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Valedictorian Mackenzie Lewis Plans for Future in Education

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Her mother, Carol, a second grade teacher at Ryan has served as her inspiration to become an educator. 

Mackenzie will attend USAO in Chickasha this fall and begin her journey towards a degree in Elementary Education.

There are many things she enjoyed while attending Ryan, but what she loved the most was sports. 

She participated in basketball, softball, and track.

 One of this year’s Salutatorians—Cara Williams, will be rooming with Mackenzie at USAO. 

Another one of her favorite memories from growing up in Ryan is that she had her mom as her teacher. 

She’s a quiet, unassuming, thoughtful person with a constant smile.

When she is not deeply involved in reading a book of science fiction, she enjoys drawing (she drew the artwork for her mother’s Christmas card this past year). 

She also enjoys playing basketball, listening to rock music, and binge watching shows on Netflix. 

One of her favorite subjects in school was history. 

Although she doesn’t admit it, she is also a very good writer. 

Her favorite color is purple.

Just a few her accomplishments in high school are as follows: Beta, Co-Valedictorian, Southern 8 conference All- Star in Basketball, Southern 8 All-Conference Fastpitch softball, VYPE top 100 Oklahoma Basketball Players.

When she graduates from USAO she says she would be willing to teach in Ryan if her mother is still there.

Over all she has a positive attitude and friendliness that will take her far in life.  

We look forward to seeing where her hard work takes her. 

We wish her only the best in her future endeavors. 

Cowboys Set to Battle Snyder for Season Opener

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The 99th season of high school football at Ryan is slated to begin tomorrow night (Friday) when the Snyder Cyclones invade the Bob Givens Sports Complex.

 Kickoff for the season opener for both teams is set for 7:30 p.m.

 This will be the earliest season opener in school history as the contest is part of Zero Week in high school football in Oklahoma.

 Teams can elect to start the season one week early and forego a second scrimmage date. The advantage is teams that play during Zero Week will have a week off during the regular season.

 Snyder ended the Cowboys’ season a year ago at Ryan as the Cyclones took advantage of numerous Ryan turnovers to post a 38-8 victory.

It was the first year returning to the playoffs for Ryan after a two-year absence and the Cowboys of first-year head coach Tony Tomberlin are looking to improve on last season’s 6-5 record.

Tomberlin will be taking over for long-time head coach Stan Mueggenborg after serving as an assistant for the veteran coach the past 12 years.

The outlook for the Cowboys for 2018 is guarded. The coaching staff faces the tall task of replacing six of eight starters on the defensive side of the ball.

 However, quarterback Grayson Tomberlin returns for his sophomore campaign after starting all 11 games a year ago as a freshman.

Joining Tomberlin, last season’s district newcomer of the year, in the backfield will be talented senior and all-district running back Skyler Parkhill.

Both players will give Ryan a solid nucleus from which to build on offense.

Tomberlin finished last season with 638 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns. He also threw for 731 yards on 44 completions and 12 touchdown passes.

Parkhill was the second leading rusher last season with 620 yards on 93 carries and five rushing touchdowns.

The Cowboys will feature a freshman in the backfield with Caleb Ferrin expected to start at the other running back position.

Kalen Weldon will return at one end for the Cowboys and Andrew Villerreal will move from the backfield to the other end position.

Two seniors, Sam Brown and Justin Williams, along with sophomore Trey Bryant will be counted on to try to open up running lanes for the backs and give Tomberlin time to find receivers.

The Cowboys will feature a bit more wide-open attack with more spread offense and implementing the pistol formation.

 Defensively, things are a bit unsettled. Not only will there be six new starters, but coming out of last week’s scrimmage, there are still some battles going on for starting positions.

Pacen Wiest and Bryant are battling for a starting role at nose guard and the defensive end positions are still up for grabs in the 3-2 defense.

The defense will need to mature quickly as Snyder, the Cowboys’ first opponent, will bring a potent offensive attack that will feature one of the state’s top sprinters in Trevor Evans. He was the state champion in Class A in the 400 meters and the runner up in the 100 meters last spring.

“I would say at this point the offense is a step ahead of the defense,” Tomberlin noted heading into this week’s final few days of practice.

“On defense we are still trying to figure some things out,” Tomberlin said.

Tomberlin was not particularly pleased with the Cowboys’ scrimmage with Maud last week.

 “We have a lot of improving to do, but we will watch film and we will get better,” said Tomberlin.

 “We are looking forward to some things and we are trying to get some excitement back in the program. The kids’ attitudes are good and we are lifting every day and they are getting stronger,” Tomberlin added.

Snyder will provide a tough challenge for the Cowboys’ season opener. The Cyclones are picked fourth District B-3, but ahead of them are Carnegie, Alex and Cyril – all top 15 teams in the preseason.

 Tomberlin will be assisted by first-year coach Austin Masoner.

Salutatorian Cara Williams Love for Children Inspires Dream of Helping the Deaf

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She is Co-Salutatorian of the Ryan Senior Class. 

Cara loves to sing and perform with her guitar. She performed at this year’s graduation. 

She will attend USAO in Chickasha this fall and major in Deaf Education. She loves working with children.

She originally wanted to be an interpreter for the hearing impaired. 

Cara and Mackenzie Lewis will room together at USAO. 

 As long as she is involved in early childhood education she says she will be happy. 

The thought of being an influence on children and helping them grow and learn inspires her. 

She not only wants to connect with her future students she wants to have a positive impact on the parents of her students as well. 

Some of her favorite memories include the times she spent in Spanish class and the discussions they would have. 

Cara took two years of Spanish while attending Ryan. 

Her accomplishments in High School were Beta President; Perfect Attendance; Co-Salutatorian.

She is an avid reader and will read just about anything. 

Her favorite subjects in school was English and literature. 

She loves all kinds of music except for various types of country music. 

Cara is excited about school in the fall and being room mates with Mackenzie. 

She loves to baby sit. She will do that for the rest of the summer. 

Cara has a quiet thoughtful demeanor. 

Her communication skills and ability to connect with others will take her far. 

It will be neat to see the influence she has on future generations. 

May all her dreams come true. 

Keith Inadvertently Left Out of Story on Ryan’s Senior Night

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In an oversight in last week’s paper, Ryan senior Justyce Keith was not mentioned as one of the graduating seniors on the Cowgirl slow-pitch softball team.

Keith has been a starter on the slow-pitch and fast-pitch teams the past two years and has been one of Coach Stan Mueggenborg’s pitchers during the 2019 slow-pitch season.

The starting pitcher for nearly every contest this past season, she was not pictured with the other two Ryan senior slow-pitch softball players because of a prior commitment.

The News-Journal apologizes to Keith and wishes her the best in today’s district tournament.

Ryan Homecoming Parade & Homecoming Week Pictures

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The Junior Float won 1st Place Photo by Sheree Hanson

Here are pictures from the Ryan Homecoming Parade:

The Sophomore Float
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Freshman Float won 2nd place.
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Eighth Grade won 3rd Place
Photo by Sheree Hanson

PreK & Kindergarten won 3rd Place
Photo by Sheree Hanson

First and Second Grade Float
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Third and Fourth Grade won 1st Place
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Fifth & Sixth Grade won 2nd Place
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Senior Float
Photo by Sheree Hanson

The Junior Float won 1st Place
Photo by Sheree Hanson

The Seventh Grade Float
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan High School Cheerleaders
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan High School Cheerleaders
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Tonya Bryant on Sports Day
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Danielle and Mrs. Rhoades on Sports Day
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Photo by Sheree Hanson

Photo by Sheree Hanson

Photo by Sheree Hanson

Photo by Sheree Hanson

Cowboys Pull Out 30-14 Homecoming Victory over Maysville

 It was quite a show of offense last Friday night at Bob Givens Sports Complex by Ryan and Maysville.

It just did not result in a lot of points.

The Cowboys, however, had just enough firepower to record a 30-14 victory over the Warriors in Ryan’s homecoming game.

Photo by Sheree Hanson

Now the Cowboys hit the road for the third time in four games as they travel to Caddo tomorrow night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Caddo is 1-2 on the year.

The Cowboys rolled up 453 total yards in the game but turnovers and the inability to convert two-point conversions kept the Cowboys from lighting up the scoreboard.

The Cowboy defense came up with a few big plays to thwart a number of Maysville scoring threats to help Ryan earn its third victory of the season.

Photo by Sheree Hanson

 

The Cowboys scored on their opening drive of the game marching 70 yards on seven plays. Skyler Parkhill covered the final four yards for the score. The two-point conversion failed, but Ryan held a 6-0 lead with 9:34 left in the first quarter.

Maysville threatened to answer the Cowboys’ score, but the Warriors’ drive bogged down after a delay of game penalty and a nine-yard loss on a quarterback sack by Parkhill on a fourth down play from the Ryan 28.

The Cowboys took over at their own 37 and it took Ryan only two plays to score. Parkhill picked up seven yards and then sophomore quarterback Grayson Tomberlin had a nifty 56-yard run for the score. The two-point conversion failed, but Ryan held a 12-0 advantage with 3:51 to play in the first period.

On the ensuing kickoff the Cowboys perfectly executed an onside kick as Andrew Villerreal combined to kick the ball and recover the onside kick giving Ryan possession at midfield.

It took Ryan seven plays to drive to the Maysville 33 and that is when the game’s momentum slipped from the grasp of the Cowboys. Talented Maysville quarterback and defensive back Gunner Aprill picked off an errant Tomberlin pass and returned the interception 41 yards to give Maysville possession at the Ryan 48.

Ryan HS Cheerleaders
Photo by Sheree Hanson

The Warriors drove the ball deep into Ryan territory, but Tomberlin picked off a pass in the end zone to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard.

The Cowboys turned the ball back over the Warriors just two plays later on a mishandled exchange and this time Maysville took advantage. On the first play of the drive, Aprill scampered 24 yards for the touchdown and also ran for the two points to cut Ryan’s lead to 12-8 with 7:30 left in the first half.

Ryan answered the score with a seven-play, 63-yard scoring drive. The big play of the drive was a 42-yard completion to Parkhill that gave the Cowboys a first-and-goal at the Warrior seven.

Photo by Sheree Hanson

After a loss and a 10-yard penalty, Kalen Weldon picked up 16 yards on a counter and then Tomberlin found Parkhill across the middle of the end zone for a four-yard touchdown pass. Again the Cowboys failed to convert the two-point try, but led 18-8 with 3:33 left before intermission.

Maysville answered the Cowboy score quickly. A 25-yard kickoff return put the Warriors in business at the Ryan 45 and in just three plays went the distance for the score. Aprill found Damon McCallister behind the Cowboy defense for a 47-yard touchdown pass. The try for two failed, but with 2:02 left before the half the Warriors had trimmed the lead to 18-14.

The Cowboys threatened to score again by driving to the Maysville 25, but the Warriors intercepted another pass in the end zone to turn back the Cowboys and the half ended with Maysville running out the remaining seconds.

Photo by Sheree Hanson

On Maysville’s opening drive of the second half Aprill took the Warriors from their own 36 to the Ryan 32 as he carried the ball on every play with the exception of one pass incompletion. Ryan stopped the Warriors on fourth down and took the ball over on downs.

The Cowboys took 11 plays to move 72 yards with Weldon’s key 21-yard spectacular catch keeping the drive alive on a fourth down. Parkhill went around left end for the final 12 yards and Ryan held a 24-14 lead with 4:03 left in the third quarter.

Maysville went on another long drive and moved the ball to the Ryan 23, but on fourth down Villerreal chased down Aprill for a six-yard loss that gave the Cowboys the ball on downs.

On the third play of the drive Tomberlin found Parkhill open on the left side and after the Cowboy senior dodged a couple of tacklers, he sprinted 71 yards for the score with 9:00 left in the game. The run for two points failed again, but Ryan was in front, 30-14.

Two of Maysville’s final three drives resulted in the Cowboy defense getting key stops on fourth downs to help preserve the victory.

Tomberlin and Parkhill accounted for most of the 453 total yards on offense for the Cowboys.

Parkhill set the school record for most yards receiving in a game with 189 yards on just seven receptions. He also rushed six times for 30 yards.

Tomberlin finished with 151 yards rushing on 19 carries. He was 12 of 20 passing for 249 yards, but he did have three interceptions.

On defense, Tomberlin and Parkhill played big roles. Tomberlin was in on 17 tackles on the night, while Parkhill added nine stops. Villerreal, who had 11 tackles, and Parkhill put pressure on the Maysville quarterback much of the night.

COWBOY CORRAL: The win broke a two-game losing streak in homecoming games for Ryan not including last year’s homecoming game with Grandfield which Ryan won by forfeit…..Ryan now leads the short series with Maysville, 4-2….This was the first meeting between the two schools in an eight-man game….The last time Ryan played Maysville was in 1975 with the Cowboys coming away with a 9-6 victory….Tomberlin’s passing performance was the sixth most yards passing by a quarterback in school history….It was also the sixth most passing yards by a Cowboy team in school history….The 12 receptions in the game ties for the ninth most in a single game in school history along with the 12 receptions in a 1940 contest with Grandfield…The 30 points scored by Ryan is the second most in the series with Maysville just behind the 34 points scored in a 34-0 victory by the 1974 squad….The 1988 Ryan Cowboys, the first Ryan football team to play for a state title, were introduced at halftime along with coaches Phil Elerick and Gordon Garner.

Game in Figures

                                MHS         RHS

First Downs             14            14

Yards Rushing         49-218     29-204

Yards Passing         77            249

Passes                     2-6           12-21

Passes Int. By          3              1

Fumbles, Lost          2-0           1-1

Punts                       0              0

Penalties                  6-35         6-45

                SCORE BY QUARTERS

Maysville  0              14            0              0–14

Ryan        12            6              6              6–30

                FIRST QUARTER

RYAN – Skyler Parkhill 4 run (run failed), 9:34

RYAN – Grayson Tomberlin 56 run (run failed), 3:51

                SECOND QUARTER

MAYSVILLE – Gunner Aprill 24 run (Aprill run), 7:30

RYAN – Parkhill 4 pass from Tomberlin (run failed), 3:33

MAYSVILLE – Damon McCallister 47 pass from Aprill (run failed), 2:02

                THIRD QUARTER

RYAN – Tomberlin 12 run (run failed), 4:03

                FOURTH QUARTER

RYAN – Parkhill 71 pass from Tomberlin (run failed), 9:00

                INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

MAYSVILLE – Rushing: Aprill 35-166, Bentley Stevens 3-22, Junior Simmons 6-12, Luke Dobson 2-9, Jacob Owen 1-7, McCallister 2-2; Passing: Simmons 0-2-0-0; Aprill 2-4-77-1; Receiving: McCallister 2-11.

RYAN – Rushing: Tomberlin 19-151, Parkhill 6-30, Kalen Weldon 1-16, Travis Fristoe 1-8, Gunner Phillips 2- -1; Passing: Parkhill 0-1-0-0; Tomberlin 12-20-249-3; Receiving: Parkhill 7-189, Weldon 2-48, Fristoe 1-10, Andrew Villerreal 1-5, Phillips 1- -3; Tackles: Tomberlin 17, Villerreal 11, Parkhill 9, Weldon 7,  Justin Williams 5, Walter Snider 4, Gunner Phillips 3, Trey Bryant 3, Pacen Wiest 3, Sam Brown 2.

Ryan Senior Night

Recently, Ryan honored their senior basketball players. They include:

(Player far left) Holland Carter,

Holland’s parents John and Cheryl Carter.

(Center) Travis Fristoe, parents Charles and Jaunita Fristoe (not pictured) His other parents, Clint and Christa Rollins, are in the picture.

(Far right) Laken DeBoard, Laken’s parents, Regina Reimer Darwin DeBoard.

Photo by Sheree hanson

2019 Jeffco Livestock Show Highlight Video

Jeffco Livestock Show Highlight Video

A special thanks to Tyler Plant for producing, filming, and editing this video.

Ryan Students Celebrate Beta Club Banquet

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Ryan Beta Club Members Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan students recently held their annual Beta Club banquet. 

During the ceremony new members were inducted, and others, including seniors were recognized. 

This year’s Oklahoma State Beta Convention Winners are as follows:

Tawny Vanover – Runner-up American History

Daneil Alsup – Winner Math

Laken DeBoard – Runner Up Agriculture. 

(l-r) Ryan Senior Beta Club members:
Cara Williams, Randi Linton, Mckenzie Lewis, Michael Gore, Dawson Tomberlin,
and Tate Kimbro
Photo by Sheree Hanson

New Beta Club members in no particular order:
Samantha Good, Ebony Marquez, Daniel Alsup, Emerald Chazaretta, Emilee Lowry, Tawny Vanover, Brooklyn Charmasson, Lily York, Madison Rhoades, Kodi Duke, Grayson Tomberlin, Juliet Spangler
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan Beta Club Members
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Kindergarten Graduation 2018 for Waurika & Ryan

Waurika and Ryan have both held graduation ceremonies for their Kindergarten classes.

This is just the beginning for these future leaders in Jefferson County.

The graduation edition for the High School Seniors will be out at the end of this month in the May 31st edition.

Top Row: Jayden Acebo, Makenzie Elliott, Elijah Foster, Bradli Allen, Benny Franco, Sadie Bayless, Asher Garison, Turner Graham, Bella Gutierrez, Kaitlyn Cast, Marley Herrera, Harlan Combs, Dominic Killgore, Maddex Denny, Hukston Krautlarger, Jackson Edwards
Bottom Row: Libby Langford, Johnny Lindsey, Rodger Moss, Lilly Poage, Stony Sellers, Cassidy Shea, Jaxon Torrez, Jesse Vega, Lilly White, Maci Wilkerson

 

Ryan Kindergarten Class
Left to Right:
LILY ADCOCK, CRUZ CHAPMAN, JODEE CHARMASSON, HUNTER LOFTIS, ISLA MARTIN, TINZLEE PARKEY, JAKE REAGAN, CASON ROLLINS, SIMON ROLL, JAIME SALINAS, TEMPER SPANGLER, PAYTON WILLIAMSON.
Not pictured is Joey Aycoth

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