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32 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 15,. 2020 DEMONS A1 because of holding penalty. The Demons would eventu- ally have to punt. ' It. was the defense that notched the first score and it came on Comanche’s ini- tial drive of the game. On a third down play the Indians’ quarterback fumbled the ball and linebacker Teegan Shepard returned it 25 yards - for the scoop and score with 9:00 left in the first quarter. Dylan Davidson was per- fect on extra point kicks and it started when he drilled the first of seven through the uprights for a 7-0 lead. The offense notched the second score of the first quarter on its next drive. Mages capped the six-play 52-yard drive with a one— yard quarterback sneak with 3:34 left to double the lead to 14—0. Four more Demons scores followed in the second quarter that bal- looned the lead to 42-6 at halftime. Mages dashed 18 yards for his second score with 9:47 left for a 21-0 lead. Mages went to the air and connected with receiver Cashtin Craycraft on a well-executed 65-yard pass on a one play drive with 8:28 left in the first half. Tre Stevenson found the endzone later on a four— yard run at the 7:09 mark. The defense added its second score when defen- sive tackle Gage Allen fell on a Comanche fumble in the endzone at the 9:43 mark. The Indians started the drive from its own one- yard line after a kickoff RIPLEY b PageA1 second time out was called. “We talked about to win a state cham- pionship you have to play 21 ~outs and that 21“ is the hardest to get and it proved true right there,” Hoffman said. “So, when I called time and went out there I said ‘Hey girls, we’re playing 21 outs and we need 9” one more, who wants it. Final out came shortly after play resumed. It was a ground ball to second baseman Kendyl Overton who threw it to her sister Carolyn Overton to begin the celebration. Hoffman even joined the tradi- tional dogpile in the infield despite slipping on the loose dirt making his way there. “I always said that I wasn’t going to dogpile unless we win a. state champion— ship so I wasn’t going to get cheated,” he said with a laugh. Mollet led the offensive attack with 4-for—4 outing with a RBI and two runs scored . The tournament opened against Moore- land. Ripley used a six-run fourth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. All six runs were We Tre Stevenson falls into the endzone to score the Demons fourth touchdown in the second quarter of last Friday’s game at Comanche. P-T rolled to a 29-26 win. sailed over the heads of the return men. Williams was pleased with the defensive effort despite Comanche’s lone score which was a 76-yard pass completion. The final minutes of the first half and the entire second half was turned over to the bench personnel. The junior varsity Demons found the endzone once on a 23—yard pass completion to Beck Smith from Gunner Thrash with 4:09 left in the third quarter that ballooned the lead to 49—12. Williams 'said everyone who traveled got in the game and this was better than playing in JV games on Monday nights. ‘ Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick “We got a lot of guys meaningful reps even in the first half,” Williams said. f‘Anytime you get those guys Friday night reps it’s just huge. The really good programs make a habit of winning. like that and those kids get to play Friday nights.” I - It was a bit of a home- coming for Williams and his family as he spent some early years of his coaching career in Comanche. He and wife Mandi arrived in 1999 and left in'the summer of 2002. He was able to make contact with a few people he knew. “We were babies back then but its fond memories for sure,” he said. frame with a three-run double. Two more runs came in the six and a single run was plated in the seventh. Mooreland’ s lone run came on a Ripley error. With a runner on base, it was ruled a third strike was dropped by catcher Dakota Hall. Her throw attempt to first base ended up down the right field line allowing the baserunner to score and the batter to end up ' at third. The third out was finally notched before further damage was done. Against Sterling, Ripley rallied for four runs on three hits and a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to forge a 4-4 tie. Sterling had scored two runs in the top of the first inning and two more in the sixth. In the bottom of the seventh, Hall reached on a single and later scored on . Gobble’s walk-off double ‘for the win. Four players had two hits each for the Lady Warriors. Gobble pitched all three games for the scored with two outs. Collier sparked the SOFTBALL D Page A1 eight. ' Against Harrah in the first game, the Lady Demons scored all their runs in the bottom of the third inning to gain the win. Trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, sisters Hailey and Madison Kastl clubbed back-go-back singles. Ryllie Shipp followed with another single that scored Hailey Kastl to tie the score. Larson continued the hit parade with a two-run base hit that plated Madison Kastl and Shipp for a 3-1 advantage. V Stanley singled to score 3 Cox to increase the lead to 4-1. Hailey Kastl returned to the plate a second time and this time doubled to score Jenna Brown and Stanley for a 6-1 lead. Harrah answered with single runs in the fourth and sixth frames. Hailey Kastl and Shipp each went 3-for-4 tolead P-T offensively. Tuttle scored early and often to move to Friday’s championship round. Tuttle plated a pair of runs in the top of the first inning but P-T rallied in the bottom of the frame to forge a 2—2 tie with the help of three extra-base hits. The Lady Tigers responded with two runs in the second inning, single runs in the third and fifth innings, three in the fourth, and four in the sixth. P-T’s final runs game in the i‘., am,“ I ENTURE CLINIC Dames Partiats Relines — Repairs 215 E Hert - Perkins Call (405) 612-7304 for appointment wins. She gave up nine total runs with three of them earned on 16 hits and six walks. She also struck out 29 opposing batters. bottom of the sixth. Ariana Bell and Addi Brown led off with back—to— back singles. Molly Poteet would walk to load the bases. Hailey Kastl would ground out to score Bell and Cox’s sacrifice bunt scored Brown to extend the game an extra inning. Wolfe went 2-for—2 to lead- the Lady Demons at the plate. Sports Stillwater faces Edmond Memorial at state tOurney After rallying through the losers’ bracket to win last ‘week’s Class.6A Regional Tournament crown, Stillwater’s Lady Pioneers face another chal- lenge in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A, Regional Thursday through Satur- day at USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The 19-16 Lady Pio- neers play Edmond Memo- rial, the defending Class 6A state champions, in the state tourney opener at 4 pm. Thursday. 7 In other Class 6A state quarterfinal games Thurs— day, Deer Creek—Edmond tests Mustang at 1‘1 a.m., Jenks plays Southmoore at 1:30 pm. and Shawnee meets Owasso at 6:30 pm. The Stillwater—Edmond Memorial winner meets the Shawnee-Owasso in a semifinal game at 1:30 pm. Friday. The Class 6A state title game is set for 5 Saturday. Stillwater overcame a losing streak to advance to the state toumament for the third time in the past four seasons under head coach Karie Linsenmeyer. Coach Linsenmeyer led the Lady Pioneer program from 1997—2000 before taking the head coaching post at Northern Oklahoma Junior Col‘lege-Tonkawa. She returned to SHS in 2014. After struggling at the end of the regular season — losing five straight — Still- water defeated Muskogee, 16-4, in the regional opener at Sand Springs before fall- ing to the hosts, 2—0, in the winners’ bracket. The Lady Pioneers rallied to defeat Enid (9-0) before handing the Lady Sandites two con— secutive losses by scores of 7—5 and 10-7. XXX Stillwater’s struggling Lady Pioneer volleyball team faced a demanding challenge when they opened Class 6A Regional Tourna- ment play last Tuesday at Bishop Kelley High’s gymnasium in Tulsa. Tournament semifinal games and the champion- ship match were all sched— uled this past Tuesday to determine the qualifier for next week’s volleyball state .By- I t Sperm Writer Ron Holt . tournament. Stillwater, led by sec— ond—year head coach Kyle Liechti, was assigned to the regional hosted by the No. 1 ranked team in the state — BishOp Kelley, which was 26-3 entering the regional. Also competing in the regional are 16‘“—ranked Bartlesville (1.7-17) and Tulsa Washington. Stillwater, which lost three games to two against Bartlesville in the recent Kelley tourney, was likely paired with Tulsa Kelley. in a semifinal game in the single-elimination tour- nament. Bartlesville takes on Tulsa Washington. The winners played for the regional crown and berth to the Class 6A State Tour- nament at Choctaw, Oct. 19-20. Bishop Kelley is guided by long-time coach Jerri Berna. Kelley’s assistant coach is Lisa Baumann, the former head volleyball coach at Stillwater. Runners place at CHS meet, CUSHING — Per- kins-Tryon finished with a pair of top 10 finishes in the high'school division at the Cushing Invitational Cross Country Meet last Thursday. The Lady Demons finished in fourth place with 122 points while the Demons were in seventh place with 167 points. The middle school Lady Demons alsoplaced in their division with an eighth place finish. Arrianna COyner 'had the best finish for the high school girls at 29‘“ with a time of 14:44 on the two- mile course. Karmyn Win— diate finished in 315‘ place with a time of 14:50. Kinley Anglin was 35!“ with a 14:59 and Jaelin Cox was right behind her’ in 36‘“ place with a time of 15:03. Rachel Burns finished in 40‘“ place with a time of 15:16, The Demons ran on a 5K course and were led by Corbin Galt with a second place overall finish of 17:18. Kade Moorman was 25‘“ with a 19:48 and Tony Arthur finished in 48'“ place with a time of 21:34. Hunter Windiate was 70‘“ with a time of 23:29, Beau Burch finished in 76‘“ place with a time of 23:56 and Eugene Williams was 84‘“ with a time of 24:53. The middle school Lady Demons were led by Brynn Stone with a 45'“ place finish and a time of 7:43 on the one-mile course. Talor Meadors was 48‘“ with a 6AM n 89M 8' i time of 7:45. Kinley Cook- erly was 58‘“ with a time of 7:59 and Kiki Rivas was 59'“ with an 8:01. Isabella Rivas was 86‘“ with a time of 8:52 followed by Isabella Peugh with atime of 9:24. Kaylyn Morgan finished in 106‘“ place with a time of 10:21. Rogelio Martinez was the middle school boys’ leading finisher with a 24‘“ place outing and a time of 13:36 on a two-mile course. Mason Kinzie was 31th with a 13:49 and Gabe Hara was 96‘“ with a time of 17:11. llx’,\\ll Pl .\./\ Ionay