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Thursday, April 26, 2012 Sports &Fitness BodleTurner Muter Certified P-T linksters qualify for regional event The Perkins-Tryon Demons qualified for the team portion of the Class 3A golf tournament next week following qualifying action Monday at Cimarron Trails. P-T finished fourth with a team score of 353, which was a stroke behind third place finisher Prague with a 352. Oklahoma Christian School won team portion with a 276. Second place went to Bethel with a distant 316. Chandler finished fifth with a 373 and sixth place went to Kingfisher with a 381. The top six teams and individuals from non- qualifying teams advance to regional action. Travis Battles Battles led P-T with an eight over par 80 in the 18-hole event. See GOLF Page B3 BASEBALL P-T hosting district toumey today at 5 p,m. District tournament action begins today for the Perkins-Tryon Demons against the Blackwell Maroons. The first of two games start at 5 p.m.-An ,'if neces- sary" game as set for 5 p.m. Friday to determine the district champion. The event will be broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM. Admission is $5 for adults and the only passes that will be accepted will be those issued through the Okla- homa Secondary School Activities Association. The winnings of all 32 district tournaments will make up the field for the eight regional tournaments that will begin next Thursday. The regional sites will be announced Monday by the OSSAA. will be given I May 8 at P-THS Physical examina- tions for student/athletes currently in the sixth through 11  grades who plan to participate in sports next school year will be held on Tuesday, May 8, beginning at 5 p.m. in the high school conlmons. Physical forms can be picked up from coaches and must be signed by a parent or guardian before the exam can be admin- istered. The physical exams will be given free of charge. Former Perkins-Tryon baseball standout Jeremy Hefner goes through pitching drills during spring training with the New York Mets earlier this spring. Hefner made his Major League debut Monday night in. pitching three innings for the Mets against San Francisco after being called up earlier in the day. He was sent back to Triple A after the game. He plays for the Buffalo Bison. MLB photo Hefner gets 'the call' from Mets By Rick Lomenlck Journal Sports Editor A former Perkins-Tryon baseball standout finally got "the call" all minor leaguers hope to get. And in the same day, pitched three scoreless innings in the first game a doubleheader Monday. Jeremy rHefner, a 2004 P-THS graduate, was called up to the New York Mets early Monday from his Triple A baseball home in Buffalo, NY. Hefner became part of the Mets organization in the off-season after being released by the San Diego Padres late last year. Hefner began his professional baseball career with the Padres by working his way up through the minor league system to the Triple A level. Hefner entered the game in the fifth inning and gave up a hit in each frame he pitched but didn't allow a run as the San Francisco' Giants gained a 6-1 win. Hefner so walked one batter. He threw 47 pitches with 32 being strikes while facing 13 batters. He was called up to provide pitching pth for the game,he Was optibned ik to Buf- falo to make room for another bench player. "Hopelly I contributed," Hefner said in a published report after the game. ,I'll go back down and keep working on my craft, and when they need me, I'll be back." Hefner was originally scheduled to pitch his fourth start with the Bison against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. Hefner owns a 2-1 record with Buffalo with a team- leading 1.96 earned run average. "I am excited and to say I did this on my own would be ridiculous," Hefner said late Monday morning via a text message. "Numerous family members, friends, coaches, and teammates have had a direct impact on my life and got me to this point. I hope they share this moment with me." P-T head baseball coach Bobby Buck said Monday night he was extremely proud of Hefner's accomplish- ment to be the first from this school to play at that level, "I almost shed a tear when I found out from him this morning," Buck said. "It couldn't have happened to anyone nicer and who has worked his tail off to pitch at that level." See HEFNER Page B3 P-T tracksters in 4A regional meet in Stroud Regional track assign- ments were released by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Associa- tion recently. Perkins-Tryon will be part of the Class 4A field at Stroud High School on Sat- urday. The boys' team will be led by last year's state placers Brady Huckabay and Randy Cummings. Huckabay will be looking to defend his state cham- pionship in the 100-meter dash from a year ago. Cum- mings was also a medalist in the high jump. Other teams competing in this regional meet are Bethel, Bristow, Checotah, Cushing, Douglass, Hill- dale, Mannford, McLoud, Muldrow, Okmulgee, Poteau, and Stigler. Other regional track meet sites are at Cache, Madill, and Oologah. The Class 4A state track meet will be held May 4-5 at Ardmore High School. In Class 2A, Ripley will be in regional track action at Okeene also on Satur- day, The rest of the field includes Alva, Bums Flat- Dill City, Cashion, Cordell, Crescent, Fairview, Hinton, Hooker, Minco, Moore- land, Morrison, Oklahoma Bible Academy, Pawnee, Pioneer-Pleasant Vale, Sayre, Thomas-Fay-Custer, Tonkawa, Watonga, and Yale. Other Class 2A regional meets are at Cache, Luther, and Oologah. In Class A, Agra, See TRACK Page B3 Demons salvage split of games last week By Rick Lomenlck Journal Sports Editor One could look at last week's baseball action by the Perkins-Tryon Demons with the simple comparison of the proverbial glass being half-empty or half-full. P-T split the six games played last week but ended losing three of the last four games. And with post- season action beginning later today, one would hope things are leveled out for the No. 4-ranked Demons. And speaking of the post-season, P-T will host the Blackwell Maroons in district tournament action beginning at 5 p.m. today for the first of two games. If both teams split, the "if necessary" contest will be played Friday beginning at 5 p.m. The district tourna- ment will be broadcast on KVRO 101.1 FM. The week ended with a doubleheader split with the Mannford Pirates here Saturday afternoon. It was originally scheduled as a triangular with Vanoss being the third team. How- ever, VHS was a no-show and the two head coaches agreed to the twinbill. One of last week's losses was to Blackwell in a shocking 9-0 run-rule thumping. This was the Demons' worse loss of the season. In the opener against Mannford, P-T broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fifth with two runs and help from the Pirates only error. Matt Waitt led off with a single and Eric Marone followed with a base hit. Shelby Reese laid down a nice sacrifice bunt that advanced Waitt and Marone. Cy Boles fol- lowed and was intention- ally walked to load the bases. Zayne Dougan hit a ground ball to the short stop who stepped on second base to force out courtesy runner Zack Bledsoe. However, his relay throw to first base was bad and allowed Waitt and Marone to score. P-T took an early lead in the home half of the second inning. Dougan led off with a single. He easily scored on a Chance Bunch triple to right centerfield for a 1-0 lead. Mannford answered with three runs in the top of the third off four hits. The Demons responded in the bottom of the frame with a two-run two-out rally. Dougan hit a deep single to left field that scored Marone and Reese to tie the score at 3-3. Dougan was the winning pitcher in the complete game. He struck out 12 while giving up three runs on seven hits. Marone and Dougan accounted for four of the Demons seven team hits. In the second game, the Pirates opened with a three- run first inning then added four insurance runs later enroute to an 8-2 win. Mannford clubbed five hits in the top of the first that helped manufacture the three runs. P-T used a couple of solid defensive plays that kept the visitors See DEMONS Page B3 Season over The Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons slowpitch softball team ended its season with a pair of disappointing losses at a Class 5A district tournament last Thursday at Blackwell. P-T lost to Newcastle and Blackwell by 17-7 and 12-2 scores. Late rallies by the opposing teams lead to the losses. P-T ended the regular season last Tuesday hosting Mounds. P-T first baseman Mykayla Williams was honored with Senior Night festivities before the game. The visiting Lady Eagles gained a 3-0 win. 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