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THE PERKINS )OURNAL, Thursday, May 29, 2003-5 • . econd annual alumnii • • . • e " - y u " &apos; ' , lllla"lbi11"'7 "LnL1,Q la''d'llX'lllF111 -LnL]-11]i4]lIm6"mLl']l. - held Saturday, June 7, at the new baseball complex along State IAtalll ₯ IlUll llil:2LIUllfll LI3UIII400III00IIL Highway33. ,i The game will again feature odd-year alumni vs. the evcn-yc@ fflenlck" ........ • alums. . . This year,, it will again be a nine-inning contest .... However', ...... it wdl have a httle bit different twist urts -a toy * - ,- ..... ......... ii!!i !#:' The game is scheduled to be in at 4 m But follow no the it was -  :*:' :::.::: " :: : + "' :: ' ': /; ' g P" "  on .......... who quahfied iiii!!i  !i: $ allowgame' thea cookoutplayers wlthand fanshambur to cgntinueerS andconvergtionshOt do s will andbe held.relivelt pai,w L a n a natmnal free- " --  baseball highlights. o team. And like .   "We had such a good time last year and gota lot of positiv c x me.program nas  " -  . 'i feedback from many of those who played so it was natural that we, hi -has the number °f  "  'iNl! ' have another alumni game this year," said P-T head baseba I coac)' s year :i ' ,,, -,, •  I:i ::. .... and 1984 graduate Bobby Buck. Ive already been contacted b £ra. wrestlers have [ '/ i :  :  quite a few guys who didn't play last year but wanting to phtv thf.' Ii"^.m_e.honor follow- ] _ " ! ii year so we could have an even better game." i.' l'-lua!]rylng tourna- [ I . .,,..- ! Buck added those who wish to play are asked to bring some' .aa the state. Dusty ] il[[: ,/ It  [ kind of side dish to go alon with the erilled meat. No achiissi0i,. ' ,,,u rad Ward have [ [lll! [ will be charged at the gate. ' ' "-euandarejoinedby [ '[  Batting practice for those wanting to take advantage of it will Oan, Matt McKnight [  [ begin at 2 p.m. Plans are for the one game with the first lbur-o; Fox. ] l  [ so innings for the older alumni and the final five innings for the  1" ac.h Gary Riley was [  ,.  ] younger graduates. '  a' pleased wth not , " ] f.J While Buck encourages all former P-T baseball players to tak erae WhOwell.qualified, but [ l[: part in the event, he especially encourages those who were mcmbc@ ,--2  [ i i of the Demons' three state tournament teams. Those teams were i,]' avt_ y who has two or 1979, 2002 and just this past season. Members of those teams wit[ u nal qualifiers a year Five Perk ns-Tryon wrestlers recently qualified for the national freestyle wrest,n0 be acknowledged as part of the festivities good," he said "To t " r From left are Dust Hancock, Matt McKnight, David , • - " • . , ,," ._ • ournament later this summe. Y Last year s inaugural event fielded 27 alumm players m a game r0m a place as small o -_ , .. Morgan, Kieondrae Fox, and Brad Ward. the evens won. The oldest player participating was Jody Gray l'ro/ prety gooa.-- Journal photo by Rick Lomenick the Class of 1960, who was the school's first baseball all-statei:. ..,u wmrgan, McK- Two classes - 1975 and 1980 - had the most class members will fOx.competed m an tion. wrestler in any class and weight the fact that, we have some pretty four each. " SSmn last weekend Morgan missed much of last going into next season, good kids, Riley stud. . For more information about the event, contact Buck at 547-22( , .. from that, it would season with a broken hand but He added the qualifiers will He said the team has hgher or at the P-T baseball office at 547-1081. ed where the wres- still finished with a 5-5 record, continue working out here aspirations next season - com- pel be placed on the He and McKni,,ht have only throughout June Then start- peting for a state championship. rl 1 , dn" . wrestled a short time and have ing second week of July the And with the talent he ll have, rlavers, coaches oart : uuea tlae top two shown tremendous improve- wrestlers will meet with their Riley fee!s the Demons will ,,/ -" Jk m each wm ht would eam and will o to have ale ltlmate shot . g merit, Riley said. national t ' g ,, g • " t TM 1 1 , 1 "" natmnal dual team Reno for a while then at Eve thin would have to _ :, " , Fox was given a special invi- El " ry "g , (T // lf:lr or'l(1 onnao Corn tem Greele use w d n v jat a.xx k..,u,at .tat,, .a,x,tx,,., , . pe " Y, ration to join the national team Oklahoma State University for work out beca e o t ha e   ' _ rest will go to the because of his efforts in the three-a-days before leaving for the depth that some teams have t:_. r.-,..n  .... , ; .... a  ..... t, ....... ',. ,.,. u ......... / uurnament In F ,,, ,u,_,t,,, ,,,,t,,. ,. ,,u ,,, ...,,,.. o ,,.,t,, ,,,,,,,, " argo, tournaments Riley explained the national tournaments, but if our starting lineup stays ......... .':" , ..  ." .,, c' a tournaments ' " . . . . • oia nx orjust an opportunity [or ano lvlarlon l-lOUSlon wH coati] are m that only one such invitation s Because of the success the healthy and nothing dramatic ........................ , ,,, • .  ., ....... . ., . .,. , nometownranstoolelarewento me porm team IOnKaW[/ r  . . given out to any wrestler irom wrestling program has naa happens to mem men I mink . . ,. . ....... " ..... . tn’l Hancock ch ............... L ....... ,.__: ..... tlamr mvonte players [rom last breve Love, t'awnusKa s I)UK’ ,: ,-, any weight class, ootn ounng me regular season we can De sttttc t;nianipunS ........ . .................... ' "anUeon, Rile added i .......... *^ ._a ........ ,; ;, r... .. ,.;A lUll, me rawnee Dill All-blur tteroerry, aria wooolant s JOf • .  . . • Pootoall k.laSSlC [IllS [fie Dill. lurner. pectedtoquahfynext win a tournament to quahfy steaddy gamed a lot of respect He was told recently by a The third annual event Unon nomination b',, * •. that way. within the wrestling community member of the ranking commit- . ,  v . . .  d he was e laosted by the Pawnee Quarter tirotlaeer, tlae players select ,, xtremely Riley added that both Han- across the state And it all started tee that P-T could be ranked as " " - " . ' * .... ' th the wa the kids k an " ' " " hi h as fourth "n C back Club, features the largest to represent P-T in tlae game arg • Y coc d Ward are among the when Rdev s first squad quail-  1 lass 2A at the . . . " n their ualif in .... " contingent of players yet wth Brian Carroll, Dusty Hancock, . . q Y g top three wrestlers in the state in fled five for the state wrestling start of next season. I think that ........ , .. , . * .... ' , Ths is the second more man u graouaung senior ,arron reel, Jeremy tJranam '. all classes. In fact, other coaches tournament, is a sign of things to come and I * ,. - P T wrestles have ,, athletes from 24 schools across and Jeff Ward To prepare (u - from have told him across the Then those guys who went believe we have just as good a . * . "" ".. " . ,. ' . t freest le corn et] ,, north central and normeastern thmr return to grtmron actol Y P "- state that Ward could be the best last summer kind of reinforced shot as anybody he said. - " " ,, ' , ...... ' ' . ' "' Okloma. Te,.v wit! cgnverge ttLqtntees ntve 0ten practtt#. ,_ = ......... 1_ __ _ _ , 1 • .2 • ' i : "'1i' ,3"V atmoria:gldjh fa,ne} ingthis'wTin'Pawnee: ' "f: nons emDnaslze tecnnloue in Orlll00q on Saturday for t 7:3()i.m.*" in°2)OLiheNorthAll-Star7,: 1 ........ kickoff won the first Pawnee Bill A:,, eniek Gro-h ............... eas n Grotheer ANorth-Southformatdwdes Star Game by a 20-0 count,, t eersam, aocermm mlngs, pmteau mls s o .... r I d " the am € zeOrts Editor "They've worked hard during. Grotheer added all the said..McLain recently ran con-. tlae;7;orth squad made up ; ss ya%abl; Pl:YerJo:;lu:21Y i i wall be one of the the week of spnng practice and coaches were doing the same secutlve 4.43 seconds m the 40- - ......... uth All Stars evened t' atial success for the you can kind of see people thing. , yard dash and is bench pressing tl::maYe:Ssr;°;a?n:r:an: ts::i:s°;ithal2_6win he;, an football team as growing up and they are start- You can see there s a lot of well over 300 pounds. ,oae,-,,.a r,,vv P*whuska Ticket nrices for the ,am. aapaign looms this !ng, toacceptalittleresponsibi!- intensity when you go through Fullback JimmY P, ke could Pawne2'Ponca*CSty,'Shidlerl are $5 for adults and $. f ty, Urotheer stud And that s that and ve few of them are have an mpact eany on Last • " . ry ..... " s n Tonkawa, Tulsa Union, and children. Introduction of pl@- week of spring really what I was looking for not going full speed because year, lie missea an opresea o va,,,-d,nd ers will bein at aooroximatel,, cad coach Steven as much as anything was the they know that we're logging drills following an accident "Th"'qo,',h All-Star team will 7 n m withthe national anthet d this will be one of effort and what kind of attitude that in our heads and that's what when a copperhead snake bit be c*omorise'cl" of players from at7:2"5 p.m. The Pawnee Bfir: .erienced teams he's and mental approach they were we're going to be thinking about him. . . Berryhih, Cleveland, Cushing, Wild West Show will put on',? i g at the helm. going to bring and it has been all summer is how well they go Chase Johnson s expect el to Davennort, Glenoool, Mor- performance at halftime. Con' 1 "" ' ..... " beabi hel in the secondary '- • " - • . • * Payers who par- really posmve, through this time, he stud. g P ,qson Perkms-Trvon, Perrv, cessmns will also be avmlable prin drillsdurin There was olentv of comoe- Grotheer said a couple of his and receiving corps. Hesuffered ',., 'Sand Snrins, Saouloa, atthe ame ," g ........ n _._e ..... g • k of s ade tremen a season endm knee injury ] chool, 24 are " tition for numerous positions big linemenhavem - - g andStillwater. The contest will also h ' ith that, is a lot of during the drills. However, since dous strides and were pleasant a scrimmage at Oologah last Coaching the South team will broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM i e s nn s rm drills season v n Grotheer Rus wth the duo of Ball VanNe , po ure. full contact is not allowed, most surprises du " g p " g • • ons won't be P-T s Ste e , - ' " ' , a[ were freshmen of the focus was on technique. He said Will Shea and Cody Since the Dem sell Longbrake, and Lance Hog- and Rick Lomenick handing the 1 lens made it to "I told my defensive backs Sweeney have both gotten better be taking pm't nmeeranYsamSUsev er- . gaff along with Cushing s M.ke play-by-play and color" commen:, s round, was art thereareacou le of drills where with their footwork and toot team camp, ro .... Wa Ion, K le Fry, and Mke tary, respecuvely. !., P P " m Y Y I apionship teams I just sit and watch and evalu- speed and have gotten stronger era! players will be attend g • • • • .,. then finished the ate little things that they can do since.last season, individual camps. .  mer 1.7"  .....,.., 9 ,,., -,  -   t t  ' seas , about the Also, the successm um on as well also excited IIIH ' ., _ juniors and tum them into a good Hes ! ......... am will be ,,oino on l00lt31CI b UIF--, 111 . ,:  ,, ar s so nomores rnue pu, e ,  Coifs after a slow cornerback or free safetv, he croo of next ye P • " • " " e brin to the as well . - stud. They put a httle extra and the talent th y g • _ ..... t ": r t of Summer Pride rogram ana , a lot of guys effort into that stuff whenthey table He added there are alo .... P. " "--'i ''1111r11C II-J::litlrl  :' ! e , cmll several will De going to mu mthat ou ,espe y LIIUlII O I ,,,a.xxxxxu , :perience which know they re getting ranked by athletes" gr p " . . - IJ :t of difference," me mentally on how well they in the skilled arem,n starters VlCl'?lc;aulndPS'i be happier with at. :f " any of his re " g . • " havMe also improved. Tailback the way they worked and the'r 1 00_ond_llndor teem • Shane McLain who rushed attitude about the way mey re .It. d I, AI, IIIKAL IkAl.llK,&,,,'I Ik,,l, Al.lll ,: 000000earJ01m:iletter ' :;rulV.dwi6itth l:d,.yea  ;PePrOaC;ygSbahl:g:: has Ki:d/t;rU;afi::nvnngt2:o6e d WZTrailing 4-0 going into the; ii .................................................... iii i , i; i: win on Tuesday, May 20, over bottom of the second, Perkin@ i': : .the perk,ns 15-and-underbase- Llsit:d Ti;th: C;:e.2:tt:, .... ........ ................ i :z ' am , - ' ' .',,' 7 i <: ..... . Keifer used 10 walks along Kelly and Eric Vaughan all } !ii *i ............................ withthree hits and one batter hit walked and scored for a 4-gi bv a pitch to produce the runs. tie. . . ,' !:'.. - rst run m the Cushm re amed the lead 0t  1- Perkins scored its fi " g g " / second when Phillip Fryman the third with six runs. Pcrkina :i  :" reached on a hit then later notched a pair of runs when %' scored on a Cody Wehr hit. Johnson and Nick Wood by=.; :i 'i  Perkins added two more runs reached on hits then scored.   ,, in the third when Drew Wehr Cushing added four runs in'! [! i walked and scored on a Kelly the fourth and two more in t { i Johnson ht. A Daniel Custar hit sixth. Perkins scored one in th I • " * 1 j scored Johnson. fifth and two in the sixth. • , Perkins added a run in each The team also placed ih, ', • ,, the fourth and fifth innings, the recent Omarron Ba, eball:, " : :: Perkins-Xryon Demon gndders" break .a,te,am nu0.clle Keifer final runs came in' the Association" " Mother's Da,',- before breaking off to work on mOwoua offensive bottom of the third. Tournament. Perkins lost the i ....  assignments during last week's s.pr!,ng dulls. There OnMonday, May 19,Perkins opener to the Stillwatcr o : were 48 players taking part in the ari,s, hosted the Cushing No. 2 team Saturday, May 10, then xvas  i  t  w. menlck a cold and bluste contest ehmmated later in the day b ,, o'ou-/' Journal photo by R ck Lo " on ' ry '. " " " ' ;, :-LL. ............ . • " The visitors left with a 16-10 Cleveland, 6-2. i • - ii, 4 1 • • "11 " i • .Corn I ,,,,,.,.,, I www.meperKlnsjouma00.com, ,-.,,  ,, 1 P;- ........... 7 1