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Sabrina Nault - Kingfisher Mom Sabrina Nault is a teacher at Kingfisher High School, but her most important job is being a mom. Sabrina has two boys, Logan who is a graduate of KHS. He participated in football, basketball, and baseball and is now a sophomore at OSU and walked onto the OSU football team, and Landon who is currently a junior at KHS and participates in football, basketball, and track. Sabrina is their number one fan, but she also does a lot for the entire team. She helps with team dinners and cooks dinner for players at her house after the games. She attends as many sporting events as she can throughout the year to support all her students and all the KHS athletes.

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Okarche Lady Warriors 2013 Class A Champions

Fairview Lady Jackets Class 2A Runner-Up

Lomega Lady Raiders Class B Semifinalists

Pregame A letter from Mark Rodgers

8 | All-VYPE NWOK The best of the best in Northwest Oklahoma has been laid out and we honor the All-VYPE NWOK teams for all winter sports. Congratulations to all athletes. Very well-deserved..

14 | Basketball Recap The state basketball tournament rolled into the Big House and gave us another great tournament of incredible performances and memorable wins. We recap it all right here.

20 | Enid Tennis Loaded with seniors and experienced players the Enid girl’s tennis team is poised for a season like no other. Head coach Darrell Herndon and the Lady Pacers give us an all-access pass to the inner workings of Enid tennis.

26 | Woodward Boomers Basketball season in history, but soccer and the other springs sports are ramped up and ready to go. The boys soccer team is ready to tackle the season, while baseball and softball are at the plate and ready to take their cuts.

Next Issue... We recap the the school year that was and we can’t help but to think it will be a keepsake for all. Get excited for spring sports as the season is changing.

Spring Brings New Opportunity As we all awaken from the long cold winter and emerge from hibernating indoors for a few months we notice trees starting to bloom and flowers rising from the ground. Spring is here and it brings new opportunity for athletes in several sports.

Enid track, tennis and golf make their return as area squads look to leave the month of March with a few wins in their pockets. CovingtonDouglas girls track enter the season with a new coach and a new attitude. Find out why their future is a bright one. Chisholm baseball may be flying under the rankings radar right now, but if the boys can keep up this pace it won’t be long before they are the talk of the town. The All-VYPE winter teams are announced for Northwest Oklahoma area with basketball, wrestling and swimming. We also recap the state basketball tournament.

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Honorable Mention Tiffany Rieger-Burlington Peyton Walker-Hammon Kayla Wilson-Mooreland Kylee Severin-Timberlake Taylor Mendell-Lomega Sydney Harrel-Leedey Amelia Tyree-Vici Makayla Tate-Seiling Madison Lee-Okarche Kortney Meat-Kingfisher Katy Starr-DC-Lamont

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Arnett Wildcats Class B Champs

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The Oklahoma state basketball tournament was one to remember. We had upsets, buzzer-beaters, shocking events and dramatic endings. This was one of the best basketball post-seasons ever. CLASS B

BOYS After coming up short a year ago, Arnett made sure there was no repeat, downing Coyle 71Trevor 60, for the school’s first boys basketball title.

would probably start to get tired,” said Tune about the second half comeback over Coyle. “He is something else,” said Trevor Bryant. “He is absolutely unstoppable. People try to double and triple him and he still scores 30 points a game.”


Two-time VYPE Top 100 player Tyler Tune registered 39 points and 21 rebounds in the championship game. Held to just seven points in the first half, Tune rattled off 32 second-half points, including 22 points in the final 11 minutes of the game. “We came ready to play and we knew that if we stuck to our game, they





Bryant turned in his own impressive game, scoring 17.

Fidel Simpson scored 20 points to lead Coyle. Ryan Weathers added 16 but Arnett held senior Tony Aska in check. The 6-foot-6 post player scored just four points, 16 below his scoring average. In the semifinals, Arnett had just four players score including three in double figures with 21 from Ryne Friesen, 16 from Tune

and 10 from Bryant.

The Wildcats (23-8) opened the tournament with a 72-52 win over Big Pasture, led by Tune with 30. Nicholas Smith chipped in 16 with Bryant and Friesen scoring 11 apiece. GIRLS Makenzie Janz’ conventional threepoint play lifted Erick past Lomega 56-53 in double overtime to give the Bearcats their second state championship and first since 1977.

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Top Boys Tourney Scorers

Daniela Galindo Erick used a 12-8 third period run to forge a 32-all tie with the top-ranked Raiders. It looked as though the Bearcats would win in regulation after building an eightpoint lead in the fourth period. But Lomega went on a 13-0 run.

Needing some last minute heroics, Erick’s Maranda Janz buried a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc to send the game to overtime. “I knew that if I had just a little bit of room I needed to get off a shot, I would,” Maranda Janz told The Oklahoman. “It went in. I don’t know how, but it did and I thank

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Ashley LaGasse God for that.”

Maranda Janz finished with a teamhigh 21 points followed by Kelsey Brinkley and Shyli May with 12 apiece. Taylor Mendel led Lomega with 24 points, followed by 10 from Charity Geis. Erick needed overtime in its semifinal game victory over Shattuck, 51-44.

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Small School Results Class B Boys

Quarterfinals Big Pasture 66, Moyers 64 Arnett 56, Burlington 32 Red Oak 56, Fargo 39 Coyle 65, Forgan 57 Semifinals Arnett 72, Big Pasture 52 Coyle 69, Red Oak 62 Finals Arnett 71, Coyle 60

Class B Girls

Quarterfinals Erick 41, Timberlake 40 Shattuck 55, Red Oak 51 Lomega 63, Leedey 62 OT Hammon 34, Deer Creek-Lamont 30 Semifinals Erick 51, Shattuck 44 OT Lomega 60, Hammon 52

Finals Erick 56, Lomega 53 2OT

Class A Boys

Quarterfinals Fort Cobb-Broxton 61, Velma-Alma 58 Glencoe 73, Cheyenne 56 Sterling 63, Wright City 61 Weleetka 66, Laverne 46 Semifinals Glencoe 72, Sterling 66 Weleetka 60, Fort Cobb-Broxton 36 Finals Glencoe 54, Weleeka 50

Class A Girls

Quarterfinals Okarche 57, Sterling 47 Turner 59, Frontier 43 Kiowa 55, Fort Cobb-Broxton 47 Cheyenne 51, Pond Creek-Hunter 41

Glencoe Class A Boys Champions CLASS A

BOYS Hunter Hall scored a game-high 24 points to lead second-ranked Glencoe past No. 1 Weleetka, 54-50, and claim the Class A championship. Hall, a sophomore post player, was 11-of-19 from the field. Teammate Jake Lazenby chipped in 12 points and Ty Lazenby added 10 for the Panthers, who finished the year 32-1. Glencoe coach John Lazenby predicted Hall would have a breakout game.

“Hunter got in the middle of Weleetka’s 3-2 zone and had a field day,” the coach told The Oklahoman.

Caleb Wittman scored 17 and was one of four players in double figures for Weleetka. Montana Gormly added 12 followed by

Shaun Benacoma with 11 and Jeremiah Winney with 10.

Against Sterling, Ty Lazenby poured in 35 points with teammates Jake Lazenby and Kagen Castleberry scoring 16 and 10 apiece. Ty Lazenby finished with 70 points overall.

GIRLS Okarche battled back through the Area Consolation bracket then swept the competition to earn the Class A state title at the Big House in Oklahoma City.

“These girls worked very hard and did a wonderful job in battling through adversity,” said legendary coach Cherie Myers. “I couldn’t be more proud.” Junior Morgan Vogt scored a game-high 21 points and cousins Madi, Kenadey and Rae Grellner combined for 32 points in the 12-point victory over Cheyenne.

Semifinals Okarche 62, Turner 24 Cheyenne 65, Kiowa 56

Finals Okarche 59, Cheyenne 47

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Okarche Class A Girls Champions “It’s so much better than I ever thought it would be,” said Madi Grellner. “I’ve been dreaming of this for so long and for it to finally happen is amazing.” The Lady Warriors buried 11 3-pointers in the opening round to dispatch Sterling 57-47.

Okarche dominated semifinal opponent Turner, 52-24, behind a 24-point effort

from sophomore forward Madison Lee. Vogt added 19 and Kenadey Grellner chipped in 12 in the lopsided win. Emotions overflowed for Okarche following the state title game. The team was playing for classmate Lee Brueggen, who died in a car accident in November. “He was always in our student section cheering us on,” said Madison Lee.

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Class 2A BOYS

Quarterfinals Thursday at Okla. City Univ. Latta 58, Talihina 43 Chouteau 53, Ketchum 52 Thomas 43, Merritt 37 Haworth 47, Konawa 44 Semifinals Friday at Okla. City Univ. Latta 65, Chouteau 41 Haworth 59, Thomas 50

Final Saturday at State Fair Arena, OKC Latta 58, Haworth 41

Class 2A Girls

Quarterfinals Thursday at Westmoore Fairview 44, Thomas 43 Dale 34, Tonkawa 32 OKC Northeast 53, Preston 34 Alva 53, Colbert 45

Semifinals Friday at State Fair Arena, OKC OKC Northeast 51, Fairview 35 Alva 57, Dale 47

Final Saturday at State Fair Arena, OKC OKC Northeast 53, Alva 36

Alva Class 2A Girls State Runner-Up CLASS 2A

BOYS Jake Collins and Brady Johnson scored 47 and 42 points respectively over three days, making sure Latta’s first trip to the championship would result in victory. Collins contributed 10 points and nine rebounds and Johnson added seven points and seven rebounds. Senior Trent Storts hit a game-high 18 points and Kade Hayes chipped in 15. For veteran coach Donnie Husband, this was also his first state title in 30 years of coaching.

Following the victory, Husband told the Tulsa World, “Oh my gosh. I’ve been doing this for 30 years and seen a lot of friends win this. I’m proud of our kids.”

The Panthers opened the tournament with a 58-43 victory over Talihina, led by 21 points from Johnson, 14 from Storts and 12 from Collins. Against Chouteau, the trio of Collins, Johnson and Hayes combined for 50 points in the tam’s 65-41 victory. Husband reflected on the championship 48 hours later.

“We had our last meeting (Monday) and it’s the first time I haven’t had to console anyone,” said Husband, whose

team finished 29-3. “It’s just different. It’s such a blessing, especially for Jake and Trent, our seniors. We had three different leading scorers three different days. It’s a memory no one can ever take away from them. I hope it isn’t the best thing they ever do, but it sure is a special, special accomplishment.” GIRLS LaNesia Williams, T’ona Edwards and Jaelyn Coleman combined for 41 points as top-ranked Northeast Academy (30-0) completed the perfect season with a convincing 5336 victory over No. 4 Alva. The trio finished with a three-day tournament total of 46, 36 and 21 points respectively.

Alva’s Jayden Hobbs was the tournament’s high scorer with 71 points, but was held to 12 in the title game.

Northeast coach Londaryl Perry changed to matchup man defense, hold the Lady Bugs to 15 second-half points.

Meanwhile, the Vikings went to a zone offense and the “floor opened up”, said Perry. “We basically made them pick their poison,” he said.

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Seth Handley: Andrew real estate athlete of the month Seth Handley proves devasting on the gridiron, and the track Seth Handley is a senior at Enid High School where he plays for the varsity football team and runs track. During football season Seth set an all-time single game rushing record against Bixby High School in an 80-57 victory for the Plainsmen back in 2011. Seth rushed for 376 yards and





scored five touchdowns. Recently Seth ran a new season best time of 6.95 in the 55m at the Oklahoma Coaches Association Indoor meet. Seth is a proven athlete on the field for the Enid Plainsmen. The speedster has already started the track season off well for Enid and will continue to improve as the Plainsmen gear up for the state meet. For his commitment to excellence and his teammates, Seth Handley is the Enid Athlete of the Month presented by Andrew Real Estate.

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Colton Jackson Enid High School Colton Jackson is a senior at Enid High School where he plays golf for the varsity golf team. Jackson is one of the senior leaders coach David Lee will look to this season for leadership on and off the course. Jackson carries a 4.0 GPA and plans on attending Oklahoma State University in the fall. For the last four years Jackson has been a member of the National Honor Society and has become a member of Enid’s Freshman Connection Crew, helping underclassmen become more acclimated to the high school environment. For his commitment to his education and his school, Colton Jackson is the CNB Centennial Scholarship Athlete of the Month.

Alexandra Dick Enid High School Alexandra Dick is a senior at Enid High School and is a member of the varsity tennis team. In 2012 Alexandra received a Sportsmanship Award from the United States Tennis Association. The award reflects the attitude Alexandra carries with her during tournaments, before and after matches. During her sophomore year she won a state title in doubles. The following year, as a junior, she was state runner-up with her sister as her teammate. Alexandra is a member of the National Honor Society and has met the requirements to be on the Superintendent and Principals Honor Rolls. She is also the secretary for the Platinum E Community Service Club. Alexandra carries a 3.9 GPA and plans on attending the University of Oklahoma next fall. For her commitment to learning and her ability to balance school and athletics, Alexandra Dick is the CNB Centennial Scholarship Athlete of the Month.





It’s Their Time

Enid tennis stars ready for ‘their time’

By Lynn Jacobsen

Photos By Susan Glasgow

In a sport dominated by individual success, Enid seniors Kathryn ‘Kat’ Dillingham, Alexandra ‘Alex’ Dick, Madison ‘Madi’ Blevins and Anna Louise ‘Lulu’ Ruding are bucking that trend in a big way. They’ve all been blessed with individual accomplishments throughout their varsity careers. The lone remaining goal is a team championship.

To do that, they will undoubtedly have to be at their best – both as a team and yes, individually. And that means unseating state champion stalwarts Edmond North and Jenks.

Already the Enid team has come up short twice in head-to-head competition with Jenks, finishing second at Jenks and to the same Lady Trojans at a Union event.

Enid does have a pair of victories to build on with the Muskogee and Norman Tournaments.

“Both Alex and I have both won individually,” Dillingham said. “But we’ve never won a state title. That’s our only goal this year.” Dillingham and Dick teamed up as freshmen to win the No. 1 doubles title. Dick teamed up with another teammate to win No. 2 doubles her sophomore year.

As juniors, Dillingham played No. 1 singles and finished fourth at state. Dick continued to play doubles, this time teaming with younger sister Gabrielle or ‘Gabby’ as she is known to finished second at No. 1 doubles.

This year, Alex and Kat are once again Madison Blevins playing No. 1 doubles. Heading into Spring Break the duo are 14-2, with the only losses to the afore mentioned “It’s amazing to watch them play,” Jenks. Enid coach Darrell Herndon said. “It’s fascinating how hard they play. They are both mentally tough. Sometimes when things don’t go your way, kids sometimes fall apart. Not these girls. Their record speak for itself.” Best friends off the court, the duo boast a special bond on the court, Dillingham said.

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“Neither one of us has a temper,” Dillingham said. “We know each other’s style. Alex is more aggressive, more powerful. I’m more consistent and patient. We balance each other out.” Dillingham said the duo has their sights set on a rematch with Jenks,

but confides that probably won’t happen until state.

“They’ve beaten us, so they will probably change their lineup if we meet again,” Dillingham said.

Blevins and Ruding are equally lethal and also best friends.

Each saw time at the varsity level their freshmen year filling in for older teammates during injuries. Early in their careers, they often found themselves competing head-to-head for the sixth spot on the roster.

“They would really go at it,” Herndon said. “It often came down to how one Savanna Blossey. Currently Blevins is or the other was playing as to who got 9-3 in double action with Blossey. to play varsity matches. Through it all, Herndon expects Blevins and Ruding they have remained best friends.” will continue to push one another right up to the state tournament, Even as veterans, they continue to saying the pair will do whatever is challenge one another. At stake is best for the team. being doubles partner to freshman

“It’s not an easy decision, who will play where when it comes to these two,” Herndon said.

As for the team’s success this season, Herndon admits, “It’s nice to see our program getting a little respect.”


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The Wildcats enter the new track season focused and improved as they look towards the state meet.

Covington-Douglas girl’s track and field program is improving despite the graduation of a few state qualifiers and bad weather. Head coach Kenny Daugherty takes over the track program and is excited about the prospect of these young ladies getting back to state. “We have about nine girls on the squad and several have a shot at making the state meet this year. We’re probably going to be at our best in the relay events,” said coach Daugherty.

Leaning on the likes of Hailey Kaiser, Baylie Kaiser, Calli Kaiser and Jessi Parsons to compete in events such as the pole vault, 100 meters, 400 relay, 800 relay and the mile relay. “We didn’t run the 400 relay at the Hominy meet because we hadn’t worked on it enough, but we placed second in the medley sprint relay and

Baylie and Hailey Kaiser and their cousin Calli are all solid performers. Parsons is another excellent athlete on the team. We return freshman Kaylee Casteel back from an injury,” said Daugherty. “I’m excited for the future of this program. We have a really good group in the 8th grade so for the next two years we should be pretty tough.”

finished fifth in the mile. We were The continued improvement very close to placing in two other is important for the Wildcats as they inch closer to finding events,” said Hailey Kaiser. qualifiers for the state meet Last year at the state meet, in early May. With community Baylie Kaiser placed 7th in the support and the support of their pole vault while the girl’s 4x800 peers, the Wildcats have a chance relay team placed sixth. Coach to be one of the most improved Daugherty has the girls working programs in Class A this season. hard on the relay events as well as the field events. But the relays Heavy hitters like Deer CreekLamont, Timberlake and Boise may be the best chance the girl’s City remain some of the toughest have to place high at state this competition in the class, but season. Covington-Douglas is climbing Cousin to Hailey and Baylie the ladder in search of their spot Kaiser is Calli Kaiser who has in the podium. the speed to run the relays and the stamina to handle longer distances. Jessi Parsons is another name to look for on the results sheet. Parsons is a member of the relay teams and is improving her times as well. “We have several athletes capable of great things.





Enid Area Team of the Month Enid Plainsmen Varsity Baseball Takes to the Diamond Enid baseball has a proud tradition of winning and playing competitive baseball against Class 6A’s top teams.

Bill Mayberry takes over has head coach after James Peoples resigned after an 18-23-1 season. Coach Peoples was a part of Plainsmen baseball for many years, but coach Mayberry doesn’t come into the role blind. Mayberry has held the position of Enid Public Schools’ Athletic/Activities Director since 1992 and he brings solid credentials to the dugout. Mayberry takes over a squad that only fields seven seniors, most of whom play in the infield or pitch. Lefty Alec Elliott and right-hander Cody Gose are two of four senior pitchers coach Mayberry will use this season. Other seniors include Zayne Herbal, Jerry Kearney, Austin Minter and Shaun Spring. Senior Zeke Sarver recently picked up a win against the

OKC Broncos after pitching nearly five innings. Elliott and Bates Enmeier (Jr.) also pitched in that game.

Look for junior catchers Christian Voitik, Jackson Walker and sophomore Tanner Black to see time behind the plate. Parker Summers, Sam Clemens, Hunter Childs and Collin Crabbs are all expected to contribute defensively from the outfield. Centerfielder Cole Floyd has a great swing at the plate and is quick around the bases.

Tanner Fore is a sophomore utility player with excellent range and has the tools to pitch. A large freshman class has the

coaching staff, which includes long time assistants Dennom Sullivan and Chris Jensen with Butch Lingenfelter and Kyle Hilterbran, excited about the future of the program. The Plainsmen will close out the month of March with the Gladys Winters Tournament facing Stillwater on day one and Yukon on day two. For more information on the Enid Plainsmen baseball team go to www.

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With three meets under their belts the Pacers and Plainsmen track and field teams have a good idea where they are in Class 6A track and field. And where they are today is a good foundation to improving the squad come late April. The girl’s team finished seventh in points at the Edmond Memorial Invitational. Macy Adams placed third in the high jump and would later place third at the 31st Ram Relay in Owasso. Elizabeth Grothe is off to a good start this season with a fourth place finish at the Ram Relay in the discus. Grothe also competes in the shot put.



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Holly Stuart is a distance runner who opened some eyes finishing third in the 800 meters at the Ardmore Invitational. Stuart also competes in the 1600 meters. Long jump specialists Misha Clayton and Maggie Ruding have steadily improved since the season started and Andi Pierce is getting her times down in the 400 meters. The Plainsmen have enjoyed success, mainly thanks to the efforts of Alex Lofton and Seth Handley.

Lofton finished in 1st place in the 400 meters at Ardmore while Handley has a couple of top five finishes in the 200 meters and 400 meters.

On the track look for Jadyn House in the 400 meters, 100 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. House grabbed Johnny Lawrence placed fifth in the a fourth place finish in Owasso in the at the Edmond Memorial 116554•r-wheat capitol 3x5 6-29-12 6/22/12 2:10 PM long Page jump 1 100 meter hurdles, her best finish this 116554•r-wheat capitol 3x5 6-29-12 6/22/12 2:10 PM Page 1 Invitational and also competes in the season. 100 meters and the relay teams. The 4x400 relay team placed 2nd in Edmond and have continued to improve as the season has moved closer to April. Field events have featured Robert

Frantz in the shot put who continues to show improvements. Also look for Alex McCoy and Marshawn Martin on the track. In the hurdle events Antonio Thomas has competed in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.

Overall both teams have room for improvement, but they are not that far away from being where they want to be come late April. Look for the Pacers and Plainsmen to heat up as we get closer to regional competition.





Enid Golf

Boys Golf

Enid coach David Lee may have more questions than answers at this point of the golf season.

Lee will look to returning starters Colton Jackson, Mason North and Stephen Nicholas as the nucleus of this year’s squad. The three will have a shot to qualify for state.

Other golfers to keep an eye on this season include Lucas Dillingham, Chris Hayes, Brent Nicholas, Jack Batchelder, Brooks Houston, Haskell Henson and Patrick Blevins.

Mason North, Colton Jackson, Stephen Nicholas, Lucas Dillingham, Chris Hayes

“I’m excited about the commitment these guys have made,’’ Lee told The Enid News and Eagle. “We have a long ways to go, but with some hard work, we have enough talent to have a chance of being a good team at the end of the season.’’





Girls Golf The Pacers will make another run this year behind returning starters Kaci McClendon and Baylee Roberts. Katelynn Bennett returns to the squad for her senior year. Joy Suh and Kenzie Miles are battling for varsity spots.

Longhorn Baseball: Hooking Wins The Chisholm baseball team is getting it done with pitching and offensive power, making the case for a top 20 ranking. recording six strikeouts. The righthander got some offensive help from teammate Dyln Stegeman who recorded three RBI’s.

Caleb Lang The Class 3A Longhorns opened the spring season on a four-game winning streak with road victories at Hennessy and Seiling. The team’s lone losses came in a 5-3 contest at Kingfisher and a Perry Tournament loss to Perkins-Tryon. Since that loss the Longhorns defeated Fairview, 11-7, Drummond, 10-4 and Cashion, 15-3. Bailey Cross was the winning pitcher against Drummond

Against Cashion it was Luke Ball picking up the win from the mound and setting down four Cashion batters. Jordan Langton and Garron Nixon both had big home runs in that game to give the Longhorns an impressive win.

Class 3A rankings feature Verdigris and Salina at the top, but other teams have played well, including Chisholm and could find their way into the top 20 as the season moves forward.

Head coach Jake Lenher leads the 12-2 (as of 3/27) Longhorns into the middle of the schedule with road games against Oklahoma Bible in late march, while games against Perry and Pioneer will come in early

Tabor Charles April. A five home game stretch should help the Longhorns as they look to face Perry, Kingfisher and Watonga at home. Other players expected to contribute this season include Tabor Charles, Caleb Lang, Braden Atkinson, John Voss, Shane Waggoner, Brock Chance, Trevor Galusha, Tyler Downard, Hunter Hughes, Caleb Stanley, Dakota Bynum and Jake Curless.





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getting athletes back on the field INT-5745 Vype magazine 1 common amongst wrestlers and football was Injuries to athletes are going to occur, how Ad.indd players. “You do see this injury in those type long that athlete is out varies by many of sports, probably due to the type of contact factors. Most of those factors are out of the they are making to that area of the body.” athlete’s control. Deciding who to use for Dr. Reilly continued, “It’s like the old saying, treatment and rehabilitation is your choice. ‘you get in shape to play your sport, not play When Enid High School junior Isaiah sports to get in shape.’ Prevention is key. If Singleton suffered a season ending injury we see a pattern of these injuries then we during an out-of-state tournament, upon look to find what they have in common and returning home his parents made the choice determine what our recommendations are to use Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in to help prevent them in the future.” Enid. Recovery time from this type of injury “I suffered a torn labrum at the National consists of several months of rehabilitating Wrestling Duals in Daytona Beach, Florida. the shoulder, getting it used to certain types The labrum keeps your shoulder from of movement and building strength back dislocating,” said Singleton. The extremely into the area where the surgery took place. painful injury is fairly common, but it can “Isaiah was born with what we call a little bit and did end the season for Singleton. “I of a loose shoulder. Loose is good. Too loose wrestle at 185lbs and had to sit out this is bad,” said Dr. Reilly. “Most individuals season to have surgery and time to recover would need months of recovery, in fact I from it.” The injury did keep Singleton off tell most people to expect a year of rehab the wrestling mat, but he did play and start to get it where it needs to be, but athletes an entire season on the football field for the like Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III Plainsmen this are shattering those recovery times because year. they are such tremendous athletes. Isaiah is Dr. M. Todd a special athlete himself and is substantially Reilly, an ahead of schedule in his own rehab. Orthopedic Probably further along then I would like.” Surgeon at These types of injuries can take months Integris Bass to heal, but with the help of the staff at Baptist Health Integris, Singleton will be able to return Center, was the to the football field in August and the mat lead doctor for for his senior season. “I’m going to wrestle Singleton and my senior season thanks to the doctors at said his injury

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Dr. Reilly and the team at Integris have a focus on sports medicine and helping athletes return to the game. “We have a great team of doctors who are very sports-minded and taking care of these young athletes in getting them back to competitions is something we love doing. Seeing a guy like Isaiah who has the drive and determination to do what it takes is something special,” said Reilly. For more information on Integris Bass Baptist Health Center and their services look them up on the web at www.integrisok. com/Enid or give them a call in Enid at 580233-2300.


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ENID PACERS and PLAINSMEN LOOKING TO GET TO THE PLAYOFFS The Enid Pacer and Plainsmen soccer teams have one goal in mind this year…get to the Class 6A playoffs coming out Jay Hoberecht of a tough Williams District 4. Broadcasting The Pacers Sports Director have never KGWA and KOFM made the Class 6A playoffs and the Plainsmen made it in 2009 and 2010. Perhaps 2013 is their year to get both programs in the playoffs.

The Enid High School Pacer and Plainsmen soccer programs are led by Craig Liddell in his 13th season as the head coach. Liddell grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland where he was a two-time Scottish National Champion for the Scotland Boy’s Club under 18-team. Liddell attended Phillips University for two years before it closed and finished his soccer career at California Baptist University. Enid High School lured him back to Enid from California to coach





their soccer programs. Under coach Liddell’s leadership the Enid High School soccer program has grown dramatically to over 100 participants.

The Pacer soccer program began in 1996 and the Plainsmen soccer program began in 1992. The program has produced some outstanding soccer players like Jodi Rivers, Catherine Wolfe, Audri Habibi, Shannon Strimple, Sara Torres, Leigh Salzieder, John Mabry, Stephen Odell, Harrison Kutz and Nick Cilliberti, to name a few. Many have gone on to play at the next level. The Pacers and Plainsmen have worked hard in the off-season to “step up” and be ready to make a run at the playoffs. The teams have endured intense conditioning sessions, speed and agility drills, tactical studies and off-season travel team competition. The Pacers have a lot of returning faces this year and have a strong core of leadership in senior Kaitlin Bell, central midfielder, senior Claudia Huerta, defender, junior Sarah Blakley, defender, junior Sophie Holle, forward and sophomore Abigail Resendiz, attacking midfielder.

The Plainsmen have some solid players returning in junior Victor Hernandez, goalkeeper, senior Angel Chavez, defender, senior Edgar Delgadillo, midfielder, sophomore Felix Mora, attacking midfielder/forward and senior Oscar Pena, forward.

The always positive coach Liddell likes the Pacers and Plainsmen chances to make the Class 6A playoffs. They will need to avoid injuries and develop depth as the season unfolds. They will need solid individual efforts, great team play and may just surprise some teams this season. Don’t count the Pacers and Plainsmen out of the playoffs!

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Growing up the son of a family practice doctor in Okarche, the only decision left for Stough was which field he would enter.

He ultimately settled on podiatry and his small town Oklahoma roots brought him back home. Stough joined St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid in August 2012. “I’m back practicing pretty close to where I’m from,” said Stough. “It’s nice to be back home.” After doing undergraduate work at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Stough studied podiatry at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago. A three-year residency followed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in downtown Chicago. While there, Stough met his wife, Brooke, ironically a practicing podiatrist who grew up in Edmond.

Stough said he chose podiatry because it allows you to build relationships much like those his father built. Also, he said he wanted to do something “a little bit procedural.”

Stough said he enjoys being more involved with area high schools and student-athletes.

and pain,” he said. “Normally, rest and relaxation plus immobilization will remedy it.”

Ankle sprains and stress fractures are also common in young athletes.

“You see a lot of ankle sprains in basketball and soccer,” he said. “It’s common to see stress fractures in basketball and track.” Any athlete is susceptible to injury. The key to avoiding long-term, injury layoffs, Stough said, is moderation, particularly when beginning a sport.

“Make sure you have supportive shoes,” he said. “Don’t let your shoes get worn out to extreme before replacing. I tell athletes, runners, really most people, they should change their gym shoes every six months. Once you can bend shoes in the center or grab at the toe and heel and twist them, it’s time to get a new pair of shoes. “That’s probably the best preventative course of action anyone can take – make sure you are in a really good pair of shoes. Also increase your activity and workout regimens slowly. Don’t go from running zero miles to thinking you will run a 5k race 10 days later.”

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The majority of the injuries he sees come from soccer, football and basketball athletes.

“I see some high school athletes now,” he said. “It usually comes in spurts, depending on the time of the year. Normally it happens at the beginning of a season when they’ve gone from a period of not working out to two practices a day.” Stough said one of the most common injuries is Sever’s Disease, which is an inflammation of the heel area because of an open growth plate that hasn’t fused together at this age.

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Actions speak louder than words…especially when no one else is looking. And, for Alix Tyson, a senior at Chisholm High School, it’s actions that prove what’s most important in her daily life. As the only senior on the girls’ track team, Alix has stepped up to the starting line ready to run the race. “No matter your age or the situation, everyone needs a voice of encouragement,” said Tyson.”

“Alix first concerns are what’s best for the team,” said Joey Reinart, girls track coach at Chisholm. “She’s taken on every role I’ve ever asked with the approach of helping the team. That’s how she approaches everything else she does off the track too.”

As part of the Lady Longhorns track team, Tyson will not only run the 440 dash but will also be a key member on three relay teams including the 4 x 200, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 during the spring season. “Typically, coach has me run the first or second leg of

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“When I was a freshman, Chloe Fuksa was my best friend,” said Tyson, a state qualifier last year for the Lady Longhorns. “She took care of everything from giving me a ride to practice to being a cheerleader and motivator everyday. So, now as a senior, it’s my turn to step up.” “What makes Alix so valuable is that others want to follow her example,” said Reinart. “Whether it’s on the track team or in the classroom, Alix is the person you want the others to follow. She’s a motivator to the teachers as well.”

“Our teachers can use a kind word too,” said Tyson. “It’s all about helping each other.”

In addition to excellence in athletics, Tyson demonstrates her leadership traits in the classroom. She currently serves as the president of the 2013 senior class as well as the Student Council at Chisholm. Tyson is also a member of the FCA and National Honor Society. Following graduation this spring, Tyson will attend Penn State University pursuing a career in kinesiology. With a gentle smile and humble approach to setting the example while challenging everyone to do their best, there’s no doubt Alix Tyson lives to see others cross the finish line. And, everytime that happens, Alix Tyson earns her gold medal of achievement.

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Woodward Boomers Recognition on the field is easy for us at VYPE. We also salute the studentathletes that not only excel on the field or court, but off it as well. GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lady Boomers struggled through a difficult season but if late-season scores are any indication, coach Pat Hawskins’ team looked to be making significant strides late in the season. Seniors Amanda Covalt, Keliah Waldrop and Mercedeez Bell saw their high school careers come to a close. BOYS BASKETBALL

Like the girls, the boys team started to make some improvement late in the season before losing to Elk City in regional play. The season

signaled the end the high school careers of Ty Richey, Brayton Clowd, Trevor Collier and Zach Rowland. BOYS SOCCER

The eighth-ranked Boomers are off to a 3-0 start under head coach Chris Dezort. To date, Woodward has victories over Piedmont (4-1), Kingfisher (8-1) and Enid (2-1). In the 8-1 victory over Kingfisher, Alex Castruita and Jesus Mendoz scored two goals apiece.

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After losing their first two contests, the Lady Boomers shutout Enid, 1-0, in a home game March 14. The team returns to action March 29, SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

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The 19th ranked Class 6A squad started the season with consecutive victories over Shattuck (7-6) and Vici (176). The team entered Spring Break at 2-2 following losses to Pioneer-Pleasant Vale (9-4)

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The Boomers downed Liberal (Kan.) 7-4 behind a strong pitching effort from Gage Owen

and Kyler Ferguson, snapping a four-game losing streak to improve to 2-4 on the season. Francisco Alvarez tripled in the game and teammate Garrett Hines doubled, according to the Woodward News. Woodward was scheduled to play in the Perry Tournament during Spring Break.


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First it was the VYPE Top 100 in basketball. Then came the VYPE Top 100 in football. Today we're proud to announce the VYPE Top 50 in baseball. That's right, the Top 50 baseball players from every class, state wide are right here. Take a closer look at some of the best baseball players in Oklahoma. From Drew Ward of Leedey to Kyle Stephens of Edmond North, Andrew Rosa of Owasso and Zach Jackson of Berryhill are all part of the Top 50.

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