have already met once this season, with the Tigers coming away with a slim 4-3 victory on March 8.

Thursday afternoon will see the Outlaws return to tournament play, as they will participate in the Kingfisher/Piedmont Tournament.

MHS will take on Noble at 2:30 p.m. and Christian Heritage at 5 p.m. to open play on Thursday.

WAURIKA

On the heels of their first win of the season over Geronimo, the Waurika Eagles will be looking to keep the momentum going this week.

Today will see WHS go up against the Healdton Bulldogs at 4 p.m. before the Eagles meet another set of Bulldogs from Empire on Tuesday afternoon also at 4 p.m.

With Thursday will come the Jake Leffler Comet Invitational wood-bat tournament, which will see the Eagles lock up with the host Comets in their first game of the day.