Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
GOODWELL â€” A talented men's basketball team from West Texas A&M visited
the Oklahoma Panhandle State gym on Friday evening. WT entered the game with a 9-1 record and with their 94-52 victory over the OPSU Aggies, they showed plenty of that talent.
WT came out fast and led by as many as 28 points in the first half, and the teams went to the intermission with WT ahead 49-27. The Aggies worked hard against WT and never showed any signs of giving up. WT played a solid ball
GOODWELL â€” College basketball is wonderful family entertainment andfans can finish as well as start the new year with plenty of Oklahoma Panhandle State University menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball. Thanks to the sponsorship of several area businesses, the games scheduled for Dec. 30 through and including Jan. 5 will be open to the public at no charge and they will all be played in Oscar Williams Fieldhouse on the OPSU campus.
With a veteran squad returning this spring, the Oklahoma Panhandle State softball team already had high expectations for this season.
And with four new signees, who all have the potential to contribute on the field this season, the excitement has only grown for the Lady Aggies.
â€śItâ€™s a completely different atmosphere. I think the school itself is expecting big things from us,â€ť OPSU coach Rachel Burleson said. â€śMy girls, they have put a lot of expectations on themselves, and having 16 returners, they know what it is going to take to do those things.â€ť
When I began telling my friends, family and coworkers that I was moving to Guymon for a sports editor position, the reaction was always the same: â€śWhere is that?â€ť
The truth is, I knew next to nothing about Guymon or the Oklahoma Panhandle when I emailed my resume 14 months ago. Looking back, I really canâ€™t recall why I sent it. I guess something in me just said, â€śwhy not?â€ť
GOODWELL, Okla. â€” Itâ€™s an unorthodox system based around intensity, speed and rapid-fire substitutions and on Friday the Oklahoma Panhandle Sate Aggies showed they are beginning to get a grasp of it as they continued to turn the corner with their second win of the season.
Behind non-stop defensive pressure and a barrage of 3-pointers, the Lady Aggies overwhelmed the visiting Central Christian Lady Tigers, 123-69.
GOODWELL, Okla. â€” Days after the end of the first semester, Oklahoma Panhandle State menâ€™s basketball players must have had visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads.
Head coach Jerry Olson would have preferred his teamâ€™s thoughts to have been about the game they were currently losing.
â€śWe were ready to go on Christmas break 2 minutes into it,â€ť Olson said. â€śLuckily (Central Christian) did a little mouthing off and it got our guys fired up and got us back into it.â€ť
After a game like Tuesdayâ€™s, where not much seemed to go right, teams usually try to put it in the past and focus on their next game.
Unfortunately for the Guymon Tigers, they have more than two weeks before their next game, giving them plenty of time to dwell on Tuesdayâ€™s loss to their bitter rival.
The Tigers were out of sync for much of the night, struggling to find their shooting touch and racking up 24 turnovers as they fell to visiting Woodward, 53-39 in their final game before winter break.
The Guymon Lady Tigers amended their wish list to Santa Claus on Tuesday night, putting at the top: a bucket.
The Lady Tigers couldnâ€™t buy, borrow, steal or even put a basket on layaway at times Tuesday, totaling just six points in the first and third quarters combined as they fell to the visiting Woodward Lady Boomers, 42-26.
â€śWe played with a lot of effort and intensity, we just could not execute on offense,â€ť Guymon coach Tim Hofferber said. â€śWe had too many turnovers that were born out of frustration.â€ť
The Texhoma Red Devils bounced back from their loss in the Laverne Tournament championship in a big way Tuesday as they routed visiting Hartley, 69-49.
Texhoma (5-2) outscored Hartley in every quarter, jumping out to a 20-12 lead, pushing it to 39-23 by halftime and widening the gap to 54-37 by the end of the third quarter.
Senior center Jacob Murphy led the Red Devils with 14 points, while junior forward Brandon Gipe had 12 and junior guard Jack Powers added 10.
Kody Cansler led Hartley with 26.
the Texhoma junior varsity defeated Hartley, 54-17.
GOODWELL â€” Austin Olivas put an exclamation point on Tyroneâ€™s comeback Saturday, converting a four-point play to take the lead with 4 minutes remaining and the Bobcats retained their title as High Plains champions.
Olivas finished with 32 points to lead the hot-shooting Bobcats over Felt, 62-55, overcoming the Bulldogsâ€™ strong post presence with a barrage of 3-pointers.