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Sports THE JOURNAL, Thursday, February 12, 2015 - B3 SWS swimmers pass regional test During his 26 years as Stillwater High's boys and girls' swimming coach, Kurt Goebel has guided competitive, talented teams on a yearly basis. This season appears to be no different as the Lady Pio- neers and Pioneers turned in impressive performances last Saturday in the Class 5A West Regional Swim- ming Meet in Edmond. The Lady Pioneers easily captured the Class 5A West Regional crown with a team score of 378. Altus was second with 288 points and Carl Albert High finished third with 219 points. The Pioneers finished as the regional runner-up with 318 points behind regional champion Altus, which ended with 435 points. After going against the talented teams in the state's largest classification for numerous seasons, Still- water's chances of compet- ing for a state crown were enhanced with the move down to Class 5A in recent years. By Ron Holt :1 Both teams have realistic chances of emerging with state crowns during the State High School Swim- ming Championships, Feb. 20-21 in the Edmond Aquatic Center. The Lady Pioneers will battle Altus along with the top three teams from the Class 5A East Regional. Tulsa Washington won the 5A East title with 296 points followed by Harrah (262), Shawnee (242) and Ft. Gibson (214). The Pioneers will not only battle Altus but will be challenged by Class 5A East Regional powers, in order, Ft. Gibson (415 points), Tulsa Washington (337), Ponca City (208) and Harrah (190). Leading the Lady Pio- neers at the regional meet were champions Alexx Thomas and Savanna Barth. Thomas won the 100 but- terry in 1:03.12 and Barth won the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:33.6. The SHS foursome of Isabelle Smith, Thomas, Barth and Brooke Njaa won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:47.17 and the foursome of Smith, Barth, Dewi Blose and Kayla Dunn won the 400 free relay in 3:57.19. Finishing as Lady Pio- neer regional runners-up were Smith in the 200 free- style, Barth in the 200 indi- vidual medley, Thomas in the 50 freestyle, Blose in the 100 backstroke and Njaa in the 100 breast- stroke. Bringing home third place medals were Dunn in the 200 freestyle, Njaa in the 200 individual medley, Blose in the 100 butterfly, Smith in the 100 freestyle and Dunn in the 500 free- 9th girls split games last week HARRAH - The fresh- men Lady Demons dropped a 42-28 decision at Harrah Thursday night. P-T began the week with a 33-30 home win over Chandler last Monday. Against Harrah, P-T let a first half lead slip away. The Lady Demons led 14-4 at the end of the first quar- ter and 18-16 at halftime. Harrah outscored P-T 22-10 in the second half for the win. Bailey Wamsley led P-T in scoring with 9 points. Against Chandler, the Lady Demon used a fourth quarter rally for the win. P-T held a slim 14-11 first half lead before Chan- dler used a 14-6 third quar- ter run for a 25-18 advan- tage. The Lady Demons outscored the Lady Lions 13-5 in the final period for the win. Baylee Wells led in scor- ing with 9 points. Harrah 42, P-T 28 P-T 14 4 3 7-28 HJH 4 12 12 10-42 Bailey Wamsley 9, Kagen Dun- ivan 6, Baylee Washington 3, Abby Wynn 3, Makayla Jones 2, Kaytee Washington 2, Baylee Wells 2, Raygan Holder 1. P-T 33, Chandler 30 CJH 7 4 14 5-30 P-T 6 8 6 13-33 Baylee Wells 9, Raygan Holder 6, Bailey Wamsley 6, Kagen Dunivan 5, Baylee Washington 3, Makayla Jones 2, Abby Wynn 2. 3-point goals - Washington, Wells Freshmen Demons earn sweep The freshmen Demons gained a pair of wins last week. It ended with a 26-24 win over Harrah here last Thursday night and began with a 28-14 win at Chan- dler last Monday. Against Harrah, P-T used a fourth quarter rally for the win. Harrah led 10-8 at half- time after holding P-T scoreless in the first quarter. The Panthers maintained DEMONS Continued from Page way back into contention in the closing moments taking advantage of a P-T squad that didn't used good clock management in trying to run out the time. The Demons also hit only one free throw in four attempts in the closing three minutes also and that came from Waitt with nine seconds remaining. Neither teams could get much generated offensively in the first quarter as Chan- dler held a 5-4 lead. In the second period, neither could gain any separation again. The Lions clung the advantage after the third extend the score. period with a 19-16 score. But in the fourth period, the Demons used a 10-5 surge to claim the win. Brandon Martin led in scoring with 10 points. At Chandler, P-T raced to a big first half lead then coasted to the win. The Demons held a 14-3 advantage at the intermis- sion. In the second half, P-T used a slim 14-11 surge to Jace Burress led P-T in scoring with 13 points. P-T 26, Harrah 24 HJH 7 3 9 5-24 P-T 0 8 8 10-26 Brandon Martin 10, Ethan Hobbs 8, Chad Black 3, Conner Cowan 3, Ba!ley Shropshire 1. P-T 28, Chandler 14 P-T 7 7 5 9-28 CJH 1 2 6 5-14 Jace Burress 13, Chad Black 8, Ethan Hobbs 4, Conner Cowan 2, Brandon Martin 1. 3-point goals - Burress 1. style. The Pioneers 400 free- style relay team won first in 3:30.68. Team members were Trey Cushing, Nate Carman, Ben Cowles and Keven Mykel Owens. Regional runners-up were Carman in the 500 freestyle and the 100 back- stroke and Cowles in the 100 breaststroke. The boys' 200 medley relay team placed third. The Lady Pioneers only state championship triumph came in 1998 while Pioneer swimmers won state in 1973, 1974 and last season. Northwestern bound Perkins-Tryon football standout Jacob Peyton signed a letter of intent last Wednesday to play college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Jacob will join his older brother Devin as a member of the Rangers squad. Seated with him on signing day were his mother Tannah Abernathy, his brother Jordyn Abernathy, and his grandmother Billie Krug. Standing behind him is P-T football coach Bruce Williams. Photo provided POST-SEASON Continued from Page B1 On the boys' side, Saturday, Feb. 21. The Dis- Demons skipper Norman Tippeconnie was pleased with his draw and felt it was pretty good. "We saw Prague earlier in the year and played well against them and we'll be prepared for them in the dis- trict tournament," he said. "Hopefully we can make some noise in the playoffs. It will be tough but I like our chances." The Demons rolled past the Red Devils to claim the third place trophy from the recent 66 Conference Tour- nament in Stroud. Elsewhere in Area I, Heritage Hall was awarded a district tournament bye but will be a regional main site. P-T will be a sub-re- gional site for Districts 2 and 3. Oklahoma Christian School willaost Jones in the District 2 tournament on B1 to a 16-15 advantage at half time. P-T opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run to hold its largest advantage of 23-16 at the midway mark of the period. Chandler con- trolled the final two minutes of the period with a 9-4 run to trail 27-25 heading into the final quarter. Chandler opened the fourth with a bucket for a 27-27 tie but Waitt fol- lowed with a field goal then hit only one of three free throw attempts after getting fouled on a three-point. But it did give P-T a 31-27 lead Harris 66 to set up the finish. Waitt led the Demons in scoring with 17 points off the bench. Talon Sharp followed with 10 points. At Meeker, the host Bull- dogs erased a double-digit halftime deficit including the game-winning shot late to slip past the Demons 64-63 last Tuesday. It was the third time Meeker has defeated P-T this season. P-T raced to a 17-10 first quarter lead then expanded it to 37-25 at the intermis- sion. Meeker use a 19-14 third quarter run to close the gap to 51-44. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs continued with a 20-12 run for the win. The winning shot came with less than five seconds left in the game. It was the only time Meeker led, Both teams attempted POKES Continued from Page at the same venue, when history repeated itself and his free throws then allowed Flower Mound to win the state championship, The two successful free throws also vindicated one he missed near the end of regulation that could have led to a win. Texas also had opportu- nities to win at the charity stripe including a 1-and-1 situation with three sec- WRESTLE Continued from Page decision at 138 pounds and Ty Elwood followed with a pin in the final seconds of the second period at 145 pounds to pull P-T to 2 l- 15. Mannford stopped the two- match winning streak with a fall at 152 pounds for a 27-15 score. Zac Hall won by a pin at 160 pounds followed by Jake Peyton's forfeit win at 170 pounds to enable the Demons to tie the match at 27-27. Logan Crotty regained the lead at 182 trict 4 tournament will be Chisholm hosting Newkirk on Friday, Feb. 20. Tippeconnie was excited to see Heritage Hall in the same area and looks for- ward to a possible rematch of last year's area conso- lation championship game that the Chargers won by a single point. "We played a great game with Heritage Hall last year and we would love to see them again," he said. "I know they are really good but what we're excited about is we feel we're really close to putting together four quarters but it hasn't happened yet." On the girls' side, it is Chisholm that has Burnett' s attention as preparations slowly begin. "They have been hiding all year from the rankings B1 pounds with a second period pin for a 33-27 score. Mannford countered with decision wins at 195 and 220 pounds for a 33-33 tie heading into the 285- pound match. Against Bethel, only four matches were wrestled and P-T won all by first period pins. The pins came from Elwood at 152 pounds, Crotty at 195 pounds, Gould at 220 pounds, and Hart at 285 pounds. Forfeit wins were awarded to Phibbs at 106 pounds, Jacob Luster at 120, Hunter Phillips at 136, Chance Carpenter at 132, Dusty Ollar at 138, Swink at 145, Nathan McFee at 160, and Peyton at 170 pounds. WINS Continued from Page P-T would lead 18-10 at half time. P-T managed to reach a double-digit lead for the first time when Bailey Wens- ler sank a bucket nearly a minute into the third quar- ter for a 21-10 advantage. The Lady Demons main- tained that cushion until the final two minutes when a 9-0 surge created a 37-18 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Stevenson hit an inside bucket early in the fourth quarter to push the Lady Demons past the 20-point plateau at 39-18. Chandler used six straight points to close out the final 90 sec- onds of the game to reach the 43-28 final score. Hobbs led all scorers with 14 points while Ste- venson followed with 10. At Meeker, Wensler reached a scoring milestone and was one of four Lady Demons in double figures in the 52-40 win over the Lady Bulldogs in 66 Conference action. Wensler finished with eight free throws in the second half with Meeker hitting all of them. P-T was 5-for-8 in the final two quarters. Waltt led all scorers with 29 points. Thunder Sharp followed with 13. P-T 41, Chandler 38 P-T 4 11 12 14-41 CHS 5 11 9 13-38 P-T (13-7) -Waitt 17, Ta. Sharp 10, Th. Sharp 8, Wells 4, Aldridge 2. Chandler (5-13) - Wilson 19, Myers 7, Norrell 6, Johnson 3, Wehrie 2, Hutchins 1. 3-point goals - P-T: WaRt 1. CHS: Johnson 1, Norrell 1. Meeker 84, P-T 63 P-T 17 20 14 12-63 MHS 10 15 19 20-64 P-T (12-7) -Waitt 29, Th. Sharp 13, Ta. Sharp 8, Wells 6, Springer 3, Hobbs 2, Huckabay 2. Meeker (14-4) -Schilling 25, Ellis 15, Whitfield 13, Trevino 10, McKissick 1. 3-point goals - P-T: Waitt 3. MHS: Trevino 2, Ellis 1, Schil- ling 1. B2 onds left in regulation. The attempt missed and the game went into overtime. Nash led the Pokes with 17 points while Hickey followed with 15. Forte chipped in 14. CN CN CN OSU split a pair of con- ference games that included a much-needed 65-57 win at Kansas last Saturday. O-State lost to Baylor 69-52 last Wednesday here. but finished the year in the top 10," he said. "They can play and no one else in the state knew that but we did and we ranked them high all year. We hoped we wouldn't get them but we did so we'll go after them if we have to play them." On the bottom side of the Area I bracket, Riverside will host ASTEC in the Dis- trict 5 event. In District 6, Millwood will host Harding Fine Arts Academy. Both of those sites will play on Saturday night. On Friday, Luther will host Chandler in the District 7 tournament and Hennessey will host Crooked Oak in the District 8 event. Hennessey will be a sub-regional site with Mill- wood hosting the main regional toumament. Cush- ing will host the area tour- nament for Area I. P-T 33, Mannford 30 106-Phibbs, P-T, win by pin; 113-Guffey, MHS, win by pin; 120-Christian, MHS, dec Phillips, 9-5; 126-Jensen, MHS, pinned Carpenter, 2:35; 132-Griffin, MHS, pinned Beal, :00; 138- Swink, P-T, dec. Knox, 2-1 ; 145- Elwood, P-T, pinned Jenkins, 3:57; 152-Kieser, MHS, pinned McFee, 0:51; 160-Hall, P-T, pinned Betts, 3:35; 170-Peyton, P-T, win by forfeit; 182-Crotty, P-T, pinned Towns, 3:06; 195- Moore, MHS, dec. Lawson, 3-0; 220-Terry, MHS, dec. Gould, 7-3; 285-Hart, P-T, dec. Cook, 1-0. P-T 72, Bethel 0 106-Phibbs, P-T, win by forfeit; 120-Luster, P-T, win by forfeit; 126-Phillips, P-T, win by forfeit; 132-Carpenter, P-T, win by for, felt; 138-Ollar, P-T, win by forfeit', 145-Swink, P-T, win by forfeit; 152-Elwood, P-T, pinned Pruitt, 1:20; 160-McFee, P-T, win by forfeit; 170-Peyton, P-T, win by forfeit; 195-Crotty', P-T, pinned Hopkins, 1:44; 220-Gould, P-T, pinned Akins, 1:19; 285-Hart; P-T, pinned Cordero, 1:28. B1 10 points but only needed seven to reach 1,000 for her career. Rylee Craycraft and Brianna Hobbs added 10 points each. Ericka Ste- venson led all scorers with 15 points. P-T held a slim 12-10 first quarter lead but used a 15-8 second quarter surge for a 27-18 halftime cush- ion. The Lady Demons outscored Meeker 25-22 in the second half. P-T 43, Chandler 28 P-T 10 8 10 6-43 CHS 5 5 8 10-28 P-'[ (17-3) - Hobbs 14, Steven- son 10, Wensler 9, Craycraft 8, Vigil 2. Chandler (8-10) - Washburn 8, B. Solberg 7, Herring 6, J. Sol- berg 4, Kalka 3. 3-point goals - P-T: Craycraft 2, Hobbs 1, Wensler 1. CHS: Washburn 1. P-T 52, Meeker 40 P-T 12 15 12 13-52 MHS 10 8 3 19-40 P-T (16-3) - Stevenson 15, Craycraft 10, Hobbs 10, WenSler 10, Hall 7. Meeker (9-9) - Powell 12, Jennings 11, A. Stansell 6, M. Stansell 5 Hilburn 4, McCutch- eon 2. 3-point goals - P-T: Craycraft 1, Hall 1, Hobbs 1, Wensler 1. 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