Mother Nature apparently isn’t much of a baseball fan.
Saturday afternoon saw the heavens open up and with the ensuing downpour, claim numerous baseball games across the area with Duncan and Central High being among those affected by the moisture.
After being rescheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Duncan baseball team’s home opener against Southmoore was postponed for good after the rain persevered before the start of the game.
Demons coach Tim Hightower said that with each team taking on busy schedules, the game may not be rescheduled.
The team’s next contest is scheduled for Tuesday when it will host a doubleheader against Southeast at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. before hosting Lawton Eisenhower on Friday March 15.
Meanwhile, at Central High the rain caused the latter portion of the Red Dirt Classic tournament to be canceled Saturday afternoon, with playing conditions not possible due to most of the field being submerged in water.
As a result the semi-finals and final round were washed out with Wayne claiming third place to close out the tournament.
However, Central High and Healdton who were the only undefeated teams left, will meet for the championship Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from Broncho Field, with the winner being crowned champions of the Red Dirt Classic tournament.
Glenna L. Gray
Glenna L. Gray, 67 of Oklahoma City a former long time Duncan resident passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.
Kelly headed to Southeastern
Duncan senior Connor Kelly signed Monday to play football for Southeastern Oklahoma University.
Kelly, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Demons, considered several options before joining his father Kevin’s alma mater. Connor Kelly is also a standout wrestler and hurdler for the Demons.
Demon home game becomes road doubleheader
The Duncan baseball team will head to Del City for a doubleheader Tuesday after its scheduled home Monday game was postponed.
Demon coach Tim Hightower said Del City had some transportation issues that kept the Eagles from making it to Duncan. Snow in Del City delayed school buses and one would not have been available to bring the players to Duncan until between 4:30 and 5 p.m. That would mean delaying the start time of Monday’s game until later in the evening, when it would have been cold.
Phillips’ pitching gives CHS hope in loss
In a 4-0 loss Saturday, No. 11 Central High stood toe to toe with No. 4 Sterling in the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament final.
Sophomore Cooper Phillips pitched a complete game for the Bronchos (16-7), allowing just one earned run, five hits and no walks. Coach Jeff Jones said with the team’s usual production, the Bronchos could have won the game.
Weather makes things tough at state preview
Cold, windy conditions greeted players at the Class 5A state girls golf preview tournament at Duncan Golf and Tennis Club Monday.
Duncan girls golf coach Steve Etheridge described the conditions as miserable. The golfers who came to experience the course that will be the site of the Class 5A state tournament didn’t have good scores because of the weather.
Demon track athletes get extra time to prepare for OU meet
The Duncan track teams will not attend a scheduled meet Tuesday, to give them a couple extra days to prepare for a meet Friday at the University of Oklahoma.
The Demons were to attend a meet at Oklahoma Baptist University, but testing at Duncan schools and other issues meant that not all the athletes would have been able to attend. Coach Todd Ledford said other factors were the weather and, if Duncan attended, it would have meant three meets in a seven-day span.
Bubba Watson wins Masters for second time
Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth’s bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931.
Comets find a way to win
Just a few minutes after Velma-Alma junior Ty Richardson was hit by a pitch from Lindsey’s relief pitcher, Alec Richardson followed in his cousin’s footsteps to win third place in the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament Saturday.
It was a walk-off hit by pitch and the Comets (8-12) had pulled out the 5-4 win. Alec Richardson said that it was the best he’d ever felt when getting hit by the ball. The Comets had scored a run without getting the ball out of the infield to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Coach Colt Allison was happy with his players’ patience at the plate.
Demons dominate SOI tennis field
The Duncan tennis teams took care of business at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational tournament last Friday.
The boys won their 29th straight tournament and the girls won their 11th. It’s tradition the Demon tennis players knew they had to live up to.
Boys soccer drops close game to Mac
The Duncan boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker at Lawton MacArthur 2-1.
The game was tied 1-1, then Lawton Mac scored the winning goal with four minutes left.
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