ENID, Okla. —
Scott draws unbeaten
Dixon in first round
Jake Scott will have a challenge when the Enid 220-pounder goes to his second-straight state tournament Friday at the State Fair Arena.
Scott (21-5), who finished fourth in the Eastern Regional Saturday, will face Western champion Andrew Dixon of Edmond North, who is 40-0.
The winner will face the winner between Nigel Harris of Muskogee (24-10) and Nic Roller of Bixby (24-12) in the semifinals. The losers will meet in the consolations.
Scott went 1-2 at state last year, beating Elie Rusing of Putnam City 5-3 in the first round before being pinned by Seth Calvert of Broken Arrow and Westmoore’s John Finn.
Billy Grothe (25-9) will face Westmoore’s Keaton Randall (26-8) in the first round at 126 pounds.
Grothe, who finished third at the Eastern Regional, is at the state tournament for the first time. Randall, a senior, finished second at the Western Regional.
The winner will face the winner between Union’s Luke Wolfenberger (38-5) and Muskogee’s Matt Acee (29-17) in the semifinals.
The losers meet in the consolations.
Holthoff all-conference as
Lady Bears win MVC
Enid sophomore Megan Holthoff earned first team all-conference honors in helping Missouri State’s women win an unprecedented sixth-straight Missouri Valley Conference swim title Saturday.
Holthoff placed in six events for the Lady Bears.
She swam the first leg of the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:42.03) and was part of a 400-yard free relay, which was third (3:26.69) and a 200-yard free relay, which was fourth (1:34.15).
Holthoff had two thirds – 100 back (56.74) and 200 back (2:02.43) and was 12th in the 50 free (24.06).�
ENID, Okla. —
Scott draws unbeaten
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Sooners zero in on Big 12
Oklahoma has made a complete turnaround in the last two days. The squad that looked dominant early in the season has re-emerged at the Big 12 tournament. The Sooners (38-19) rolled to their second straight tournament victory, thumping Texas Tech (25-30), 8-0, Friday, and improving to 2-0 in the event.
After three weeks of struggling, the team OU thought it would be surfaced. The mix of premier pitching and timely hitting was overwhelming to Baylor on Thursday and Texas Tech on Friday.
More importantly, the victories set up the Sooners’ meeting with Kansas State, which topped Baylor 13-9 Friday, at 12:30 p.m. today. The winner advances to Sunday’s championship game.
Ricketts, Sooners rout A&M
Keilani Ricketts beat Texas A&M with both her arm and bat Friday as No. 1-ranked Oklahoma moved to within one win of reaching the Women’s College Softball World Series by run-ruling the Aggies 10-2 at Marita Hynes Field Friday.
The Sooners (51-4) can punch their ticket to the Series by beating the Aggies at 11 a.m. today. The game can be seen on ESPN. If A&M wins, a second championship game will follow
Claborn pleased with WHS progress
The Deer Creek-Lamont team camp has given Waukomis football coach Jon Claborn an idea of how much his team has progressed over the past year.
A newly hired Claborn a year ago took his team to the DCLA camp with three days of spring football behind them.
“We’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we were last year,’’ Claborn said. “We have looked really good ... we’re a year older, stronger, and hopefully, a year smarter.’’
The DCLA camp has offered the Chiefs good competition with teams such as defending Class B state runner-up Pond Creek-Hunter, Coyle and the host Eagles among the participants.
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