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,Sports THE JOURNAL, Thursday, April 22, 2010 - B3 12 U @arks win A disappointing week for Ripley season opener By Barbara Herring The Perkins 12-and-under Sparks softball team started their regular season on Monday, April 12, with a nice 16-7 win over the Bristow Strikers. Bristow's first two batters got on base and later scored before Perkins defense could shut them down. Pitcher Cheyenne Hankins struck out two and threw to first baseman Macy Hall for the other out. The Strikers had a hort-lived 2-0 lead. Perkins started strong with Shaina Edwards and Jamie Nichols being walked. Rylie Wilson hit to center field, which brought Edwards home, but a throw to second put Nichols out. Wilson was later put out trying to steal home. Halie Runner, Hankins, Hall, and Bailey Aldridge all walked and scored. Darby Shell hit a single and was brought home with Alexis Hoang's hit to left field. That ended the inning as there are only six runs per inning allowed. Bristow went three up and three down to start the second inning. The Sparks again got six runs with Shell collecting a home run that ended the inning. Perkins had a comfortable 12-2 lead. The third inning was a highlight for the Strikers as they managed five runs to move them closer to the Sparks. Michaela Herring led of for the Sparks by walking after four pitches. She scored when Nichols hit to left field. That was Perkins only score in the inning, but they led 13-7. Bristow was held scoreless in the fourth inning. Runner, Megan Burke, and Hall all hit and scored for Perkins before time ran out. Also pitching for the Sparks were Addie Newmann, and Hoang. Girls'basketball camp signups taken T-shirt and basketball and registration is due June i. However, after June 1, the cost increases to $70. A concession stand will be available for lunch items and/or breaks. For more information, contact Lady Demon bas- ketball coach Jerry Burnett at 547-5724. The Ripley Warriors went a disappointing 1-2 in baseball action last week. It ended with an appear- ance in the Roff tourna- ment where the Warriors lost two games before the weather washed the rest of the tournament out. Ripley lost to No. 4 Rattan 9-1 last Thursday and followed with a 10-3 setback to No. 12 Fort Townsend last Friday. The week began with an 8-7 rally win over Mulhall-Orlando at home last Monday. Against Rattan, the War- riors prevented the shutout with a single run in the top of the sixth inning. Rattan quickly scored in the bottom of the first and added single runs in the third and fourth innings. Two more were plated in the fifth and four in the sixth frame. P-THS cheer hosting golf tournament The Perkins-Tryon High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a four-person golf scramble at Cimarron Trails on Saturday. The shotgun start tees off at 8: 30 a.m. The entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fee, cart, and range balls. Mulligans can be purchased for $5 each. Team prizes are $300 for first, $200 for second, and $300 for third place. For more information, contact Mary Lou Wert- man at 547-2090 after 5 p.m. Make checks payable to Cimarron Trails and mail them to Wertman at P.O. Box 549, Perkins OK, 74059. Signups are being taken for the annual Perkins- Tryon Lady Demon Bas- ketball Camp. The event is June 21-25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily and is open to campers who will enter the third through ninth grades next fall. The camp will cost $65, which includes camp Come in for Hometown Service Friendly & Familiar Faces You Know East Hwy. 33. Perkins 547.2499 Ripley was held to seven hits with Kaleb Hoffman leading the way with a 2- for-4 performance with a double and run batted in. Michael Blose and Taylor Ballard added doubles. Blose was the losing pitcher despite a solid per- formance at the mound. He struck out eight and walked two. However, the War- riors stranded 10 runners and couldn't get a big hit at the right time to sustain a rally. Fort Townsend jumped out to a 7-1 lead early then coasted to the win Ripley pulled to within five runs when Blose blasted a two- run homer, his first of the season in the bottom of the third for an 8-3 score. Fort Townsend, however, plated single runs in the sixth and seventh innings for the 10-3 decision. Hoffman again led Ripley at the plate with a 2-for-2 outing with a double. Blose was 2-for-4 with a single to go with the round-tripper. Jake O'Donnell was the losing pitcher. He was relieved in the fifth inning by Hoffman. Against M-O, the RHS rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 7-7 tie for the win. Dalton Watts led off the inning reaching on an error. Dakota. Combs fol- lowed with a double to put runners on second and third. After an infield ground out, Hoffman was intentionally walked to load the bases. Blose followed with a single to score Combs for the win. M-O plated three runs in the top of the first for an early lead. Ripley got on the board in the bottom of the second with a single run. The fifth inning was a big one for the Warriors with five run s highlighted by Taylor Ballard's second home run of the season. LOCALS From Page B2 suffering a late-season injury. The hard-working 149- pounder is expected to be a key contributor next season for the nationally-ranked UCO mat squad. Recently completing his second season .as an assis- tant wrestling coach is Josh Leadingfox, a multi-sport standout at Pawnee. And, Calvin Miller, the pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Stillwater and former Oklahoma State player/coach, was an assis- tant coach for the Broncho football team this past season. Good luck to all the Broncho athletic depart- ment staffers and student- athletes the rest of the school year. That gave RHS a 6-3 lead. M-O closed to within a run in the top of the fifth with two runs for a 6-5 score. A run by Ripley in the bottom of the sixth increased the margin to 7-5 before M-O plated two runs in the top of the seventh to forge a 7-7 tie and set up the exciting finish. Ballard went 3-for-4 with his dinger to lead the Warriors at the plate. Calden Greenfield fol- lowed with two hits in three appearances. O'Donnell got the win after relieving starter Blose in the fifth inning. Rattan 9, Ripley 1 Ripley 000 001 0-1 7 4 Rattan 101 124 x-9 10 1 Ripley: Michael Blose and Kaleb Hoffman. Rattan: Taylor and Carper. W-Taylor. L-Blose (1-1). Extra-base hits - Ripley: Bal- lard 2B, Blose 2B, Hoffman 2B. Ft. Townsend 10, Ripley 3 FTHS 251 001 1-10 9 1 RHS 102 000 0- 3 5 6 FT: Clay, Day (6 th) and King: RHS: Jake O'Donnell, Kaleb Hoffman (5 th) and Kaleb Hoff- man, Dalton Watts (5t"). HR - RHS: Blose. Extra-base hits - RHS: Hoff- man 2B. Ripley 8, MulhalI-Orlando 7 M-O 300 020 2-7 8 9 RHS 010 501 1-8 10 4 M-O: Hook, Golay (4th), Kingston (T h) and Schwartz. RHS: Michael Blose, Jake O'Donnell (5 th) and Kaleb Hoff- man. W-O'Donnell, L-Kingston. HR - RHS: Ballard. CLASSIC Continued from Page B1 In Saturday's action play at P-T and No. 3 seeds beginning at 11 a.m., the at Cushing. No. 2 seeds from both pools Saturday's game times will play at P-T. The No. 4 may be adjusted due to seeds will play at Cushing. many schools having prom At 1:30 p.m., top seeds will that night. DISTRICT Continued from Page B1 p.m. If the two teams split, Warriors began their dis- the deciding game will be trict tournament Wednes- played at 2 p.m. Friday. day hosting Garber and Carney will host athree- Morrison. Garber played team district tournament Morrison at 11 a.m. with beginning at 3 p.m. today, the loser playing Ripley The Bulldogs will be joined at around 1 p.m. The final by Agra and Oklahoma game of the day was against Christian Academy. Three Ripley and the first game's games will be played today, winner. The district championship The championship game will start at 4 p.m. game is scheduled for 4 Friday but the "if neces- p.m. today. The "if neces- sary" game follows if the sary" game is scheduled need arises, for 6 p.m. The Coyle Bluejackets Regional tournament are in district action at assignments for the Classes Mulhall-Orlando. Cross- A and B schools will be ings Christian will join the released Monday by the three-team field. The Blue- Oklahoma Secondary jackets will play at 4 and 6 School Activities Associa- p,m. today, tion. In Class A, the Ripley GOLF Continued from Page of 342, four shots behind third place finisher Stroud with a 338. The junior varsity group finished sev- enth with a 408. The Lady Demons fired a team score of 343. Michael Atkins led the Demons with a l0 over par 82 in the 18-hole event. Travis Battles followed with an 83 and Hayden Wilson fired an 86. Corey Simma added a 91 and Bryan Champion carded a 92. For the JV team, Matt Kollar and Tommy Casey each:shot scores of 98. Brooks Winn added a 105 and Dustin Bickell finished with a 107. Rachel Dobbs led the Lady Demons with a 53 in the nine-hole tournament. Katie Decker followed with a 57, Robyn Simma added Bt a 62, Brylea Lind shot a 73, and Taylin McCoy a 73. Prague won the boys' championship with a team score of 320. Seminole was second with a 328. Winning the girls' team title was Chandler with a 194. Seminole finished second with a 210. The Lady Demons competed in a tournament at Shawnee last Tuesday and logged a third place finish. Individually, Decker led the Lady Demons with a 108, which was good enough for eighth high indi- Vidual on the par 71 course. Dobbs followed with a 112 and was 10 th high. Simma added a 121 and Lind and McCoy each shot a 137. Choctaw finished first with a 389: