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Fanshawe Grizzly Wyatt Peterson won 1st place at the NASP State Archery Shoot, in Tier 2, boys middle school division at Tulsa on Feb. 20th.
He had a score of 270, and ranked #1 out of 231 participants.
Peterson is now headed to the ORES State Archery Meet on March 1st at Shawnee.
Good luck !
Photo & Article submitted by Anthony Borden
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s fourth weekly awards for the 2019 softball season. Oklahoma Baptist’s Franki Hull claimed the Player honor; Arkansas Tech’s Bailey Shaffer earned the Pitcher accolade and Northwestern Oklahoma State’s Kalie Johnson won the Freshman award.
GAC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Franki Hull, Oklahoma Baptist, C, So., Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Hull dominated at the plate in Oklahoma Baptist’s four-game series with Northwestern Oklahoma State. She went 11-for-14 with four multi-hit games. Seven of the 11 hits went for extra bases as she amassed five doubles and a pair of home runs. She hit one of the Lady Bison’s two first-inning grand slams in the series finale. She finished with seven RBI and six runs scored.
GAC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Bailey Shaffer, Arkansas Tech, RHP, Sr., Guthrie, Oklahoma
Shaffer kept the Henderson State offense at bay as she threw 7.0 scoreless innings inside the circle during the series. In a duel with the Reddies’ Michelle Sorensen, she posted six scoreless innings of relief to earn her first victory of the season in a 1-0, 10-inning affair. She struck out eight in the victory. She added a scoreless frame in Monday’s opening contest.
GAC SOFTBALL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK – Kalie Johnson, Northwestern Oklahoma State, INF, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Johnson helped the Rangers earn a split with Oklahoma Baptist as she reached base nine times in the series. After going 2-for-7 with two runs scored and a stolen base on Sunday, she tallied six hits in Monday’s doubleheader, highlighted by a four-hit effort in game one. She hit the first home run of her collegiate career in the finale.
Makenzie Goins, INF, Arkansas Tech (Went 5-for-14 with a home run and four RBI); Madie Green, OF, Henderson State (Posted a .417 average and a .750 slugging percentage vs Arkansas Tech); Tarah Hilton, C/OF, East Central (Tallied eight RBI and hit two home runs against Southern Nazarene); Riley Kalman, SS, Southern Nazarene (Drove in eight runs as SNU won three out of four against ECU); Katie McCullar, DP/P, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs against SWOSU); Peyton Mills, OF, Harding (Stole eight bases and hit .526 in six games); Faith Otts, 3B, Southern Arkansas (Homered twice and hit .400 as SAU swept Harding)
Elisa Favela, RHP, Southern Arkansas (Went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA against Harding); Jacey Henry, RHP, East Central (Posted a 2.56 ERA with two complete games against SNU); Katie McCullar, RHP, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Picked up two wins against Southwestern Oklahoma State); Michelle Sorensen, RHP, Henderson State (Posted a 0.53 ERA and struck out 18 in 13.1 IP against Arkansas Tech); Brooklyn Sparkman, RHP, Southern Nazarene (Struck out 11 in three appearances against East Central)
Sarah Evans, SS, Southern Arkansas (Doubled twice and homered in sweep against Harding); Caitlin Lewis, RHP, Southern Nazarene (Earned a complete-game win against ECU)
NORMAN – Oklahoma sophomore Tyler Hardman and junior Nathan Wiles were named the Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after leading the Sooners to a 3-1 record last week, the league office announced Monday.
Hardman, a native of Corona, Calif., hit two home runs and a triple, totaling nine RBIs at the Tony Gwynn Legacy tournament in San Diego, Calif.
In four games last week, the OU first baseman batted .429 with four of his six hits going for extra bases. His grand slam on Friday at San Diego put the Sooners ahead in the seventh inning, and he added a two-run triple in the ninth inning of the 6-1 victory. On Sunday he went the other way for a three-run home run to right field in the fifth inning against No. 24 Cal State Fullerton.
Wiles pitched 7.0 shutout innings in Oklahoma’s 1-0 victory at San Diego State on Saturday night. The Overland Park, Kan., native matched his career high with 10 strikeouts and allowed just four hits in the game. It was his second straight outing of seven innings to start the season. He is 2-0 with a team-low 1.29 ERA.
This is the second career Big 12 weekly honor for Wiles and the first for Hardman.
The Sooners (6-1) are home for six games this week at L. Dale Mitchell Park, beginning with a two-game midweek set against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday and Wednesday. First pitch is 3 p.m. for both games.
Eric Hollier | Associate Director of Communications University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s third weekly awards for the 2019 softball season. East Central’s Tarah Hilton and Southern Nazarene’s Mahina Sauer shared the Player accolade; Southern Arkansas’ Sydney Wader earned the Pitcher honor and Henderson State’s Abbie Moore claimed the Freshman award.
GAC SOFTBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Tarah Hilton, East Central, C/OF, So., Haslet Texas
Hilton led the Tigers four wins as she tallied five multi-hit games. After collecting two hits at Central Oklahoma, she went 10-for-15 against Newman and Pittsburg State. She doubled four times, drove in nine runs and scored five times. The Tigers averaged 10.0 runs against the Jets and Gorillas. She leads the GAC with a .577 average.
GAC SOFTBALL CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mahina Sauer, Southern Nazarene, 1B/DP, Jr., Mililani, Hawaii
Sauer came up with a pair of clutch hits for the Crimson Storm at the UCO/OC Festival. Against Newman, she capped a 3-for-3 day with the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning. One day later, she roped a game-winning double that scored two runs in a 4-3 win against Colorado-Colorado Springs. For the week, she hit .583, slugged .917 and drove in five runs.
GAC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Sydney Wader, Southern Arkansas, RHP, Jr., Vilonia, Arkansas
Wade picked up two wins at the Alvy Early Memorial Classic. She defeated Maryville by allowing one run and five hits over 6.2 innings of work. She struck out eight. She notched her second complete game of the year when she threw a four-hit shutout against Northeastern State. She struck out seven and did not walk a batter. She held the two opponents to a .188 average.
GAC SOFTBALL FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK – Abbie Moore, Henderson State, C/3B,
Moore helped the Reddies record three wins at the Alvy Early Memorial Classic as she went 5-for-14 with four extra-base hits. She doubled against both Maryville and Missouri-St. Louis on Friday. Against Missouri Western, she hit her first career home run. In the tournament finale, she hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Emporia State.
McKenna Anderson, IF, Oklahoma Baptist (Tallied six hits, including two doubles over the span of five games); Jillian Jones, C, Ouachita (Went 4-for-10 at the Alvy Early Memorial Classic); Marcela Lopez, CF, Henderson State (Hit .429 with two doubles and two stolen bases); Mason McCord, IF, Harding (Drove in four runs in hitting .625 across three games); Sarah Pitre, 2B, Southern Arkansas (Homered, drove in four runs and hit .500 in four games)
Jacey Henry, RHP, East Central (Picked up three wins; defeated MIAA favorite Washburn); Destiny Riddle, RHP, Southeastern (Threw six-hit shutout against Northeastern State); Mabry Smith, RHP, Ouachita (Totaled 15 strikeouts in 11.1 innings of work); Brooklyn Sparkman, RHP, Southern Nazarene (Went 3-0 with 12 strikeouts in 12.2 IP)
Lauren Bazan, 3B, Harding (Went 4-for-10 with four stolen bases); Peyton Robinson, OF, Southern Nazarene (Stole six bases and scored five runs); Sarah Evans, SS, Southern Arkansas (Hit home runs against both Emporia State and Northeastern State)
Congratulations to Karli Albert from Shady Point.
Karli made the ORES Division III All-Tournament Team on Saturday February 16 at the State Championship at Shawnee High School.
Congratulations to the Fanshawe Grizzlies!
This team of 7th and 8th boys defeated Kenwood 48-35 in the State Finals on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Shawnee.
The Most Valuable Player was Wyatt Peterson and Lake Wooten and Luke Herell made the All-Tournament Team.
Coach Brian Warren, Most Valuable player District 4 Wyatt Peterson, All Tournament Team Lake Wooten and Luke Herell.
The Team with their Golden Ball
The Lady Grizzlies were defeated in the state semi-finals 33-52 by Stidham.
All Tournament District 4: From left--Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies Kinley Belle Branscum and Catherine Baldwin
NORMAN – Oklahoma took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth inning and the OU bullpen pitched 4.2 shutout frames as the Sooners opened the 2019 season with a 4-1 win over Cal Poly Friday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
Freshman Jaret Godman (1-0) earned the victory with 2.2 scoreless innings in relief. He struck out two batters and allowed a walk and one hit. Sophomore starter Cade Cavalli struck out three batters and scattered six hits and a run across 4.1 innings. Freshman Wyatt Olds and junior transfer Jason Ruffcorn closed out the game with one scoreless inning apiece as Ruffcorn earned the save.
Senior third baseman Brylie Ware went 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored a run, and junior shortstop Brandon Zaragoza singled and scored twice. The duo combined for 11 fielding assists, including a pair of diving stops and a bare-handed fielding play by Ware to nab runners at first base. Zaragoza took a grounder to second himself and turned a 6-3 double play to end the sixth inning.
“It was a tough environment to play in,” Oklahoma head coach Skip Johnson said of the weather, which was 30 degrees with a 20 mph northwest wind at first pitch. “I was really proud that they came out and executed, and I was really proud of our defense. In the middle of the order Z (Zaragoza) leads off and we start having some quality at bats. Then for the rest of the game we really had some quality at bats. With the pressure situation in a tough environment to play in with the weather the way it was, I was really proud of those guys for doing that.”
The Sooners (1-0) struck first when Ware dropped a base hit into right field in the third inning, scoring freshman center fielder Milan Walla from second. Walla lined a single into center field in his first collegiate at bat.
After the Mustangs (0-1) tied the score 1-1 on an infield single deep in the hole at short by first baseman Tate Samuelson, OU took the lead back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Sooners plated the two runs without a hit, but with two walks, a hit batter, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Zaragoza led off with a walk and scored on a wild pitch. Ware, who was hit by a pitch, scored on the sac fly by sophomore first baseman Tyler Hardman.
Zaragoza started the eighth inning with a base hit to center and scored on a passed ball after a pair of walks loaded the bases to extend the lead to 4-1.
Cal Poly starter Jarred Zill (0-1) allowed three runs and struck out seven in 5.1 innings in the loss.
The Sooners and Mustangs continue the series at 2 p.m. Saturday at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
GREAT AMERICAN CONFERENCE NEWS RELEASE
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s second weekly awards for the 2019 baseball season. Southern Arkansas Brett McGee won the Player honor and Harding’s Tanner Smith claimed the Pitcher accolade.
GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Brett McGee, Southern Arkansas, C/DH, Fr., Pittsburg, Texas
McGee continued his strong start as he hit .444 at the HSU Invitational. He hit a grand slam, his first home run of his career, as part of an eight-run rally in a victory against UAFS. He tripled and drove in three runs against Northwest Missouri State. He added two hits and a run scored against Missouri Western. McGee has recorded a hit in each of his first six collegiate games.
GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Tanner Smith, Harding, LHP, Sr., Symsonia, Kentucky
Smith matched his career high with eight strikeouts over 6.0 scoreless innings of work in Harding’s 8-2 victory against Truman State on Friday. He surrendered only one hit, a second-inning double, and two walks as he earned he first win of the season. Through two starts, he owns a 1.06 ERA. Harding swept the four-game series by outscoring the Bulldogs, 32-3.
Joe Myers, 3B, Henderson State (Scored five runs and hit .500 during the HSU Invitational); Justin Bundy, OF, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Posted a .533 on-base percentage and a .769 slugging percentage); Emilio Escobedo, C/DH, Southern Nazarene (Homered against Oklahoma City; hit .333 for the week); Nolan Fertig, LF, Harding (Hit .438 with two triples as Bisons swept Truman State); Josh Lincoln, IF, East Central (Went 6-for-11 and scored two runs)
Cooper Cantwell, RHP, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Threw a complete-game win against William Jewell College); Kaleb Honea, RHP, Northwestern Oklahoma State (In three relief appearances, stuck out six and earned a save); Matt Kortendick, RHP, Southern Arkansas (Allowed only two base runners over 6.0 innings out of the bullpen); Alec Lemmon, LHP, East Central (Struck out 10 in 6.0 innings of work vs Colorado Christian); Spencer Taack, RHP, Henderson State (Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief in win vs Northwest Missouri State);
Work is continuing a state-of-the-art shooting sports complex for Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. The construction phase was kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 attended by Oklahoma A&M Regents, OPSU staff and faculty, students, and representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and OPSU Foundation.
OPSU President Tim Faltyn announced that the centerpiece building at the complex would be named the John D. Groendyke Wildlife Conservation Center, honoring the longtime member of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission who made a generous donation to cap a fundraising campaign for the building.
“The OPSU shooting sports complex would not be happening if it had not been for the tireless support and generosity of John D. Groendyke,” Faltyn said.
“This range is going to teach people that this part of our heritage ... is something to be proud of, and it can make us all better if we use it right.” The new complex will be a tool to educate about shooting and firearms but also to illustrate safe and responsible use.
OPSU recently added shooting sports teams — archery, rifle, shotgun and pistol — to its athletics lineup.
The Wildlife Department was able to leverage federal Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration funding to help with project costs.
The Department will be able to use the complex for educating the public about safe firearms use, responsible hunting practices and more. The complex will also be open for use by student groups such as FFA and 4-H, and the community at large.
A dirt-turning ceremony included people who have supported the project.
Groendyke is currently chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Commission and chairman of the board of Groendyke Transport, among the nation’s largest motor carrier companies. His father was a 1931 alumnus of OPSU, then known as Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College.
He said the shooting complex “will do great things for Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and it will do a lot of great things to support the hunting, fishing, archery shooting and all of the outdoor sports that the Wildlife Department, and a lot of the youth that are out here today, support.”
The Wildlife Department is several years into a campaign to build or renovate existing shooting ranges on its public use areas across Oklahoma.
Renovated ranges are open at Lexington and Cherokee wildlife management areas.
Other renovations are underway at Pushmataha and Beaver River WMAs.
Set for future renovation are shooting ranges at James Collins, Okmulgee, Canton, Fort Gibson, Fort Supply, Hickory Creek, Texoma-Washita Arm and Optima WMAs. And new shooting ranges are to be built at Atoka, Kaw, Copan, Hugo, Packsaddle and Sandy Sanders WMAs.
These and other similar projects are funded with grants from the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. Anglers, hunters and outdoors enthusiasts pay an excise tax when they buy goods related to outdoor activities. T
hat tax revenue is distributed back to the individual states.
So each time an Oklahoman buys a license or outdoors-related merchandise, he or she is supporting important conservation efforts such as installing boat ramps or increasing hunting access.
(Panhandle State Campus Communications assisted with this news release.)
The Shady Point Lady Warriors won the Big Time Challenge Basketball Tournament at Ripley High School (Stillwater Area) Saturday January 26, 2019.
The Lady Warriors went 3-0 beating Bartlesville, Chandler, and Oklahoma Dream Elite (Okeene/Lomega).
The Lady Warriors will now compete in the ORES State Playoffs at Krebs School in McAlester February 4th.
Team Members: Kara Albert, Karli Albert, Brayli Beason, Sky Bluford , Brinklee Butler, Abbi Covey, Hannah Enkoff, Brailey Francis, Ariana Loggins, Ryleigh Pierce, Sophie Pulice, Alexis Smith