Archive - Dec 2010 - Sports Article
It only took one meeting for Jerry Olson to know Marcale Marshall was the player his team needed.
On a recruiting trip to Moraine Valley Community College, Marshall got the attention of Oklahoma Panhandle Stateâs head coach not only with the way he played but with what he said.
âHe actually redshirted his second year at junior college and that gave him a chance to watch guys and learn and see what they were doing wrong,â Olson said. âHe saw guys that werenât going all out and he said that was going to change when he got back. He said he wasnât going to accept that.
Before the ball drops in Time Square, it will get tossed up in Goodwell.
The Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies return for their first home game in 31 days Friday, hoping their home rims will help them keep up with the high-scoring Central Christian Tigers. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
âThe thing that really stands out about them is that they average 93 points a game,â OPSU coach Jerry Olson said. âThey have three or four really good guards that can push the ball and they can shoot.â
The list of candidates for the Oklahoma Panhandle State head football coach position has grown quite lengthy in the three weeks since it came open, and now administrators are ready to start shrinking that list.
As of Wednesday, OPSU President David Bryant said the school had received 50 applications for the position, which became open when former head coach Mike Wyatt died earlier this month.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEARLY GOT A SHAKEUP
We almost had it.
The circumstances were nearly perfect. The timing was right. The situation was ideal. Then Kyle Brotzman missed a chip shot field goal that would have won the game ... then he missed another that cost Boise State the game in overtime.
Despite a 2-9 start to their season, there is plenty of reason for the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies to be optimistic heading into the new year.
OPSU, which returned to practice Monday after a week-long hiatus, is healthier than it has been at any point this season and prepping for conference play.
When Gotham City is in trouble, they shine the Bat Signal. When the Guymon Tigers are in need, they simply look to the bench and call on their sixth man.
Junior guard Alfredo Garcia has been a difference-maker for the Tigers this season, not only with his own play, but with the way he sparks his teammates on the floor.
"He gets a fire underneath us," senior forward Jace Melton said. "When he comes in, we start scoring more and it's a little bit of a faster pace."
Itâs the thing that separates the greats from everyone else.
Itâs the reason Kobe Bryant always gets the last shot, why defenses shutter at the idea of giving Peyton Manning the ball with 2 minutes on the clock and why the red shirt of Tiger Woods is the scariest sight an other golfer can see on a Sunday.
Perhaps nothing reveals more about an athlete or a team than the way they perform in crunch time; when the game is on the line and any mistake is catastrophic.
The Guymon Lady Tigers are working on a Plan B.
Plan A â aggressive full-court defense and up-tempo offense â got the Lady Tigers to a 5-4 record heading into winter break and even a championship trophy from the Clayton (NM) Orange and Black Classic, but now that plan is being scrapped.
The Lady Tigers simply donât have the personnel to keep it up.
With the loss of three players, including two starters, for various reasons in recent weeks, Guymon has been forced to go back to the drawing board.
The Guymon Tigers are having a memorable start to their season. They have built a record of 7-2 heading into winter break and have a championship trophy (from the Clayton Orange and Black Classic) and a runner-up trophy (Hugoton Blue and Red Classic) in their possession. But it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes the Tigers such a good team.
TYRONE, Okla. â Like an artist stepping back to admire his work, Hookerâs starting five kicked back on the bench with smiles on their faces as they watched their teammates close out Tuesdayâs lopsided win.
It was a masterpiece of a performance by the Bulldogs, who overwhelmed Tyrone early and cruised past the previously unbeaten Bobcats, 73-41.
âWe were just clicking. We knew we had to go in this game with some enthusiasm so we could pounce on them early,â Hooker sophomore Joe Bean said. âTyrone is a good team and if you let them stick around, theyâll beat you.â