Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
The Guymon High School Lady Tigers go to their first summer tournament this weekend in Alva. The GHS varsity and junior varsity and the junior high team will play. It will be the first tournament for the new junior high program, authorized by school trustees for the first time earlier this month.
Former Oklahoma Panhandle State University Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer is visiting Kyrgyzstan on a United States Embassy cultural exchange tour.
The 2009 OPSU graduate is a National Finals Rodeo qualifier.
Also going on the trip that is part of the American300 Western-themed Warrior Tours program will be five-time world champion Lewis Feild and three-time World Champion Steer Wrestler John W. Jones Jr., both Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame members.
WOODWARDâ€”Points were a bit hard to come by for the Classic Bowl girls basketball players on Tuesday night, but things did heat up some in the second half of each game.
In game one, the Red squad led 20-17 after the opening 20-minute half. The lead grew to as much as 10 points in the second half and the Red squad ended up with a 53-45 victory.
Courtney Sheets of Texhoma had 7 of her team-high 12 points for the Red in the second half. She was the only player on her team in double figures.
Guymonâ€™s new junior high school softball program practices daily. The program is a first for Guymon. School trustees approved it earlier this month. It is intended to fill a gap between the Kids Inc. program and high school softball. Seventh and eighth grade girls and the GHS Lady Tigers practice back-to-back.
The 41st Jim Hitch Golf Tournament for high school boys will be played at Sunset Hills Golf Course this weekend.
The tournament is open to all boys from ninth through 12th grades, including 2012 graduates.
Participants are not required to have participated in a high school boys golf program.
Players at all levels will be accepted.
Friday evening, participants will be treated to a cookout and have the opportunity to participate in putting and long drive contests.
The tournament is known for the best trophies awarded at area junior golf tournaments.
Athletic Director Tyler Chapman and several Guymon High School coaches from the last school year have been rehired for the 2012-2013 school year.
â€śThe administrators were rehired in March,â€ť Guymon Public Schools Superintendent Doug Melton said. That includes the athletic director and school principals.
Three Guymon High School senior athletes have chosen college sports programs.
GHS football and basketball player Dakota Harris signed a letter of intent in March to play football for Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Harris was a quarterback and safety for the Tigers. He is signed as an athlete with no position specified.
Harris said new OPSU head coach Russell Gaskamp called him Monday night.
â€śIâ€™ll be meeting him Monday,â€ť Harris said of his meeting his new coach at the first OPSU practice he will attend Monday morning.
GOODWELLâ€”Earlier this week, the National Football Foundation announced that the late Jim Holder has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class and will be inducted in July.
A running back, Holder set a single season National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics record in 1963, rushing 275 times for 1,775 yards and he also earned All-America honors that year. He was inducted into the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class at Oklahoma Panhandle State University last fall as an individual and was also a member of the 1961 football team that was inducted.