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B A N D t T S BFA still seeking 2nd grade coach The Bandit Football Association is taking applications for a second grade head coach or "anyone interested in helping with that group. If interested, contact ~lan Nietenhoefer at (405) 747-0621. ALENDAR Tuesday, May 28 '. P-T baseball camp ~.a. rts and continues tlwough Thursday, May 30. - ~. P-THS summer baseball hosts Chandler, 6-p.m. Wednesday, May 29 P-THS summer base- ball hosts Cushing, 6 p.m. P-TMS summer base- ball at Bethel, 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 P-TMS summer base- ball hosts Dale, 6 p.m Monday, June 3 P-THS summer base- ball at Bethel, 6 p.m. P-TMS summer base- ball hosts Harrah, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 P-THS summer base- ball at Perry, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 P-TMS summer baseball hosts Tecumseh, 6 p:m Thursday, June 6 " P-TMS summer base- ball hosts Newkirk, 3 p.m. P-THS summer base- ball hosts Newkirk, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 Oklahoma Fastpitcti Softball Coaches Asso- ciation All-State games, 10:30 a.m Oklahoma Christian University. Monday, June 10 - P-THS summer base- ball hosts Bethel, 6 p.m. P-TMS summer base- iball at Shawnee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 " P-THS summer base- ball hosts McLoud, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 P-THS summer base- ball at McLoud, 6 p.m. P-THS boys basketball camp starts and contin- ues through Thursday, June 14. Thursday, June 13 ,* P-THS summer base- "b(~ll at Newkirk. 6 p.m. P-TMS summer base- ball at Guthrie toumament through Saturday, June 1 5. Saturday, June 15 Oklahoma Fastpitch Softball Coaches Associ- ation All-State games, 1 p.m Oklahoma Christian University. Monday, June 17 P-THS summer baseball hosts Wellston, 6~p.m. P-THS girls basketball camp starts and eontin- ties through Thursday, J ine 20. " T0esday, June 18 . P-THS summer base- ball at Chandler, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 P-THS summer base- ball hosts Perry, 6 p.m. 4 P-TMS summer base- I)all at Dale, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 .- P-THS summer base- ball at Wellston, 6 p.m. P-TMS summer baseball at post-season tournament TBA, through SAturday, June 22. By Rick Lomenlck Journal Sports Editor The first week of spring football practice for the Perkins-Tryon Demons had a little bit of everything surface. P-T joined prep grid programs from across the state in taking advantage of a brief window as the school year ended. The term ended for P-T at the end of last week but another week of workouts were held this week. "We need to find who can play and who can't to be honest with you," head coach Bruce Williams said after last Tuesday's work- out in shorts and shoulder pads. "But anytime you can go outside and practice football is good so we're excited to get out on the field ." While several areas look good as far as personnel, the Demons are a bit short of experienced offensive lineman as four positions are open from last year's 7-4 squad. The need for defensive linemen doesn't appear to be as critical with three returning players from last year. The task at hand for both areas will be to establish some depth. "Our first four guys will be really good so that's not really a concern but we need to get some younger guys to step up and take said. Look for the Demons to be solid in the skilled per- sonnel areas such as receiv- ers and offensive backs. Junior-to-be Austin Mages returns as the projected starter for a third season. Williams said Mages brings a wealth of talent and expe- rience to the position. "You can throw a lot of stuff at him and he already knows it so we're just pol- ishing things," Williams said. "There's not a lot of new learning but a lot of polish and that's very positive." Mages' primary backup will be Teagan Shepard who saw some action last DEMONS, Page A2 some reps off those guys The Perkins-Tryon Demons took advantage of a true spring-like day last Tuesday to take to the practice field for spring because we anticipate those football drills. In the top photo defensive line coach Eric Stevenson keeps a watchful eye as players goes through a drill, in guys having to play on both the bottom photo, a m~er makes a cat~ing ~ven-on-seven drill. Workouts are scheduled to conclude on Fdday. sides of the ball," Williams ~ ~,: ~ Journal photos by Rick Lomenick toneer patr Stillwater High senior standouts Caleb Case and Cole Miller started and ended their Pioneer base- ball careers in the Class 6A State Tournament. The Pioneers defeated semifinals, we~ forced ~battle top-seeded Norman North, Case, a left-handed through the losers' b~acket. 6-2, in the Class 6A state pitcher and first baseman, After being upset by tourney opener at Bixby and Cole, also a southpaw lowly Muskogee in the High's diamond last week pitcher, played significant first round of theClass as Miller struggled with roles in helping the Pio- 6A Regional Tournament his control but finished neers qualify for the state at SHS's Couch Park dia- as the winning pitcher, tourney during their careers mond two weeks ago, the SHS was eliminated after - Case as a freshman and Pioneers journeyed through a frustrating 3-2 loss to Miller this past season, the losers' bracket to qual- Broken Arrow in the state In both tourneys, the Pio- ify for the state tourney. I : After routing Muskogee 14-4, the Pioneers had to defeat unbeaten Enid twice seventh to force the decido to secure the state tourney ing championship game, berth, which was another one-run, Miller, who moved to nail-biting win for SHS. StiUwater from Perkins as SHS qualified for the an eighth grader, was the state tourney for the first sparkplug in Stillwater's time since 2016 when Case, 2-1 win over Enid in the a freshman, pitched one first regional championship of the finest games of his game. He limited the previ- prep career in leading the ously offensive Plainsmen Pioneers past Bixby, 3-0,in to one hit while striking the decidingregionalcham- out 13 batters in a complete pionship game on Bixby's game,tension-filled perfor- diamond. mance. Bixby's talented squad He worked out ofa bas- defeated SHS, 12-3, in the es-loaded jam in the sixth winners' bracket contest inning and set the Plains- sending the Pioneers to the men down in order in the PIONEERS, Page A2 this From staff reports June 4 at Perry, June 12 at McLoud, June school Demons have beeh~ The middle schoOl I~mons Will, pl will start later this month, seven individual garrt#sI and tWO touraa- The high school Demons will open ments. with back-to-back home games Tuesday The home games ~.~ May 31 with Dale, and Wednesday, May 28 and 29, hosting June 3 with Harrah, ~ 5 with Teeumseh, Chandler and Cushing, respectively~ These and June'twith New~ All: games with games as well as the res(0f ~ ~i~e be two fi~-in~g g~'st~ng at 6 patti: ~ :~hedule will ~L~t ~F;6~ p .n~,~,:~~/ The road g~es ~ilt tie at Bethel 0il. :7 /JV doubleheade~~ :~ ~;i ,:,~~:'v!j .:~::~; May 29, Sha~ee o~-June;i0, and Dale The June home games ~.!~!Jalne6 on~.une ]~. ,U !',[ ~ i " with Newkirk, June 10 with.Betlael;.~Juhe P,-T~ will play~:ili a tournament at Stillwater High School seniors Caleb Case, loft, and Cole 11 with McLoud, June 17 :.with.wei!ston, C~uthrie ~June 13-15 and a post-season Miller plan to play coll6=cje bali together-at Cowley County and June 19 with Perry. 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