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Sports ,,o,.,.,..o,..,.,,,.,o,, tness B0dieTumer 00ster Certified Nw & Pr)wl H0dels www.reynoldsautos.com ,,,, FOOTBALL Football awards assembly set for Wednesday The Perkins-Tryon High School football assembly will be held Wednesday, from 5: 30-6:30. p.m. in the high school commons. The event will recog- nize the seniors in addi- tion to passing out vari- ous awards. The event is open to the public. Roundballers open up Tuesday Perkins-Tryon will take to the hardwoods next week after weeks of preparation. P-T will host Cleveland on Tuesday for a varsity/JV twinbill in the P-T Gymnasium. Junior varsity action starts at 4 p.m. with the varsity games tipping off at 6:30 p.m. P-T will once again be in Class 3A after last year's stint in Class 4A. The Lady Demons were a state semifinalist squad a year ago and is one of the favorites to not only return to the state tournament, but win a state championship. P-T was 24-6 last year. The Lady Demons bring a wealth of talent to the court with several starters and others who saw significant playing time last year to bring much depth to the team. The Demons, who finished 15-11 last year, will also have a lot of experience returning as well with some quality underclassmen to fill role positions. In taking a look at the schedule prior to the Christmas break, the only possible change could occur on the second game. P-T scheduled to play a home date with Stroud on Friday, Nov. 30. However, the Tigers football team is still in the playoffs and another win this week could force a postponement in the game to another date. P-T will have one more home date before the holiday break when Holdenville comes to town on Dec. 14. Two road trips will also be played at Perry on Dec. 4, and McLoud on Dec. 11. The Lady Demons and Demons will play in one tournament and that will be the Oklahoma Baptist University Classic in Shawnee Dec. 6-8. P-T will have three more home games after the Christmas break. The first will be Jan. 8 against Kingfisher and a week later on Jan. 15 with Seminole. Prague will be the final regular season home opponent on Feb. 8. Perkins-Tryon will be the host site of the 66 Conference tourna- ment scheduled for Jan. 21-26. It is the second of two tournaments during January with the other being the CD Warehouse Classic at Bethel Jan. 10-12. Road games are scheduled at Cleveland (Jan. 4), Meeker (Jan. 29), Stroud (Feb. 5), Okemah (Feb. 9), and Cushing (Feb. 12). Radio station KGFY 105.5 FM will also broadcast eight regular season games in addition to all the post-season action for P-T. Tuesday will be the first broadcast against Cleveland. The pregame show starts things off around 6:15 p.m. with the tipoff at 6:30. Other home broadcast dates are Dec. 14 with Holdenville, Jan. 15 with Seminole, and Feb. 8 with Prague. The road games are Dec. 4 at Perry, Dec. 11 at McLoud, Feb. 1, at Chandler, and Feb. 12 at Cushing. CALEN DAR Saturday, Nov. 24 • P-THS boys' basket- ball scrimmage at Bristow, 9a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 • P-T 7th-8 th basketball hosts P-T tournament through Saturday, Dec. 1. • P-T 9 th basketball at McLoud tournament through Saturday, Dec. 1. • Coyle 7-8 t" basket- ball at Ripley tournament through Saturday, Dec. 1. • Agra JH basketball hosts Agra tournament. Tuesday, Nov. 27 • P-THS basketball hosts Cleveland: JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m. Varsity games broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 6: 15 p.m. • Agra HS basketball at Coyle, 6:30 p.m. • Carney HS basketball hosts Davenport, 6:30 p.m. • StUlwater HS wrestling p.m.; Wednesday, Nov.  • Ripley HS basketball hosts Coyle at Chesa- peake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, 12 noon. Thursday, Nov. 29 • Stillwater HS basket- ball hosts Tulsa NOAH, 7p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 • P-THS basketball hosts Stroud: JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m. • P-TJH wrestling at Cushing tournament through Saturday, Dec. 1. • Agra HS basketball at Ripley, 6:30 p.m. • Carney HS basketball hosts Oilton, 6:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS basket- ball hosts Southeast, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 • Stillwater HS Wrestling at Arkansas City, KS, tournament. Monday, Dec. 3 • P-TJH basketball with Chandler: Girls, here, 4: 30 p.m.; boys, there, 4: 30 p.m. • Coyle HS basketball at Frontier tournament through Dec. 8. • Agra 7  & 8th basket- ball hosts OCA, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 • P-THS basketball at Perry: JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m. Varsity games broadcast on KGFY 105.5 'FM with the pregame show at 6:15 p.m. • Agra HS basketball hosts Carney, 6:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS wrestling hosts Bartlesville dual: JV, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 • P-THS basketball at OBU tournament through Saturday, Dec. 8. Perkins-TryonChead football coach Lloyd Wertman con- gratulates receiver Matt Waitt who made the game-winning touchdown catch against Bristow earlier in the season. The win was one of the high points of the season before a string fo four straight losses. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick Demons' season filled with several highs, lows By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor In taking a look back at the recently completed foot- ball season, Perkins-Tryon head coach Lloyd Wertman compared it to two seasons wrapped into one. The Demons did make another appearance in the Class 3A state playoffs but were handed a 48-12 loss by the Jones Longhorns nearly two weeks ago. The loss ended the season that saw a lot of success early but none at the end. "I have never seen like likes of this season," said Wertman. "To go from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows with turn- overs and injuries in mass quantities. It's been a very unraveling year with the way it all transpired from Jones (first meeting), to the outcome wouldn't be Bethany, to Bristow then the same as the opening to Okmulgee." week. P-Thadlost four straight "It's just crazy the way games quite handily after it happened," Wertman being in contention for a added. "Nobody planned much higher playoff seed, it that way and nobody especially after the huge win at Bristow. But it was that game when things started to change; especially with the number of injuries the team began suffering. District successive dis- trict losses to Cushing and Chandler put the Demons in the position of not making the playoffs heading into the season finale against non-district foe Okmul- gee. Despite losing to the Bulldogs, P-T got the help it needed to advance to the playoffs but the opponent would be a familiar one in Jones and unfortunately wanted it that way. It was a very tough year." But if there was a silver lining to this season, it would the ability to get that extra week of work, especially with the younger players who were pressed into service because of the onslaught of injuries. "That was a big plus for us by having that extra week with as many young kids as we were playing," Wertman added. Because P-T did not have a very big senior class, the See SEASON Page B4 Three wrestlers place in open tournament side of the state we don't usually see," said head coach Shawn Matheson. Approximately 18 schools were represented with a lot of them from Class 6A. P-T will be competing in Class 3A this season. Leading the way was two-time state qualifier Blake Avery. Avery, a junior, finished the 126- pound bracket with a 4-0 record and first place finish. Three of Avery's wins were by pins, said Matheson. Senior state qualifier Brett Cheary finished third at 138 pounds with a 4-1 record. Cheary won his first two matches before losing in the semifinals. He MOORE - Perkins- Tryon placed three wres- tlers placed in last Satur- day's Southmoore Open wrestling tournament. "This was the first time we've wrestled in this tournament and it was a good one for us because we were able to see a lot of teams from the west Early signee Perkins-Tryon senior Jordan Gorham took advantage of the early signing period Saturday morning to sign her national letter of intent to Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond. Gorham is a returning starter for the Lady Demons who have reached the state tournament in two different classes the past two years. P-T begins the season Tuesday night. She is pictured with her mother, Freda Tippeconnie, and father, Herschel Gorham. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick rallied in the consolation rounds with two wins for third place. Senior Brandon Moody finished fourth at 160 pounds with a 3-2 record. Moody gained a pair of nament, I though Connor close wins in his matches. Junior Connor Johnson See WRESTLE Page B4 finished 3-2 at 106 pounds and was praised by Mathe- son for his efforts on the mat. "While I believe all our guys did well at this tour- Tournament action awaits JH cagers Perkins-Tryon Junior High basketballers will return from the Thanksgiving Break with tournament action both locally and on the road. The freshmen teams will play in the McLoud 9 a' Grade Invitational Tournament beginning Monday. The Lady Demons will play Prague at 4 p.m. and the Demons will follow around 5:10 p.m. also against Prague in the elementary gymnasium. The tournament will continue on Thursday, Nov. 29, with winners' bracket games in the high school gym and losers' bracket games in the elementary gym. The tournament will conclude on Sat- urday, Dec. 1. The seventh and eighth grade teams will host the P-T tournament that also starts Monday. Seventh grade games will be played at the junior high school and the eighth graders at the high school gym. P-T has earned first round byes in all four brackets and won't play until Thursday, Nov. 29, against the winners of the Stroud/Highland West games. The seventh grade girls will play at 4:30 with the seventh grade boys following at 5:30 p.m. The eighth grade girls will play at 6:30 and the boys will follow at 7:30 p.m. The tournament will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 1. d!d00 ,:,,,Έ h your bank nickel and diming you with hiddenes and uncompetitive rates? At the Perkins branch of Stroud National Bank we know that's money you've earned and deserve to keep. Stop in and find out why so many of your friends and neighbors are making the switch to Stroud National Bank. Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.'to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon Drive.thru Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon