Humphreys hits ace in Velma
Recent Velma-Alma graduate L.L. Humphreys made the most of his trip to the Wildhorse Golf Course Wednesday, hitting a hole-in-one on a 120 par three hole.
Humphreys used a nine iron to hit the ace, which was witnessed by Kaleb Osmurs.
Wiles to be honored at Memorial Softball Tournament
Marlow will host an overnight softball tournament in memory of former Duncan resident Alyssa Wiles, who was murdered June 10.
Starting at 8 p.m., the games will be played at Eddie Palmer Field.
All funds from the event will go to the Wiles family.
She is Safe to host “Run From Dark” 5K Run/Walk
The local She is Safe Advocacy team will sponsor a night 5K Run/Walk Friday that will start at 9 p.m. Friday at the west parking lot of Duncan Regional Hospital.
The event will serve to raise awareness and funds for the organization, which fights to liberate women from abuse, poverty and exploitation in high risk places around the globe.
Duncan’s annual bike event to kick off on Saturday
The Dehydrator will be back in Duncan this weekend, starting at 7:05 a.m. Saturday at the Simmons Center. The event will feature rides of 10, 25, 50, 62 and 80 miles, the later being a new addition, but will not host a race.
Those still interested in registering can sign up on the day of the event or today at the Simmons Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m..
Humphreys hits ace in Velma
Bronchos deliver big victory
No. 12 Central High kicked off its season in dominant fashion, winning 12-3 versus Elmore City-Pernell Friday.
The game was originally supposed to at Elmore City, but their fields were still damaged from the rainfall earlier this week. So the Bronchos hosted the matchup, but Central High coach Jeff Jones still allowed his opponents to be the home team.
Comanche opens with rivalry game
First-year head coach Brent Crow started out the first Comanche baseball practice of the year Saturday asking his players if it would be possible for them to come a half-hour early on Sunday.
The Indians have just two practices before they open up against No. 3 rival Marlow at home Monday, and Crow needs as much time with the players as possible. The players agreed to come at 1:30 p.m. instead of 2, but Crow knows getting ready for the Outlaws in two days will still be a tough task.
Demon track athletes tested right away
The Duncan boys track team placed seventh out of 20 teams at a meet in Norman Friday.
Those teams included last year’s Class 6A state champion Broken Arrow and runner-up Edmond Memorial, the top five teams at last year’s Class 5A state meet and defending 4A state champion Plainview.
Boys tennis ties for third at Ada
The Duncan boys tennis team tied for third at a tournament in Ada Friday.
The Demons and McAlester each scored 42 points, with Carl Albert and Deer Creek tying for second with 43 each. Heritage Hall won the tourney with 61.
Demons keep it close against Southmoore
The Duncan boys soccer team challenged a tough Class 6A Southmoore squad on the road, losing 3-0.
Duncan kept it scoreless for much of the first half, but gave up two late goals. Demon coach Marcus Williams said the team had a couple of mental breakdowns but played well overall.
10 players named Oilfield all stars
There will be 10 players representing Stephens County schools Bray-Doyle and Velma-Alma in the boys and girls Oilfield Conference All-Star games Monday night at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Velma-Alma coach Kenny Bare will coach the girls game, which will include his own players Samantha Moore, Kaylie Keenan, Teddi Southerland, Ariah Johnson and Bita Humphreys. The players were selected by the eight conference coaches.
Comets can’t pull out upset
When Velma-Alma senior Conner Sullivan hit a halfcourt shot at the halftime buzzer to trim Glencoe’s lead, the Panthers, who had gone 57-1 in the last 58 games had to be thinking “oh no, here we go again.”
Comanche can’t close out Alva
It wasn’t the way No. 8 Comanche basketball wanted its season to end, but with a 64-62 loss to No. 10 Alva Thursday, the Indians headed home after the first round of the Class 3A area tournament.
Youth bowlers are state runners-up
Duncan’s high school bowlers took second at the state tournament.
Girls golfers second at Guthrie
The Duncan girls didn’t play under ideal conditions at the Guthrie tournament Thursday, but claimed second as a team.
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