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Pregame A letter from Brad Heath

8 | NWOK All-VYPE The Northwest Oklahoma All-VYPE teams for fall sports are announced in this issue. Check out these players that made the All-VYPE list from football, softball and cross country. It’s never too late to celebrate their success on the field.

15 | King-FISH-er Swimming Coach Trent York and the Kingfisher swim team are once again looking forward to making a splash at the state meet this year. With several podium hopefuls this year, coach York has the team focused and ready to swim their best when it counts the most.

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Enid Wrestling Jay Hoberecht takes a close look at the Enid wrestling program and the wrestlers working to put Enid on the map. Head coach Corey Clayton makes his return to Enid after helping turn the Union Redskins around. Now with a new facility and renewed interest, Enid is excited about wrestling again.

34 | Garber Lady Wolverines Head coach Jamie Roberts-Davis has led the Lady Wolverines at Garber for 10 years and she wears her passion for the team and the community on her sleeve. Coach Roberts-Davis took some time to visit with VYPE editor Brad Heath about Garber basketball and the growing pains of a young team.

Good Morning Campers, It’s Cold Outside If the famous ground hog of Punxsutawney has his way we get to enjoy another six weeks of winter. For those of us who are not fans of the extreme cold, snow and ice being sentenced to another six weeks of this is nothing less than torture. Regardless of the little rats prediction, winter sports are heating up as basketball, swimming and wrestling begin to look towards state competition. In this issue we announce the All-VYPE teams for Northwest Oklahoma. It’s our privilege to honor these athletes that gave it their all this season. Also check out the update on Mr./Miss Basketball. Enid wrestling is on the rise with several guys capable of making the state tournament. Take a closer look at the team as Jay Hoberecht breaks down each weight. Other articles include Enid swimming, Garber basketball, Alva, Kingfisher, Woodward and OBA.

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Northwest F E AT U R E

All-VYPE Football Northwest Oklahoma

Scott Dobrinski Okeene

Riley Hess Alva

Nick Smith Kingfisher

Landon Peach Mooreland

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Oklahoma Fall All-VYPE Fast-Pitch Softball Northwest Oklahoma Ally Lewis, Enid Abby Lee, Enid Brooke Tate, Mooreland Mollie Hawkins, Cherokee Ricki Hess, Waukomis Natalie Seevers, Alva Darian Carothers, Alva Ryan Voth, Kremlin-Hillsdale Nicole Pendleton, Pioneer Haley Innis, Pioneer Rylie Halcomb, PC-Hunter Haylee Lorenz, PC-Hunter Caisha Boedeker, Chisholm Alexa Pickens, Chisholm Megan Pettus, Chisholm Brittany Bingham, Waukomis Bre Davis, Piedmont Laci Friesen, Okarche Chania Walker, Hammon Jacklyn Kibbe, Arnett

Alexa Pickens Chisholm

All-VYPE Cross Country Northwest Oklahoma

Catherine Sawyer Wyatt Johnson Watonga

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Blaine Whitson OBA

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The new state-of-the-art event center community and will attract many eve

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For more than 100 years, Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has hosted some of the most memorable moments in the history of the state. Hundreds of thousands have attended campus events to watch generations of Bulldogs compete, participate and honor the university. The construction of the new Event Center is a historic undertaking for SWOSU and is an integral step in propelling the campus to its rightful position among the regional universities and to the top of the Division II athletics programs. It promises many benefits for not only the athletics department, but also for SWOSU, the city of Weatherford and all of Western Oklahoma. “When we thought about what we wanted for this new facility, we envisioned something that was not just a gym, but an allencompassing, multi-purpose event center that would bring students, the community and student-athletes alike to one facility,” SWOSU Director of Athletics Todd Thurman said. “It’s VYPEOK.COM

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what everybody needed. We hope it will be the pride of Western Oklahoma and keep people coming back to our community and University.” Pioneer Telephone Cooperative has been developing some of its properties throughout much of Western Oklahoma and the division of Pioneer Cellular saw this as a great opportunity to help with the branding of the new event center. The official name is the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. “We were approached at the beginning of 2013 and this was an opportunity that looked to be such a great fit,” said Mike Dobrinski, Pioneer’s President of the Board of Trustees. “With our

Pioneer Cellular development in the I-40 area of Weatherford, Clinton and Elk City, this allows us to really get involved and help the university with the naming and branding campaign of the new event center. We are very excited.” The project broke ground in December 2011 and will now be open for SWOSU athletics and community events. The first SWOSU basketball game played in the facility was Saturday Jan. 25 against rival Northwestern


in Weatherford will be a staple in the nts for the area for years to come. Oklahoma State University. The women’s team was triumphant in the debut.

“A lot of people worked to get this project done,” said SWOSU President Randy Beutler. “We were in a situation where our old facility, Rankin Williams, had some age on it and the students had voted to either renovate Rankin or to build a new facility. We also hadn’t been drawing the high school playoff basketball games that we used to and we wanted to have a chance to do that again. We started talking to the city and there was a onepenny sales tax coming up so we decided to propose a event center layout that could host other events besides basketball and we were able to add the new facility to the ballot in April 2010 and it passed with better than a 60-percent vote.” For those who haven’t seen it, it is absolutely stunning. The Pioneer Cellular Event Center is 93,000 square-feet, with a seating capacity in the arena of around 4,000. Everyone has a piece of this venture as the facility was partially funded by city of Weatherford sales tax ($7 million), university students ($7 million) and the University ($7 million). In addition, the University has secured more than $90,000 from past students for an alumni center within the Event Center.


lobby area and an event room upstairs that could hold virtually any type of meeting. SWOSU and the city also envision events like trade shows being hosted and we also could have the possibility of hosting large-scale concerts and are hoping to have some musical and comedy acts come in and perform,” Beutler said.

The event center rests adjacent to the football complex and will provide additional suite and bathroom facilities during football games. The pride and joy of the facility is the top floor VIP suite, which will look over both the football field and the arena. It will be used to entertain donors, hold meetings and be used as a multifunctional suite for gameday and events. The facility also will include new locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a film room, training room and a number of multifunctional rooms that can be used for athletics matches.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with what the university has accomplished in the new facility,” said Dobrinski. “To be a part of it is a special arrangement. The naming and branding rights of the facility is a long-term project that we are excited to be a part of. It will be amazing to see what the event center will bring to the city of Weatherford and surrounding areas.” For those who have not seen the new facility yet, we encourage you to stop by or attend an upcoming SWOSU athletic event or community event. You will absolutely be impressed with the state-of-the-art facility. Schedule of events can be found at www. SWOSU.edu/resources/eventcenter

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Hailey Matthews - Kingfisher Basketball Hailey Matthews is a senior at Kingfisher High School where she plays basketball for the Lady Jackets. Hailey also runs track in the spring and is a member of the varsity cheer squad. Hailey maintains a 3.68 GPA and is ranked ninth in her class of 88 seniors. Hailey currently attends Redlands College taking Comp I and Comp II and has made the Superintendent and Principal honor roles at Kingfisher. “My favorite class at school is English and after graduation I plan to attend Oklahoma State University, but I have not decided on a major,” Hailey said. Hailey is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a member of the Student Council at Kingfisher. Hailey Matthews is dedicated to her education and Kingfisher High School making her the perfect recipient of this month’s Academic Athlete of the Month.

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Gatlin Squires – Kingfisher Basketball Gatlin Squires is a 4.0 student at Kingfisher High School where he plays varsity basketball for the Yellowjackets. Gatlin is the president of the FFA Chapter at Kingfisher and is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Kingfisher Junior Civics Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“I plan on attending Oklahoma State University and procure a degree in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,” Gatlin said. “My favorite class at school would be Graphic Design with Mrs. Nault.” Gatlin takes several AP classes while playing sports and being heavily involved in several clubs and organizations. Congratulations to Gatlin Squires for being the male Academic Athlete of the Month.


Yellowjackets Working Hard in the Pool

The Kingfisher swim teams have seen a lot of success in recent years and this year is no different. Kingfisher head coach Trent York said that he feels like the year has gone well for his team thus far and that he is looking forward to regionals and state. “We have been doing pretty good so far this year and are really gearing up to make a strong showing at regionals. I think we are right there ready to scare some of the top teams that are going to be there,” York said. One talented girls swimmer the team is relying heavily upon is York’s daughter Madison, who is debating between several events to compete in at regionals and eventually state. The three possible events that Madison is deciding between are the 200-meter Freestyle, the 200-meter Individual Medley and the 100-meter Breaststroke.

Madison said she has big goals for herself and her team as the regional meet approaches. “I’m just trying to carry on the tradition of swimming and be just like my brother Mason. I would love to help our seniors that have swam for four years to bring home our first state title, and to send them off to college with that accomplishment would mean the world to me,” Madison said. Madison also went on to thank her school for allowing her to compete in both basketball and swimming. Coach York shared those sentiments adding that it isn’t just Madison who the school and fellow coaches have been willing to share. “We have several boys and girls who compete in other sports and the school and the other coaches have been great about sharing those athletes,” coach York said. “Being a small school we have to share athletes and I think all of the

coaches realize that it isn’t all about our individual sports but what is best for the school and how we can best represent the school and the community.” Seniors Savannah Storey and Ashley Winans are also state hopefuls for the Lady Jackets this year. Storey will compete in some combination of the 100-meter Freestyle, the 200-meter Freestyle and the 100-meter Breaststroke but is undecided about which she will compete in. Winans on the other hand will swim the 50-meter Freestyle and the 100-meter Backstroke. On the boys side of things the Yellowjackets have a chance to make it to state in one or more relays while Jeffrey Trout also has a chance to make it to the state meet in the 50-meter Freestyle.

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It started with the VYPE Top 100, then whittled down to the Top 50 until we arrived to our 12 Finalists for Mr. Football Oklahoma. We now salute the 2013 Mr. Football Oklahoma, Kai Callins of Guthrie. A consensus was taken from coaches and media personnel statewide and Callins won over Landon Nault of Kingfisher and Papi White of Seminole.

1st Kai Callins Guthrie High School 2nd Landon Nault Kingfisher High School 3rd Papi White Seminole High School 4th Cameron Batson Millwood High School 5th RJ Sink Anadarko High School

Kai Callins ATH – 5-10, 180, SR. Guthrie Bluejays

Senior Kai Callins was named the 2013 Shelter Insurance Mr. Football Oklahoma after leading the Guthrie Bluejays to a Class 5A state championship and an undefeated season. Callins was a driving force this season playing multiple skill positions on offense and contributing to the defensive secondary. “Kai is an outstanding young man and to have the game he had in the state championship after coming back from a knee injury was incredible,” said head coach Rafe Watkins. “Kai was big for us all year.” Callins was named Co-Player of the Year from District 5A-2 after finishing his senior season with 1,736 yards rushing and 31 rushing touchdowns to go with 203 yards receiving and two touchdowns. For his outstanding season and dedication to being a great player for the Guthrie Bluejays, Kai Callins is the 2013 Shelter Insurance Mr. Football.

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a program patiently persistent! Enid High School wrestling Coach Corey Clayton, a former OSU wrestler, is in his second stint as head of the Enid Jay Hoberecht wrestling Williams Broadcasting program. He Sports Director finds himself KGWA and KOFM trying to build a solid program…patiently persistent… one workout at a time, one match at a time, and one season at a time. Coach Clayton led the program from 1994 to 1999 with success before he took the head wrestling position at Union. He turned the Union program around winning two state championships. He was named Coach of the Year in 2007.

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Coach Clayton returned to Enid this year and has a new wrestling facility, good assistant coaches in Trent Holland and Wade Hammond and a group of young wrestlers eager to learn, gain experience and get better. They are learning to be the best they can be! The Plainsmen wrestling Weight - Wrestler 106 - Keanu Quinn, Freshman… Needs experience to reach his goals, solid potential. 113 - Nathan Sargent, Junior… First year in Enid and needs experience 120 - Austin Loza, Freshman… Wrestled this summer and has potential to be very good. 126 - Void 132 - Troy Gray, Sophomore… Good experience and can be solid with better technique. 138 Billy Grothe,

Senior… State qualifier last year… continues to improve. 145 - Anthony Gonzalez, Sophomore… Two year wrestler that qualified for state last year and has great upside potential. Sophomore Johnny Glasgow also wrestles at this weight and at 152. 152 - John Choi, Senior… Hard worker and plans to attend Naval Academy. 160 - Keegan Clayton, Senior… Coach’s son that is a solid competitor and can have success this season. 170 - Isaac Barron, Senior… Undersized at 170 but works hard. He is going to be a Marine. Junior Andy Reyes has been the most improved wrestler this season. 182 - Caleb Harris, Senior… Great move-in from Georgia that played Plainsmen football and made an impact. Solid wrestling experience that makes him a contender for the state tournament. 195 - Brennan Melvin, Sophomore… Junior high state placer last year adjusting to high school and needs experience.


Keegan Clayton 220 - Zach Overbeck, Junior… As a freshman, he was a Fargo Cadet AllAmerican. He is gaining experience and a leader for the wrestling program. Great potential! 285 - Mason Dillard, Senior…

Started lasted year and finished in top six. He is a big time competitor. The Enid wrestling program benefits from having the Mid-America Nationals in Enid the second full weekend in December at

the new Enid Event Center. The Nationals started with Coach Clayton at Union. The tournament brings some of the best wrestling teams from Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas together to compete early in the season. Coach Clayton is passionate about teaching kids to become the best they can be and to reach their full potential. Look for something really fun this spring for young wrestlers in Enid that will set the process in motion and make the Enid wrestling program better in the future. The Enid wrestling program is patiently persistent in becoming one of the solid wrestling programs in Oklahoma and they are doing it one workout at a time.

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The Enid wrestling team is prepared to climb mountains for the chance of crowning a state champion this season.

Caleb Harris In 1932 and 1933 Enid High School had three state champions. Tom Hanley, Earl Deneau and Gene Findley appeared to be the start of something special at Enid. But World War II broke out in the 1940’s and everything was put on hold. Including Enid wrestling. Fast-forward to 1993 and a 148-pound wrestler named Robert Lord. Lord became Enid’s first state champion in 60 years followed by the most recent champion Justin Glenn who won the heavyweight bracket in 2006, but the Plainsmen have been without another champion ever since. Enter the 2013-14 wrestling team featuring the No.2 ranked 220 pounder in Class 6A, Zac Overbeck. The 220-pound 6A bracket may be the toughest bracket to win this year, but Overbeck may be Enid’s best shot at a state title in eight years. Last year Enid senior wrestler Jake Scott lost to eventual champion Andrew Dixon of

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Edmond North in the opening round, then lost his consolation match to Nick Roller of Bixby. Both Dixon and Roller return this season at the same weight. To say 200 is stacked is an understatement.

Billy Grothe won the Coweta Invitational at 132 pounds and finished fourth at the Mid-America Nationals. Grothe is another Enid wrestler looking to qualify for state and compete for a state title. “The season has been going good so far. I’ve seen a lot of good competition and I know what I have to do if I want to reach my goals of taking state this year.” The Coweta tournament

was definitely a confidence booster, after wrestling BA and Stillwater and the Geary tournament it sucked losing so many times, and I use that to get better so when I went to Coweta where we weren’t wrestling all the 6-A powerhouse schools all the hard work shines a little brighter,” Grothe said. Grothe, a state qualifier from a year ago, could face Union’s Luke Wolfenberger who won the 126-pound state title and is now wrestling at 132.

But Enid’s hopes do not end there. Caleb Harris is ranked No.7 at 182 pounds and Brenon Melvin has a third place finish this year at 195 pounds. Like Overbeck, Harris has a stacked bracket that features the likes of Lance Dixon of Edmond North and Jordan Dieringer from Stillwater. The Plainsmen have the talent to end the drought, but the mountain they must climb is substantial, but not impossible and the journey will be the most challenging of their wrestling careers.

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Character Counts Athletes of the Month We salute the student-athletes who make us proud on and off the field

Taylor Foster – Enid Volleyball/Golf Enid volleyball and golf player Taylor Foster is Humphrey Abstract’s Character Counts Athlete of the Month. Known for her defense as a libero on the volleyball court and her golfing skills on the links, Taylor also excels in the classroom at Enid High School. Taylor keeps a steady 3.7 GPA while taking AP English, Pre-AP Chemistry and Advanced U.S. History. She is also a member of the Connection Crew, an organization that helps incoming freshmen become more comfortable with life in high school. Taylor plans to attend college after high school and work towards becoming a Special Needs educator. “My mom and Shaelyn Vaughn have been big influences on me and when I’m not playing sports I enjoy spending time with my family,” Taylor said.

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Longhorns Round Table

Sisters Nicole and Asheley Middleton from Chisholm Talk With VYPE About What it Means to be a Lady Longhorn and Play for Their Father “coach” and him as “dad.” Nicole: The best part is getting to look over at the bench after I do something good and seeing a smile on his face. The toughest is having him yell at me when I do something wrong. VYPE: Since you two grew up playing together do you feel like you have a better idea of what your sister is going to do on the court? Asheley: Yes, definitely. It makes it easier to guard her in practice, and I need all the help I can get, she has some bony elbows. VYPE: What has been the best Nicole: Yes, because I part of getting to play high school can read her actions and basketball with your sister? know what she will do Asheley: We get to spend more time next. together, which depending on the VYPE: What is the day can be good or bad, but I love funniest thing you have cheering her on. We learn more ever heard on the floor? about each other being on the same Either from a fan or team. another player? Nicole: Whenever we get to share Asheley: “My butt itches” the experience of winning or losing Nicole: “Man, I gotta pick together we grow as sisters. my wedgie” VYPE: What is the best part of VYPE: Give me three having your dad for a coach? words to describe What is the toughest? Chisholm girls Asheley: The best part is coming basketball? over to him before practice and Asheley: Entertaining, giving him a big hug! The toughest fierce, motivated. part is trying to separate him as

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Nicole: Tough, fun, comical. VYPE: If you could be anyone else in the world for a day who would you be and why? Asheley: I don’t think I would want to be anyone else, even for a day. I wouldn’t want to miss anything in my life. Nicole: I don’t want to be anyone else because I am thankful for the way God made me, and that’s the only person I want to be.


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Sandra Miles – Enid Mom Sandra Miles, the mother of Enid cheerleader and golfer Kenzie Miles, is the Enid Area Mom of the Month. Sandra also has a son Caleb Miles who attends Enid public schools. Kenzie had nothing but great things to say about her mom and said that her mom is an amazing role model day after day. “My mom should be Mom of the Month because she is the most supportive and helpful mom anyone could ever ask for. Her honesty and helping hand is always empowering,” Kenzie said. “She knows how to light up a room with her laugh, and give a thumbs up at any given moment. The love and care my mom shows daily is what makes me want to be more like her.” Sandra also does everything she can to support her daughter’s activities including many things that go unnoticed by most but not to her children. “My mom is my biggest fan. I can’t recall a time I looked into the stands and did not see her cheering me on. She always has her ‘Enid Cheer’ or ‘Plainsmen football’ shirt on ready to support me and the team,” Kenzie said. “She has always been very involved in the extra curricular activities I want to be involved in and she encourages me until I succeed. My mom has ran and been involved in many roles involving Enid Public Schools. She volunteered her time at the middle school dances when I was in middle school, she helped with the HS homecoming dance, sold snow cones for a fundraiser for Cheer, and helped with the cheer and pom golf tournament.” Kenzie went on to explain even further how her mother supports her in all of her activities by saying, “My mom is very active in my life. I am so very proud to have her as my mom. There are many unspoken traits and qualities left to say and tell, but to explain it in a nutshell my mom is the greatest mom.”


Integris High school swimmer to endurance athlete: Lessons from a physician meet gigantic race goals.

Jon R. Mills, D.O. DON’T CRASH AND BURN. My goal is to still be running marathons and doing Ironman triathlons into my 80’s. To accomplish this, I have learned to listen to my body. There is absolutely no reason to train through pain. Let the injury heal: 2 weeks of resting and nursing an injury is much better than letting a simple sprain become a chronic nagging injury. I sometimes get a mild ankle sprain, and immediately back off the intensity, put on an ankle brace, and let it heal for a couple weeks. BALANCE IS KEY. There is no doubt that being balanced spiritually, mentally, and physically, produces my best athletic results. Having my family’s full support, being right with God, and having a reliable exercise routine has been the perfect combination for me to set and

PACE YOURSELF. In high school, I swam very fast every time I trained. I wondered why I couldn’t get faster overall, and why I kept getting sports injuries. I have since learned that there are LONG, SLOW workouts where you are simply putting time on your feet over a long distance. There are also TEMPO RUNS that get your legs used to lactic acid build-up and fatigue (lactate threshold). They are anywhere from 2 to 8 miles at slightly slower than RACE PACE. Race pace is all-out effort and should only be done with interval training or very short distances. LONG DISTANCE GETS EASIER AS YOU GET OLDER. Teenagers and young adults have more fast-twitch muscle fibers that are better for speed and sprinting. Also, injuries heal faster when you’re young. What I’ve noticed in racing marathons and long distance triathlons is that people in their 40’s and 50’s do very well and frequently win. Now I swim at a slower pace and I can swim 2 miles without stopping or getting out of breath.

NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT. My high school lunch would often consist of greasy pizza, salty fries, Dr. Pepper, and little Debbie’s snack cakes. Then I would wonder why I felt so tired and drowsy during swim practice. I have since learned that eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and drinking water has increased my energy

levels, led to faster workout recoveries, and led to better race results.

EAT THE RIGHT TYPES OF CARBS. Before swim meets, I would drink an ENTIRE 2 LITER of Mountain Dew and chew on cherry licorice to give me more energy. I certainly was hyper, but I would crash from coming off the high glycemic index carbohydrates. Now I eat more complex carbohydrates. 2 nights before competition, I eat a whole-wheat pasta with veggies. The day before, I’m snacking on Larabars and Clif bars, and drinking plenty of water, with a veggie sandwich for dinner. Race morning is peanut butter toast and banana 2 hours before the start, while snacking on a fruit Larabar until the start. WHY NOT TRAIN YEAR-ROUND? I used to only swim during swim season, but every Autumn, it was like learning to swim all over again and took several weeks to build up endurance. Had I done club swimming during the offseason, I might have made drastic improvements in my Personal Records. These days, I exercise almost every single day, mixing it up with running, swimming, biking, and lifting weights. It’s a much smarter way to keep all the fitness gains I’ve achieved.

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Q&A with Trojan Basketball Players Dylan White and Preston Atwood Forward Dylan White and guard Preston Atwood are varsity basketball players at Oklahoma Bible Academy for head coach Alan Ford. VYPE caught up with the two juniors to talk about the season, their favorite high school memory and what the best thing is about playing basketball at OBA. VYPE: Tell us something we don’t know about OBA basketball?

Atwood: How scrappy we play, especially in practice. We definitely like to take it too each other and make each other better. White: Everyone on our team has a great competitive nature and each day we all are trying to be better than the next guy. VYPE: What is your favorite memory of your high school career?

Atwood: Playoffs of my sophomore year. Not many expected us to do anything and we pulled it together and made it to the area tournament. White: Probably my first game I played in high school. I stole the ball and I thought I was going to dunk it but I ended up tripping

at the three point line, fell on my face, and then slid all the way to the baseline. I got up only to see the whole gym laughing at me, including my coach.

VYPE: If you could switch places with one person for a day, who would it be and why? Atwood: Peyton Manning. Even though basketball is my favorite sport, being Peyton for a day just to see what he sees when he is competing would be awesome.

White: I wouldn’t want to switch with anyone. I love what I’ve been given and I wouldn’t want to be anyone else.

VYPE: Do you collect anything and if so what do you collect? Atwood: I collect hats from different colleges, pro teams, and some crazy hats I see.

White: I collect $2 bills. My collection started with my Grandma Jo. VYPE: If you were stranded on an island and could have three things with you, what would you have?

Atwood: My Bible, my guitar, and my basketball (assuming I found a makeshift court on the island)

that wants nothing better than for Christ to be glorified.

VYPE: What would the 30 year old you tell the present day you if your 30 year old self could have a conversation with you today? Atwood: I would tell myself to be more willing to trying new things and always give 100 percent on anything I start. White: He would tell the current Dylan that he needs to treat each day as it’s his last, and also that I need to cherish everything I’ve been given, and to always stay humble and love others.

White: My bible, my bed, my mom’s potato soup. VYPE: What is the best thing about playing for OBA?

Atwood: Playing with my brothers. It’s awesome working everyday with them towards our goals, and at the same time being able to build each other up towards Christ.

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both were a leg in our 200 free and 400 free relay that year,” Shipley said. “Hunter has some of the fastest times I’ve seen in the 50 free this season. Her goal is to break our school record in the 50 free (24.01). Sara has a good shot at the 200 IM. She also may swim the 500 free.” Shipley said the 200 medley relay team of McEachern, Nazari, Destiny Turner and Chrstie McMeans has put up decent times. “If they can swim a 2:04 (their best time) they will be in the medal Well, maybe not completely. In different as coaches across round,” Shipley said. In the 200 addition to serving as the school’s Oklahoma are dealing with new free, McEachern, Nazari, Hannah track and field coach for years, qualification rules for state. Esquibel and McMeans posted a Shipley was asked to help with “It’s a new qualifying system,” 1:49. the swim program. But when the Shipley said. “Basically we are coach left suddenly, Shipley found putting all our eggs in four baskets. In boy’s action, senior Gabriel herself in the deep end. Sanchez will compete in the 100 Swimmers are allowed to compete free and 100 backstroke. “I think “I am not a swimmer,” she said. “I in no more than four events and he can qualify for state,” Shipley have worked at swimming pools only two individual events. said. “We have great kids. I’ve for 25-30 years and I have taught The girl’s team is build around been lucky in that the kids are hundreds of kids how to swim. I seniors Hunter McEachern and real focused, but they have to be just assumed it was like coaching Sara Nazari. The pair was state because it’s a lot of long hours. You track and field in the water. But this champions in individual and relays have to swim because you want to is different. It’s better now but I’m swim.” sure that first year people thought I as freshman. had lost my mind.” McEachern is expected to swim the She got a lot of help along the way 50 free and the 100. She was the state champion in the 50 free and and today she oversees a girls program that’s ranked ninth and a runner-up in the 100 free, Shipley said. Nazari, a state champ in the boy’s team ranked 11th. 200 IM and runner-up in the 100 With each year has come an fly, will swim those events. “They adjustment period. This is no VYPEOK.COM

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Teacher of the Month Steve Bloom-Enid High School Teacher

Enid High school volleyball coach Steve Bloom is the Enid Teacher of the Month. Bloom teaches elementary Physical Education in Enid and has been for the past 25 years.

Teaching the younger elementary school students after coaching the high school volleyball team is something that Bloom truly enjoys. “With the younger ones it’s more basics while with the high school kids we are working on more skill things. With the high school kids we obviously focus more on winning but it’s all for fun with the younger kids,” Bloom said. “That’s what’s fun about those kids at that level just seeing their faces light up.”

Teaching and coaching so long has allowed Bloom to see many memorable moments and appreciate all of them in their own special way but the veteran teacher and coach said his favorite thing is seeing his students and players come full circle as parents themselves. “Coaching them at different levels is part of it. Seeing their growth from the time I have them in elementary school to the time I get to possibly coach them again in high school is always fun,” Bloom said. “Then when you get to see those kids later in life and see them come full circle as great parents themselves and being successful in life is my favorite part of it.”

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Garber Young & Hungry you personally?

Coach Jamie Roberts-Davis has led the Lady Wolverines for a decade, but this may be the youngest squad she’s coached during her tenure. We sat down with coach Roberts-Davis to discuss her path to Garber and why she loves coaching the Lady Wolverines. VYPE: Coach, lets start with your path to becoming the head coach of the Garber girls basketball team. Where did you go to college and what brought you to
Garber?

Coach Roberts-Davis: I played college basketball at Panhandle State, then got my Masters Degree at Oklahoma while working for the Athletic Department in Events & Facilities. After graduating from OU and some of the connections I made there, I got my first coaching job as an assistant at Tecumseh under Jay Wood (who is now at Thomas). After being at Tecumseh for a year, coach Wood took the girls basketball job at Elk City, where I was his assistant for two years. While at Elk City I applied and interviewed for head coaching jobs trying to find the right fit for me. Garber is my first head coaching job and I have been here ever since. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have found a perfect fit as a head coach from my first head coaching job. VYPE: After ten years at the helm of Garber can you share with us a couple of memories that really stand out for 34

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Coach Roberts-Davis: Obviously, the special bond with your players made through coaching them for so many years is at the top of the list. Some of the greatest memories so far have been the 20062008 stretch where we went to the state tournament three years in a row. The Skeltur Conference Tournament is also special for our program. We have played in the finals of Skeltur 8 out of 10 years, which we take a lot of pride in.

VYPE: This year you have some younger players on the roster coupled with two seniors. What’s been the biggest challenge to overcome this year? Coach Roberts-Davis: With a young team, one of the biggest challenges, especially early in the season, is the pace of the high school game. The players and teams in high school are bigger, faster and stronger than what freshmen have been used to seeing. I think the other challenge for young teams, is the offense is a little slower to come along. We have been solid defensively from the beginning, now our offense is coming around. We have steadily improved with each game, with a young team they just need to get game experience under their belt. We have been playing better and better with each game, and I feel like that we have improved with each game. VYPE: Who has really impressed you this year with their play and overall development?

Coach Roberts-Davis: Our freshman class as a whole has really improved the most. We are starting two freshmen with three freshmen and a sophomore off the bench. Their improvement, both physically and mentally have been key

into our team having a better second half of the season. VYPE: What does it mean to have a couple of seniors on a young team?

Coach Roberts-Davis: Our two seniors have played a pivotal role in our young players’ growth. It is always nice to have seniors that can show leadership to young players on how our program does things, leading by example. Work hard, do things the right way, have a positive attitude, etc. VYPE: Tell us the best thing about coaching at Garber?

Coach Roberts-Davis: THE PLAYERS! The girls at Garber are great kids. I have stayed at Garber because our players are committed to doing what it takes to have a successful program. Having tremendous work ethic is ingrained in the Garber girls. The players and parents are committed, and make sacrifices in order for our team to be successful. These girls have a passion for the game and their desire to be successful fuels their positive attitudes and drive for success. Basketball is important in Garber and the fans in the community have always done a great job supporting both the boys and girls program. VYPE: Thank you for the time today coach and best of luck with the rest of the season. Coach Roberts-Davis: Thank you.


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getting her involved with Spirit Express. Kayeloni lives with Down Syndrome and is a member of the MacKenzie Moulton is a senior at Enid High School Special Olympics cheer squad at Spirit Express, and is a valuable member of the varsity cheer squad which MacKenzie started helping four years ago. “After I started helping Kayeloni’s team I decided and a competitive cheer squad at Spirit Express. MacKenzie and the Spirit Express competitive team I wanted to get involved with the cheer program have won two competitions this year with a team that there so I started training with them. Now I’m part of the competitive squad and I work there,” said consists of cheerleaders from several schools in the surrounding area. At Enid High School MacKenzie MacKenzie. volunteers with the Special Olympics and is looking MacKenzie is a great ambassador for Enid High forward to graduating and continuing her education School, Spirit Express and the Special Olympics. For her dedication to the team, her sister and her at the University of Oklahoma. “After high school I plan on attending OU to pursue education, MacKenzie Moulton is the Spirit Express Cheerleader of the Month. a degree as an Occupational Therapist,” said MacKenzie. MacKenzie’s sister, Kayeloni can be credited with MacKenzie Moulton - Enid High School

cheering for your school you are focused on getting the crowd going so there is no silence during the game. Enid Plainsmen senior Nick Holden is in his first year You have to keep it energized,” Nick said. Future plans for Nick include attending college at of cheer at Enid High School and at Spirit Express, Oklahoma State University where he plans to pursue but Nick has proved to be a valuable member to both a degree in business. When Nick is not on the mat or squads. Nick started cheering at Enid after deciding working at Spirit Express you can find him auditioning to make the commitment for his senior year of high for the school musical or volunteering with the school. “I was doubting myself and wanted to tryout Connection Crew at Enid. two years ago, but I had always wanted to do it. Deciding to try out for the team was the best decision I When asked what advice would he give the underclassmen at Enid, Nick said, “Don’t think could have made,” Nick said. As a member of the competitive squad at Spirit Express about what you can or can’t do. Have fun and don’t let people or things bring you down. Set your mind Nick has helped the team to two first place finishes this season. But Nick also enjoyed getting the crowds to doing whatever you want to do and go do it. Don’t going at the Enid games this year. “Sideline cheering focus on the negative things. You can do it so go for it.” is different than competitive cheer. When you’re Nick Holden - Enid High School

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Team of the Month Three Enid Area Schools Gearing Up For the Playoffs For small schools all across the state playoff time is nearly here. In this story you can find info on several Enid area basketball teams and their road to the postseason. Kremlin-Hillsdale: The Kremlin boys team finished last season with a 1-23 record. This year the Broncs are off to a fast start, including a third place finish in the Cherokee Tournament in early January. The Broncs’ postseason will begin with a district tournament with Pond Creek-Hunter and Garber. The Broncs already defeated Garber in the first game of the season this year and had not played Pond Creek as of Jan. 29. On the girls side of thing the Lady Broncs have picked up several key wins already, knocking off ranked teams like Burlington and Glencoe. Looking forward to the postseason the Lady Broncs are 1-0 against Garber this season but 0-1 against Pond Creek as of Jan. 29. Cimarron: The Trail Blazers had racked up nearly over 15 winsrecord and were ranked No. 20 in Class A. Cimarron opened the year extremely strong picking up six-straight wins, but since that point have fallen off just slightly. The Trail Blazers do have key wins this year over Burlington, Leedey and Dover. With a district consisting of Canton and Oklahoma Christian the outlook looks good since the team beat Canton earlier in the year and has yet to play Oklahoma Christian who had an

Kremlin-Hillsdale 8-7 record as of press time. The Cimarron girls on the other hand have struggled this year playing a very challenging schedule. The Lady Trail Blazers have a good chance to make the regional tournament however considering they beat Canton in their previous meeting in mid December. Deer Creek-Lamont: The DCLA boys have yet to get on track this year going 5-11 in the first 16 games of the season. In the district tournament the Eagles will square off against Medford and Burlington. DCLA lost to Medford earlier in the season but had not played Burlington by

press time. The Lady Eagles have gone 11-6 in their first 17 games of the year rebounding off a 2-4 start. In the postseason the Lady Eagles should be an odds on favorite to make the regional tournament after beating Medford in early January. The DCLA girls had not played No. 9 ranked Burlington as of press time however.

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Five Fun Questions With Woodward Basketball Players Slade Roach, Taylan Iliff, And Ty Richey Roach: Elk Cty because it’s one of our big rivals.

Iliff: Anadarko. Because they’re a very tough team from top to bottom and like to run and gun like us. VYPE: What is one thing about Woodward that people don’t know but should?

Slade Roach VYPE: What team do you most like to play and why? Richey: I like to play Anadarko the best because they are the best all around team on our schedule and big time games make us better as a team.

Richey: That we are a very hardnosed team that will try to do anything to win a game at all costs.

Roach: That we have been playing basketball with each other out whole lives.

Iliff: We never take days off and every practice, even walk-throughs, are intense. VYPE: What has been

Taylan Iliff your most memorable moment of playing basketball at Woodward? Richey: My most memorable moment was winning my two tournaments

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this year, my junior year, while also making all-tournament at Weatherford tourney.

Roach: My freshman year when we made it to the state tournament. Iliff: Winning both of our tournaments this year.

VYPE: If you three got stranded on a desert island who is the first one who comes up with a plan to get you rescued? Richey: Probably Slade and I because we can live off the land. Taylan would be finding food lol.

Roach: Probably me or Ty because we are country boys.

Iliff: Slade because he has a wildlife mentality.

VYPE: Let’s really have some fun with this one: If you could be anybody else in the world for a day, who would you be? And why?

NASCAR driver.

Iliff: Johnny Manziel. Because he is always making big plays, and feeds off of any negative energy from the haters.

Richey: Easy one! Kevin Durant! Look at what he has done this month. Going to be the MVP this year so I’d say KD!

Roach: Probably Dale Jr. so I could experience how it was to be a

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Amanda Covalt – Woodward Basketball

Austin Ludwyk – Woodward Basketball

Woodward Boomers senior forward Austin Ludwyk is the Woodward Male Academic Athlete of the Month. One of eight seniors on the Woodward basketball team, Ludwyk has In the classroom Covalt helped the Boomers provides the same type of leadership carrying a start the year 14-1 (as 4.0 grade point average of Feb. 3). and taking AP classes in English, Government, In the classroom Anatomy and Calculus. Ludwyk makes sure to Covalt also is involved in take care of business multiple activities outside of school like attending mission as well. Carrying a 3.976 grade point average Ludwyk trips, helping with Special Olympics, mentoring students at challenges himself with AP classes in Calculus and the elementary and junior high level and working with Crystal Christmas. Government. After high school Covalt plans to attend Oklahoma Christian Following high school Ludwyk plans to attend University and major in Biology while minoring in Spanish. Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Those college plans will come in very useful due to the fact Weatherford and work towards becoming a youth that Covalt wants to become a pediatrician and work in Honduras after she completes her degree. pastor after he earns his diploma. Woodward Lady Boomers small forward Amanda Covalt is the Woodward Academic Athlete of the Month. On the floor Covalt is a consistent shooter who provides steady leadership and a positive attitude for the Lady Boomers.

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The great kids who do the work on and off the field, are highlighted here from the land of Woodward.

Jason Alexander

Hillary Hurst

Jason Alexander

Hillary Hurst

Woodward Boomers senior basketball and football player Jason Alexander is the Woodward Character Counts Athlete of the Month. On the basketball floor Alexander is a versatile player who can play shooting guard but also small or power forward. Outside of athletics Alexander loves to be outdoors with his friends and family. Alexander is an avid hunter and also loves to watch his younger brother compete in athletics. The senior also volunteers with Special Olympics and also with the sports camp that Woodward High School puts on for younger athletes. After high school Alexander plans to attend college, continue playing football and graduate with a degree in education and later become a coach.

Woodward Lady Boomers basketball player Hillary Hurst is the Woodward Female Character Counts Athlete of the Month. A versatile forward who can do a little bit of everything on the floor Hurst can make life hard for opposing teams. Hurst also pitches and plays first or third base for the Woodward fastpitch softball team in the fall along with running cross country. In the spring Hurst stays busy competing in the 800-meter, 1600-meter, high jump and two-mile relay for the Woodward track team.

Outside of athletics Hurst participates in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and Key Club. Hurst also attends church at Woodward First United Methodist Church and does a variety of activities and mission trips through her youth group. After high school Hurst plans to attend college, with the hope of playing basketball, and has narrowed down her choices of majors to Neuroscience or teaching and coaching. J A N U A R Y- F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4

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Dalton Hunter – Fort Supply

Hunter. “Everyone has been great to help out whenever possible so I don’t get overwhelmed at all,” Hunter said. Hunter also added that he would recommend High Plains Tech to any potential student. “Not only have I learned a lot at High Plains Tech but they also treat you with respect and make sure you have everything you need to be successful,” Hunter said. After high school Hunter hopes to put his courses at High Plains Tech to use by opening up his own automotive shop.

Fort Supply power forward Dalton Hunter is the High Plains Tech Athlete of the Month. On the floor Hunter is an intimidating force in the paint for the Bulldogs and has helped his team to a 15-7 overall record as of Feb. 3. That record includes a championship at the Fargo tournament and third place finishes in the Mooreland and Buffalo tournaments. At High Plains Tech Hunter takes courses in nearly all things automotive but Hunter said that he has learned

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“I’ve learned a lot about automotive repair and what goes into that but I’ve also learned a lot about leadership and being a productive leader in everything I do,” Hunter said. Balancing the courses he is taking at High Plains Tech, his high school coursework and athletics haven’t been an issue, mostly due to his teachers, coaches and family according to


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could keep him out for the baseball season. “We have a lot of guys returning off a team that won a regional last year. We have high expectations for this year,” Baugh said. Those expectations are nothing new to pitchers Lane Madsen and Ty Hooper. The two right-handed seniors are ready to take the mound this year and prove they can help this team to another trip Brayden Gragg to state. Hooper will see time at shortstop when he’s not on the Second year head coach Scott mound. Baugh and the Goldbugs baseball team are working towards getting Senior Collin Fouts adds depth to a talented pitching rotation back to the state tournament this for the Goldbugs. Fouts, Hooper season with several returning and Madsen will throw to senior seasoned players. catcher Cody Jones who returns Alva returns several starters with solid from last year’s team that won defense behind a regional. Outfielder Riley Hess the plate and a returns shoring up the outfield lively bat. for the Goldbugs. Hess is one of At the plate look the top outfielders in the class for sophomore and is getting looks from several universities. Hess and coach Baugh Brayden Gragg. Gragg can were expecting outfielder Cade play multiple Pfleider to join him, but Pfleider positions and suffered a season ending knee has the power injury during football season that to hit DH. The Goldbugs only graduated three players from last year’s tournament team. This team is loaded with talented seniors who return to the diamond hungry for a state title.

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VYPE Sits Down With Alva Lady Bug Basketball Players Jaden Hobbs, Bailey Forell and Morgan Shiever VYPE: Who is your favorite team to play against and why? Forell: Okarche, they are always competitive but a nice group of girls. Shiever: There are many teams that I like to play against. I always look forward to playing good teams. Okarche, for example! Hobbs: Playing against Okarche is always fun. They are a great team who always competes! VYPE: Everyone has their own special routine at the free-throw line. What’s yours? Forell: Two dribbles, spin the ball, scoring or lock down the opposing shoot. team’s best player? Shiever: I line up with the nail. Dribble Forell: Definitely lock down three times, and shoot. the other team’s best VYPE: Is there anyone you try to Hobbs: Three dribbles, spin, shoot. player. model your game after? VYPE: If you could meet anybody Shiever: I would rather Forell: Mario Chalmers. in the world who would you lock down their best Shiever: I try to model my game after choose to meet and why? player. Good defense any one who works hard constantly. will lead to scoring. We Forell: Michael Jordan because Hobbs: Kevin Durant. He can shoot always come out ready he’s one of the greatest to ever the ball, handle it, and makes everyone play. to get after it on the else better with his passing. He can defensive end. Shiever: Kevin Durant. defend and rebound as well! Hobbs: Both! He is a good leader. VYPE: After making a run to the I might lead He plays hard and state finals last year have you felt the team in smart. more pressure to succeed this year? scoring, but I Hobbs: want to play Forell: Yes. Kevin defense as Durant. Shiever: Yes, We do have more of a well. I love to target on our back this year, unlike last I’ve take charges! always year when we were under the radar. looked But that only makes us work harder up to because we don’t want to settle for him! He state runner-up. continues to Hobbs: Both yes and no. We don’t have get better each any seniors on our team, and we are year. still young. Moving to another class VYPE: Would you might be tough, but we are ready for rather lead the team in the challenge!

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Northwest Oklahoma Jan-Feb 2014 Issue  

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