Archive - Mar 2011
Gabriel Costilla and the Guymon girlsâ soccer team sent a message in their Class 4-A, District 1 opener Tuesday: Watch out for the Lady Tigers.
Costilla recorded a hat trick with three goals and the Lady Tigers cruised past visiting Alva, 4-0.
By halftime the Lady Tigers (4-3 overall, 1-0 district) had built a 3-0 lead while outshooting Alva, 17-4. By the time the final whistle sounded Guymon had fired 31 shots while allowing just seven.
Guymon's Trey Fankhouser was one of eight players selected to the boys' Large West, Region 1 basketball team, which was announced Tuesday.
Fankhouser, a 6-foot-5 senior, averaged 13.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and two blocks per game while leading the Tigers to a 17-7 record this season.
The versatile forward hurt teams inside and out this season, hitting 37.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 67.1 percent of his free throws, while also connecting on 19 3-pointers.
Guymon Native, Gary Gackstatter, is no stranger to music with a long list of accomplishments in the field to prove it.
The son of Edwin and the late Fern Gackstatter of Guymon, Gary graduated Guymon High School with the Class of 1977.
Throughout his career, Gackstatter has gained recognition from local to international levels. Gary is an active artist, composer, conductor, clinician and performer.
Since 1983, April has been recognized nationally as "Child Abuse Prevention Month."
Annually, activities nationwide are held to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect. Each April, the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) provides information and updated national statistics about child abuse and neglect.
Opal May Littell, 95, of Liberal, Kansas passed away March 29, 2011 at Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas.
Opal was born September 30, 1915 on the family farm northeast of Rolla, Kansas; she was the daughter of Charles and Fannie Christopher Ipson.
GUYMON, Okla. â Mark Swingler got started in the rodeo business as a competitor and went from bull rider to bullfighter to entertainer.
Dave Arnold got started in rodeo because he had some outstanding border collies that worked well with sheep. When a friend recommended Arnold take his animals to the Dodge City, Kan., a mutton busting stock-contracting career began.
Together they will bring their flavor of fun and frivolity to the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.
The Texhoma coach who is accused of having sex with one of his students while he was a teacher in Hennessey, Okla. has plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.
Ben Davis Forsythe, 32, now the girl's basketball coach at Texhoma High School, is accused of having an affair with a student while he worked in Hennessey.
Forsythe was arrested in December on the Texhoma School grounds for two counts of second-degree rape. The affidavit says he had an affair with a student from November 2009 until May 2010.
The frosty air was filled with smoke from a house fire in southwest Guymon early Tuesday morning.Â
Guymon Firefighters responded to the 3:12 a.m. call for a reported structure fire at 101 S. Oklahoma.Â On arrival, firefighters found a two-story house with heavy fire coming from the front upstairs windows and the ground level portion of the home.Â
âFlames could be seen from several blocks away as firefighters were going to the sceneâ, said Assistant Fire Chief Grant Wadley.Â
Walker Rainwater admitted it was difficult to keep his pitching arm warm during the long stretches while Guymon was at bat, but with the kind of run support his teammates were giving him, the senior pitcher was okay with it.
The Tigers banged out a jaw-dropping 31 runs, while Rainwater threw a no-hitter through five innings and Guymon won the first game of a doubleheader with visiting Clayton (N.M.), 31-0 before taking the second game, 11-1.
The Guymon Tigers claimed third place out of the eight teams in the Chickasha Tournament over the weekend as they went 2-2.
After beating Medill and losing to Duncan in pool play, the Tigers lost to Lawton Macarthur before turning around and beating Chickasha.
"In a predominately 5-A Tournament we feel we did well," Guymon assistant coach Aaron Rios said. "We were not happy about how we played Duncan on Friday but we played extremely well against Macarthur, they were just the better team that day.
"We got a great feel of what we are capable of and what we need to work on."