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Sports • &Fitness Bus: (405) 728-2411 BodieTurner Master Certified New & Pre.0wned Ikdels www. re/noldsautos.com BASEBALL Scrimmage schedule announced Perkins-Tryon's Demons will take part in five preseason scrim- mages to prepare for the upcoming high school baseball season. Four of the scrim- mages will be at home beginning Saturday at noon with the Stillwater Pioneers. P-T will host Tecumseh on Monday and Chandler on Tues- day + . Both are scheduled to start around 4 p.m. The Demons' only road scrimmage will be at Bethel on Monday, Feb. 25. P-T's final scrimmage will be Tuesday, Feb. 26. The final two tuneups are so set for around 4 p,m. CALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 14 • Agra HS girls' bas- ketball vs. McComb, 1 : 30 p.m., Class A regional tournament at McComb. Main regional moves to Agra On Friday. • Agra HS boys' bas- ketball vs. Paoli, 3 p.m., Class A regional tourna- ment at McComb. Main regional moves to Agra on Friday. • Glencoe HS girls' bas- ketball vs. Wilson (Hen- ryetta), 1:30 p.m., Class A rgional tour qament at Kellyville. • lencoe @,l0Ys' bas ketball vs. Frontier, 8 p.m, Class A regional tourna- ment at Kellyville. • Carney HS boys bas- ketball vs. Prue, 3 p.m., Class B regional tourna- ment at Cushing. • Coyle HS girls' bas- ketball vs. Bluejacket, 6: 30 p.m.p.m., Class B regional tournament at Beggs. • Coyle HS boys' bas- ketball vs. Cave Springs, 8 p.m.p.m., Class B regional tournament at Beggs. Friday, Feb. 15 • P-THS basketball at Perry, 6:30 p.m., Class 3A district tournament. Games 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 Berryhill through Saturday. • Ripley HS boys' basketball vs. Watonga, 8 p.m., Class 2A district tournament at Luther. Tournament continues through Saturday. • Stillwater HS bas- ketball at Lawton Eisen- bower, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 • P-THS baseball scrim- mage here with Stillwater, 12 noon. • Ripley HS girls' basket- ball vs. LutherANatonga winner, 6:30 p,m., Class 2A district tournament at Luther. • Stillwater HS bas- ketball at Lawton High School, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 • P-THS baseball scrim- mage here with Tecum- seh, 4 p.m. The end of an era The Coyle Bluejackets go through pregame warmups in preparation for Saturday night's Class B district tournament championship game with Claremore Christian. This was the final game being played in the old gymnasium, which was built over 80 years ago. A new facility is being constructed and should be ready in time for high school graduation in May. The Bluejackets and Lady Jackets will call it home next season. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick Final games played in old Coyle gym COYLE -- It ws the end of an era for Coyle basketball last Saturday night. Yes the Lady Jackets and Bluejackets rolled to easy Class B district cham- pionships over Claremore Christian. It was all about the facility as those games were the final varsity con- tests that will be played in it. The Coyle basketball teams from ielementary all the way to varsity will move into their new digs in time for next season. In fact, if all still goes well, this year's senior class will hold its commencement I +++++++ /++++ By Rick Lomenick [ Journal Sports Editor ceremonies in it in May. Saturday's games mir- rored the hundreds from the past. The teams used their athletism to take the opponents out early. Of course, the gymnasium has also had ts share of nail- biters. Wr'9,had Several opportunities to be a part of the gym's history both as a young player here at P-T and most recently as a member of the Fourth Estate. Three state champion- ship boys' teams made their preparations to bring home the coveted "Gold Ball" trophy on that floor. Also, numerous other post-season practice sessions were also ent-day east-west direction where it has been for the past 70-plus seasons. The CHS teams put their games out of reach early and it was only a matter of finishing them without getting anyone hurt. But you couldn't really tell with the way the home crowd cheered throughout the game. We would have to say the Coyle crowd is held for both teams. There's one of the most supportive ,notalot of facilities across of their teams. In :other the state that can have that kind of track record. The gym was originally built in 1927 then rebuilt in 1939 as a WPA project that turned the floor to its pres- words, you get there early and not leave until the final horn has blown. What an atmosphere that See GYM Page B3 Playoffs start Friday for P-THS Post-season action for Perkins-Tryon' s basketball and wrestling teams begin Friday. The Lady Demons and Demons basketball squads will be in Class 3A Dis- trict 4 tournament action at Perry. The girls' game starts at 6:30 p.m. with the boys' game following at around 8 p.m. P-T is in Area I playoff bracket that consists of schools primar- ily in the northeast quadrant of the state. After district tournament play, action will shift to the Perkins-Tryon Gymnasium for one of two regions[ tournaments. Teams from Districts 1 through 4 will be in this regional event in girls and boys action. A win by the Lady Demons over Perry will put them in the regional first round game against the winner of the Chisholm/Oklahoma Cen- tennial district tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The losers will play on the same day but at 1:30 p.m. Other teams that will be playing in the P-T regional tournament will be Morris and Oklahoma Christian School from District 2 and Nowata and Kellyville from District 3. Teams from Districts 2 and 3 will be in sub-regional action on Feb. 21 before advancing to P- T for the remainder of the regional tournament. ,' ,Okmulgee wilseire as the main regional tourna- ment site for Districts 5-8 with Beggs as a sub-site for Districts 6 and 7. See P-THS Page B4 li I emons sweep Prague, Stroucl Lad.yDemonSwlnleague By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor Perkins-Tryon survived a late free throw shoot flurry by the Prague Red Devils for a 35-33 win to conclude the regular season home portion of the season Friday night. P-T opened the week with a 43-40 win over the Stroud Tigers. The Demons concluded the regular season at Cushing on Tuesday night before starting post-season action Friday at Perry with district tournament action. Tipoff is set for around 8 p.m. Prague outscored P-T 13-8 in the fourth quarter with nine of those points coming from the free throw line out of 10 attempts. During a three-plus minute span, the Red Devils used the charity shots to whittle the deficit to a single point at 32-31 with 50 seconds left in the game. That was when the Demons used some timely free throw shooting from Carlton Belford in the clos- ing second. Belford nailed 3-of-4 from the line to help Perkins Branch 830 N, Main Street s Perkins (405) 547-1199 secure the win. P-T held a 7-2 first quar- ter lead after four minutes before Prague used the second half of the frame with six straight points to claim a short-lived 8-7 advantage. The Demons took advantage of cold PHS shooting in the second quarter with a 9-2 rally and a 16-10 lead at halftime. Belford tallied the first five points of the third quar- ter to give the Demons their largest lead of the game of 11 points at 21-10 in the opening minutes. Prague managed to chip into the deficit for a 27-20 score when the period ended. Talon Sharp hit an inside bucket nearly a minute into the fourth quarter before the Red Devils began their free throw shooting exhibition and the close finish. Belford led the Demons in scoring with 11 points. He got the starting assign- ment due to the ankle injury by fellow senior Caleb White earlier in the week at Stroud. See DEMONS Page B4 Senior Carlton Belford drives in for a layup during second half action of Friday night's regular season finale against the Prague Red Devils. P-T held off a late Prague free throw surge for a 35-33 win. Belford poured in a team-leading 11 points. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick championship By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor The Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons got off to a hot first quarter start then held on for a 32-25 win over the Prague Lady Devils here Friday night as part of senior night festivities. The win also gave the Lady Demons the 66 Conference regular season championship. P-T win the conference toumament just over two weeks ago with a win over the Lady Devils also at the P-T Gymnasium. The week started with a strong second half perfor- mance in a 53-37 win at Stroud last Tuesday. After the regular season finale at Cushing Tuesday night, the Lady Demons will set their sites on the post-season with district tournament action Friday night at Perry. The tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The Lady Demons hit three of the game total four three-point goals to open the game and a 9- See LEAGUE Page B4 Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon Drive-thru Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon