When one chapter closes, another one begins.
For recent Duncan graduate Courtney Moore, this was the case for her Friday night at Racer Field.
With the conclusion of the Girls Class 5A All-State soccer game, came the end of the DHS standouts stellar soccer career, which saw her play 13 years of club soccer in Irving, Texas.
“I’m pretty proud seeing how Courtney has improved,” Duncan assistant coach Ramon Garcia said. “Her attitude especially towards the team has gotten so much better since she was a freshman. She really sent out the message to the rest of the girls that hard work does pay off if you put in the hours.”
With her days on the pitch over, Moore is looking forward to conquering a new challenge, college softball.
Starting this fall, Moore will be suiting up for the Rose State College Lady Raiders in Oklahoma City.
“The game of soccer has been really tiring for me, especially since I’m not much of a runner to begin with,” Moore said. “But, I stuck with it and this has gotten me in shape. I’d much rather be playing softball though. I’m looking forward to being on my own and just seeing what’s to come with college softball.”
During her senior year, Moore left her mark on both the Lady Demon softball and soccer teams, earning dual All-State honors along the way.
For the year in softball, Moore was recognized as The Duncan Banner Player of the Year, hitting .548 for the season along with 43 RBI. She also totaled eight homeruns on the season while becoming the career homerun leader for Duncan softball.
On the soccer field, Moore scored eight goals this season for the Lady Demons, as the team collected six victories during the season.
“There was a lot of after hours work on my part during the season,” Moore said about All-Stating in two sports. “I just worked hard for it everyday and did everything I had to do to make it possible.”
One last special moment for Moore came before the start of the All-State game, when she was escorted on the field during pre-game introductions by her mother Sherry.
“My mom is my best friend and has been there for me since day one,” Moore said. “She’s missed maybe two games my entire career in softball and soccer. She’s always there for me.”
When one chapter closes, another one begins.
Comets stay calm under pressure
Lately, Velma-Alma baseball has made a habit of having some exciting finishes.
In its home tournament, the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament, last weekend, it won four of five games. All of those victories came by less than five runs and two of them were by only one run.
Course challenges Lady Demons
The Duncan girls golf team took sixth at the longest course it has played this year.
KickingBird Golf Course is 5,300 yards. Add the windy conditions at the tournament hosted by Edmond Santa Fe and it made for a challenging day.
Demon boys see Guthrie tennis action
Some younger Duncan boys tennis players got experience at a tournament hosted by Guthrie Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
The Demons had to adjust their lineup, though, after Cameron McCasland, who was to play No. 1 doubles with Alan Hruby, got sick. Sam Moffit was moved from No. 1 singles to take McCasland’s place
Demons take two from Del City
The Duncan baseball team swept a doubleheader at Del City Tuesday.
The Demons won the first game 13-0. Dylan Zawicki got his fourth win of the season. Duncan got two-run singles from Mason Hightower, Hunter Phillips and Collin Klingensmith. Scott Cooper and Zawicki each had one RBI.
Bronchos survive Fletcher
Coach Jeff Jones realized he made a mistake after Tuesday’s 8-7 win at home versus Fletcher.
He saw that his freshman pitcher, Dylan Jones, was struggling but he still hoped that the Bronchos could finish off the win with him on the mound. Jones had only given up one run in six full innings. Why shouldn’t the coach stick with him?
Girls tennis tops at Guthrie
The Duncan girls tennis team won a tournament hosted by Guthrie in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
The tournament was moved from Monday because of weather. It didn’t affect the Demons, as they reached the finals in all four divisions and won three.
Soccer teams do well despite losses to Antlers
Although the Duncan soccer teams didn’t score a goal against Deer Creek Tuesday at home, the coaches liked how the teams played against a tough opponent.
The boys particularly made it tough on the Antlers in a 2-0 loss. Duncan kept Deer Creek off balance had plenty of opportunities to scores, but couldn’t finish shots.
Golfers sixth at Fort Sill
Windy conditions made it difficult on the Duncan boys golf team at the Class 5A state preview tournament at Fort Sill Monday.
“It was a rough day on everybody,” said Demon coach Lindy Welborn. “I’m betting (the golfers) were concerned more with how they were going to get warm than what the’d get out of their next shot.”
Glenna L. Gray
Glenna L. Gray, 67 of Oklahoma City a former long time Duncan resident passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.
Kelly headed to Southeastern
Duncan senior Connor Kelly signed Monday to play football for Southeastern Oklahoma University.
Kelly, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Demons, considered several options before joining his father Kevin’s alma mater. Connor Kelly is also a standout wrestler and hurdler for the Demons.
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