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Thursday, December 5, 2013 Sports &Fitness I I (40S) 8,aa-sTa w=ae =w mqw,mm  eNl,,omt. =ataa oes: 40S) 72e-2411 BodieTurner kder erUfied Ne & Pm.Owmd Ibkl www.com BASKETBALL P-T Tip-In Club pancake meal fundraiser set The Perkins-Tryon Tip-In Club will host a fundraising pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Applebee's in Stillwater from 7:30- 10 a.m. Tickets are $7 per person and proceeds will benefit the P-T basket- ball programs. Tickets can be purchased at the door. CALENDAR Thursday, Dec. 5 P-THS basketball at Bison Invitational Tourna- ment in Shawnee through Saturday. P-T 7th-9th basketball with Stroud: boys, home, 4:30 p.m.; girls, there, 5 p.m. Ripley 5th-6 th basketball at Yale, 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 P-TJH wrestling at Cushing tournament through Saturday. Agra HS basketball at Ripley, 6:30 p.m. Coyle HS basketball hosts Carney, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Ripley HS basketball at Carney, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 P-T 7th-9th basketball with Chandler: Boys, here, 4:30 p.m.; girls, there, 4: 30 p.m. Coyle HS basketball at Frontier tournament through Saturday, Dec, 14. Ripley 5th-8 th basketball hosts Oilton, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 P-THS basketball hosts 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. P-T wresting at Pawnee triangular with Mannford, 6 p.m. Agra HS basketball at Carney, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Perkins-Tryon Coaches Show, 6 p.m., broadcast live from Perkins Pizza Factory on KGFY 105.5 FM. Thursday, Dec. 12 P-T 7=-9 th basketball with Guthrie: Boys, there, 4:30 p.m.; girls, here, 4: 30 p.m. Agra HS basketball hosts Agra tournament through Saturday, Dec. 14. Ripley HS basketball at KOFM Classic in Enid through Saturday, Dec. 14. Friday, Dec. 13 P-THS basketball at Stroud: 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. P-THS wrestling at Bristow tournament through Saturday, Dec. 14. Tuesday, Dec. 17 P-THS basketball hosts McLoud: JV, 4 p.m., varsity, 6:30 p.m. Varsity game will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show at 6: 15 p.m. Wertman's kind will be hard to replace ,,,,o,i:.. . ., iF% (i.: By Rick Lomenick !!! Journal Sports Editor vain Field and before that Wilhite Field don't count. Also remember that seven of those seasons resulted in trips to the playoffs either in Class 2A or 3A. There were also a couple of dis- trict championships along the way too. He continued a trend that was started by the one before him Steven Grotheer, that that was sta- bility within the program. As you remember, Coach Grotheer was at the helm for six seasons and put the Demons in the playoffs several times including their state semifinals season of 2001. While none of Lloyd's teams ever got that far, he continued that trend. Unfortunately, that could be something that could end. It seems now, coaches aren't staying as long at a place as before. I guess you I By now word has spread about the resignation of Perkins-Tryon head foot- ball coach Lloyd Wertman. He'll subsequently retire from full-time coaching and teaching duties at the end of the current school year. There's no doubt his presence will be missed around here. Coach Wertman skip- pered the P-T ship nine seasons and in that time recorded a 57-42 mark. He was one game from hitting the century mark of 100 in games coaches. Unfortu- nately scrimmages and the many hours spent at McI1- Thanksgiving harvest Travis Beams, son of Kenny and Belinda Beams and grandson of Betty Harper, all of Per- kins, shot this lO-point whitetail buck east of town Friday morning. The buck's longest tint measured 15 inches and it had unofficial gross scores of 176. Beams, who lives in Oklahoma City, was using a .308 rifle to harvest his holiday catch. Photoprovided can say they're working their way up the proverbial corporate ladder. And those who've been successful are the ones making the bigger moves. While that is good for them, it often brings an air of inconsistency for a school program. To say the least, we want get the best possible coach we can to lead our football program and I feel there should be an ample number of applicants to choose from. P-T has a lot going for itself with regards to the school district, the location, and the facilities to name a few. We've got good kids and have several coming back who've seen playing time. Personally, I want to thank Coach Wertman for what he's done for this school district and this pro- gram. I'll miss our Monday afternoon sessions talking about the previous week's game and our upcoming opponent. Many times we would just "sit and visit" after the interview. Those were good times and I'm looking forward to doing the same with our new coach whoever it will be. See WERTMAN Page B2 Matmen working hard for openers Despite not recording a lot of wins at last Wednes- day's wrestling event at Oklahoma City University, Perkins-Tryon's junior high and high school grapplers are still working hard as regular season events start this week. P-T wrestlers combined for eight wins at the OCU Pre-Turkey event, which draws some of the top high school wrestling programs from around the state in all classifications. P-T was rep- resented by 14 junior high and high school wrestlers. "This is really a young group and it looked like they were nervous early but they really wrestled hard," said head coach Shawn Matheson. "This tournament helps us gauge what we need to work on and right now we need to continue working on the basics." Freshman Jalon Lawson and eighth grader Jaxon Swink each recorded 2-2 records for P-T. Lawson wrestled at 200 pounds and Swink at 126 pounds. Junior Logan Crotty went 1-2 at 195 pounds as did freshman Nathanael Ellis at 113 pounds. Eli Phibbs at 98 pounds, Hunter Phillips at 113 pounds, Elijah Green at 175 pounds, and Garrett Self at 220 pounds went 0-2 in high school action. Eighth grader Nathan McFee got the team's first win of the day at 132 See MATMEN Page B2 SHS basketballers compete in Bixby tourney Improving and becom- ing more consistent will be on the agenda for Stillwater High's boys' and girls' bas- ketball teams as they com- pete in the annual Bixby Invitational Tournament Thursday through Saturday at Whitey Ford Gymnasium in Bixby. Both the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will take 1- 1 records into the tourney after opening the season a week ago in the Ponca City Festival. The Bixby Tournament annually is a challenge and this year's bracket for both :.: freshman at the University A first round loss would i!':::!!;!,,, !i!:::, of South Dakota; sank a send the Pioneers to an 11: i layup at the buzzer to lift 30 a.m. consolation game li ':'i*ii, :iiiii the Pioneers to a 58-56 against the Putnam City- !:ii victory. East Central loser. Stillwater lost to Tulsa In other first round down-to-the-wire game, Edison in the semifinals and games, Oklahoma City which has become com- placed third. Edison fell to Northwest Classen meets monplace when these two Putnam City in last year's Class 6A's 15'-ranked teams meet. SHS and Bixby tournament finals. Bartlesville and Del City, have played each other six If the Pioneers defeat ranked fifth in Class 5A, times in the past three Bixby, they will play the meets Tulsa Edison, fourth- years and each game was winner of a first round game ranked in 5A. competitive, between Putnam City and Stillwater's girls, who The two teams met Tulsa East Central at 8:30 struggled in last year's tour- in the first round a year p.m. Friday. Putnam City nament losing to Claremore ago and the game wasn't is ranked 10 th in Class 6A, and Tulsa Edison, will also decided until senior guard while East Central is ranked Rico Thompson, who is a 13 th in Class 5A. See PIONEERS Page B2 By Ron Holt the boys and girls shapes up to be no different. Coach Michael Davis' Pioneers will face a familiar foe in the tourney opener as they take on the host Bixby Spartans at 8:30 tonight. Both teams are top-20 ranked teams early in the season as the are ranked 13 h in Class 6A and the Pioneers are ranked 16% It should be another Frigid Bedlam awaits Cowboys, Sooners a bit confusing, especially with the outcome of the Baylor-Texas game. OU was virtually eliminated from a conference title fol- lowing last week's Baylor win over TCU. To say the least, the Cowboys have been on a roll in recent games, espe- cially the back-to-back games with Texas and Baylor. The offense seems to be clicking along and the defense has continued to show its consistency, especially with forcing turnovers and even con- verting points on some of them. Those points will be important against the Soon- ers, who seem to be playing well after their quarterback switch. By now we've seen some changes with the weather and that could be a factor as well. Remember how nippy it was during the Baylor game? Expect the same or possibly colder on Saturday, especially with the early start. We'll be interested to see how many tailgaters will brave the conditions. The same would hold true with the expected crowd for the game. With it being Bedlam, naturally there should be a big crowd. And naturally, the major- ity will be wearing orange. CN CN CN Two Marcus Smart turn- overs in the final moments of Sunday night's cham- pionship finals of the Old See BEDLAM Page B2 To say that Saturday's Bedlam matchup between Oklahoma State and Okla- homa is a big game is an even bigger understate- ment. And with all the early-season inconsisten- cies that plagued the Cow- boys, it would show how far the program has come just this season. The Pokes and Sooners will square off at 11 a.m. for brunch at Boone Pick- ens Stadium. The game will be nationally televised on ABC, which makes the early start a bit more bear- able. Besides, it doesn't do much good to gripe because the Big 12 television con- tract has all the say in the matter. OSU enters a 10-point favorite as of earlier this week and its bowl location scenario is simple with a win. It would be another trip to the Fiesta Bowl with its second Big 12 Confer- ence championship in three years. A loss and things get Perkins Branch 830 N. Main Street Perkins (405) 547-1199 Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon Drive-thru Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon