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Cowboys Drop Two in Red Dirt Classic


It was a last minute addition to the Ryan baseball schedule and even though the Cowboys picked up some extra games, the results were not favorable.

The Cowboy nine dropped a 19-0 decision to eventual tournament champion Comanche on Thursday and suffered a 10-9 loss to Velma-Alma in last Friday’s game.

The Cowboys are now 1-4 on the year heading into action against Thackerville at the Wildcat diamond on Monday.

The Cowboys will return to Larry Ninman Field on Tuesday at Bob Givens Sports Complex against Turner.

Ryan will end the busy week with a matchup against Comanche on the road next Thursday.

In the first-round game with Comanche, the Cowboys managed only two base runners and no base hits in the three-inning contest.

The Cowboys had two base runners in the first inning on an error and a walk, but could not get the timely hit needed to try and rally after Comanche had scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning.

The Indians added nine more before the game was halted.

In Friday’s game with Velma-Alma, the Comets scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth (and final inning) as the first three Comet batters reached base on two walks and a hit batsman. An error by the Cowboys gave the Comets the go-ahead run.

Velma-Alma got off to a 7-0 lead after two innings before the Cowboys mounted a five-run rally in the top of the third inning.

Pacen Wiest got things started for the Cowboys with a one-out walk and then Dawson Tomberlin singled. A two-out single by Grayson Tomberlin was followed by singles by Tate Kimbro, Gunner Phillips and Andrew Villerreal. Coupled with a Comet error, the Cowboys had scored five runs before the end of the inning to narrow the score to 7-5.

The Cowboys actually took the lead in the top of the fourth inning with four runs that included a three-run triple by Villerreal. A single by River Williams drove in Villerreal to put the Cowboys in front, 9-7, heading to the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Comets responded in the bottom of the fourth with two runs to tie the game. V-A gained the lead as two hits and two errors led to two runs leaving the score knotted at 9-9 heading to the final frame.

In the top of the fifth the Cowboys went in order setting up the Comets to score the winning run.

The Cowboys the scored their first win of the year last Tuesday with a victory over Grandfield as previously reported.

The Cowboys fell behind 3-0 after one inning of play against the Bearcats but rallied for four runs in the bottom of the second inning.

An error helped Kimbro reach base and then after two were out, the Cowboys were able to put four runs on the board with the benefit of only one hit – a single by Joseph Martin.

Grandfield answered with a run in the top of the third and after Ryan failed to score, the game was tied at the end of three innings, 4-4.

The Bearcats took the lead in the top of the fourth inning as a walk eventually led to a run. It was the only base runner for Grandfield in the inning to give the Bearcats a 5-4 advantage.

In the bottom of the fourth inning the Cowboys exploded for six runs to essentially put the game away.

G. Tomberlin had the big hit in the inning with a two-run double. Four Bearcat errors and three walks helped contribute to the big inning for the Cowboys.

In the bottom of the sixth Ryan put two more runs on the board without the aid of a base hit.

G. Tomberlin got the win on the mound for the Cowboys and helped his own cause with two hits – both doubles – and two runs batted in.

Southern Eight Basketball Honorees Shine in All-Star Game

Dawson Tomberlin (left) and Mackenzie Lewis (right) of Ryan were presented scholarships Monday during the conference all star games. The two Ryan seniors were awarded the scholarships based on participation, academics and entering an essay on how high school athletics have influenced their lives. (photo provided)

The annual Southern Eight Conference All-Star basketball games were played at Temple last Monday night and both games came down the wire.

In the girls’ contest, the White team made up of players from Big Pasture, Temple and Ryan came out on top, 50-49, over the Dark team that consisted of players from Waurika, Grandfield and Geronimo.

In the nightcap, the Dark squad (players from Big Pasture, Waurika and Ryan) used 11 three-pointers, including one in the final seconds, to get a 64-63 win over the White team which was comprised of players from Geronimo, Temple and Grandfield.

Steve Spangler, the head coach of the Ryan girls, directed the White team, while Kalee Baxter of Waurika coached the Dark team.

In the girls’ game, the White team overcame the 18-point performance of Waurika’s Madison Roberson, to get the victory.

The White team got off to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter thanks to Ryan’s Juliet Spangler’s five points.

However, the Dark team came back in the second frame to narrow the lead to 30-28 at the break.

The Dark managed to grab the lead at 43-41 heading into the fourth quarter, but it was the scoring efforts of the Ryan duo of Lily York and MacKenzie Lewis that rallied the White team to the victory.

Dawson Tomberlin (left) and Mackenzie Lewis (right) of Ryan were presented scholarships Monday during the conference all star games. The two Ryan seniors were awarded the scholarships based on participation, academics and entering an essay on how high school athletics have influenced their lives.
(photo provided)

Topping the scorers for the White team was Ryan’s Samantha Good with nine points. Spangler finished with seven, York had six and Lewis added five points.

Nine of the 10 members of the White team scored.

Adding to Roberson’s game-high point total was Grandfield’s Laylee Ramirez that totaled 13 points in the losing effort.

Asia Smith of Waurika contributed two points, while the Lady Eagles’ Lexie Streeter played but did not score.

The Cowboys’ Judd Matthes coached the Dark team to the narrow victory thanks to Big Pasture’s Dalton Groves’ long-range trey with three seconds to play to decide the contest.

The Dark team managed a 14-11 lead after the first quarter, but the White squad snared a 30-29 advantage at the half.

The Dark outscored the White, 17-15, in the third quarter to hold a slim one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The two teams battled on even terms in the fourth quarter with Groves’ trey ultimately giving the Dark team the win.

The Dark team was able to gain the victory thanks to four three-pointers in the final quarter including two from Ryan’s Skylar Parkhill.

Groves and his Big Pasture teammate Conner Boydston led the Dark team with 11 points apiece.

Parkhill finished with eight points and his teammate, Dawson Tomberlin, added three points.

Among the Waurika players, Cache Arellano had eight points, while Kevin Garcia and Seth Cathey each totaled seven tallies. Turner Mora scored two points to round out the Waurika contingent.

Ryan’s Tomberlin and Lewis were each awarded a $250 scholarship by the conference.


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