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Class 3A AREA IV District 1 at Douglas Washington 84, Douglass 31 (Girls) Douglass 67, Washington 38 (Boys) District 2 at Lindsay Marietta 44, Lindsay 43 (Girls) Marietta 65, Lindsay 61 (Boys) District 3 at Purcell Jones 44, Purcell 38 (Girls) Purcell 86, Jones 46 (Boys) District 4 at Lexington Valliant 54, Lexington 29 (Girls) Valliant 52, Lexington 47 (Boys) District 5 at Hugo Hugo 68, Holdenville 28 (Girls) Hugo 79, Holdenville 36 (Boys) District 6 at Kingston Kingston 46, Davis 45 (Girls) Kingston 65, Davis 40 (Boys) District 7 at Comanche Comanche 61, Little Axe 16 (Girls) Comanche 79, Little Axe 50 (Boys) District 8 at Marlow Marlow 49, Dickson 23 (Girls) Marlow 60, Dickson 52 (Boys)
Five Marlow wrestlers qualify for state
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STATE BOUND: Anthony Orum, Devin Brisco, Noah Loyd, Kobey Kizarr, and Jordan Taylor will be representing Marlow at this weekend’s state tournament after finishing in the top four at the regional tournament in Plainview last weekend. By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
When he took over the Marlow wrestling program two years ago, Marlow coach Andy Howington said he wanted to take the program back to the prominence it once had. Saturday, the Outlaws took a big step toward that goal with five wrestlers qualifying at the regional at Plainview for this weekend’s state tournament. They had one champion, two runners up, a third place, and a fourth place finisher. The state tournamet begins at 10 a.m. Friday. “I told the team, I expect all of them to be there,” Howington said. “We had our chances to get some more people in there, but it just goes to them on how well they did do, because they realized they had to wrestle or they were going home. They deserve all the credit. We had a couple of matches where kids had beat us before, and we beat them. I’m very proud of them.” Marlow sent only two wrestlers total to the state tournament the past two years. “We started wrestling well at the right time,” Howington said. “That’s what you always work toward, and I think we peaked at the right time.” It also gave the program a boost. “It is a good thing for the program, everybody is pretty much upbeat about it,” Howington said. “I was wanting more, but the kids are excited, and that’s all that matters.” Last year’s representative, Noah Loyd, returns for the second straight year. He was the No. 4 seed from the region in 2016. This year, he goes as the champion. The Outlaws are represented in five straight weight classes beginning at 113. Freshman Anthony Orum (31-10), finished third at 113 pounds. He will take on the No. 2 seed from the east, sophomore Keeton Ornder (29-10) in the first round. “He had a good tournament,” Howington said. “He’s wrestling against a guy that has already beaten us at Clinton.” Orum is the only wrestler who will be wrestling someone he’s familiar with in the first round. The rest will be getting their first taste of their opponent.
“We will just have to go out there, and wrestle our style,” Howington said. “You can’t sit back and wait, we’re just going to have to go out there and take it to them. We will need to make them do the adjusting.” Sophomore Kobey Kizarr (31-5) made it all the way to the regional finals at 120 pounds before getting beat and finishing second. He will take on sophomore Ashton Whitaker (33-11) of Salina in the first round. “Kobey wrestled well,” Howington said. “He got to the finals and kind of shut down, and didn’t wrestle like he needed to wrestle there, but we can make adjustments.” Sophmore Jordan Taylor (21-14) finished fourth at regional at 126 pounds. He will take on the top seed from the east, senior Brycen Justus (35-15) of Perry in the first round. “Jordan’s only been wrestling a year,” Howington said. “He came out last year, but broke his arm, and he just kind of watched. He came out this year, started, and in his first year is going to state.” Loyd (27-8), a junior and the top seed at 132 pounds from the west regional, will take on senior Louden Akin (35-5) of Sperry in the first round. “He had a really good tournament all the way through, and pinned his guy in the finals,” Howington said. Sophomore Devin Brisco (26-10) made it all the way to the regional final before losing to undefeated and Oklahoma State signee senior Kaden Gfeller (32-0) of Heritage Hall at 138 pounds. He will take on freshman James Bruce (27-9) of Hulbert in the first round. “That’s the best I’ve ever seen Brisco wrestle,” Howington said. “Unfortunately, he runs into Gfeller, the best in the state at that weight. Brisco wrestled very well. He went out there and tried to wrestle him. Most people just shut down, he went out there and tried. That’s all you can ask for. He ended up getting pinned.” Looking ahead, the goal, according to Howington, is getting the middle and upper weights where they need to be. “The ones we had in the upper weights this year are still very young, and haven’t been wrestling (continued on page 6)
CHAMPION: Marlow’s Noah Loyd won his weight class at the regional tournament and is making his second straight trip to state.
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TANGLED: Marlow’s Jordan Taylor (bottom) wrestles John Miller of Sulphur in their 126-pound bout last weekend. Taylor would finish in fourth place and qualify for the state tournament.
CHS baseball mixes experience, youth By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Central High baseball will be needing some young players to grow up fast as the season begins at home against Waurika on Tuesday. “We’ve got a nucleus of three or four players with a lot of experience, and we’ve got a nucleus of about five or six freshmen. Then we have two juniors and one sophomore, so we will be senior dominated and freshman dominated.” The Bronchos lost Cooper Phillips, and all-state performer Joseph Flood, two of their top pitchers and batters, to graduation last year. “You don’t just replace those guys with freshmen,” Jones said. “For me to say right now we are going to be a state con-
tender, it would be hard to say that. Once we get some games and practice under our belt, maybe we can get back to where we are being ranked. As of right now, though, we have a handful of returners, and we have some that are going to have to learn quite a bit.” The Bronchos went 16-15 last season, and were eliminated in the district tournament by Apache. Senior Dylan Jones will be looking to take over the No. 1 pitcher spot. He has pitched all four years. He will be joined by Keeton Sallee, another experienced pitcher, who will also spend a lot of time behind the plate as the No. 1 catcher. Caleb Kulbeth is another returning pitcher. “He’s my hardest thrower,” Jones said.
Freshman Bryson Johnson will round out the starting rotation. “He’s played a lot of summer ball,” Jones said. “He’s got some experience with some younger kids, and that’s a plus, but he’s never thrown against 18-yearolds, and that’s a big difference. He’s got awful good potential to be pretty good.” When he’s not pitching, Jones will be playing third base. The same goes for Kulbeth at shortstop. Conner Kern and Riley Scott will be competing for playing time at second base. Senior David Echols and junior T.J. Burkwell will get time at first base. The one not starting at first will more than likely be the designated hitter. Jones calls Sallee one of the best catchers in Class A this year. Caleb Wright will be in center field with Nathan Wright in left field.
“Right field is open right now,” Jones said. “We’re still waiting to see who is going to step up.” Central High will be playing in the Oilfield Conference this year, a 12-team conference. The coach expects his lineup to be solid in themiddle with Kulbeth, Jones and Sallee. “We will be looking for Caleb Wright to get on base and use his speed,” Jones said. “He can flat out run. We will have to develop the bottom of the order.” Jones avoided playing some of the tougher schedule he has in the past, though there will still be plenty of good competition. “We knew this year was coming, and we didn’t want to load up with the peren(continued on page 6)
Area IV Regional Tournament at Kingston Thursday at Kingston Davis vs. Little Axe (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Davis vs. Little Axe (Boys), 3 p.m. Kingston vs. Comanche (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Kingston vs. Comanche (Boys), 8 p.m. Thursday at Dickson (sub-regional) Holdenville vs. Dickson (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Holdenville vs. Dickson (Boys), 3 p.m. Hugo vs. Marlow (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Hugo vs. Marlow (Boys), 8 p.m. Class A AREA III Regional Tournament Girls Results Cheyenne 69, Ft. Cobb-Broxton 38 Sentinel 59, Lookeba-Sickles 37 Cyril 61, Velma-Alma 39 Central High 44, Waurika 36 Boys Results Ft. Cobb-Broxton 88, Alex 40 Burns Flat DC 68, LookebaSickles 62 Cyril 38, Union City 32 Geronimo 56, Fox 47 Class A AREA I At Chisholm Garber vs. Vici (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Depew vs. Shattuck (Boys), 3 p.m. Waukomis vs. Shattuck (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Ringwood vs. Arapaho-Butler, 8 p.m. AREA II At Stroud Davenport vs. Strother (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Frontier vs. Arkoma (Boys), 3 p.m. Welch vs. Porum (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma Christian Academy vs. Glencoe (Boys), 3 p.m. AREA III At Cache Fort Cobb-Broxton vs. Central Marlow (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Alex vs. Geronimo (Boys), 3 p.m. Sentinel vs. Velma-Alma (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Burns Flat-Dill City vs. Union City (Boys), 8 p.m. AREA IV At Byng Bowlegs vs. Stringtown (Girls), 1:30 p.m. Okarche vs. Stringtown (Boys), 3 p.m. Dewar vs. Turner (Girls), 6:30 p.m. Roff vs. Red Oak (Boys), 8 p.m.
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Lady Outlaws breeze to district title By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
The Marlow Lady Outlaws used a lethal combination of its inside and outside play to easily claim the Class 3A Area IV District 8 title, 49-23. After a 2-2 tie to open the game, the Lady Outlaws went on a 7-0 run and the Lady Comets were never able to catch back up. The Lady Comets had no answer to Marlow’s defensive pressure and inside game of post players Brooke Morriston and Lauren Wade, who combined for 24 points. Senior guard Hannah Wade, who added 13 points, kept the Lady Comets off-balance from the outside and drives to the basket. “We talked all week about the playoffs, and the whole key is to not give up offensive rebounds,” said Terri Reimer, Marlow girls coach. “I thought we did pretty good. We gave up some rebounds early off of long rebounds, but I thought we did a good job of keeping them to one shot. We challenged shots, and the only time they scored from
the outside is when we gave them a wide-open look.” Marlow (15-9) led 13-6 at the end of the first quarter. Dickson got as close as 19-13 with 3:08 to go in the second quarter on a free throw by Sienna Young, but the Lady Outlaws closed out the quarter on an 8-0 run, despite not having Hannah Wade on the floor for nearly the last three minutes, to take a 27-13 halftime lead. Dickson (9-15) would not get the lead below double digits the rest of the way. “The biggest positive for us was in the second quarter when Hannah got in foul trouble, and we were still able to score,” Reimer said. “That’s the first time all season we’ve sat Hannah for extended minutes without her on the floor that we not only kept a lead, but extended it. I thought that was a big positive for everyone, but especially those five that were on the floor. We didn’t crumble just because Hannah wasn’t on the floor.” Marlow, ranked 19th in Class 3A, cooled off offensively in the third, but Dickson was unable to take advantage, and were limited
to just one field goal in the quarter and trailed 37-17 heading into the fourth quarter. “Our post players did a good job,” Reimer said. “We were prepared for some type of junk defense against Hannah, and the easiest way to beat that is to go inside. We didn’t actually see that tonight, but because they were trying to guard one-on-one allowed us to score. The bigger threat Brooke and Lauren are, the easier it is to get the ball to Hannah.” The Lady Outlaws finished with twice as many attempts at the free-throw line than the Lady Comets, but were only 6-of-16, while Dickson was 4-of-8. Both teams advance to the sub-regional tournament at Dickson on Thursday. Dickson will play Holdenville at 1:30 p.m., and Marlow will play Hugo at 6:30 p.m. A win Thursday against Hugo (13-9), and the Lady Outlaws (15-9) will be guaranteed a spot in the area tournament in Ada next week. “Really to make a long run in the playoffs, it makes it a ton easier if you can win the first
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DISTRICT CHAMPIONS: The Marlow Lady Outlaws defeated Dickson to win the district title. They play Hugo today (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. in the sub-regional at Dickson.
two,” Reimer said. “We took care of step one, now hopefully, we can take care of step two.” The Lady Outlaws can expect a fight. All nine of Hugo’s losses have come to ranked Class 5A and Class 4A teams. Two of those losses came to Idabel, a team Marlow defeated earlier in
the season, 42-38, at the Idabel tournament. Marlow’s 15 wins is the highest season total in four years for the Lady Outlaws. A win over Hugo, and Marlow could well face county rival Comanche for the regional tournament championship.
Scoring Marlow: Lauren Wade, 14; Hannah Wade, 13; Brooke Morriston, 10; Mia Meshell, 4; Macey Bateman, 4; Megan Fitzhugh, 2; Kailee Smith, 2 Dickson: Clary Donica, 7; Kirstyn Jolly, 6; Kristina Harwell, 3; Aly Goss, 3; Landri McClure, 2; Sienna Young, 1
Several youth wrestlers place at state tourney
The OKUSA Youth Wrestling State cCampionship was held Feb. 11-12 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. There were almost 100 teams and over 1300 wrestlers from all over the state. The Marlow Outlaws had 23 placers, 10 novice and 13 open. Marlow finished in the top eight as a team. Brantz Bateman was also named “Outstanding Wrestler” for Division 3 (10-under). Novice placers – Clint Ladon, first; Legend Yates, first; Braeden Choate, second; Jack Austin,
second; Gabe Nunn, second; Zaiden Wilfong, second; Dason Davis, second; Gage Jessen, third; Justin Choate, fifth; and Mason Choate, sixth. Open placers: Brantz Bateman, first; Mantle Furr, second; Jaxson Murray, third; Keller Kizarr, third; Eli Ramirez, third; Lawson Knox, third; Jayce Ramirez, fourth; Ethan Rush, fifth; Daltin Davis, fifth; Tommy Miller, sixth; Brock Smith, sixth; Brayden Bowman, sixth; and Zach Dawson, sixth.
WINNERS: The Marlow Outlaws defeated Dickson to win the district title last Friday night. They will play Hugo today (Thursday) at 8 p.m. in Dickson in a sub-regional game.
Outlaws hold off Dickson By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Dickson nearly overcame a 15-point second half deficit, but ran out of steam in the closing minutes as Marlow held on for a 60-52 win in the boys Class 3A Area IV District 8 title game Friday night. “We got rattled a little bit,” said Kirk Harris, Marlow boys coach. “I didn’t have the right personnel out there at times, and we didn’t make good decisions. When they turned up the press, we didn’t respond, and we lost our patience, and it made us speed up.” Marlow never trailed. Dickson did tie the game when Clinton Bland hit back-to-back three pointers to tie the game at 8-all, but the Outlaws seized the momentum, and closed out the quarter on a 15-2 run to take a 23-10 lead into the second quarter. The Outlaws led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter, but Dickson’s Brenton Bland scored the last five points in the half to cut the Marlow led to 32-22 at the end of the second quarter. With Marlow (16-8) up 37-22 with 5:16 to go in the third quarter, Dickson found some fight and went on a 10-0 run, capped off by a three-pointer by Bland with 2:00 to go. Marlow would go on to take a 40-35 lead into the fourth. “They like to make things chaotic,” Harris said. “In the first half, I thought we controlled the tempo, and in the second half I think we let them take control.” The Comets (8-16) were not done challenging
the 18th-ranked Outlaws. Dickson made it a one possession game twice in the fourth quarter, but could never find the final push it needed. Marlow, which had struggled at the free-throw line most of the night, found its stroke in the final quarter, led by Will Coffman’s 6-for-6 performance. Marlow was just 1-for-10 in the first three quarters, but was 13-for-16 in the fourth quarter. A basket by Hunter Palesano at the 3:42 mark would cut the Marlow led to 46-44, but Marlow’s Wyatt Bergner answered with a three-pointer and Dickson would never get closer than five points the rest of the way. “Wyatt hit some big shots for us, and we needed them because they did a better job on Dawson (Huddleston) in the second half,” Harris said. Huddleston scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first half. Both teams advance to the sub-regional to be played at Dickson on Thursday. Dickson will play Holdenville at 3 p.m., and Marlow will play Hugo at 8 p.m. Hugo (21-2) is ranked fifth in Class 3A, and are on a 15-game winning streak. The only two losses for the Buffaloes have been to 6A No. 6 Westmoore, and 5A No. 1 Carl Albert.
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Scoring Marlow: Dawson Huddleston, 19; Will Coffman, 17; Wyatt Bergner, 11; Brock Harris, 5; Houston Davis, 3; Tanner Ladon, 3; Austin Kuhlman, 2 Dickson: Brenton Bland, 14; Ty Frasier, 13; Clinton Bland, 8; Garrett Watterson, 7; Tyler Jenning, 5; Hunter Palesano, 5
CHS girls move on to area By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
In his 12 seasons as the coach of the Central High Lady Bronchos, Chad Weldon had never had a team advance to the area tournament. That changed Saturday afternoon when Central High knocked off Waurika in the regional tournament consolation finals, 44-36. “We kept on ticking, and playing hard,” Weldon said. “We hit a cold spell, but we’ve been hitting cold spells all season long. But when you shoot threes and get hot, you can put a lot of points on the board. They kept on fighting. Waurika is an excellent team, and it was just a good battle between two good teams.” Central High leading scorer Kylee Sparks was limited to just four points, but Megan Anderson and Brooklyn Minden picked their teammate up with 17 and 10 points, respectively. There were three lead changes and two ties in the first three minutes before Central High took a 14-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. The game remained tight throughout the second quarter until Anderson hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds left to put the Lady Bronchos up 19-18 at the half, and Central High would never trail again. Central High (17-9) will play Fort Cobb-Brox-
ton (19-7) in the first round of the area tournament in Cache at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday). The Lady Bronchos defeated Ft. Cobb-Broxton, 55-47, on Dec. 13, 2016.
Scoring Central High: Megan Anderson, 17; Brooklyn Minden, 10; Taylor Tugmon, 7; Eric Minden, 5; Kylee Sparks, 4; Madison Kuntz, 1
Friday Central High 59, Empire 34 Playing their second game just over 17 hours after their previous game was completed, the Lady Bronchos got off to a slow start, but once they got going, they seized the momentum and steadily pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs. Scoring Central High: Kylee Sparks, 28; Megan Anderson, 13; Brooklyn Minden, 7; Eric Minden, 5; Madison Kuntz, 4; Lindsey Harris, 2
Thursday Velma-Alma 43, Central High 41 Central High could not hold off Velma-Alma in the final quarter as the Lady Comets overcame a small third quarter deficit to rally for the win.
Scoring Central High: Kylee Sparks, 13; Megan Anderson, 11; Brooklyn Minden, 6; Erica Minden, 3; Taylor Tugmon, 2
OKUSA Oklahoma State Youth Championship placers
Wrestling (continued from page 5) very long,” Howington said. “Hopefully, we’ll get all that ironed out and we’ll be spread out a little bit. We’ll be like Perry and have 11 in the finals.” For now, he is happy with the progress. “We’re on our way, we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Howington said. “There’s still a lot of learning to do, and a lot of toughness has to be there. I think we are going in the right direction right now.” The five wrestlers will be making some adjustments this week.
“There’s a few that will have to wrestle even better than we did last week,” the coach said. “I still think we should come out with some placers. If we don’t then what we did last week is going to be a waste of time.” Howington has been stressing to his wrestlers not to just be happy to make it to state, but to do well. “The biggest thing right now is not to think we made it and shut down,” the coach said. “Don’t just be happy getting there, we have a chance to place.”
(continued from page 5) -nial powerhouses like we have in the past,” Jones said. “It’s a good schedule. We are have our Red Dirt tournament this year and have some good teams coming, and we will be hosting a Spring Break Festival.” Jones said he will be stressing pitching and defense, and will be playing small ball to generate runs. “We’ve got a big ballpark, so we aren’t going to hit a lot of home runs, but if we can score a run an inning, we’ll be in good shape,” Jones said.
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Marlow opens season with a bang By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Marlow’s baseball team got off to a 3-0 start following action last weekend. The Outlaws definitely gave fans their money’s worth, especially Saturday when Marlow’s Wyatt Bergner belted a home run to win the game over Washington. It was just Bergner’s second career home run. “He’s getting stronger and he’s maturity is getting better,” said John Morgan, Marlow coach. “There was no doubt when it left the bat that it was out.” That was the first game Saturday. The nightcap had no such drama as the Outlaws easily defeated Plainview. “We’re 3-0, so we can’t complain,” Morgan said. “Everybody feels great right now, but its way too early to be poking out our chests. We still have a lot of work to do. I tell the guys there is no big games in March. All of those are played at the end of April and the first of May.” On the positive side, Morgan said he is pleased with the way his team keeps hanging around in games and keeps battling. “Even when we’ve been down 3, 5, or 7 runs, we’ve kept
fighting,” Morgan said. “That’s great for team chemistry and having the hunger to win.” Marlow 8, Washington 6 Marlow took Saturday’s game in dramatic fashion, with an 8-6 walk-off victory over Washington. Marlow was down 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Wyatt Bergner homered off of Wilson, driving in three runs. Marlow collected six hits and Washington had six in the highscoring affair. Washington took an early lead in the second inning. An error scored one run for Washington. Tanner Ladon earned the win for Marlow on the mound. He went five innings, surrendering six runs, five hits, and striking out eight. Two relievers helped the Outlaws close out the victory. Matt Cobbs threw one and one-third innings. Andrews took the loss for Washington. He tossed four and a third innings, surrendering five runs, three hits, and striking out four. Peyton Ladon and Tanner Ladon each collected multiple hits for Marlow with two hits each. The Outlaws did not record their first hit until the fourth inning. Marlow 13, Plainview 2
An eight-run fourth inning led Marlow to a 13-2 victory on Saturday. The Outlaws scored on two errors, a single by Blaise Voight, a single by Kaden Wilson, a double by Austin Kuhlman, and a double by Wyatt Bergner. Plainview captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Plainview. Marlow took the lead for good with five runs in the third inning. In the third Wyatt Bergner tripled off of Long, driving in one run, there was an error, scoring one run, Blaise Voight tripled off of Long, driving in two runs, and there was an error, scoring one run. Marlow scored eight runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to two errors, a single by Voight, a single by Kaden Wilson, a double by Austin Kuhlman, and a double by Bergner. Houston Davis earned the win for Marlow. He threw five innings, allowing two runs, four hits, striking out three, and walking one. Long took the loss for Plainview. He went three innings, allowing 11 runs, and nine hits. Marlow collected 11 hits. Bergner, Voight, and Kuhlman each collected multiple hits for
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CLOSE CALL: Marlow third baseman Houston Davis gets the ball before the Washington base runner touches the bag, but the runner was ruled safe. It would make no difference in the end as the Outlaws went on to win the game, 8-6.
the Outlaws. Voight and Bergner each collected three hits to lead Marlow. “We kept getting big hit after big hit,” Morgan said. “After we started getting the hits, they started to hang their head a bit.” Friday Marlow 6, Lone Grove 2 Marlow and Lone Grove played a tight game, but the Outlaws eventually prevailed 6-2
after taking the lead for good in the sixth inning. The game was tied at two with Marlow batting in the bottom of the sixth when Tanner Ladon doubled off of Blayze McNeil, driving in two runs. Lone Grove took an early lead in the first inning. Garrett Lemons’s sac fly scored one run for Lone Grove. Tag Allen earned the win for
Marlow. He went four innings, allowing one run, five hits, striking out five, and walking zero. Three relievers helped the Outlaws close out the victory. Tanner Ladon threw one inning. Blayze McNeil took the loss for Lone Grove. He threw six innings, allowing six runs, seven hits, and striking out three. Peyton Ladon led Marlow with two hits in three at bats.
Bronchos continue to win Outlaw golfers look to rebuild By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
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CONGRATULATORY HUG: Central High baseball player T.J. Birdwell gets a hug from head coach Jeff Jones after Birdwell’s walk-off RBI single against Wetumka at the Central High Festival on Tuesday.
CHS goes 3-1 at Spring Break Festival By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Central High had a couple of scares, but still managed to go 3-1 as the host of the Central High Spring Break Festival held Monday and Tuesday. With the wins, Central High, ranked 19th in Class A, improved to 10-2 on the season. “I thought we played really well at times, and at other times we didn’t play really well,” said Jeff Jones, Central High coach. “Anytime you can get a win, you take it. They’re not always going to be pretty.” Jones said the Bronchos were sloppy in their two wins on Tuesday. “We’re getting some wins even though we’re not playing very well,” Jones said. “Last year, we lost some one-run games where we played better than the other team, and this year we are winning the games where we aren’t playing better than the other team. I guess we are getting some payback for last year.” Against Riverside Indian School, starter Dylan Jones ran into some problems, but Caleb Wright was able to come in to save the day for the Bronchos. “Dylan was the only guy we had left of our top four pitchers, and he couldn’t throw strikes,” Jones said. “Caleb Wright came in and threw strikes and we were able to hold them off. It’s the whole pitch-count deal. If you throw so many pitches, you are burnt for a long time.” Jones ultimately is looking on the bright side, however. “We’re still 10-2 on the season, and we are being successful and getting wins,” Jones said. “The only game we lost this week was to a ranked Moss team, and they threw their best pitcher against us.” Central High has a couple of days off before traveling to play Arkoma at Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday. Central High 7, Wetumka 6 With the winning run standing on third base in the bottom of the seventh inning, Central High’s T.J. Birdwell came up big at the plate against Wetumka in the Central High Festival on Tuesday.
The junior drilled a line drive past a diving second baseman, bringing home Dylan Jones and setting off a celebration in the Bronchos’ dugout in the 7-6 win. The prospect of winning the game had not been very promising. Central High errors over the course of the contest led to five of the six Chieftains’ runs. Two errors in the top of the first inning led to three Wetumka runs. Central High was able to answer with three runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game. The Bronchos’ bats would go silent for the most part for the next several innings. Meanwhile Wetumka would add a run in the second and fifth innings to push its lead to 5-3. Central High got one run back in the sixth, but the Chieftains added another run in the top of the seventh. Down to their final two outs, Central High staged a rally, taking advantage of walks sandwiching the second out, and an error by the shortstop, the Bronchos managed to tie the game at 6-all before Birdwell’s single brought home the winning run. Caleb Kulbeth led the Bronchos at the plate and on the mound. He was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. As the pitcher, Kulbeth gave up six hits, walked two hit two batters, and struck out 10. Bryson Johnson was 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, and Jones was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Central High 12, Riverside 6 The Bronchos only had four hits, but took advantage of nine walks and six hits batters to win the game. Central High trailed 5-3 after four innings, but the Bronchos exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning to take the lead. Dylan Jones had three of the four Central High, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Bryson Johnson had the other hit for the Bronchos. He also drove in four runs. Nathan Wright was the winning pitcher, throwing the final 2 2/3 innings, taking over for starter Dylan Jones. Jones gave up four earned runs, and six hits. He walked three and struck out four. (continued on page 6)
After several years of having a solid line-up, the Marlow boys golf team will be having a rebuilding year, but they have just the player to build around. Marlow junior Will Coffman, an all-conference performer, who won a tournament in Duncan last year, is the lone varsity returner off a state qualifying team. “We have Will returning and a few who have never played before with a lot of promise,” said Stephen Thomas, boys golf coach, said. “We’re young and inexperienced. I told them we will have a chance to make it to state, but everyone is going to have to do their part.” Marlow won the conference tournament and placed fourth at the regional tournament last year, before finishing seventh at state. Coffman finished tied for 25th individually.
“Will was coming off a wrist injury last year, so it took him a few weeks to get going,” Thomas said. “This year on his first day out after basketball season ended, he shot minus-three over nine holes. He’s definitely not rusty.” Coffman is the obvious number one, and there will be several others jockeying to join him on the varsity squad. Junior Ryan Ridge looks to be the No. 2 golfer at the moment. “He’s grown a lot and gotten stronger since last year. He’s hitting it a lot further,” Thomas said. Freshman Sean Young is No. 3 player, according to Thomas. “He hits pretty good for a freshman with minimal experience,” Thomas said. “He played junior high, but the junior high season is not that long. I expect him to be in our top three.” Newcomer Blake McClure can also make an impact. (continued on page 6)
TEAM ANCHOR: Marlow’s Will Coffman is the only returning starter out of the top five back this season for the Outlaw golf team.
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Marlow girls eye continued success By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
LONE SENIOR: Marlow’s Kirstyn Elroy will be the only senior on the golf team this year, but the Lady Outlaws still bring back plenty of experience.
Returning three of his top five golfers from last season, Marlow girls coach Mikey Eaves thinks his team will have a chance to have a solid season on the links. Gone are all-state performer Brittany Boles and Tyler Ellsworth, but Eaves thinks he has some younger players stepping up to help fill the holes. “We’ve had some good freshman come up from junior high with Ali Riddle, Stephanie Gonzalez, and McKenzie Terrell,” Eaves said. “They understand what is going on, and what to expect at the high school level. I expect one or two of them to be in the top five along with Blair Brantley and Britney Yates that were just on the outside of last year’s team. Last year’s team was really competitive, so they understood that. Those girls have a chance to be in the top five as well.” The three returning in the top five include Mia Meshell, Kirstyn Elroy, and Alexis Hack. Last year as a freshman Meshell got people’s attention with her wickedly long drives off the tee, and the coach expects her allaround game to be better this year. “She just keeps getting stronger and stronger,” Eaves said. “Last year her year was her
first year of competitive golf, and to go out and do what she did kind of turn some heads with her strength and not only that, but how intelligent she is playing the game. It was really surprising for me. I didn’t realize how good she was going to be. With a year under her belt, having played rounds, and figuring out the courses, I think it’s going to be a big year for her. Her short game has come a long way. Obviously, there are a lot of people who can touch her out of the box, but her short game has got to come around, and it has already made a lot of improvement.” Eaves would not be surprised if she turns out to be an all-state selection. “Obviously, it is she continues to improve like she has been, but yeah, she’s pretty fun to watch,” Eaves said. Alexis Hack played the five-hole last year, and the coach expects her to move up this year. “Having her at the five hole was a big benefit for me,” Eaves said. “She was pretty streaky. There were times when she would shoot in the 80s, and there might be some times she would have a bad round. I could have played her at four or two, but her being a five there was always a chance and two would shoot. I expect her to play a lot of three for me. She’s going to have to step up this year, but she’ll be fine.”
Marlow boys track focusing on return trip to state meet By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
The Marlow boys track team will be looking to return to the top after winning backto-back state championships in 2014 and 15 before slipping a few notches in 2016. “We’ve got a bunch of good kids,” said Bobby Wortham, Marlow boys track coach. “We’ve got 55 boys ninth through the 12th grade. It’s the same old thing. We don’t have a lot of sprinters, but we’ve got some middle
and long distance runner, and some throwers.” Gone is three-time state champion pole vaulter Dean Howard, but Marcus Mercer, J.D. Howard, and Owen Howard look to continue the tradition of Marlow dominance. “Marcus has been jumping well,” Wortham said. “Preston Nunley, Bryce Johnson, and Cameron Freeman are throwing well. We have five freshmen – Nash Farmer, Seth Aguilera, Gavin Kizarr, Brian Foss, and
The Marlow girls track team is once again small in number, but still has quality athletes who will be looking to make an impact. Sophomore Brooke Morriston returns to defend her state discus title. Marlow girls track coach thinks she will have a chance to break the Class 3A state record
of 148 feet this season. “Lauren Wade is already throwing five feet further than she did last year, and Molly O’Connell has already thrown a personal best of 100 feet,” Miller said. Freshman Mariah Howard is looking to make some noise in the 300-meter hurdles, and Abby Kelley shows promise in the 3200 meters. “We have a lot of freshmen,”
Miller said “Most of the girls are just getting out of basketball. It will be about three weeks before we know where we are at.” There are 16 girls total on the team. “That hurts us,” Miller said. “We don’t have runners for all the relays. The girls work really hard. I can’t complain about that.” Lauryn Knox and Hannah Scarbrough are the only two se-
Local college athlete roundup n Gigi Wall, Soph., Oklahoma City University, Softball Wall picked up where she left off last year, sporting a perfect 12-0 record on the mound for the undefeated (28-0) NAIA No. 1 Stars. She has won the Sooner Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week award twice. She has three saves to go along with her 12 wins, and has a 0.59 ERA. She has 75 strikeouts to 14 walks. n Abbey Warren, Soph., Cameron University, Softball Warren has started all 27 games for the Aggies (21-6) at various positions. She has a .289 batting average with two home runs and eight RBI. She also has two stolen bases. n Kaytlyn Kizarr, Fresh., Cameron University, Softball Kizarr has started in 20 games and has a .053 batting average in 19 at bats. She has three stolen bases, an RBI, and a .917 fielding percentage. n Nathan Crowson, Soph,
Bronchos (continued from page 5) Wright gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three.
Monday Central High 15, Duke 1 The Bronchos had no trouble in their opener of the festival, scoring 11 runs in the first inning before winning by run rule in the third. Dylan Jones and Caleb
Oklahoma Baptist University, Track Crowson was a key component in OBU’s National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Indoor National Championship last month. He was named an NCCAA AllAmerican after finishing second in the national championship meet in the mile (4:22.27) and as part of the distance medley relay team. He was also named an NCAA Indoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete. n Maci Rich, Senior, Oklahoma Christian University, Track Rich finished fifth at the 3,000 meters at the Pittsburgh State Invitational indoor meet in January. She was also on the second-place distance medley relay team at the Southern Open. She was also named to the AllAcademic team for the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. She was named to the OCU
Commissioner’s Honor Roll. n Rylee Rich, Fresh., Oklahoma Christian University, Track Rich placed 132nd at the Division 2 South Central Regional Championship. She was named to the OCU President’s Honor Roll. n Dean Howard, Fresh., Southern Missouri, Track Howard, a pole vaulter, has placed fourth in two events in the indoor season. He placed 11th at the MIAA Indoor Track Meet. His personal best this season has been 14 feet, 11 inches. n Julia Anderson, Fresh., Southwestern Christian University, Softball Anderson has pitched in four games for the Eagles (4-17). She has thrown 3.2 innings, and has a 9.55 ERA. n Joseph Flood, Fresh., Metropolitan Community College Longview, Baseball Flood had four appearances with a save, no earned runs and five strikeouts.
Kulbteh each had big days at the plate, doing 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI. Bryson Johnson knocked in three runs in the game to lead the team in RBIs. Keeton Sallee got the win, giving up one earned run on four hits. He walked three and struck out four.
Central High was unable to get anything going against the hard-throwing pitcher from Class B No. 6 Moss. Dylan Jones had the only two hits for the Bronchos. Bryson Johnson was the losing pitcher. He gave up three runs on four hits, walking four, and striking out eight. Moss scored one in the second and twice in the third.
Moss 3, Central High 0
James Shirley are coming on.” Wortham is looking forward to the season, but admits the team will miss Coach Bill Carter who passed away earlier this year. “It’s a little different without him here,” Wortham said. “The groundwork has been set, and his hands are still on them.” Ben Ivory and Gavin Banks anchor the distance runner with Caleb Brown and Lucas Martinez providing depth. Sam Ivory and Owen Waxell head the middle distance runners.
Lady Outlaws small in number, but have good core returning By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Elroy is the lone senior on this year’s squad. “She came out on the first day after basketball and played really well,” Eaves said. “She came to the range, and was already smoking the ball, and getting her swing back after softball. Having a golfer that is a softball player, sometimes you have to make some key adjustments to the swing. She’s come in and got in the groove she had last year. She really has the capability to get some good scores this year because she’s smart and she’s been there before and has been playing four years for me. She knows how to handle the pressure and how to score. She and Mia will alternate between one and two. I really think she has a chance to go to the next level and play just because of some of the scholarships that are out there, and she can shoot some good scores.” The Lady Outlaws were fifth at the state tournament last year, and the coach sees no reason why they can’t be successful again this year.” “I feel like we are going to be extremely competitive,” Eaves said. “Out of my nine girls, six of them have 4.0 (GPAs), so they are quality girls to be around. They know how to take care of business. I’m just looking forward to who we are going to be and what we are going to do.”
niors on the squad. “We don’t have enough girls to run the two-mile relay,” Miller said. “It’s tough as a team, but we will take as many girls as we can to state, and move girls around to get the most out of them.” Alyssa Cox, Bailey Bittman, and Molly Koons are three strong hurdlers. Koons medaled at state last year in Class 4A at Choctaw.
CHS wins three at Calumet
Central High went 3-1 in the Calumet Festival last week, winning the first three games before falling in their last game. Fargo 8, Central High 0 Keeton Sallee and Dylan Jones both went 1-for-2 to lead Central High at the plate. Caleb Wright was the losing pitcher, tossing five innings, and surrendering three earned runs on three hits. Central High 3, Hammon 0 The Bronchos scored a run in the first and it would be all they needed as Caleb Kulbeth tossed a complete game three-hit shutout. Central High 14, Minco 7 After falling behind 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Central High exploded for nine runs in top of the third and cruised the rest of the way to the win. Central High 14, Mulhall-Orlando 3 Caleb Kulbeth was 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Bronchos to the win.
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FINAL GAME: On March 6, sisters Brooklyn Minden (right), a senior, and Erica Minden, a junior, suited up to play their last game together on the Central High basketball court.
Marlow track teams fifth at Plainview meet The Marlow track teams each placed fifth in the 2017 Plainview High School Invitational last Thursday. The Outlaws scored 50.5 points, while the Lady Outlaws scored 53 points. Plainview won both the boys and girls team scores. Lady Outlaws Defending Class 3A discus champion put the state on notice she is the one to beat this year, throwing 140-07 feet to win first place by more than 11 feet. Lauren Wade was third at 109-09 and Molly O’Connell was fifth with 100-04. Morriston was also third in shot put (33-10 feet). Fallon Warren was eighth (29-03). Meagan Morriston was third in pole vault (4-10). In relay events, the Marlow girls 4x100 meter relay finished fifth (55.30 seconds), and the girls 4x400 was fourth (4:46.75). In individual races, Mariah Howard was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (19:43 seconds), and third in the 300 hurdles (55.95); Abby Kelly was sixth in the 3200 (13:42.14); Hannah Scarbrough was 12th in the 800 (2:55.97), and 12th in the 400 (1:14.11); Meagan Morriston was eighth in the 200 (29.09). Outlaws Preston Nunley won the shot put with a heave of 45-02 feet, more than a foot further than second place. Bryce Johnson was seventh (39-02.5).
(continued from page 5) “He’s very cool-headed, and pretty athletic,” Thomas said. “If he keeps going like he is, and stays level-headed, he is going to play well.” Thomas said. C.J. Ellsworth, Nate Warren, Fisher Hedrick, Gage Johnson, Cole Newport, and Mikey Floyd will all be vying for varsity time. “I think Will could win a few tournaments this year, and Ryan could place in a few,” Thomas said. “We have so many new ones, I expect to see improvement throughout the year. We start the season
In other field events, Marlow finished fifth through eighth, led by Zach Himes with a throw of 117-08 feet. He was followed by Bryce Johnson (115-01); Cameron Freeman (11-09); and Trevor Hornberger (109-00). Sam Ivory was seventh in long ump (17-11.5), and Matt Branum (17-06); Caleb Brown and Wesley Bailey third for third in high jump (5-04); and Marcus Mercer finished fourth in the pole vault (13-06.1); and J.D. Howard was fifth (12-06). In relay events, Marlow was third in the 4x800 meters (9:19.61), and eighth in the 4x400 (3:54.06). In individual running events: Gavin Banks was third in the 3200 meters (11:00.97); Lucas Martinez was 12th in the 12:21.46; Owen Waxell was ninth in the 100 (12.72); Logan Branum was 12th in the 100 (12.85); Ezekiel Compton was 14th in the 100 (13.33), and 20th in the 200 (26.71); Kobey Kizarr was 15th in the 100 (13.76), and 21st in the 200 (27.23); Kobe Ash was fifth in the 400 (56.34); Miles Ellis was ninth in the 400 (58.04); Matt Branum was 10th in the 400 (58.04); Noah Loyd was 14th in the 100 (59.74); Kaleb Glover was 26th in the 400 (1:04.66); Sam Ivory was sixth in the 300 (47.19); Parker Vanbuskirk (47.25); Logan Branum was 13th in the 200 (25.55); and Ben Ivory was fourth in the 1600 (5:02.96).
at Lake Murray. It’s a tough place to start, but we will know where we stand.” Plainview, Kingston, an Oklahoma Christian School are expected to be the cream of the crop in Class 3A this season. “In the past, I’ve been preparing seasoned golfers to get better,” Thomas said. “This year we are starting out just focusing on getting an understanding of the basic rules, strategy, and mental stuff. Swings will get better throughout the season, but I’m trying to make them better golfers in their head.”
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Marlow 6 Elgin 26
Central High 28 Burns Flat 14
Bray-Doyle 14 Thackerville 36
Offense sputters in loss to Owls By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
The Marlow defense played a solid first half, but could not make up for a sputtering offense as the Outlaws lost on the road to Elgin, 26-6, last Friday. The Outlaws never were able to consistently get the offense on track. For the game, they were limited to 124 yards of total offense. “I thought the defense played well in the first half, but the rest of it starts and ends with me,” Marlow coach Rob Renshaw said after the game. “I’ve got to figure it out. We didn’t play with the urgency we needed, and that’s on me to communicate it at practice. We’re only guaranteed 10 ballgames, we have to make the most of it, and we didn’t.” The Outlaws (0-3) also did not help themselves with 12 penalties for 100 yards. One of those penalties came on what would have been an 80-yard touchdown pass in the second half. Despite the lack of offensive production, Marlow led in the first half. Following a turnover in Elgin territory, Marlow quarterback Will Coffman found receiver Dawson Huddleston in the end zone from six yards out to give Marlow the 6-0 lead with 8:22 to go in the half. The Owls were able to come back before the half on a drive helped out by a Marlow penalty on a questionable call that kept the drive alive. Rivers Johnson scored on a 4-yard run with 2:12 left in the half. “They were able to keep the momentum going after that call,” Renshaw said. “Otherwise, we stop them and we’re up 6-0 at the half.” It was downhill from that point on for the Outlaws who were unable to sustain any offen-
Fall Scoreboard Football
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Marlow 6, Elgin 26 Anadarko 28, Clinton 29 J. Marshall 57, Okmulgee 20 Comanche 7, Healdton 42 Lexington 48, Stratford 13 Purcell 7, Washington 28 Bridge Creek 20, Lindsay 49 Other opponents Washington 28, Purcell 7 Elgin 12, Plainview 27 Kingfisher 37, Hennessey 14 Bethany 28, Pauls Valley 7
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JUST OUT OF REACH: Marlow wide receiver Dawson Huddleston goes after a ball just out of his reach in the Outlaws 26-6 loss at Elgin last Friday. Marlow hosts Washington this week.
sive drive in the second half. The defense appeared to be getting tired, missing tackles they had not missed in the first half. The Owls (1-1) extended their lead late in the third quarter on a run by Lewis Shepherd that was his first of three in the second half. His second touchdown came just over two minutes after the first on a 14-yard run with 11:12 left in the game that essentially put the game out of reach for the Outlaws. Shepherd would score his final touchdown of the night with 1:05 to go on a 21-yard run that appeared to be a fumble out of the endzone for a touchback instead of a score.
Marlow’s chances of adding another score ended when Coffman was picked off with just over 30 seconds to go. Coffman had been scrambling for his life most of the game. He had 11 attempts for minus-23 yards. As a team, Marlow had 32 carries for 30 yards. Elgin had 285 yards on 48 carries and threw just four passes all night. “We didn’t take advantage of opportunities in the first half when we had them,” Renshaw said. “The defense was lights out. When they go up 13-6, we get a great return to midfield, and they call a fumble after he’s al-
ready laying on the ground.” Marlow will try to rebound this week when they host Washington in the last non-district game of the season. Stats Rushing Marlow: Owen Waxell, 15-31; Tag Allen, 3-12; Blaise Voight, 1-6; Dawson Huddleston, 1-3; Noah Overshine, 1-1; Will Coffman, 11-(-23) Elgin: Lewis Shepherd, 28-174, 3-TD; Rivers Johnson, 6-54, TD; Jon Brown, 9-34; Braeden Shackleford, 4-17; Pepper Ferrell, 1-6 Passing Marlow: Will Coffman, 11-19-1, 94 yards, TD
Elgin: Braeden Shackleford, 3-4-0, 5 yards Receiving Marlow: Dawson Huddleston, 4-36, TD; Brock Harris, 2-35; Tag Allen, 2-10; Blaise Voight, 1-7; Owen Waxell, 2-6 Elgin: DaeVaughn Huffman, 2-7; Lewis Shepherd, 1-(-2) Total offense Marlow: 124 yards Elgin: 290 yards Defense Tackles Marlow: Dawson Huddleston, 12; Carson Moore, 9; Noah Overshine, 7; Graham Nuley, 6; Blaise Voight, 5; Ethan Cooper, 4; Tyler New, 4; Brock Harris, 3; Hunter Havron, 3; Bo Gage, 2; Owen Waxell, 2; Seth Aguilera, 2
Outlaw runners win Elgin Invitational The Marlow High School boys cross country team came away with a first-place win, and the girls were fourth out o 12 teams at the Elgin Invitational last Friday. The Outlaws scored 70 points, 34 points ahead of second place Duncan. Marlow’s conference meet was at Lindsay on Tuesday. They will participate in the state course at Oklahoma Baptist University on Saturday. Outlaws Gavin Banks placed fourth overall out o 81 runners to lead Marlow with a time of 16:49. Other individual varsity results included: Andrew Brown, eighth (17:25); Lucas Martinez, 14th (17:45); Tyler Lawson, 16th (17:47); Matt Branum, 28th (18:28); Jordon Taylor, 35th (18:48); and Liam Johnson, 39th (18:55). “I was very pleased with the performance this team put together this week,” said Matt Ivory, assistant coach. “It is amazing to watch what a positive environment and a team that has bought into the plan can accomplish. I knew that we were really practicing well and was excited to see how these guys would perform. They did not surprise me.” In fact, Ivory said, he was pleasantly surprised on how the whole team fared. “This was truly one of the best team performances we have had in the past several years,” Ivory said. “I usually speak of a
JUST OUT OF REACH: Marlow wide receiver Dawson Huddleston goes after a ball just out of his reach in the Outlaws 26-6 loss at Elgin last Friday.
few individuals, but this week I can’t do that because they all ran so well.” Nearly every team member ran a career best time. “The attitude and approach they bring to practice is very different this year and I think they are beginning to realize the potential they possess,” Ivory said. Tuesday, the Outlaws were to face the No. 2 team in Class 4A,
followed Saturday by the number two and three in Class 3A. “I think we will have a much better picture of what we have to do after those meets,” Ivory said. In junior varsity competition, Marlow got a one-two punch with Bryson Hughes taking first and Caleb Brown finishing second. Jeremy Heffington rounded out top 10 finishers for Marlwo
with a seventh-place finish. Also finishing for the boys were: Kaleb Glover, 11th; Travis Raab, 12th; Seth Johnson, 17th; Logan Branum, 20th; Brendan Anderson, 21st; Brock Hall, 38th; Cameron Freeman, 42nd; Macoy Ramsey, 44th; Stephen Nunn, 55th; Malachi Eveland, 58th; and Seth Olvera, 64th. Lady Outlaws Marlow scored 140 points,
finishing behind third place Newcastle with 104 and in front of Rush Springs in fifth with 151 points. Cache won the event with 61 points. Individually, Grace Banks led Marlow over the two-mile course with a 24th place finish (14:43), and Abby Kelly was right on her heels with a 25th place finish (14:43) out of 76 runners. Alicia Moore was 31st (15:12), followed by Cheyenne Davis, 39th (15:34); Ashley Brown, 39th (41st), Ciara Johnson, 48th (16:09) and Alyssa Aguilera, 68th (18:24). “This meet was the first meet all seven varsity girls ran together as a team,” said Mickey Eaves, head coach. “The girls did a really good job for the first two-mile run of the year. We had kind of a rough start o the starting line, but each girls battled back into the race and finished really well.” Eaves said the girls have a great attitude and are willing to work to get better every day. “We have a few experienced runners from last year’s team, but for the most part, we are running with girls that are learning how high school cross country works and what they can expect,” Eaves said. The girls do not back down to a challenge, Eaves said, and he is looking for great things from them down the road. In junior varsity competition, Alba Dieguez finished with a time of 18:59 and Hailey Slaon had a time of 19:04.
This week Washington at Marlow Elgin at Anadarko Comanche at Walters Lexington at Dickson John Marshall at Sulphur Purcell at Community Christian LIttle Axe at Bridge Creek Other opponents Kingfisher at Bethany
Healdton Apache Rush Springs Elmore City Ringling Velma-Alma
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Ryan Waurika Wilson Bray-Doyle Central High Fox
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Bray-Doyle 14, Thackerville 36 Central 28, Burns Flat 14 Ryan 46, Temple 0 Fox 6, Snyder 54 Waurika 52, Grandfield 6 Wilson - Open This week B-D at OSD (Thurs.), 7 p.m. Temple at Central High Grandfield at Ryan Fox at Maysville Waurika at Empire Wilson at Cyril
Marlow 13, Frederick 0 Marlow 9, Lawton 0 Marlow 3, Hydro-Eakly 0 Marlow 1, Sterling 2 Marlow 10, Central High 5 Marlow 4, Hydro-Eakly 5 Marlow 8, Sterling 7 Central High 0, Sterling 10 Central High 12, Chattanooga 2 Central High 7, Ringling 6 (8) Central High 7, Lexington 2 Central High 6, Navajo 2 Bray-Doyle 0, Big Pasture 2 Bray-Doyle 5, Verden 1 Bray-Doyle 4, Wilson 5 This Week Thursday B-D at Comanche Tourney Monday Lawton Mac at Marlow Central High at Geronimo Paoli at Bray-Doyle Tuesday Verden at Central High
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Bronchos double up Burns Flat, 28-14 Central High scored a touchdown in every quarter on its way to a 28-14 win at Burns Flat-Dill City last Friday night. “It was a good win for us,” said Keith Burton, head coach. “We showed a lot of improvement over last week. I’m pleased with the way we played overall.” The Broncho defense stepped up, limiting Burns Flat to just 37 yards rushing. Burton thought his defensive line played well. Matt Harris had 11 tackles, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble. James Smith and T.J. Birdwell had 12 tackles each with Smith recording two sacks. “Our pass coverage was better this week, too,” Burton said. “Overall, it was a good team effort,
everybody played well.” The Central High offense was able to move the ball, gaining 182 yards on the ground. They were led by Matt Harris, who had 16 carries for 84 yards, and scored three of the four team touchdowns. Harris had a 4-yard run in the first quarter, an 11-yard run in the second; and a e-yard run in the fourth. Hayden Cooper scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and also had a two-point conversion. Braden Martin also had a two-point conversion. Quarterback Bryce Johnson was 6-of-9 passing with one interception. Central High hosts Temple this week for homecoming.
Bray-Doyle slips up against Thackerville Marlow, Central High fare well at Shootout
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TRYING TO TURN TWO: Marlow shortstop Lauren Wade tries to avoid a Hydro-Eakly runner as she tries to complete a double play at the Southwest Shootout in Sterling last Friday.
After getting a week off following an open week, the BrayDoyle Donkeys returned to the football field last Friday, but were not able to duplicate their first game success as they fell to Thackerville, 36-14. The offense was able to move the ball, but turnovers proved to be the Donkeys undoing. In the first two games this season, Bray-Doyle has a total of 12 turnovers. Dalton Whitehead led Bray-
Doyle with 77 yards on 15 carries, and scoring on a 21-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Justin Miller had nine carries for 27 yards. Mark Kilbourn had 11 attempts for 42 yards and Joe Lumber had one carry for 31 yards. Miller had a rough night in the passing game, throw three interceptions. He was 3-of-6 for 49 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown throw to Kane Helton
Mark Kilbourn had two catches for 19 yards. The defense was led by Miller and Lumbert with 10 tackles each. Lumbert also had an interception. Dalton Whitehead had seven tackles and Kilbourn and David Barton had six each. Helton had four tackles. Trevor Riley, Abe Alvarez and Dakota Petary had two tackles each. Bray-Doyle travels to Sulphur to take on the Oklahoma School of the Deaf on Thursday.
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WORKING HARD: Bray-Doyle pitcher Rylie Pass throws to the plate against Temple in the Lady Donkeys’ win last week.
Lady Donkeys top Temple Tuesday was a long day for Bray-Doyle softball as it fell to Alex 6-5. Alex captured the lead in the first inning. Alex scored one run on a stolen base in the first inning. Bray-Doyle evened things up at two in the bottom of the first inning. The Lady Donkeys scored two runs when Brittany Raines singled with two outs in the first inning. Alex took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. Byrd and Raines each drove in two runs to lead Bray-Doyle. The second game was Alex
against Temple with Alex coming out on top, the last game of the evening was Bray-Doyle vs Temple. The Lady Donkeys scored 14 runs to the Lady Tigers one in the first inning and came back in the second and held Temple to no runs and scored four. The game ended after 2 1/2 innings with a 18-1 win for the Lady Donkeys. Kydalin Byrd and Rylie Pass both took to the mound for the Lady Donkeys. Rylie Pass lead the donkeys with two hits and three strikeouts on the mound. Alyson Long and Megan Riggins both had 3 RBIs and Me-
Kayla Cox had 2 RBIs for BrayDoyle. At a tournament in Temple last week, the Lady Donkeys lost a pitching duel with Big Pasture, 209 bore picking up a 5-1 win over Verden. They then fell to Wilson, 5-4, to get knocked out of the tournament.
By Todd Brooks The Marlow Review
Both Marlow and Central High increased their win totals at the Southwest Shootout in Sterling last week. The two teams collided in the loser’s bracket on Saturday with Marlow getting a late rally to take a 10-5 win on its way to a fourth-place finish. The Lady Bronchos started off the tournament with a 10-0 loss to Sterling on Thursday, giving them the huge task of trying to fight all the way through the loser’s bracket in the 30team tournament. Central High then won four straight games before running into Marlow on Saturday afternoon. Marlow started off the tournament on fire, winning its first three games all by shutout. The Lady Outlaws fortune ran out on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Sterling, which put them in the loser’s bracket against Central High. In that match-up, Central High had jumped out early with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to grab a 3-0 lead. Marlow cut the lead to 3-2 in top of the third before the Lady Bronchos answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to push the lead to 5-2. The fourth inning would prove to be the difference as Marlow exploded for eight runs and then hold Central High scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to capture the win. The inning was highlighted for Marlow with a three-run home run by Mia Meshell. Jayleigh Totten, who hit a third-inning home run, was the winning pitcher for Marlow. She gave up five hits, three earned runs, walked three and struck out one. Madison Davis was the losing pitcher for Central High. She have up 12 hits, 10 earned runs, walked two and struck out two. Totten, Carlie Payne, Brooke Smock, and Aubrey Miller all had two hits to lead Marlow at the plate. Leah Harris went 2-for-2 to lead Central High. The most exciting game for the Lady Bronchos may have been their 7-6 win over Ringling in eight innings on Friday. Central High had led throughout the game,
enjoying a 4-0 lead heading into the top of the sixth. Ringling scored three runs in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3. In the top of the seventh, the Lady Blue Devils tied the game on a home run. Ringling looked like it had taken control in the top of the eighth with a two-run homer, but Central High fought back to score three runs in the bottom of the inning to stay alive in the tournament. After beating Central High, Marlow moved on to play Hydro-Eakly, a team they had defeated 3-0 the day before, but Hydro-Eakly got their revenge on Saturday with a 5-4 win. “I thought we played the best we’ve played all year,” said Brian Miller, Marlow coach. “It’s the first time we put hitting, pitching, and defense together. “We were at a point where we needed to play like that before the playoffs come, so I was happy overall with pretty much everything we did.”
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MHS baseball alumni game
There will be a Marlow High School alumni game at the high school field Sept. 30 The home run derby begins at noon and cost is $5 to enter. The baseball game begins at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and gets you in the game and a t-shirt. Send shirt size by Sept. 25. For more information, call or text John Morgan at 580-704-2428.
Lions Club golf scramble
The inaugural Marlow Lions Club 2-man golf scramble will be held at Generations Golf Course in Marlow on Sept. 22. There will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The tournament features a Vegas hole, long drive hole, closest to the pin hole, and $500 hole-in-one hold. Sponsorships levels include bronze ($50), silver ($150), and gold ($250). Team entry fee is $100 per team and includes a golf cart. To RSVP or for more information contact: Brad Boles, 580-6413153 or Darren Alaniz, 580-450-3485.
Todd Brooks | The Marlow Review
EASY OUT: Central High second baseman Lindsey Harris calls for ball on a pop-up in the Lady Bronchos’ game against Ringling at the Southwest Shootout in Sterling last Friday.
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