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January 2, 2013

And a hype-e new year

Area teams come into 2013 ranked, looking to climb

DUNCAN — The new year will officially kickoff for area high school sports teams today as Duncan welcomes Ada.

With around 10 games in the books for most area teams, now come the games that really start to matter, the games that will affect teams’ seeding for postseason play.

After an up-and-down start, the Duncan boys’ basketball team comes into 2013 holding onto the last spot in OKRankings.com’s Class 5A top-20 poll. The Demons (5-4) are ranked 17th in their class by maxpreps.com’s computer generated system.

The Velma-Alma Comets look posed for another run to the state tournament as the come into the new year at 8-1 and ranked sixth by OKRankings, whose rankings are used to determine postseason seeding. Maxpreps has the Comets at No. 3 in Class A.

No girls’ basketball teams are currently in the top 20, not even Empire, which is 26th in Class 2A by OKRankings despite a 9-2 start.

WRESTLING

According to OKWrestle.com, the Duncan Demons are the fifth best team in Class 5A (seventh best in duals) coming into 2013.

That ranking could certainly improve, though, as Duncan gets some of its top wrestlers back from injuries that have sidelined them since football season.

Senior Markwae Sanders is Duncan’s top-ranked individual as he sits in second at 113 pounds. In front of him is Collinsville’s Davion Jeffries, who beat Sanders in last year’s state title match.

Junior Jett Gray is third at 120 pounds, senior Christian Carnahan is fourth at 152 and senior Cameron McGill (195 pounds) and sophomore Colton Jump (132) are each ranked fifth in their respective weight classes.

The rankings for Class 3A have not been updated this season, though, Comanche senior JonWayne Townson finished last season ranked No. 1 at 132 pounds and is still the likely favorite after winning his second straight state title.

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  • 4-23 duncan baseball photo.jpg Demons hoping for top-four finish

    The Duncan baseball team will need to take care of business next week in its final District 2-5A games.
    The Demons are 7-5 in district (16-9 overall) after dropping both games of a doubleheader at Carl Albert Monday, 8-1 and 4-1. The Titans (13-1, 26-4) won the district title.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girls soccer gets it done at Altus

    The Duncan girls soccer team battled in a tough environment at Altus to win 1-0 Tuesday.
    Lady Demon coach Delydia Gay said it was frustrating at times for the girls because of some questionable calls the officials made. But she was happy the girls pulled together to win.

    April 23, 2014

  • Meshell shines as Outlaws beat Warriors

    The Marlow baseball team got help from Beau Meshell on the mound and at the plate in a 7-4 home victory against Anadarko Tuesday.
    Meshell held Anadarko to one earned run off three hits and did not walk a batter. He reached base three times, had one run batted in and scored one run.

    April 23, 2014

  • Girls golfers take fourth at Deer Creek

    The Duncan girls golfers took fourth at a tournament hosted by Deer Creek High School at Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond Tuesday.
    Lady Demon coach Steve Etheridge said that the girls played as well as they have all year. Although the golfers struggled putting on some fast greens, Etheridge was happy with their overall performance.

    April 23, 2014

  • Empire softball tries to spark offense

    The Lady Bulldogs are trying to find a way to spice up their offense in preparation for the Class 3A slowpitch softball playoffs.
    Empire has played a tough schedule, with four of the first seven games coming against ranked opponents. However, coach Tony Roberts thinks the team just needs to have some more timely hitting to get on the winning track.

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-22 marlow baseball photo.jpg Outlaws shut out Indians

    Marlow baseball snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-0 win at home against Comanche Monday.
    “We needed to get this win and we got it,” said Marlow coach Jeff Brewer.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-22 duncan golf photo albin.jpg Demon golfers focused on regionals

    The Duncan boys golfers have two more tournaments left before regionals.
    The Demons will head to Ardmore this Monday for a tournament that was postponed from March 3 because of the weather.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22 tyee percival photo.jpg Tourney named in memory of T-ball player

    The Comanche Youth Council will dedicate its preseason baseball and softball tournament to the memory of a T-ball player who unexpectedly passed away this past weekend.
    Tyee Percival, 5, was in his first year of T-ball and played for the Rangers. The youth council has named its preseason tourney the Tyee Percival Memorial Tournament. The council will hang a commemorative banner over the T-ball field at the Comanche Field of Dreams.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lady Donkeys push towards playoffs

    Fighting its roster limitations, Bray-Doyle slowpitch softball has a rare opportunity in front of it.
    Coach Frank Moser is optimistic about his chances in district versus Mayesville and No. 5 Roff. While Roff has been one of the best teams in Class 2A — it has a winning record despite almost all of its games coming against ranked competitors — Mayesville has been one of the worst. It picked up its first win against Alex on April 8 by just one run.

    April 22, 2014

  • Outlaws have chance to host regionals

    The Marlow baseball team has had to overcome some adversity in recent weeks, but coach Jeff Brewer is confident the team will get back on track.
    The past week started with a road game at Blanchard, ranked seventh in Class 4A, last Tuesday. Then came a tough outing at home against Class 4A Newcastle Thursday and a showdown Friday at Sterling, ranked fourth in Class A.

    April 20, 2014

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