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Thursday, August 2, 2012 Sports &,Fitness I00lieImer SOFTBALL Lady Demons host Pawnee in scrimmage Perkins-Tryon's Lady Demons fast-pitch softball team will host a preseason scrimmage Friday morning as a tuneup for the upcoming season. The Lady Demons will host Pawnee begin- ning at 10 a.m. at the P-T softball field. The regular season begins Tuesday when the Lady Demons will host Harrah and Kel- lyville in a triangular beginning at 4 p.m. The later in the week, P-T will play in its first toumament of the season at Cushing beginning Thursday, Aug. 9, with pool play action. CALENDAR Friday, Aug. 3 • P-THS softball scrim- mage hosts Pawnee, 10 +, a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 • P-THS football practice begins, 4 p.m., practice field. • P-THS softball hosts Harrah & Kellyville, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 • P-THS softball at Cushing tournament through Saturday, Aug. 11. Saturday, Aug. 11 • P-THS football intra- squad scrimmage, 6 p.m., Mcllvain Field. Monday, Aug. 13 • P-THS softball hosts Meeker, 4:30 p.m., V&JV. • P-TJH softball at Meeker, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 • P-THS softball at Prague triangular with Okemah, 4 p.m. • Coyle HS softball at Ripley, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 • P-THS softball at Perry tournament through Saturday, Aug. 18. • Coyle HS/JH softball hosts MulhalI-Orlando HS/ JH, 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 • P-THS football scrim- mage with Perry, 6:30 p.m., location TBD. Monday, Aug. 20 • P-TJH softball hosts Mannford, 4:30 p.m. • Coyle HS/JH softball hosts Luther HS/JH, 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 • P-THS softball at Cleveland, 5 p.m., V&JV. • P-TJH softball hosts Cleveland, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 • P-THS softball hosts Mannford, 4:30 p.m. • P-THS football scrim- mage with Hennessey, 6: 30 p.m., location TBD. • P-TJH softball at Meeker tournament through Saturday, Aug. 25. Friday, Aug. 24 • P-THS softball at Hall of Fame Shootout, Oklahoma City, through Saturday, Aug. 25. • Stillwater Soccer Club hosts Josh Hume Memorial 24-hour soccer marathon, 7 p.m., SHS. Bandit camp participants This group of youngsters who will make up the 2012 Perkins Bandits football teams took part in a camp last week with their respective coaches to get some conditioning in prior to the start of preseason practices that were scheduled this week. It was reported this was the largest number of participants for the four-day camp that was held on the former site of Wilhite Field. Despite I .Ripley. stay,ng ,n Class 2A Ripley will not drop down a classification as reported in last week's Journal. RHS will remain a Class 2A school for the 2012-2013 year based on the average daily mem- bership numbers released recently by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activi- ties Association. A wrong formula was being used to determine the classifica- tions in last week's article. To determine schools' classifications, the top 32 schools make up Class 6A, followed by the next 32 that are Class 5A. Classes 4A and 3A include the next 64 schools, respectively. Still- water remains a Class 6A school while Perkins-Tryon will drop to Class 3A, based on ADM numbers. But the division is different for the three smallest classes. All of the remaining school districts are added up then divided by three. Based on the number of schools on the OSSAA list, that would be 388 districts. That breaks down to 96 schools in each Class 2A down to Class B. And based on that formula, Ripley would be the 66 m largest school in Class 2A with an ADM of 149.49. Alva is the largest and Fort Towson is the smallest. For other area schools, Agra will remain in Class A while Coyle and Carney will be in Class B. Cushing remains in Class 4A and Guthrie will be in Class 5A. the heat, it was also reported the kids had a great time. The Bandit Football Association will host the Pistol Pete Showcase, a preseason scrimmage event for teams from the second through the sixth grades. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, with starting times to be announced at a later date. Photo provided P-T's newest All-Stater Marone added late to Large East team By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor TULSA- Eric Marone found out you can get another opportunity to play baseball even while at work. It also allowed him to have his name placed alongside those who've played the game well at Perkins-Tryon High School. Marone was selected as a replacement player for last week's large school All-State baseball game as a member of the East squad. Marone, a graduated senior at P-T, replaced Donovan Walton of Tulsa Kelly early last week. "I thought it was fun to come here and meet new kids and play one more game," Marone said after the East dropped a 6-2 decision to the West squad at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts Uni- versity last Tuesday night. Marone was contacted early the day before about playing in the game. However, he was already at work in Enid without his own transportation to get back. Former P-T baseball head coach Bobby Buck told him he would travel to the Garfield County community and bring  back to Perkins. But his boss Johnny Devine brought him back where he eventually made his way to Tulsa in time to check in and participate in a 30+minute practic session before the day ended. ..... To say he was nervous would be an understatement. This was also the first real action he had seen since the Demons were eliminated in Class 4A regional tourna- ment action here in early May. 'Tve thrown a couple of rocks but this is the first since our last game I picked up a baseball," he said. He made his All-State appearance in the bottom of the fourth inning when he went to second base. For more of his career, Marone had played third base when he wasn,t pitching. He would, however, play some when his arm was sore after a pitching assignment. In that frame, Marone was part of two of the three outs recorded. He caught a bloop popup that drifted into shallow right field for the first out. Then to get out of the inning, he cleanly fielded a ground ball and made a pin-point throw to first base for the third out. "I started feeling pretty comfortable out there once I got my nerves to settle down," Marone said. In the bottom of the fifth, Marone completed the first part of a potential double play when he took a toss from the shortstop and stepped on the bag at second Eric Marone, a recent graduate of Perkins,Tryen High. School, was a late addition to the Large East baseball squad as part of last week's All-State games in Tulsa. Marone played second base in the game that was played at J.L. Johnson Stadium at Oral Roberts University. He's also the sixth baseball AII-Stater from P-T. Joumal photo by Rick Lomenick base. However, the relay throw sailed over the first baseman's head for one of seven errors committed by the Large East in the game. It also allowed another West run to score. Marone got one opportunity at the plate that came in the top of the seventh inning. He managed to foul off a couple of pitches but was called out when he tried to check his swing on an inside pitch. An appeal to the first base umpire ruled he had went around enough on his swing and was struck out. But despite what he went through to get here, Marone said he enjoyed his experience to play with some of the state's best high school baseball players. See ALL-STATE Page B3 II All Legion teams qualify for state tourney Stillwater's American Legion baseball team began play in the 2012 American Legion State Championship Tournament earlier this week at Oklahoma City University's stadium. Normally that would be a noteworthy accomplish- ment by the Legionnaires but this summer state Legion officials decided to allow all 11 teams that registered to play Ameri- can Legion baseball this summer compete in the state tournament. Advancing to state for this reason takes some of the luster off the accom- plishment but it still gives By Ron Holt teams that may have win a best of three zone struggled earlier in the tourney against another season get a new lease on district champion. Stillwa- their baseball life for one ter defeated McAlester two final week. straight games to advance In the past, qualifying for to the eight-team state tour- the American Legion state nament. tournament wasconsidered In short, winning a a significant accomplish- Majors state championship ment. in the past was considered When Stillwater won its one of the toughest accom- only Majors state crown plishments for a team. in 1989, the Legionnaires With fewer teams play- had to first win a four-team ing Legion ball in recent district tournament, then years things have changed on the state level. But, it's never gotten to the point where every team gets a chance to play in the state event. This is a first. Assembling an 11-team bracket had to be a night- mare for state officials. Stillwater hoped to make the most of its second chance when the Legionnaires played Ada in the first round this past Tuesday. A first round win would have sent Stillwater against the Oklahoma Outlaws, the favorite to win the tourna- Legionnaires to an elimina- tion game this afternoon. Teams receiving first round byes in the tourna- ment were the Outlaws, Three Rivers and the Ard- more Cardinals. Stillwater and Ada opened the tourney Tues- day. Other first round games Tuesday included Edmond Sandlot playing Oklahoma City Brass- field, Durant taking on the Oklahoma City Bulls and Bartlesville testing the Lawton Colonels. Ada stunned the Outlaws ment, in a winners' bracket in winning last year's state game Wednesday. A first round loss would send the See LEGION Page B3 m • Lobby ours. .... Monday-Friday 9 a.m, to Saturday 9 a.rn.lto Noon • Drive-thr. S0Urs= :I : Monday-Friday 7:30 a.ml to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon