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February 18, 2013

Packed week in store for Stephens County

DUNCAN — There will certainly be no shortage of excitement this coming week for Stephens County schools.

High School Basketball playoffs will be the hot topic of conversation as area teams continue their quest towards Oklahoma City and the state tournament.

The stakes will not be any higher than on Friday night (8 p.m.) for the No. 5 Velma-Alma Comets (23-3), who will be taking on undefeated and No. 2 Glencoe (27-0) in the area championship game from Stroud High School.

To the winner of this game will go a berth in the Class A Boys state tournament which begins on Thursday Feb. 28.

For the Lady Comets (19-7), they will also be featured in the area tournament in Stroud starting on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

V-A’s opponent will be No. 16 Davenport (18-8), with the winner advancing to play Friday afternoon in the semifinals against either Woodland or Stonewall.

In Class 2A, Empire’s Lady Bulldogs along with the Central High boys and girls teams will be in action this week.

EHS will try and keep its season alive when it takes on Konawa (7-17) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon from Wynnewood High School.

With a win, the Lady Bulldogs (14-10) will travel to Rush Springs to face either Amber-Pocasset or Rush Springs Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

Also on Thursday afternoon, head coach John Nease and his Bronchos (13-9) will try and stave off elimination as they take the floor against No. 7 Dale (21-5) at 3 p.m. from Wynnewood High School.

With a win, CHHS will take on either Hinton or Hydro-Eakley at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon from Rush Springs High School.

As for the Lady Bronchos (17-6), they will be in the nightcap Thursday night (6:30 p.m.) at Wynnewood High School when they meet No. 2 Dale (24-1) in a winners bracket contest.

Should Central High prevail, the Lady Bronchos will advance to the area tournament and play for the regional title Saturday night Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. from Rush Springs High School against either Amber-Pocasset or Rush Springs.

A loss will see the Lady Bronchos fall into the consolation bracket to face the winner of Apache/Hinton on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. from Rush Springs.

With the Class 3A brackets comes a favor for both Marlow teams.

Thursday night will see both the Outlaws and Lady Outlaws in action against Millwood at 6:30 and 8 p.m. with both games being played at Outlaw Gymnasium.

If the Lady Outlaws (14-8) win they will face either Lindsay or Meeker Saturday Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. from Lindsay High School, but a loss will see MHS take on the winner of Marietta and Kingfisher at 6:30 p.m. on Friday Feb. 22 from Lindsay.

Meanwhile the Outlaws (14-9) will meet the winner of the matchup between Marietta and Kingfisher on Saturday Feb. 23 (8 p.m.) from Lindsay with a win, while a loss puts the Outlaws in a game against either Lindsay or Meeker on Friday night at 8 p.m. from Lindsay.

Comanche will also be in action on Thursday as the Indians (10-14) will meet Jones (0-19) at 3 p.m. from Washington High School.

Should CHS win, it will meet the loser of the Prague/Stroud game on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. from Washington.

For the Lady Indians (2-16) they will also meet Jones (14-9) on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from Washington, with the winner meeting the loser of the Stroud/Prague game on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from Washington.

As for the Duncan Lady Demons (4-19) in Class 5A, they face a long road trip to Piedmont to face the No. 5 Lady Wildcats (15-7) on Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Should DHS prevail, it will meet the winner of the Lawton MacArthur/Guymon contest on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. for the regional championship at Piedmont High School.

For the Demons (5-18), they also face a road trip as they will travel to Carl Albert on Friday night at 8 p.m. for a matchup against the No. 4 Titans (18-5) with the winner meeting either Del City or Shawnee for the regional championship Saturday night at 7 p.m. from Carl Albert.

In addition to all of the hardcourt action, Friday morning will see the start of the 2013 State Wrestling Tournament from the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Arena, with matches beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Representing Duncan will be MarkWae Sanders, Jett Gray, Cameron McGill, Christian Carnahan and Connor Kelly.

Comanche will be sending JonWayne Townsend and Corey Williams to the state competition, with Marlow’s Cody Scroggins also competing.


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    The Duncan boys golfers competed at a tournament at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City Thursday.
    Individual scores were Blake Graham with 76 and 79, Logan Harris with 76 and 75, Tyler Albin with 77 and 78, Christian Dructor with 78 and 86, and Carson Hogstad with 80 and 83.

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    Duncan boys coach Todd Ledford said that the Demons will be one of just three Class 5A teams attending. The rest of the teams are 6A.

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  • More home tourney action awaits Demons

    Another weekend of home matches await the Duncan tennis teams.
    The BancFirst Tournament will be at the Duncan High School tennis courts, with the girls playing Friday and the boys Saturday. The tourneys come one week after Duncan hosted the Southern Oklahoma Invitational.

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  • 4-18 Empire baseball.jpg Bulldog pitching staff builds confidence

    Heading towards the postseason, Empire is closing in on the possibility of winning record thanks in large part to its improvements on defense.
    The Bulldogs (10-11) have cut down the errors from 10 or more a game to two or three a game. Coach Stefan Hunt said that’s led to the pitchers seeing some better results on the mound. Though, the pitchers have improved their game as well.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17 duncan baseball photo.jpg Demons in close district race

    The Duncan baseball team is in a close race to finish in the top four in District 2-5A and earn a trip to regionals.
    Duncan is 7-3 in district and in third place. First-place Carl Albert has lost just one district game. The Titans split with second-place Chickasha, which also split with Duncan.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17 jaz gayanich signing photo.jpg Gayanich to play for Panhandle State

    Velma-Alma senior Jaz Gayanich signed Wednesday to play basketball for Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.
    Gayanich said Panhandle coach Jerry Olsen was upfront about his program and ideas, compared to other coaches Gayanich visited. Gayanich already knows what role he’s expected to play.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Those who knew John Humphrey respected him

    Duncan resident Rod Battles got to know John Humphrey pretty well.
    Battles first played Duncan High School baseball for Humphrey in 1965. He later returned to DHS, when Humphrey hired him as an assistant, and later head baseball coach. After both men retired, they became fishing buddies. Humphrey joined Battles and others for annual trips to Lake Texhoma.

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  • 4-17 VA baseball 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

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