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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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