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Sports Thr.d., F.bru.r,,, ,O,, &Fitness P-T hosting post-season Referee Kenny Ritchie gets ready to signify a pin for Perkins-T(yon wrestler Jake Gould in the 220-pound match of last Tuesday's dual with Bethel as part of homecoming. Gould's pin was one of four by the Demons in the 72-0 win over the Wildcats. Only four matches were wrestled with the rest of the wins coming by forfeits. P-T also gained a 33-30 dual win at Mannford last Thursday to finish out the regular season. Preparations for next week's Class 3A East regional tournament at Sperry are now underway. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick Friday, Feb. 13 P-THS basketball hosts Prague: JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m. Varsity games will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 6:20 p.m. Stillwater HS basket- ball at Edmond Santa Fe: JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Agra HS basketball vs. Olive, 6:30 p.m., at Class A district tournament at Glencoe. Tournament continues through Satur- day. Ripley HS basketball vs. Oilton, 6:30 p.m. at Class A district tourna- ment.at Davenport. Tour- nament continues through Saturday. Carney HS basketball vs. Graham-Dustin, 6:30 p.m. at Class B district tournament at Varnum. Tournament continues through Saturday. Saturday, Feb. 14 Carney 5th-8 th basket- ball at Ripley, 12 noon. Coyle HS basketball hosts Southwest Cove- nant, 6:30 p.m., in Class B district tournament. Monday, Feb. 16 P-T 7th-9 th basketball with Cushing: Girls, here, 4:30 p.m.; boys, there, 4:30 p .m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 P-THS basketball at Cushing: JV, 4 p.m.; var- sity, 6:30 p.m. Stillwater HS basket- ball hosts Edmond North: JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 Class A regional tournaments begin and continue through Satur- day, Feb. 21 Class B regional tournaments begin and continue through Satur- day, Feb. 21. Friday, Feb. 20 P-THS basketball hosts Prague, 6:30 p.m., in Class 3A district tour- nament. Games will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m. P-THS wrestling at Class 3A regional tourna- ment at S perry through Saturday, Feb. 21. Stillwater HS basket- ball hosts Deer Creek: JV, 3:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Regionals at Sperry; matmen win final duals Morrison, and Newkirk. Also included are Okmulgee, Oklahoma School for the Blind (Parkview), Pawhuska, Pawnee, Perry, Quinton, Salina, Sequoyah-Tahle- quah, Talihina, Tonkawa, Vian, and Warner. "Qualifying anyone for the state tournament will be tough and our kids are going to have to work hard between now and then to prepare for regionals," Liles added. The Class 3A West regional event will be at Marlow. That field includes Bethel, Bridge Creek, Chan- dler, Comanche, Cordell, Crossings Christian School, Davis, Oklahoma City Douglass, Geary/Watonga, Hinton, Hobart/Lone Wolf, and Holdenville. Also included are Okla- homa City John Mar- shall, Kingfisher, Lexing- ton, Little Axe, Madill, Mangum, Marlow, Okla- homa Centennial, Pauls The Perkins-Tryon wres- tlers will compete in the Class 3A East regional tournament at Sperry as announced by the Okla- homa Secondary School Activities Association late last week. The Demons will be one of 26 schools in the two-day event set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. The state tournament will be held Feb. 27-28 atthe State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The top four placers in each weight classification will advance to the state tournament. "Our regional tourna- ment is going to be very tough," said head coach T.J. Liles. "The east side seems much more difficult because of the caliber of teams in it." Joining P-T and host Sperry will be Barnsdall, Berryhill, Blackwell, Bri- stow, Checotah, Heritage Hall, Hulbert, Inola, Keys (Parkhill), Locust Grove, Perkins-Tryon's Nick Huckabay looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during first half action of last Friday's game at Chandler. Huckabay was one of several players off the bench who provided solid minutes. The Demons gained a 41-38 win over the Lions. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick Valley, Plainview, Prague, Star Spencer, and Sulphur. P-T notched two more wrestling dual wins to close out the regular season last week. It culminated with a 33-30 win at Mannford last Thursday. The week began with a 72-0 thumping of Bethel here last Tuesday as part of homecoming festivities. Against Mannford, the dual came down ,to the heavyweight match where P-T's Caleb Hart gained a 1-0 decision over Quinton Cook. The Demons com- Pleted the regular season with a 8-3 dual record, another school record. The match went back and forth with both teams exchanging forfeits to begin. Eli Phibbs earned the forfeit win at 106 pounds but P-T have up the points at 113 pounds. Mannford followed with a decision and two pins to leave 21-6. Jaxson Swink won a 2-1 See WRESTLE Page B3 Demons split road contests By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor CHANDLER- Per- kins-Tryon used a brief fourth quarter scoring run to surge past the Chandler Lions last Friday night then held on late for a 41-38 win. The triumph created a 66 Conference split for the Demons as P-T dropped a 64-63 verdict last Tuesday, also on the road at Meeker. P-T was holding a 31-27 lead two minutes into the fourth quarter when the Lions notched five straight points for a short-lived 32-31 advantage. The Demons countered with a 7-0 scoring run that cov- ered 90 seconds for a 38-32 advantage. Inside buckets from Bryce Wells and Talon Sharp plus a conventional three-point play from Trey Waitt contributed to the run. Chandler chipped its See DEMONS Page B3 hoops events By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor The quest for a Class 3A state tournament berth will start at home for both the Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons and Demons when post-season action begins late next week. And it will begin with a very familiar opponent. P-T will host the District 3 tournament out of Area I on Friday, Feb. 20, at the P-T Gymnasium. The opponent will be Prague's Lady Devils and Red Devils coming to town. The first of two games will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM ..... The two teams face each other Friday night in a regular season matchup in the final home contest before the play- offs. Senior Night festivities will also take place between the two varsity games. Friday's games will also be carried on KGFY 105.5 FM. The Lady Demons will enter the post-season ranked No. 7 in the OSSAARankings poll. The Demons are ranked No. 19, Lady Demons head coach Jerry Burnett was somewhat surprised by the district matchup. "It kind of surprised me because of the distance between the two," Burnett said. "They are well-coached and a quality opponent. Like we talked about in practice the other day, you have to come and play and it doesn't matter who you're playing. You have to come out and get a win." See POST-SEASON Page B3 Senior Bailey Wensler is fouled while driving for a layup during last Friday's game at Chandler. Wensler's scoring efforts last week enabled her to top the 1,000-point mark in her career. P-T beat the Lady Lions 43-28. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick Lady Demons earn conference wins By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor CHANDLER - While Chandler never really con- tended for an upset win over Perkins-Tryon, the Lady Demons couldn't quite put away the hosts until late in the 43-28 win at Chandler last Friday night. It was the second straight 66 Conference road win attained last week as P-T gained a 52-40 wi at Meeker last Tuesday. Chandler held the lead for much of the first quar- ter with the last advantage of 5-4 with just over two minutes left in the period. The Lady Demons regained the lead for good with a 6-0 run to close out the period with a pair of buckets from Brianna Hobbs and two free throws from Ericka Steven- son for a 10-5 advantage. The Lady Lions began the second quarter with a bucket but the Lady Demons responded with six straight points that included a three-pointer from Rylee Craycraft and a conven- tional three-point play from Hobbs for a 16- 7 lead with 2:23 left in the first half. See WINS Page B3 Branch Lobby Hours: . Money doesn't grow Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on trees... 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