Archive - Jan 2012
The Guymon High School Academic Team traveled to Chickasha High School Jan. 14 to compete at the Area Tournament. The team scored a total of 370 points advancing into the third round of competition. â€śIâ€™m really proud of our performance at Area,â€ť Coach Laura Brandherm said. â€śWe havenâ€™t competed at Area for several years, and the kids really performed well, especially given the difficulty of playing at this level.â€ť High scorers were Axel Anchondo with 80 points, and Austin Stark and Erikk Burton with 40 points. Also competing were Cai Barias, Seth Hale, Averie Hinchey, and Joanna Whipple.
On Jan. 13, 2012, Clophas was called home by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Hardesty, Okla., the oldest child of Oda and Anna Sutton. He would share with pride his familiesâ€™ survival during the depression and the work ethic he learned from those years.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1943, and served as a radio man on the USS Hector.
Living in Amarillo most of his adult life, he worked for Furr Food Stores and started the meat department for Affiliated Foods. He owned Sutton Foods in Amarillo.
The Guymon FFA will be hosting the Annual Belt Buckle Auction on Thursday, Jan. 19, beginning at 6 p.m., in the High School FFA building.
According to FFA Instructor, Chip Laubach, the meal will consist of pork loin, roast beef, baked potatoes and the trimmings.
â€śAfter the meal, Lin Kottke will be auctioning 50 belt buckles, sponsors for jacket awards, livestock and judging metals,â€ť Laubach said. â€śThe money raised goes into a pool for local kids for the stock-show.â€ť
The Guymon Central Junior High 7th and 8th grade Academic Teams recently competed in the Regional Meet at Woodward. Each team played the Elk City team and a Clinton team. Clinton had two teams, but they could only bring one team, so the Guymon and Woodward teams each played a round against an absent Clinton team.
TEXHOMA â€” The Texhoma Lady Red Devils almost pulled it off.
Down by as many as 13 points in the third quarter Tuesday night, Texhoma rallied behind a strong defense and the shooting prowess of Tabra Elliott, Courtney Sheets and Taysi Peterson. But the Hooker Lady Bulldogs made the shots when they needed to down the stretch, and held on for a 52-48 win over Texhoma.
"A couple times we didn't get matched up like we needed to," said Hooker head coach Ray Kennedy. "Free throws were big."
TEXHOMA â€” The Hooker Bulldogs could be for real, folks.
In what head coach Bud Valerius called his team's most solid performance of the season, the No. 19 (Class 2A) Bulldogs posted a surprisingly easy 62-35 victory over Texhoma on Tuesday night. And they did it by simply out-muscling the Red Devils.
"We finally put it together tonight," Valerius said. "We've been close to hitting our stride. I felt both offense and defense, we finally were clicking on both ends tonight."
WOODWARD â€” The Guymon High School freshman boys and girls hit the road to Woodward on Monday and both fell to Woodward in the Boomer Fieldhouse.
The Lady Tigers dropped to 6-2 overall on the season with a 42-24 loss. Woodward jumped to a 10-5 lead before Guymon pulled ahead to a 19-18 halftime lead.
The third quarter did Guymon in as the Bookmers outscored the Lady Tigers 7-0 in the period.
Jayden Spry led Guymon with 11 points and Jahaira Marquez added 8.
â€˘In the boys contest, the Tigers fell 50-42 despite an 18-point performance by Derek Portillo.
GUYMON â€“ A fast paced game from the beginning, Guymon boysâ€™ basketball team out paced the Clayton Jackets for the 62-53 win last night. Alfredo Garcia led the team in their scoring effort with 24 points and Javier Ponce added 13.
â€śI thought we had a complete game today, from beginning to end and on both ends of the floor we played well,â€ť said head coach Tyler Chapman.
Early in first half the Tiger defense was keeping them in the game while their shots werenâ€™t falling. At the end of the first quarter Guymon only had 11 points but they held Clayton to nine giving them the early lead.
GUYMON â€“ After scoring just ten points in the first quarter last night against Clayton the Lady Tigers came roaring back in the second half to win 36-32. In a low scoring and physical game points were tough to come by, but Guymon got the baskets at the end when they needed them.
At the end of the first quarter the two teams were tied up at ten and despite a lot of offensive opportunities the Lady Tigers could not manage a lead early on.
GOODWELL â€” There was an exciting menâ€™s college basketball game in the Oklahoma Panhandle State gym on Saturday night. The OPSU Aggies matched up with the athletic team representing Heartland Conference rival Texas A&M International University, and after some very intense action, TAMI had a 68-57 victory and for most of the game, it was a dogfight.
At the outset of the game, both teams were methodical and a nice driving