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January 1, 2013

Top 10 sports stories of 2012

Velma-Alma hoops run was the top storyline of the year

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DUNCAN — 6. Lady Demons reach state softball tournament

The Duncan Lady Demons came into the season with several goals, but the one at the top of the list was undoubtedly the biggest: Make it to the state tournament.

After an up-and-down season, they did just that, pulling out a best-of-three series against Guthrie, 2-1, to be one of just eight teams left standing in Class 5A.

In the first round, the Lady Demons drew the unfortunate matchup of powerhouse Grove, which ended Duncan’s season.

7. Dismuke’s career ends in injury at OU

Few players have ever had as much hype coming out of high school as offensive lineman Dylan Dismuke.

After redshirting during his first year, all signs pointed to big things coming from Dismuke this season at Oklahoma. He had climbed to second on the depth chart during the spring practice period and was in-line for some serious playing time on the Sooner’s offensive line, which was in need of depth.

A knee injury that wouldn’t heal, though, dashed those hopes as Dismuke’s promising football career vanished.

Dismuke’s scholarship remains and he intends on getting a degree from Oklahoma.

8. Hammond commits to OU basketball

Many sports fans in Stephens County don’t know Jacob Hammond. In a few years, though, they may be happy to claim him.

Hammond doesn’t play for an area high school, rather, the home school senior plays for the Oklahoma City Sky, a team that travels around the country playing top-tier competition.

After a strong year with the Oklahoma City Storm, the versatile 6-foot-10 forward had the attention of plenty of colleges and on Aug. 23, he gave a verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma.

Hammond is now a senior and will soon get the chance to sign on the dotted line before joining the Sooners next year.

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    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan well represented at Hoedebeck tournament

    The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club will host 60 players, 10 of which are in the Duncan Public School system, in its Hoedebeck Memorial Junior Tournament Wednesday through Thursday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Playoff hopes on Oklahoma’s mind at Big 12 media day

    High expectations are always chained to Oklahoma both internally and among its massive fan base.
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    July 23, 2014

  • Former OSU line coach having impact at UT

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    July 23, 2014

  • In the middle of it Demons return from camp energized

    Duncan volleyball returned to practice with a spring in its step Monday, despite not being on their own gym floor.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Defensive showcase Comanche’s defense strengthens

    Everyone around the Indian program (even one Outlaw) points out how far the softball team has come, but nothing is more evident then the improvement on defense.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

    On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.

    In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three legs of the career Grand Slam.

    And over four days at Royal Liverpool, he had no equal.

    July 20, 2014

  • Watkins wins Watkins shines in Duncan tennis tournament

    Freshman Addie Watkins didn’t let playing older opponents deter her from winning the 16-year-old girls division at the Duncan First Bank Jr. Challenger Tournament Friday.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • McKelvey named Banner sports editor

    Assistant Sports Editor John McKelvey has been promoted to sports editor of The Duncan Banner.

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