GUYMON â€” The Hugoton Eagles almost completed an improbable comeback at Guymon Friday night. Down 19 entering the fourth quarter, the Eagles rallied to within three points three times in the final 2:23 of the game.
But two free throws by Mason LeGrange and two by Derek Portillo with 14 seconds left kept the Eagles at armâ€™s-length and propelled the Tigers to a 63-58 win. Portillo was 4-for-4 from the line in the final minute.
â€śIâ€™d be willing to say those free throws won us the ballgame,â€ť Guymon coach Troy Cox said. â€śI really feel lucky to get out of there with that one, to be honest.â€ť
GUYMON â€” For about eight minutes, Friday night, the Guymon High School Lady Tigers payed toe-to-toe with the No. 3 4A team in Kansas.
But Hugotonâ€™s press wore down the Lady Tigers in a 66-30 win over Guymon at Guymon High School.
â€śTheyâ€™re very good, theyâ€™re fast, they can shoot it well, they play together,â€ť Guymon head coach Tyler Chapman said. â€śThatâ€™s why they are number three in the state of Kansas in Class 4A.â€ť
The panhandle has a strong tradition and culture in the agriculture industry - a concept demonstrated Thursday evening at the Excellence in Ag Experience. Among those at the event, attendees heard from John Grunewald and Jamey Mitchell of Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Ace Berry of Anchor D Bank, Audrey Hofferber of Texhoma Wheat Growers, and Randy Jacobs, president of the Guymon Chamber of Commerce.
Attendees were also treated to speeches from Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Tyler Norvell.
Maria Powell, 65, of Guymon passed away early Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
The daughter of Manuel and Eusebia (Urrutia) Guerrero, Maria Elena was born April 3, 1949 in San Marcos, Texas. She was raised in Lubbock for a time, before the family moved to Hooker.
Maria and Charles Powell were married on February 17, 1973 in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Maria was a devoted homemaker and loved spending time with her grandkids. She was member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Itâ€™s difficult enough for students to keep up with their day-to-day studies in high school. The added pressure of planning for college can be extremely overwhelming.
Rachel Sides of the Guymon Public Library and Arts Center proposed the Guymon City Council accept a $2,000 College Partnership Grant Thursday evening.
The grant is from Oklahoma GEAR UP. The statewide grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Melvin G. Howard, 62, Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home.
Melvin was born June 10, 1952, in Ulysses, Kansas, the son of Mervin and Lenora (Shelite) Howard.
He worked for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, retiring after 41 years.
Melvin was a member of St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church and Lancaster Lions Club.
He enjoyed working in his shop on wood working projects, going fishing and building model trains and airplanes.
Curtis Beer, 71, of El Dorado, Kansas passed away on January 26, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Curtis Ephraim Beer was born on February 11, 1943 at Hooker, Oklahoma to Charlie and Minta (Dain) Beer. He was a graduate from Panhandle State and Southwest Oklahoma State University with a Masterâ€™s Degree in Education. Curt was an administrator and middle school principal in Liberal for many years. He was a member of the Kansas Middle School Administrators Association.
Darrel James (Dugie) Long, 80, passed away peacefully early Monday, January 26, 2015 at Morton County Care Center, Elkhart, Kansas.
Oklahoma Panhandle residents have complained about the wind for as long as the area has been inhabited. Will citizens soon be changing their tunes due to the possible financial benefits transmission of wind energy could bring to Texas County?
At the recent Texas County Coalition meeting, Kayla McCarter offered updates to attending coalition members to share items of importance from the Texas County TSET program.
McCarter shared that the new year started off with the distribution of Quit Kits to local pharmacies. The program has also partnered with Victory Center's Celebrate Recovery program.
"(The Celebrate Recovery coordinator) is doing a really really great job with doing a lot of tobacco prevention and cessation with the individuals that are a part of the recovery process there," McCarter said.