ENID, Okla. —
EHS soccer opener
set back to Tuesday
Remnants of ice and snow blanketing the field at D. Bruce Selby Stadium forced Enid High School’s administration to postpone Friday’s soccer season opener against Sand Springs until Tuesday, despite efforts to ready the surface for play as scheduled.
Coaches and players from the soccer program spent Thursday’s practice clearing snow from the field’s surface with the expectation that Friday’s season-opening doubleheader, scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity girls game and include events for the teams’ Military Appreciation Night, would go on.
The rescheduled games for Tuesday will have the Pacers starting at 5 p.m., followed by the Plainsmen at 7.
Sooners hire Boulware
to coach tight ends
NORMAN (AP) — Oklahoma hired former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware as its tight ends coach on Friday, completing an overhaul of the coaching staff that included the departure of three assistants.
Boulware spent the past four seasons at Auburn on Gene Chizik’s staff, including the Tigers’ national championship season in 2010.
Before that, he served alongside Chizik at Iowa State. He has also worked at Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Northern Illinois.
Boulware played for Oklahoma’s archrival, Texas, as an offensive lineman.
Coach Bob Stoops said in a statement OU will benefit from Boulware’s “recruiting relationships across the country” and his impressive track record as a coach. Stoops also expects Boulware to take on special teams responsibilities, which were also part of his job at Auburn.
Chizik was fired and his staff replaced after Auburn went winless in the SEC last season.
ENID, Okla. —
EHS soccer opener
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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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