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Waurika Nine Falls To Empire In District Title Game

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Hunter Wesberry

 It was a wild district tournament for the Waurika Eagles at Central High last Thursday and Friday.

 Normally, when a team scores 30 runs in two games they come out on top on both. But, when a team gives up 27 runs, they normally lose both contests.

 However, Coach Glenn Howard’s squad went 1-1 in the first two games of the district tourney. The Eagles dropped a 15-5 decision to Empire in the first game of the tourney, but came back to defeat Central High, 25-12, to earn a berth in the district title game.

 Empire proved to be too much for the Eagles and hand Waurika a 12-0 defeat to claim the district championship.

 Empire will move on to the Class A Regional at Amber-Pocasset today and they were to have met the host school in the first round.

 In Friday’s championship game, the Eagles could get nothing going at the plate.

 Empire had a 3-0 lead after two innings and struck for six runs in the top of the third. The Bulldogs added two runs in the fourth and another run in the fifth that ended the game after Waurika could not score in the bottom of the fifth.  

In the first game of the tourney the Eagles got off to a good start. Zachary Brown got an infield hit with the bases loaded to score a run and give Waurika 1-0 lead after one inning.

The Eagles added two more runs in the top of the second on Hunter Wesberry’s two-run double, but Empire came back with a run in the bottom of the inning leaving Waurika with a 3-1 lead after two innings.

The Eagles added another run in the top of the third as Jordan Watkins led off with a triple and Gatlin Black scratched out an infield hit to score Watkins.

Empire responded with another run in the bottom of the inning, but the Eagles clung to a 4-2 lead after three innings.

In the top of the fourth, Michael Bryant was hit by a pitch and came around to score to put the Eagles in front, 5-2.

Empire knotted the score in the bottom of the fourth with three runs that included a two-run double and an RBI-single.

The wheels came off in the bottom of the sixth inning for the Eagles as Empire exploded for 10 runs to end the game on the run-rule.

The Bulldogs capitalized on four walks by adding eight hits and three stolen bases. The big hits in the inning came on a bases-loaded double and a two-run double.

This set up an elimination game between the Eagles and Central High and it was a wild affair.

Central High picked up six runs in the bottom of the first inning and things looked dismal for the Eagles to advance.

In the top of the third, however, Waurika struck for seven tallies helped along by three walks in the inning – two of those with the bases loaded gave the Eagles their first two runs.

Seth Waid followed with an RBI-single. M. Bryant followed with a bases-loaded walk and Jordan Watkins had a two-run single to cap the uprising.

Central High regained the lead at 8-7 in the bottom of the third with two runs helped along by two walks and an error.

Waurika responded, however, essentially blowing the game open with a six-run uprising.

Kevin Garcia was hit by a pitch, Ben Hernandez walked and Waid followed with a two-run double.

Colton Bryant walked to load the bases and M. Bryant followed with a bases-loaded walk. Brown followed with a two-run single and Watkins belted a two-run double that scored two more to put Waurika ahead, 13-8.

But, the Eagles were far from done as they added seven runs in the top of the fifth. Big hits included Waid’s RBI-single, M. Bryant’s RBI-infield single, Brown’s two-run double and another RBI-single by Watkins.

The Eagles left the bases loaded, but had a commanding 20-8 advantage heading to the bottom of the fifth.

The Bronchos tried to make it interesting with four runs in the fifth including a sacrifice fly and a three-run home run that cut the lead to 20-12.

The Eagles put all hopes of a Central High rally with five more runs in the top of the sixth.

A run-scoring single by Watkins and an RBI-double by Black were followed by a two-run triple by Kevin Garcia. Garcia scored on an error to set the final margin.

Watkins had four hits in the contest that led to four runs batted in. Waid had three hits and three runs batted in and M. Bryant scored four runs and had three runs batted in.

 The Eagles had 18 hits in the game.

The victory over the Bronchos ended a five-game losing streak by Waurika in district tournament play.

Waurika closed out the 2017 campaign with a 10-15 mark.

The future is somewhat bright for the Eagles on the diamond as the entire team returns for 2019 with the exception of M. Bryant, who played his final game for the Eagles in the district tournament.

“I was happy with our season,” said coach Glenn Howard on reflected on the season. “The team chemistry was good and I felt like we really started to put things together after spring break.

“Hopefully we can continue that improvement next season with the numbers we have returning,” added Howard, who finished his second year as the head coach of the Eagles.

Smith, Mora Lead Waurika Thinclads at Alex Invitational

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Turner Mora and Asia Smith each placed in two events to pace Waurika’s performance at the Alex Invitational a week ago today.

 In the team competition, the Eagles finished tied for eighth place with Oklahoma School For the Deaf. Both teams had 14 points. Cordell won the meet with 146 points.

 The Lady Eagles finished 10th in the team race with 27.5 points, while Rush Springs and Cordell tied for the team title with 101 points each.

 Mora helped the Eagles’ point total by placing in the 400 meters and the long jump.

 Mora circled the track in 55.76 to earth fifth place in the 400 meters. He managed a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 19-8.5.

 Waurika’s other points came in the 3,200 meter and 1,600 meter relays. Both squads finished fifth.

 The Eagles turned in a time of 9:49.32 in the 3,200 meter relay and posted a time of 3:52.64 in the 1,600 meter relay.

 Smith, a freshman, placed fourth in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters to pace the Lady Eagles.

 Smith’s time in the 1,600 meters was 6:29.55 and she turned in a time of 13:38.12 in the 3,200 meters.

 Lexie Streeter, also a freshman for the Lady Eagles, finished fifth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 14:09.89.

 Madison Roberson finished with a silver medal in the shot put. Her throw of 33-0 was her best performance of the season.

 Sara Ballard also scored for the Lady Eagles by tying for fifth place in the high jump with a leap of 3-10.

 The 3,200 meter relay team for the Lady Eagles accounted for the other team points. The squad finished fourth with a time of 12:39.57.

 Other Waurika athletes competing at Alex included Kevin Garcia, Octavio Gomez, Gustavo Gomez and Nick Alvarado for the Eagles and Kaci Reynolds, Dallas Fristoe, Madison Christian and Brooke Williams for the Lady Eagles.

 The next action for the Waurika track squads will be tomorrow when the Eagles will host their eight-man invitational competition. The meet begins at 9 a.m. at the Waurika track.

Lady Eagles Compete In John Jacobs Invitational at OU

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In a field that mostly consisted of Class 6A and Class 5A schools, the Waurika Lady Eagles competed in the John Jacobs Invitational at the University of Oklahoma last Friday.

 The Lady Eagles and the Waurika boys’ thinclads were slated to run at Velma-Alma on Tuesday, but results were not available by press time.

The squads were to have competed in their invitational meet last Saturday, but the meet was cancelled by inclement weather.

On Saturday, the Waurika track squads will compete at Alex in the Class A Regional Track Meet.

Field events begin at 9:30 a.m., while the running events are slated to begin with the 400-meter relay preliminaries at 9:45 a.m.

The participants at the regional meet will be competing for the opportunity to represent their school at the Class A State Track Meet at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City on May 4-5.

In the meet at OU, Madison Roberson was the only Lady Eagle to place.

Roberson was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 35-4.75.

That gave Waurika two points and put them in 26th place among the 27 teams competing. Waurika was the only Class A team in the meet.

Two freshmen, Asia Smith and Lexie Streeter, competed in the 3,200 meters for the Lady Eagles. Smith was 16th with a time of 13:09.14, while Streeter was 18th with a time of 13:21.09. Both marks were the best of the season.

Smith and Streeter also competed in the 1,600 meters. Smith was 25th with a time of 6:09.41, while Streeter was right behind with a time of 6:11.21 to finish 26th. Those times were also personal best for the two Lady Eagles in 2018.

Cowgirl Softball Squad Picks Up Pair of Victories

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It has been a busy few days for the Ryan Cowgirl slow-pitch softball squad after the team has struggled to get on the diamond because of weather and cancellations.

 The Cowgirls went 2-3 in the stretch of games with two wins over Big Pasture and losses to Thackerville, Geronimo and Grandfield.

 In the first game with Big Pasture, the Cowgirls captured a 4-0 victory over the Lady Rangers.

 Two singles by Justyce Keith and Brooklyn Charmasson helped the Cowgirls score two runs in the top of the second.

 Cassy Charmasson reached base in the top of the third and came around to score after a base hit by Samantha Good gave the Cowgirls a 3-0 advantage.

 In the top of the fourth, the Cowgirls added to the lead as Randi Linton and came around to score to put the Cowgirls up, 4-0.

 B. Charmasson picked up the shut out win for the Cowgirls and survived seven stranded base runners by the Lady Rangers.

 Later the same day the Cowgirls dropped a 14-2 decision to Thackerville as the Lady Wildcats scored five runs in the first inning and six more in the second inning.

 Thackerville added to the lead in the top of the third with three more runs for a 14-0 lead.

 The Cowgirls were able to scratch for two runs in the bottom of the third, but the game ended on the run-rule.

 Sadie Guzman led off the bottom of the third with a walk and scored, while C. Charmasson also walked and scored. The Cowgirls threatened for more runs to try to keep the game alive, but left the bases loaded.

 The Cowgirls took on Geronimo and Big Pasture a week ago Tuesday split the two contests.

 Geronimo blasted the Cowgirls for six runs in the first inning and coasted to an 11-1 victory over Ryan in just four innings.

 Keith accounted for the Cowgirls’ lone run in the game.

 The Cowgirls rebounded from the loss to pick up a 6-3 victory over Big Pasture.

 The Lady Rangers took a 1-0 lead after one inning, but the Cowgirls picked up three tallies in the top of the third to take the lead.

 Madison Rhodes, Kenzie Lewis and Linton all reached base for the Cowgirls and scored. The Cowgirls also stranded two runs in the inning.

 The Cowgirls added to the lead in the top of the sixth as Lewis, Good and Guzman each circled the bases for Ryan giving the Cowgirls a 6-1 lead.

 Big Pasture managed two runs in the bottom of the inning as seven batters came to the plate, but the Cowgirls ended the rally.

 Last Thursday the Cowgirls got into a slugfest with Grandfield and dropped a 21-10 decision.

 Ryan jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Lewis and Linton reached base and scored. Abbie Bolin added a basehit, but the Cowgirls could not do any more damage.

 Grandfield answered in the bottom of the inning as the first four batters came around to score and the Lady Bearcats added another run for a 5-0 lead after the first inning.

 The Cowgirls actually regained the lead in the top of the second inning as they exploded for eight runs.

 Eleven Cowgirls came to the plate in the inning and the first eight batters scored. Keith, C. Charmasson, Rhodes, Savannah Lashley, Keith, Linton, Good and Guzman all scored in the inning to give Ryan a 10-5 lead.

 The Bearcats responded, however, with 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning for a 17-10 lead.

 The Cowgirls could get nothing started in the third inning, while the Lady Bearcats added four more runs for a 21-10 lead heading to the top of the fourth inning.

 The Cowgirls tried to extend the game, but left the bases loaded and the game ended on the run rule.

 Ryan is now 2-4 on the year heading into competition at the Fletcher Tournament that begins play today (Thursday).

 The Cowgirls were to have met Verden in the first game.

 The host school, Verden, Chickasha, Big Pasture and Empire are among some of the teams in the tourney.

Four Competitors Lead Cowgirls To Fourth Place Finish

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Only four competitors made up the Ryan Cowgirl track squad last Friday at the Waurika Eight-Man Invitational, but those athletes turned in some impressive performances.

 The Cowgirls finished fourth in the team race with 80 points – just a single point behind third-place Bray-Doyle. Empire won the meet with 138 points.

 Leading the way as they have all season, the 3,200-meter relay team of Lilybet Harmon, Lily York, Holland Carter and Juliet Spangler earned the gold medal with a time of 11:44.33. The time is one of the best posted in the event among Class A competitors this season.

 That time broke the school record of 11:56.76 set just a couple of weeks earlier at the Cache Invitational.

 The same four girls also competed in the 1,600-meter relay and the team narrowly missed setting the school mark for the second time this season.

 Harmon, York, Carter and Spangler recorded a time of 5:13.59, which was good enough for second place and was just behind the school mark of 5:12.17 set just a few days before at the Elgin Invitational.

 Spangler had the top individual performance by the Cowgirls with a first-place finish in the 1,600 meters. Her time of 6:30.43 set a meet record and it is the sixth best time in school history, but just off her best time of the 2018 season.

 Harmon earned a bronze medal in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:52.46 and York was just behind her in fourth place with a time of 7:04.47.

 Carter turned in her best performance of the season in the 800 meters and finished second in the meet with a time of 2:48.81. Harmon finished right behind Carter in the event to earn a bronze medal with a time of 2:57.79.

 In the 3,200 meters, Spangler earned a third-place finish with a time of 14:33.54. York was fourth in the same event with a time of 15:19.77.

 The 80 points scored by the Cowgirls is the second highest total ever in a meet. The highest point total ever for the Cowgirls is 87 points in last year’s Waurika Eight-Man Invitational.

 Walker Rawlings competed in the meet for the Cowboys and he came away with points in both the shot put and discus.

 Rawlings was third in the discus with a throw of 108-9 and he earned fifth place in the shot put with a toss of 37-6.

 That gave Ryan eight points in the meet to finish ninth – just one point behind eighth-place Temple.

 The Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete Saturday in Waurika’s Red River Invitational (weather permitting) and will also be in action Tuesday at the Velma-Alma Comet Invitational.

 The junior high track squads also had good performances at the Waurika Eight-Man Invitational. The Cowboys finished third in the meet with 80 points, which was nine points behind runner up Tipton and well behind team champion Fox who finished with 134 points.

 The Cowgirl squad finished with 56 points which was good enough for a fifth-place tie with Fox in the team race. Bray-Doyle was the team champion with 102 points.

 The Cowboys were led by the gold-medal performances of Jullian Rodriguez in the 3,200 meters and Trey Bryant in the shot put.

 Rodriguez also finished second in the 1,600 meters and Bryant was second in the discus.

 Tommy Self earned a silver medal in the 3,200 meters and Ethan Burden was right behind to gain a bronze medal for the Cowboys.

 Caleb Perrin had a second place finish in the shot put and placed fourth in the discus.

 Mason Adsit was the other medal winner for the Cowboys with a third-place finish in the 1,600 meters. Perrin was also fourth in the 1,600 meters.

 Self also scored points for the Cowboys in the long jump with a fifth place finish.

 For the Cowgirls, Katlynn Dabbs earned three gold medals in the meet. She was the top runner in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters.

 Alicen Williams also earned a silver medal in the 3,200 meters and a bronze finish in the 800 meters. She also scored points with a fifth-place finish in the 1,600 meters.

 Whittany Spangler rounded out the medal winners for the Cowgirls with a bronze medal finish in the 3,200 meters. She was also fourth in the 800 meters.

Cowgirls’ Carter Claims Gold Medal at Elgin Invitational

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Despite having only five competitors the Ryan Cowgirls finished in fifth place in the tough Elgin Invitational Track Meet last Thursday.

 The Cowgirls amassed 68 points in the small school division which consisted of schools from Class 3A to Class A. Hollis, a Class 2A school, won the meet with 135 points.

 And, this small contingent of Cowgirl thinclads had a memorable day in the meet that replaced the canceled Stratford meet that was originally on the Cowgirl track schedule.

 Holland Carter led the Cowgirls with a gold medal in the 800 meters. Her time of 3:01.3 was impressive considering the windy conditions.

 Lilybet Harmon earned a bronze medal in the 800 meters with a time of 3:15.27.

 The other highlight of the day came in the 1,600 meter relay. While the Cowgirls managed only a fourth place finish in the event, the squad set a school record with a time of 5:12.17, besting the previous school record mark of 5:15.0 set in the 1990 Southern Eight Conference meet.

 The 1,600 meter relay team consists of Carter, Harmon, Lily York and Juliet Spangler.

 The same group of girls earned a silver medal in the 3,200 meter relay with a time of 12:22.37 – which was well short of the school mark this relay team set earlier this season at Cache.

 The distance races are definitely the strength of the Cowgirls this season as Spangler and York added to the point total with high finishes in the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters.

 Spangler earned a silver medal in both events. Her time of 6:28.25 is behind her own school record time of 6:16.82 and is the fifth best in school history.

York was right behind her teammate and earned a bronze medal with a time of 6:31.45, which put her at sixth on the school record chart in the 1,600 meters.

 Spangler and York also finished second and third, respectively, in the 3,200 meters. Spangler turned in a time of 14:15.37, while York finished the race with a time of 14:57.55. Both were well back of the winning time of 13:12.65.

 This meet had a unique format in that participants from schools in all classes ran together in each event. The 3,200 meter relay team actually ran a better time than the Lawton MacArthur and Lawton High squads.

 The 68 points scored by the team in the meet was the second highest point total by a Cowgirl track team in school history.

 The Cowgirls will try to improve on their early season performances tomorrow (Friday) at the Waurika Eight-Man Invitational Meet. Field events begin at 9:30 a.m., while the running events will get under way at 10 a.m.

Waurika 5th & 6th Grade Track Results 3/30/18

Long Jump 5th Boys

1st- Aiden White(Waurika)

2nd-Lucas Boyd(Waurika)

3rd-Xavier Guzman (Ryan)

6th- C. Rodriguez

High Jump 5th Boys

2nd- Koble Lewis (Ryan)

3rd-Xavier Guzman(Ryan)

Shot 5th Boys

1st-Guzman(Ryan)

2nd- Rodriguez (Ryan)

3rd- Townsend (Waurika)

5th- Clubb (Waurika)

6th- Graham (Waurika)

High Jump 5th Boys

2nd- Koble Lewis(Ryan)

3rd- Xavier Guxman(Ryan)

Discus 5th Boys

1st- Xavier Guzman(Ryan)

2nd- Tyson Graham(Waurika)

3rd- Will Townsend(Waurika)

4th-Carsen Rodriguez(Ryan)

5th- Jaden Clubb(Waurika)

400 Relay 5th Boys

1st- Waurika

110 Hurdles 5th Boys

1st- Rodriguez(Ryan)

800 Relay 5th Boys

1st- Waurika

800 Meter 5th Boys

2nd- Boyd (Waurika)

3rd- Lewis (Ryan

4th- Roy(Waurika)

5th- Rodriguez(Ryan)

100 Meter 5th Grade Boys

2nd- Townsend(Waurika)

3rd- Rodriguez(Ryan)

5th- Guzman(Ryan)

400 Meter 5th Boys

1st- White(Waurika)

2nd- Boyd(Waurika)

200 Meter 5th Boys

1st- White(Waurika)

2nd- Barenthin(Waurika)

4th- Townsend(Waurika)

5th- Myers(Waurika)

1600 Meter 5th Boys

2nd- Roy(Waurika)

1600 Relay 5th Boys

1st- Waurika

Long Jump 5th Girls

1st- Caitlyn Ramsey(Waur)

3rd- Saddie Smith(Waur)

6th-Charly Sellers(Waur)

Shot 5th Girls

1st- Henry (Waurika)

2nd- Torrez(Waurika)

4th- Weaver(Waurika)

5th- Reynolds(Waurika)

6th- Garcia(Waurika)

Discus 5th Girls

1st-Jasmine Henry(Waur)

2nd- Riley Torrez(Waur)

3rd-Reese Reynolds(Wau)

6th-Sierra Weaver(Waur)

400 Relay 5th Girls

2nd- Waurika

100 Hurdles

2nd- Charmasson(Ryan)

800 Relay 5th Girls

1st- Waurika

800 Meter

1st- Ramsey(Waurika)

2nd- Smith(Waurika)

3rd- Sellers(Waurika)

4th Combs(Ryan)

100 Meter 5th Girls

1st- Romero(Waurika)

2nd- Ballard(Waurika)

3rd- Charmasson(Ryan)

4th- Foster(Waurika)

400 Meter

1st- Smith(Waurika)

2nd- Vella(Waurika)

4th-Combs(Ryan)

200 Meter 5th Girls

1st- Ramsey(Waurika)

2nd- Romero(Waurika)

3rd- Foster(Waurika)

4th- Charmasson(Ryan)

5th- Torrez(Waurika)

1600 Meter 5th Girls

1st- Sellers(Waurika)

3rd- Holmes(Ryan)

1600 Relay 5th Girls

1st- Waurika

Long Jump 6th Boys

6th- Carson Williams(Ryan)

High Jump 6th Boys

1st- Carson Williams(Ryan)

3rd- Racen Williams(Ryan)

Shot 6th Boys

4th- Williams(Ryan)

Discus 6th Boys

3rd- Carson Williams(Ryan)

5th- Racen Williams(Ryan)

6th- Braden Bergeron(Rya)

100 Hurdles 6th Boys

4th- Williams(Ryan)

6th- Uribe(Ryan)

800 Meter 6th Boys

1st- Camarilla(Waurika)

2nd- Williams(Ryan)

3rd- Williams(Ryan)

5th- Uribe(Ryan)

100 Meter 6th Boys

3rd- Williams(Ryan)

4th- Uribe(Ryan)

400 Meter 6th Boys

2nd- Camarillo(Waurika)

3rd-R. Williams(Ryan)

4th- Dodson(Waurika)

200 Meter 6th Boys

2nd- Camarillo(Waurika)

1600 Relay 6th Boys

2nd- Ryan

Long Jump 6th Girls

1st- Tracy Ballard(Waurika)

2nd- Jasmine Vilareal(Rya)

3rd-Corley Coffin (Waur)

5th- Faith Hill(Waurika)

6th-Trish Julian(Waurika)

Shot 6th Girls 

2nd- Henry(Waurika)

Discus 6th Girls

1st-Jasmine Vilareal(Ryan)

4th- Alexia Henry(Waurika)

400 Relay 6th Girls

2nd-Waurika

3200 6th Girls

1st- Waurika

100 Hurdles 6th Girls

1st-Villareal(Ryan)

3rd- Waters(Waurika)

4th- Coffin(Waurika)

800 Relay 6th Girls

2nd- Waurika

800 Meter 6th Girls

1st- Showalter(Waurika)

3rd- Gholson(Waurika)

5th- Villarreal(Ryan)

100 Meter 6th Girls

3rd- Ballard(Waurika)

5th- Waters(Waurika)

400 Meters 6th Girls

3rd- Villarreal(Ryan)

5th- Zaicek(Waurika)

200 Meters 6th Girls

2nd- Villarreal(Ryan)

1600 Meter 6th Girls

1st- Showalter(Waurika)

2nd- Gholson(Waurika)

4th – Julian(Waurika)

1600 Relay 6th Girls

2nd- Waurika

100 Hurdles

1st- Villareal(Ryan)

3rd- Waters(Waurika)

4th- Coffin(Waurika)

Cowgirl 3,200-Meter Relay Squad Sets School Mark

In only their second outing of the outdoor track season, the Ryan Cowgirls’ 3,200-meter relay team turned in a record-breaking performance at the Cache Invitational last Thursday at Cache High School.

 The relay team of Lilybet Harmon, Lily York, Holland Carter and Juliet Spangler smashed the school record with a time of 11:56.76 – besting the old mark by nearly 11 seconds that was set in the 1990 Southern Eight Conference track meet.

 The Cowgirls, however, could manage only a fourth place finish in the 3,200-meter relay in a tough meet that featured a large and small school division.

 The small school division was comprised of schools from Class 4A down to Class A. Marlow claimed the team title with 137 points – well ahead of runner up Rush Springs that finished with 96 points.

 Ryan tied Hobart for ninth place in the small school division with both teams earning 20 points in the meet.

 Spangler was the only Cowgirl competitor to score in any other events in the meet.

 The Cowgirl sophomore was third in the 1,600 meters with a time of 6:24.33. That time is the third best in school history with Spangler owning the two fastest times in the event.

 Spangler also claimed a bronze medal in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 13:45.36.

 That time is the second best mark in the event in school history and Spangler owns the school record at 13:38.16.

 The Cowgirls’ 1,600-meter relay team of Harmon, York, Carter and Spangler did not score in the meet finishing in seventh place, however, their recorded time of 5:21.37 is thought to be the second best time in school history and just six seconds off the school record of 5:15.0 set in the 1990 Southern Eight Conference meet.

 Other competitors included Carter in the 800 meters who also finished one spot out of earniing points, while Harmon finished 11th in the event.

 York was eighth in the 3,200 meters.

 Sadie Guzman and Justyce Keith also competed for the Cowgirls in the sprint events.

 The Cowgirls will be in action again tomorrow at the Stratford Invitational and will compete on April 13 at the Southern Oklahoma 8-Man Invitational hosted by Waurika.

Cowboy Classic Baseball Tourney Has New Look

With only six teams lined up to compete in the Cowboy Classic baseball tournament the tourney will engage in pool play instead of the traditional bracket format.

 The tournament was set to get under way this morning with Thackerville taking on Big Pasture to be followed by Thackerville and Grandfield at 12 noon. Grandfield was to have met Big Pasture today at 2 p.m. to complete the pool play for Pool A.

 Pool B will begin play at 4 p.m. today with Waurika taking on Temple at 4 p.m. That contest will be followed by Ryan meeting Temple at 6 p.m. and the day will conclude with Ryan matching up with Waurika at 8 p.m.

 All the games will be played on Larry Ninman Field at the Bob Givens Sports Complex.

 The field for this year’s tournament is not a strong one, so any of the schools could rise up and claim the tournament title.

 Thackerville is probably the favorite to take the crown for this tournament that is in its fifth year.

 The Wildcats’ record is unknown, but they did win their own invitational tourney a couple of weeks ago defeating Ringling in the championship game, 15-11.

 Thackerville’s pool opponents have only two wins between them. Big Pasture is 2-1 on the year heading into games earlier this week, while Grandfield is 0-9 not including a match up earlier this week with Chattanooga.

 It is like the opponent in the championship game for Thackerville will be Waurika, however, the Eagles come into this tournament with a 2-9 mark not including games earlier this week with Wilson and Comanche.

 The Eagles’ pool opponents have only one victory between them. The Cowboys are 1-5 on the year not including the contest with Big Pasture scheduled for earlier this week. Temple is 0-6 not including games earlier this week with Empire and Cyril.

 The tournament will take Friday off and will be completed on Saturday.

 The two third place teams from each pool will battle for fifth place on Saturday at noon, while the two second-place squads will play for the tournament’s third place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

 The championship game will pit the two pool winners and the first pitch is slated for 4 p.m. on Saturday.

 In event of ties in the pool play, they will be decided in four ways. The first will be head-to-head competition and the second will be runs allowed by each team that is tied. If those two do not decide things, the third tie-breaker is runs allowed in the first inning of play.

 The fourth tie-breaker is a coin flip.

 Be sure and check social media or your local school to see if weather played a role in the schedule.

Be sure and check social media or your local school to see if weather played a role in the schedule.

Waurika Junior High and 7th Grade Results

Long Jump Girls

1st- Mora(Waurika)

100 Meter

5th-Mora(Waurika)

400 Meter

2nd- Mora(Waurika)

200 Meter

6th-Mora

Long Jump Boys

1st- Arriola(Waurika)

High Jump Boys

6th- Tomberlin(Ryan)

Shot Boys

2nd-Bryant(Ryan)

4th- Cathey(Waurika)

Discus Boys

5th- Tijurina(Waurika)

Long Jump 7th Boys

1st-Arellano(Waurika)

High Jump 7th Boys

5th- Torrez(Waurika)

3200 Relay 7th Boys

1st- Waurika

800 Meter 7th Grade

6th- Gomez(Waurika)

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