Archive - Feb 2012
Being one of the 26 teams that are left standing can be an exciting thing for the Hooker boys basketball team. They are just three wins away from the state tournament and will play against Pawnee Thursday for the first area game at Enid.
The Bulldogs have had to travel for every playoff game since winning the district championship, making it even more of a challenge. In the past week Hooker has traveled 460 miles for games at Mooreland and Seiling. For Thursdayâs game they will travel yet another 222 miles to play against Pawnee.
As the season has ended down for almost all of the local teams it is that time of year when the top players earn their seasonal honors.
This weekâs honors go the High Plains All-Conference teams which were named this week. The All-Conference players were divided up and last night they faced off against one another in some exciting games.
On both the boys and girls side there were some very talented teams in the area. Boise City girls were ranked in the top ten for much of the season. Both the Tyrone and Goodwell boys teams made it to the regional consolation championship.
Growing up with a disability of any kind can be difficult, not only for the individual, but for their family as well. No one understands that better than others in similar situations.
With this in mind, Sibshops were created as a support group for children with siblings with disabilities.
Guymon Sibshop Coordinator, Monica Ronne said, âItâs a journey of fun games, outings, friendships and activities to help you understand the good and the bad of having a sibling with a disability and meet other kids who experience life just as you do!â
Anticipation is growing for Girl Scouts, past and present, locally and nationally as celebrations for the organizationâs 100th birthday, 2012 âYear of the Girl,â quickly approaches.
Area Girl Scouts are planning a âOnce a Girl Scout - Always a Girl Scoutâ event for Sat., March 10, from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in the Victory United Methodist Church Enrichment Center in Guymon.
âSince this is the 100th year of Girl Scouts, weâre planning a celebration,â said Goodwell Girl Scout Leader Moylene Davis. âAll former and present Girl Scouts, Girl Scout leaders and volunteers are invited to come.â
Continued dry conditions throughout February prompted the Texas County Board of County Commissioners to renew the burn ban, which has been in effect since early last year, with the exception of January.
The burn ban resolution states that itâs illegal to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands, or to build a campfire or bonfire. Itâs also unlawful to burn trash or other material that might cause a wild land fire.
According to a press release from Guymon Public Schools, Guymon High School basketball coaches Tyler Chapman and Tim Hofferber have resigned their basketball coaching duties at Guymon High School. The search for their replacements will begin this week.
Superintendent Doug Melton said it was for personnel issues that he could not discuss. However they will maintain their other duties at the school. Chapman is still the Athletic Director and Hofferber will still coach PE.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
256 PM CST MON FEB 27 2012
...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS LIKELY ON TUESDAY ACROSS MOST OF THE
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
WOODWARD â Just two wins from state Goodwell faced off against Fargo in hopes to get to go to Oklahoma City. What was only a five-point game at the end of the first quarter slowly turned into a double-digit loss for the Eagles. The final game of the Goodwell season would end Friday afternoon 60-37.
After a big win Thursday night against Shattuck, Goodwell was faced with the challenge of beating Fargo and winning one more game in order to go to state. The Eagles fought hard against one of the top teams in the state, but fell short in the second half.
SEILING - After suffering a heartbreaking loss the night before it was a challenge for Hooker to see if they could come back and win in the consolation bracket against Depew Friday night. While things did not start out as smoothly as they might have hoped, the Bulldogs were able to come away with a solid 55-42 win.
In a game that started out slowly for Hooker they started out by only scoring nine points in the first quarter.
âItâs tough coming off a big emotional loss from the night before. I thought we were kind of in quicksand a little bit early on,â said Hooker coach Bud Valerius.
SEILING - After losing the first regional game Thursday night against Alva it would have been easy for Hooker to fall apart and lose their second game to end the season. They did not fall apart, but instead beat Oklahoma City Christian Heritage 47-44 on Saturday afternoon to advance themselves to area.
On Friday night Hooker defeated Depew in the 8 p.m. game to put them in the regional consolation championship. The next morning they turned around and drove right back to Seiling in the hope that they could continue their season.