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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 — 9. Comets repeat as state track champs

There was never a question as to which boys’ team was the best in Class 2A as the Velma-Alma Comets dominated en route to their second straight state track and field championship on May 5.

Checotah Lynn won the 110 and 300-meter hurdles along with the pole vault, while Corbin Byford won the 400-meter dash, Tyler Smith won the 800-meter run and three Comet relay squads took gold.

Duncan also had several athletes claim Class 5A state track titles. Dylan Mettler won the pole vault, Jared Griffin won the long jump and Derek McKnight won the shot put. On the girls’ side, Jamesia Milton set a state record as she won the shot put.

10. Lady Demons are state tennis runner-ups

With Bishop McGuinness no longer in Class 5A, the door was open for the Duncan Lady Demons to go after a state title.

After Day 1 of the tournament, that door was still wide open before a few tough semifinal matches all but ended Duncan’s chances. That’s when the focus turned to the runner-up title, with Duncan and Cascia Hall neck-and-neck.

Freshman Alex Bowers proved to be the difference-maker as she pulled out a riveting three-set victory in the No. 2 singles championship, claiming the title and lifting the Lady Demons to a runner-up finish.

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  • Price Gayanich and Price featured at All State

    With Comanche’s Jacob Hammond not participating, Indian coach Nick Price and Velma-Alma’s Jaz Gayanich represent Stephens County at the 2014 All State Boys’ Basketball game at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center Thursday night.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gray and Revels represent Stephens County at All State

    Both Comanche’s Shane Revels and Duncan’s Jett Gray lost their matches at the 2014 All State big-schools dual at Bixby High School Wednesday night,

    July 31, 2014

  • Coaches OU football coaches talk about season at local fundraiser

    Toby Rowland addressed the elephant in the room even before Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel arrived at Journey Church on Wednesday.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Sideshows involving Rice and Dungy stain NFL's image

    Pro football training camps should be all about, well, football. But the talk around the NFL is about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension, Tony Dungy's indelicate remarks about Michael Sam and Jim Irsay's largesse. What kind of league is Roger Goodell running?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • All Stater Gray represents Duncan at All State

    Jett Gray will represent all of Stephens County at the All State wrestling dual on Wednesday at Bixby High School.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tennis All State group All State wrapup

    There has been plenty of success for Stephens County High Schools this year and with that comes All State nominations.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan tennis sets a new mark of success

    Sustained success for many years makes it difficult for Duncan high school tennis to earn achievements it already hasn’t accomplished.

    July 29, 2014

  • Breaking through For Coffman, All State runs in the family

    Following in his parents’ footsteps, George “Trey” Coffman III takes part in the Oklahoma All State Baseball Game at 7 p.m. in J.L. Johnson Stadium on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • VA’s Allison coaching small-schools

    In his first year at Velma-Alma, Colt Allison led the Comets to a regional final appearance in baseball, took over as the football head coach and was named the small-schools coach for the baseball All State game on Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Big game atmosphere VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs

    Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
    With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

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