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.
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Texans fire head coach Gary Kubiak
HOUSTON (AP) — The scuffling Houston Texans fired Gary Kubiak on Friday, parting ways with the only coach to lead the team to the playoffs.
The team announced the decision one day after the Texans lost their 11th straight game, 27-20 at Jacksonville, a stunning fall for a team that expected to make a Super Bowl run. Houston (2-11) played miserably and was flagged 14 times for a franchise-record 177 yards.
Bedlam rivalry has become stronger
There was a time you couldn’t even get Oklahoma’s football players to admit facing Oklahoma State meant they were playing a rivalry game.
Look at the record. The Sooners lead 83-17-7. They’ve won 78 percent of the meetings. OSU has won less than one out of five when the teams step on the field.
OSU men hoops look to get back in sync
Oklahoma State has had nearly a week to dissect and learn from its first loss, a five-point defeat to a Memphis team the Cowboys had beaten by 21 just two weeks before.
“We obviously weren’t excited with the way we played,” Cowboy coach Travis Ford said. “... I think our guys are pretty disappointed with how we played, and it’s actually been a good lesson learned. It takes a little while to get it to sink in and get better and better from things that we saw and have to make sure we get them corrected.”
Edwards’ roots are with Sooners
Oklahoma isn’t the place for fair weather fans. A lot of the people here wear their colors proud, and for one fan, his vegetation does as well.
Every kid who goes to Emerson Elementary or adult whose route includes a trip down 12th Avenue or Beech Street, knows Martin Edwards’ favorite team. Glistening with paint, the Edwards family tree presents a living (literally) schedule for the Oklahoma Sooners football team.
Local basketball games canceled
The Central High at Snyder, Wilson at Comanche, Velma-Alma at Rush Springs and Temple at Empire basketball games on Friday have been canceled due to inclimate weather.
Demon swim meet canceled
Duncan's swimming meet scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been canceled.
Outlaws wrestling opener postponed
Marlow wrestling’s season opener versus Pauls Valley on Thursday has been canceled due to inclimate weather.
Empire girls take home road win
Following her 33-point season debut, Empire senior Kaelyn Allensworth ran into a Central High girls basketball team determined to slow he down Tuesday night.
DHS grads promote opposing Bedlam sides
There are two Duncan High School graduates, promoting school spirt on opposite sides of this weekend’s Bedlam matchup.
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