Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
The Guymon Lady Tigers had one last opportunity to build some momentum and they made the most of it.
In their final match of the regular season, the Lady Tigers disposed of visiting Clayton (N.M.) in straight sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21, adding a little confidence and momentum before they head to the Class 5-A, Region 2 Tournament next week.
âItâs very nice having some momentum right now,â said Guymon coach Ty Ware, whose squad has won three straight matches. âI was a little worried playing three nights out of four, but it turned out being a good thing for us.â
Twice the Guymon Lady Tigers took the early lead and twice they watched they watched that lead disappear.
The Lady Tigers struggled to keep their bats going Thursday in their district tournament game against Elk City, which grabbed two come-from-behind wins (4-2 and 5-1) to claim the best-of-three series and end Guymonâs season.
The Guymon Tigers believe a turnaround is on the way.
Coming off a hard-to-swallow loss at archrival Woodward last week, the Tigers returned to practice with a sense of optimism.
âThe kids are resilient,â Guymon coach Bryan Ballard said. âThey know that we were in that game and we had a big letdown. They know that we are better than that, that we are better than our record.â
The Tigers (0-4 overall, 0-1 district) have shown improvements almost every week but have struggled to find a win against a difficult schedule.
With only four home matches during the season, Guymon doesnât get many chances to play in front of its home crowd, so on Monday the Lady Tigers used the rare opportunity to showcase their multiple sides to their fans.
The Lady Tigers had an up-and-down start, succumbing to unforced errors and falling to Moscow 2-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-20), but quickly bounced back with a dominant win over Rolla 2-0 (25-13, 25-16).
For the first time this season the Guymon Tigers had a lead.
Unfortunately, the end of the game was much more familiar.
After building a 13-7 lead by the end of the first quarter, the Tigers could do little to slow down the homestanding Woodward Boomers, who rallied to a 56-13 victory.
âWe did much better tonight in that we only had one turnover, which is a lot better than the 10 we had against Liberal a couple of weeks ago,â Guymon assistant coach Kyle Davis said. âIt just seemed like (the Boomers) were able to move the ball on us easily later in the game.â
GOODWELL, Okla. â Ty Casper took the handoff on his teamâs first play of offense, cut to the right and ran 59 yards untouched to the end zone, setting the tone for the evening.
The Balko/Hardesty Bison churned out 488 yards on the ground against a depleted Goodwell/Yarbrough team and with 6:05 left in the third quarter, Casper brought the game to an end via the 45-point mercy rule as he plunged into the end zone to make it 54-6.
TEXHOMA â The Texhoma Red Devils went into Friday night's homecoming contest with some questions. After opening the season 0-3, including a pair of lopsided loss to Texas powerhouses Sunray and Stratford, how would the Red Devils respond in their District A-1 opener against Beaver?
The answer was a solid 29-0 shutout win over the Dusters at Wheatbowl Stadium.
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TURPIN, Okla. â The Hooker Bull-dogs scored touchdowns on five consecutive drives, all taking at least 11 plays and covered at least 69 yards to spoiled Turpin's homecoming Friday, 36-20.
The Bulldogsâ most important of those drives was the one that came in the middle. Hooker was leading 12-7 midway through the second quarter, and had just stopped Turpin on a fourth-and-3 from the Bulldog 15 by sacking Cardinal quarterback Bradley Kinser at the 21.
The Tyrone Bobcats couldnât help but think and smolder about their embarrassing loss to Forgan last week â that is, until they found someone to unload their pent up aggression on Friday night.
The Bobcats got back to their winning way at Waynoka, building an early lead and cruising to a 46-12 victory over the Railroaders in a Class C, District 1 game.
âWe came out of the gate pretty physical, which is something we didnât do against Forgan,â Tyrone coach Josh Bell said. âWe blocked well and we were able to run effectively.â
It took a little over 2 hours for the Guymon seventh-grade football team to make the trip from Guymon to Woodward on Thursday, but it took at least another hour for the Tigers to show up in spirit.
Guymon came out stagnant and fell into a 26-0 hole at halftime before battling back in the fourth quarter. It turned out to be too little too late though as the Tigers fell to Woodward, 26-16.