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B2 THE JOURNAL, Thursday, March 14, 2019 In time, veteran Still- water High track and field coach Rusty Atkins has high expectations for both the Pioneer and Lady Pio- neer track teams this season. Because of a barrage of chilly, rainy and windy weather recently, Coach Atkins and SHS assistant coaches were limited in workout sessions. Weather has hampered workouts and has made for uncomfortable conditions in early—season meets. “The weather has been bad. I think we had only one complete week in which we could have a solid week of practice,” Coach Atkins said. “It truly has been a hit or miss season so far. It’s hard to be patient but with time and effort we think good things will come for the Pioneers.” Stillwater’s boys’ and girls’ teams participated against a 20-team field last Friday in the Tate Boys Tire BASEBALL ——-— Page A1 Metro Christian 13, P-T 2 The Patriots set the tone early with a six-run first inning outburst including a leadoff home run to claim the district win. Metro added two more runs in the second and five more in the fourth inning. . P-T plated its two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Lawson led off with a walk and advanced to second when Cooper Tanner broke up the poten— tial no—hitter with a single to right field. Later, Taylor singled up the middle to score Lawson for an 8-1 score. Aldridge followed with a double to left field that plated Tanner. Those were the only three hits the Demons would get. Aldridge took the loss on the mound after lasting the first inning. Six runs were scored but only one , was earned. Aldridge also notched two strikeouts. Weather hampering SH Chandler 11, P-T P-T 003 302 0— 8101 CHS 250 040 x—11 20 0 P-T: Aldridge, Taylor (4"), Shep- ard (5”), Allen (6“) and Box. CHS: Thomsen, Greenfield (4"), Curio (4") and Greenfield, Under- wood (4"). McLoud 16, P-T 3 MHS 327 40—16 14 0 P-T 01011— 3 12 6 MHS: Ryan, Pennington (4") and K. Keller. P-T: Stropes, Shepard (3"), Bush (4“) and Box. W - Ryan. L - Stropes (0-1). Metro Christian 13, P-T 2 MC 620 50—13 11 0 P-T 002 22— 2 3 MT: Waits and Warren. P-T: Aldridge, Tanner (2"), Taylor (5") and Box. W — Waits. L —- Aldridge (0-1). TULSA 7‘— D Page A1 Belcher was the team leader in assists with 83 from her point guard posi- tion. Averaging 5.5 points per game, she hit 49-of-146 shots from the field. Defen- sively, she notched 38 steals and was on the receiving end of a team-leading 10 charge calls. Rains was the team’s leading rebounder with 190 with 93 on the offensive end and 97 on defense. She also tallied 19 blocked shots “and 18 steals. Offensively, Rains averaged 8.3 points per game hitting 95—of-216 shots from the field. Conference runner-up Cushing placed three play— ers on the all-conference team. They were Braelynn Berlowitz, Lola Naneto, and Katelynn Carrier. With two players each were Bri- stow. Berryhill, and Mann- ford. Cleveland and Sperry each had one player named. Journal Sports Writer Bruin Classic at Bartlesville High’s Custer Stadium. The Pioneers finished eighth in the chilly meet with 45 points. Owasso won the championship hardware with 117.5 points, holding off Bixby (101.5) and Bartlesville (101). Sand Springs (75) was fourth, Collinsville (64) fifth, Broken Arrow (62) sixth and Claremore (61) seventh. In the girls’ division, the Lady Pioneers placed sixth with 43.5 points. Owasso gave the school a sweep of meet plaques, finishing first with 169 points followed by Bixby (98), Bartlesville (95.5), Collinsville (49) and Grove (49). “On the boys’ side, our strength is going to be our sprinters,” Coach Atkins noted. “They are young, but we are experienced. We will also rely on the distance boys. The field events are mixed as far as experience. “With the girls, we have experience in all areas,” he added. “We are young in the distance and sprints but have some older athletes in the field events this season. “The weather remains a concern but we’re hopeful we can get in workouts and meets. It’s just a matter of letting the kids mature during the season.” With spring break on the horizon, SHS’s varsity track and field teams will be idle until hosting the Stillwater Invitational on Friday, April 5, at Pioneer S track Stadium. Stillwater’s junior varsity teams will compete in the McGuinness High . School meet today in Okla— homa City. Hopefully, the weather improves while the Pio- neers and Lady Pioneers are out for spring break to allow for an increase in workouts to prepare for a demanding schedule leading up the Class 6A Regional Track and Field meet, scheduled May 4. After the Stillwater Invi- tational, the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers travel to meets at Ponca City (April 9), Tulsa Washington (April 12), OU’s John Jacobs Meet in Norman (April 19) and the Central Oklahoma Ath- letic Conference meet in Moore (April 25) prior to the regional meet at a site to be determined. The Class 6A State Track and Field Meet will be held at Moore High’s stadium, May 10-11. Sam Taylor (7,) drives the ball up the middle to score Ayron Lawson during the third inning of last week’s game with Metro Christian. It was the first of two runs scored by the Demons in the inning. P-T lost the game 13-2. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick SOFTBALL PageA1 and a track meet is being ran. “We will try to work through it and let the girls decide what they want to do,” Griffin said. “But I feel it will all work out.” In the event that hap- pens, some of the bench personnel may be called upon if a starter isn’t avail- able. Griffin feels he will have the players that will be able to fill in plus have the ability to move players to different positions without losing quality. Delaina Herring will return in the circle as the main pitcher and has a wealth of experience from a year ago behind her. Her battery mate behind the plate will most likely be Demi Aldridge. The infield will most likely consist of Rylie Shipp at third base, Hailee Kastl at shortstop, Graysen Stanley and second base and Mattlin Stanek at first base. The outfield will include Madison Shipp in left field, Coley Larson in center field, Tatum Swink in right field, and Ashlynn Guerrieri as the rover in the outfield. Griffin noted that some shifting may occur, espe— cially early in the season, to give him an opportunity to see how players perform in certain positions. As mentioned, he feels his substitutes off the bench will contribute and some will get their opportunities to do so. The first set of rank- ings are set to be released early next week and despite losing the wealth of talent from last year’s team, he expects this year’s group should be ranked pretty high. “I’m going to be disap- pointed if we’re not ranked in the top 10, very disap- pointed,” he said. “I’ll even be more disappointed if we’re not in the top eight.” Griffin added some have questioned the strength of the Lady Demons’ schedule but he can counter by saying perennial powerhouse Dale is on the P-T schedule twice this spring. The first time is during a triangular at Chandler on April 15. The second meeting is set for April 23 after the district tournament. Also figure in Ripley who was state run- ner-up in the fall fast—pitch season and Crescent who is also strong in the slow-pitch game. Cushing will also be talented as well when P—T plays there on April 8. “Our schedule is tough enough and we’ll be tested,” he said. “But we like to start out a bit softer in order to evaluate players at certain positions or in certain situations.” Consistency will be a key in determining how well this group performs this spring. That means being at the field for prac- tice or games when needed. “You’ve got to be con- sistent, you’ve got to want to come out and hit, you’ve got to want to do or that,” he said. “You say you want to win it but we're going to find out how hard you’re going to want to.” And staying focused will also be a factor as well. “You don’t have to go crazy. Just stay focused and know what’simportant and what’s not,” Griffin said. “If they play hard every day then we’re going to win most games because we’ve got the right chemistry.” FRIDAY: 505 E. 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Thursday, March 28 - P-THS baseball at Meeker, 5 pm. - P-THS softball at Black- well tournament through Friday, March 29. - P-THS girls hosts P-T Invitational Tournament at Cimarron Trails. - P-TMS track at Bristow. - Agra HS baseball at Shidler tournament through Saturday, March 30. Carney HS baseball hosts Yale, 4:30 pm. - Carney HS softball hosts Oilton, 4:30 pm. Ripley HS baseball at Am-Po tournament through Saturday, March 30. - Ripley HS softball hosts Agraand Wellston, 3:30 pm. Friday, March 29 - P-THS track at Kel- leyville. - Ripley JH/HS softball at Oilton, 4:30 pm. I > - Stillwater HS baseball hosts Lawton MacArthur, 6 pm. Saturday, March 30 - P-THS baseball at Bethel festival. - Ripley JH softball hosts Ripley Festival. PERKINS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. MARY A. MORRIS, AGENT JOSHUA E. MORRIS, AGENT LANEITE PIERSON, AGENT 218 N. Main ' RO.BOX136 Perkins, OK 74059 f... l ’3 ’) c) .“J -:. 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