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A8 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, March 10, 2005 col Sp Coach-pitch, T-Ball signup dates slated Registration dates for Perkins Parks and Recre- ation T-Ball and coach-pitch have been set. Signups will be done on Tuesday, March 22, Thurs- day, March 24, and Tues- day, March 29, at the City Hall Annex. Signups will be taken from 6:30-7:30 each night. T-Ball is for boys and girls that are in Pre-K and kindergarten. Coach-pitch is for kids in first and second grade. The cost is $25 per child. For more information contact Larry Moorman at 747-7520. Baseball team photos sought Perkins-Tryon baseball coach Bobby Buck is in need of some team photos from the past. Buck is seeking Demon team photos from 1992 to the present. He noted he would like to copy any of the photos then return them . to the owners. For those who can help Buck in this endeavor, you can contact him at 714- 0660. OSU hosting Spring Break baseball camp The Oklahoma State baseball program is holding ;~a Spring Break Carap next week. The camp will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Allie P. Reynolds Sta- dium. The camp is for kids ages 6-12. For more information, contact Trent Petrie at 744- 3229. Thursday, March 10 HS baseball here with Kingfisher, 4:30 p.m V-JV. HS baseball at Chandler, 4 p.m V-JV. Thursday, March 17 HS baseball here with Perry, 1 p.m V-JV. Etlan.vA4atr, HS baseball at Preston, TBA, varsity only. Saturday, March 19 HS baseball at Cushing, 1 p.m V-V. HS baseball here with Hennessey, 4:30 p.m V-JV. HS softball with Semi- nole and Holdenville at Semi- nole, 5 & 6:30 p.m 7&7. HS boys golf at Chandler Tournament, 9 a.m. uutanx tr, HS baseball at Heritage Hall, 4:30 p.m. V-JV. Broad- cast on KGFY 105.5 FM. HS girls golf at Pawnee Tournament, 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 HS baseball at Perry Tournament through Satur- day, March 26. HS softball at 66 Confer- ence Tournament, Prague, through Saturday, March 26. HS boys golf at Pawnee Tournament, 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26 HS track at Stroud, 9: 30 a.m. m By Rick Lomenick P-T's first run of the season came in The Demons added four more runs in led the way with two Journal Sports Editor the bottom of the frame. Zach Carter the bottom of the fourth. Two of them runs batted in. Perkins-Tryon head baseball coach reached on a one-out bloop single then came on a Lee Ledford single down the went slammed Bobby Buck said before the season later stole second. Later, Andrew Pool left field foul line. Two more scored on Carter, Lore, started that if his Demons were to win drilled a two-out single up the middle to a McLoud error. P-Tled 12-3 and on the had a single. Pool als0 ballgames, they would have to score a score Carter. verge of an early run-rule win. while Ledford lot of runs. The Demons erupted for seven runs But in McLoud's portion of the fifth Lore relied on his That held true in Monday's season- in the second inning. P-T hammered inning, the visitors rallied for two runs majority of the outs. opener here with McLoud. The Demons McLoud pitching for five hits with four with two outs to keep a glimmer of hope three and allow three run-ruled the visiting Redskins 13-5 of them being doubles. Pool, Terry Smal- alive. under partly cloudy but blustery condi- ley, Alex Allen, and Zane Kennedy all Thatendedinthebottomoftheinning.P-T 13, McLoud 5 tions, accounted for the two-bag hits. Jared Allen reached on a bloop double to center MHS 002 12 -- 5 Senior pitcher Matt Lore went the Shelton added the single for the 8-0 field. Lore's sacrifice bunt movedAllen P-T 170 41 -- 13 distance to get the win. Lore was able score, to second. One out later, Kennedy lined McClellan, Aubert(2) to pitch himself out of trouble in the McLoud prevented the shutout in the a double to center that scored Allen and and Smalley. W-Lore first inning. After giving up a two-out top of the third with two runs on a one- gave the Demons a 13-5 win. Extra-base hits --- double, followed by a walk, Lore ended out double. The visitors scored another Four Demons had multiple hits in the (2). P-T: the inning with a called strikeout, run in the fourth for an 8-3 score, contest as part of a 12-hit flurry. Kennedy Smalley 2B. Class 3A area tournament dashes Perkins-Tryon senior Summer Roper drives the ball against Alva's Morgan Schoeling during first quarter action of Saturday night's Class 3A area consolation championship game at Alva High School. The Lady Demons were handed a disappointing 59-37 loss which ended their hopes of a state tournament berth. Roper averaged just over 14 points per game during the three-day event. By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor WEATHERFORD Numerous Perkins-Tryon turn- overs were taken advantage of during Saturday night's Class 3A area consolation finals by the Alva Ladybugs. The end result was a season-ending 59-37 loss for the Lady Demons. It was the Lady Demons' third game in as many days. They knew they would have to sweep the consolation round in order to make their fourth trip to the elite state tournament. Alva, in turn, only needed to win Friday night's area champi- onship game to reach the state tournament again. But they were thumped by Chisholm 40-30 in overtime to set up Saturday night's game. However, it was a different looking Ladybugs ';tea trok to the floor Sat- Urday night at" the Weatherford High School Gymnasium. "Alva was a different team tonight than they were last night," said P-T head coach Jerry Burnett following the game as his team finished with an impressive 23-4 record. "Last night they couldn't buy a bucket but tonight they had girls Journal photo by Rick komenick step up and hit shots we didn't Good days ahead for Strange things happen in all phases of our lives and basketball is no different. The Cowboys played perhaps the best game of the season in Lawrence and lost. They then return home, where you are accustomed to seeing them play up to or near their potential, and they play like they don't want to win and then win. Texas comes to town with a 19-9 overall record, 8-7 in Big 12 play and down in fifth place in conference play, having lost two of their last three games and OSU gives another half hearted effort and loses 74-73. Texas A&M reminded us again of what to expect in the future. A new coach, new expectations and they're not going to be taken for granted anymore. After shooting 58.5 percent and having only nine turnovers against Kansas in Lawrence, the Pokes come home and shoot 42.9 per- cent, the fifth time this year that they shot below 44 percent. They prevailed 69-63, but they were never comfortable until the final whistle was sounded. OSU (21-5, 11-5 Big 12) is ranked third nationally in field-goal percentage. Three of the previous four sub-par performances resulted in losses to Gonzaga, Texas and Oklahoma. This makes it a little scary. If a team has an off night shooting in the NCAA tournament, the season is over unless its' defense is superb and they have minimal turnovers. The ability to make free-throws was the big difference against the Aggies. The Cowboys went 24 for 27, something unheard of a few years ago. Joey Graham was 9-9 and John Lucas went 8-8. This is what you need in a close game. Lucas scored a season high 27 and was one of the few Cowboys to have a hot hand. Ivan McFarlin was 2-2 and Daniel Bobik was 3-4, but they weren't putting up enough shots to have a strong effect. Joey Graham off-set some of that with a 3-11 night. A See COWBOY, Page A9 By Rick Lomenick Demons fell short on some Journal Sports Editor of them, it was still a solid Heading into his first season season. as head coach, Ottawa Cochran "There were a lot of ups and maintained some lofty goals downs during the year but over- for his Perkins-Tryon wrestling all it was a good year," Cochran program. But even though the said shortly after the end of the Wrestling head coach Ottawa Cochran keeps a close eye on the clock in Ryan Fielding's consolation semifinals match during the recent Class 2A state wrestling. Seated next to him is assistant coach Darren Higgins. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick answer." Alva hit third quarter a five-point double digits to look back. But des lOSS, well despitet opportunities outside. The loss the fine Lady Roper, All ney Bell. but praise forl "They that's he said. "They they would asked, they bility, and were asked can't that." The first even battle Aresco and early for a 5-3 was since she Friday But des See HOPES, recent ClasS tournament. off on a good l (Fielding) state Fielding in the event Demons' state placer at P-T sent state short of the Also, the reaching the ment. But io injuries surfaced kept those goals. "I wish We a few more we should hav in this of the state a[l those guys been there arc that's sornetlal ward to." Fielding, this year, second See !