Ryan Students recently went back to school. Here are the pics of their first day!
Ryan held their annual Academic Banquet on March 13, 2018.
During the ceremonies, Kindergarten teacher Mandy Tomberlin was named as teacher of the year.
Those honored at this year’s Ryan Academic Banquet are as follows:
Keller Adsit – Standard I/Standard II.
Harleigh Loftis – Standard I/Standard II.
Lilah Regehr – Standard I.
Ava Alsup – Standard II.
Foreman Casebolt – Standard II.
Koble Lewis – Standard I/Standard II.
Heather Poage – Standard I/Standard II.
Carsen Rodriguez – Standard II.
Cutler Rollins – Standard II.
Hannah Williams – Standard II.
Braden Bergeron – Standard I/Standard II.
Brooke Keith – Standard II.
Destiny Martinez – Standard II.
Racen Williams – Standard II.
Mason Adsit – Standard I/Standard II.
Libby Carter – Standard I/Standard II.
Landen Alexander – Standard I/Standard II.
Raesh Casebolt – Standard II.
Holland Carter – Standard I/Standard II.
Laken DeBoard – Standard II.
Tate Kimbro – Standard II.
Mackenzie Lewis – Standard II.
Standard I – Student scored above the 85th percentile on a nationally normed test and maintained a 3.4 GPA.
Standard II – Student maintained a 4.00 GPA the preceding two semesters.
While the Ryan Cowboys snapped a long losing streak last Thursday against Thackerville, it was still a difficult weekend for the Ryan squads.
Last Thursday, Thackerville edged the Cowgirls, 36-33, while the Cowboys scored a 42-39 victory over the Wildcats on Raymon West Court to end a six-game skid.
Ryan traveled to Healdton last Friday and fell in both contests. The Lady Bulldogs took advantage of poor shooting by the Cowgirls to gain a 43-26 verdict.
Healdton, 18-2 on the year and ranked 18th in Class 2A, rolled to a 48-13 victory over the Cowboys.
Against Healdton, the Cowgirls got off to a tough start falling behind the Lady Bulldogs, 9-1, after one quarter.
All of Healdton’s first-quarter points came on three converted long range field goals.
The Cowgirls battled the Lady Bulldogs on even terms in the second quarter and were competitive most of the rest of the game trailing by 15 points with just three minutes to play.
Ultimately it was the first quarter deficit that was too much to overcome.
Lily York led the Cowgirls in scoring with 10 points.
Coach Steve Spangler’s Cowgirls are still playing without one starter.
The Cowgirls have lost nine straight to the Lady Bulldogs dating back to the 1993 season.
The Cowboys were short-handed also as two starters were missing against Healdton with illness.
Healdton got off to an impressive start and took a 14-3 lead after the first quarter.
The Bulldogs struggled, however, in the second quarter, but the Cowboys could not trim the margin and trailed 19-5 at the half.
For the second time this season the Cowboys came out of the intermission and could not score a point. The Bulldogs went on a 16-0 run in the period for an insurmountable 35-5 lead heading into the final frame.
The Cowboys broke the scoring drought, but Healdton still managed to outscore Ryan, 13-8, to set the final margin.
The 13 points scored in the game is the second fewest in school history and is the fewest since recording only 15 points in a 1988 encounter with Sulphur.
Dawson Tomberlin was the leading scorer for Coach Judd Matthes’ squad with seven points.
The Cowboys have lost six of the last eight meetings with the Bulldogs dating back to the 1993 season.
In the game with Thackerville, the Cowgirls trailed by a 9-5 count after the first quarter and again it was hot outside shooting by the Lady Wildcats that doomed the Cowgirls.
Thackerville’s nine points came on three treys.
Thackerville was able to increase the margin to 20-15 at the half before the Cowgirls came alive after the halftime break and managed to narrow the score to 26-24 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats sealed the victory by scoring the last seven points from the free throw line. The Cowgirls could not cut into the deficit in the final frame thanks to missing three of five charity tosses.
York finished with 17 points for the Cowgirls and she was responsible for all five of Ryan’s first quarter point total.
Thackerville moved to 15-3 after this win.
The Cowgirls are 25-13 against Thackerville in the last 38 meetings, but have now lost two in a row to the Lady Wildcats.
The Cowboys established a seven-point lead after the first quarter and were able to extend the lead to 20-11 at intermission.
The Wildcats cut into the lead in the third quarter and trailed only 30-24 heading to the fourth quarter.
The Cowboys could not shake the Wildcats mainly because of a struggle at the free throw line.
For the entire game, Ryan only converted on 35% of its free throw attempts.
Skyler Parkhill led the Cowboys in scoring with 14 points and he scored five of the Cowboys’ eight first-quarter points and was the only player for the Cowboys to score in every quarter.
It was the fourth win in a row for the Cowboys over the Wildcats.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls were to have met Geronimo last Tuesday on Raymon West Court.
Both squads return to action tonight by traveling to Burneyville to face Turner for a doubleheader.
Tomorrow night will be Senior Night for the Cowgirl and Cowboy basketball teams as they play host to Temple.
Ryan will finish the regular season on Tuesday as they travel to Empire.
The Class A District Tournament will begin on February 9 at Central High
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
RYAN – Skyler Parkhill 4 run (run failed), 9:34
RYAN – Grayson Tomberlin 56 run (run failed), 3:51
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
RYAN – Tomberlin 12 run (run failed), 4:03
RYAN – Parkhill 71 pass from Tomberlin (run failed), 9:00
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 Seniors were honored recently at a home ball game!
Ryan Seniors (l-r) Morgan McGhghy (parents Mr. and Mrs. David McGhghy behind her), Tate Kimbro (parents Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kimbro – Mom-Jamie and sister Shaylee stand behind him), Dawson Tomberlin (parents Mr. and Mrs. Tony Tomberlin behind him), River Williams (son of Eric and Carmen Griffin, and Dale and Felecia Williams), Joseph Martin (parents Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Martin behind him), Mackenzie Lewis (parents Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lewis behind her), Cassidy Charmasson (paretns Mr. and Mrs. Josh Charmasson behind her).
He loves anything mechanical and working with his hands.
When he is not fishing or hunting, he loves working on the ranch and staying busy.
Tate will be going to SWOSU in Weatherford in the fall and majoring in Engineering Technology. Perhaps he will be working for Boeing or some aeronautical company.
Some of his fondest memories comes from time he spent with his friends and playing sports.
One of his favorite memories is the time Joseph Martin passed a basketball across court to J.D. who made the winning basket against Waurika.
When it comes to hunting, he really enjoys hunting deer. He even has a recipe he got from Tyler Garrett to make a really great deer jerkey.
His favorite music is heavy metal.
He loves the movie The Green Mile. He also likes scary movies.
The only book he really enjoys reading is the Bible.
His favorite color is powder blue.
He looks forward to getting started at Weatherford. He wants to show up two weeks in advance so he can go ahead and get to work. He plans on working his way through school.
Just a few of his accomplishments include Valedictorian, 8-man All-Star, Beta, FFA, Offensive Lineman of the year, NTHS.
His favorite subjects in school include all maths and physics.
He really loves math.
Tate is a strapping young man who conducts himself as a gentleman.
His future is bright. It will be neat to see what he does down the road.
His love of life and ability to converse with others will take him far.
We wish him all the best!
Due to generous donations, the Terral Alumni Association awarded three $2,500 scholarship this year. The scholarship recipients for 2018 are:
In addition, Mason Martin received the first Don Johnson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. Mason will be a Senior at Oklahoma State University in the fall, majoring in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communication – dual degree.
Donald Wayne Johnson (January 1, 1929 – December 1, 2016) was a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was born in Duncan, attended school at Terral, and was a 1947 graduate of Bowie High School in Bowie, TX. This scholarship was established by his daughter, Anda Johnson, of Baton Rouge.
Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (ORRC), located in Stillwater, has completed processing scholarships to Oklahoma farm and rural students who graduated from high school this spring. Of the 248 applications received, 168 scholarships totaling $75,400 were approved to assist students entering college or a technical school in Oklahoma. ORRC began its scholarship program in 1968 and a cumulative total of over $3.7 million has been awarded to students.
Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation is a non-profit corporation established by the federal government in 1934 to assist farmers and rural communities.
The corporation has been self-sustaining since then by investing in loans to assist farmers and ranchers. Profits from these loans have been used for the scholarship program,
a community development grant program, grants to the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program and other programs to assist farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
The ORRC is assisted with its scholarship program by the USDA Farm Service and USDA Rural Development Agencies, as well as various participating banks. We at ORRC would like to extend sincere thanks to these agencies for their participation in organizing the collection of applications and distribution of scholarship funds.
Dawson is also Salutatorian of this year’s senior class of Ryan High School.
His plans are to attend Southeastern at Durant and major in Occupational Safety.
He knew he wanted to go to Durant once he visited the campus. He loves the campus and the community.
Some of his favorite memories include the times he participated in sports.
Playing football for his dad (Tony Tomberlin is one of the high school football coaches and Tomberlin is also the Ryan principal).
Fishing is his favorite hobby. He and Tate have found time to enjoy the sport together.
He considers fishing a great pastime.
When he’s not fishing he enjoys lifting weights.
A few of his accomplishments in High School were FFA, Beta, Co-Salutatorian, Co-MVP of District in Football, selected to 8-man All-Star Game, Southern 8 Conference, All-Star in Basketball.
The subjects he really enjoyed in high school were math and history.
He enjoyed being a part of the Beta Club and FFA.
Dawson also liked the times he spent working with Coach Mueggenborg.
Forrest Gump is his favorite movie.
Rock and hip hop are the styles of music he prefers.
Dawson is a nice and courteous young man.
He exudes a quiet subtle confidence that will serve him well in the future.
It will be interesting to watch his future unfold. We wish him all the good that life has to offer.
This summer he will be working at the high school. It’s a job he has enjoyed over the past few summers.
He really looks forward to beginning his college career.
Waurika and Ryan recently held their annual FCCLA Banquets.
Waurika FCCLA Banquet
The Annual FCCLA Awards Banquet was held on April 17. This year’s banquet theme was “It’s a Shore Thing” and followed a nautical theme. Tables were decorated with a variety of nautical items, a lighthouse mural and nautical flags were hung, and a “Seas the Day” bulletin board completed the scene. Following a meal with fish donated by Bill’s Catfish, members and their guests enjoyed a slide show which highlighted activities carried out by FCCLA this year. Adviser Suzy Bruner presented awards to members and Senior Brooklyn Sampley presented the FCCLA “Salutes” Award to Principal Nat Lunn as a show of thanks for the support he has shown the group.
Awards were given to:
Pres. – Nicole Burton
VP of Service-Hope Cummings
VP of Fundraising-Brooklyn Sampley
Treasurer- Brooklyn Barnes
Sec. – Braden Woods
Reporter – Hannah Owens
Historian – Gabi Torrez
FCCLA Competitive Events
Mallory Adkins – Creed Speaking, 2nd place district
Kaytlyn Williams – New member Facts Test, 2nd place district
Hope Cummings and Brooklyn Barnes – Illustrated Talk over “Mean Girls”, 2nd place district
Brooklyn Sampley – Focus on Children over nutrition, 3rd place regionals
Top Salesman, Tom Watt
1st year member Trinity Barnes sold $306.50.
Top Salesman, Cookie Dough
Jr. Hayden Brown sold $208.
Top Five Members
The Top Five Member award is decided by the participation points that are kept throughout the year.
Mallory Adkins – 1st yr member
Trinity Barnes-1st yr member
Landry Forsyth – 1st year member
Grace Hill -1st yr member
Kaytlyn Williams – 1st year member
The FCCLA Service Award is presented to a member who has earned more points by participating in service projects than any other member.
8th grader Kaytlyn Williams
Kamie Gilmore (1st yr member)
Reagan McKelroy (1st yr member)
Brooklyn Sampley (3rd yr member)
Braden Woods (5 yr member)
Ryan FCCLA Banquet
Ryan elected their new officers for 2018-2019: Laken DeBoard, Holland Carter, Haley Poage, Keylee Switzer, Juliett Spangler, Tawny Vanover, Lilly York, and Emilee Martin
They also recognized fundraisers top sellers: Haley Poage, Emilee Lowry, & Liberti Sewell