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B2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, December 29, 2016 Sports 9 Nathaneal Ellis wrestled his way to a win by a second period pin at 152 pounds during last week's dual with Pawnee here. Ellis is one of the seniors providing key leadership for this year's Perkins-Tryon squad. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick WRESTLE Page A 1 Phibbs, Ellis, and Lawson as he credits Another positive asset is the number of them for setting the tone of practice each wrestlers on both the junior high and high day. school teams. Love reported there are 25 "They do a really good job of making junior high grapplers while the high school sure the room is running right and every- has 20. one is doing what they're supposed to be "Like you saw tonight if you have a full doing," he said. "We've got a lot of young dual team you're in almost every dual and guys and they're learning and getting better if they have forfeits you get those points," as well." he said. CHESBRO Page A 1 Coach Chesbro remains very competitive team," beginning to show signs of optimistic about this Pie- he said. "Along with those maturity on the mat. neer team being able to returners, Jakob Ogden and "The younger part of our right the ship and pick up Aaron Veselak are having lineup - freshman Henry some momentum in the good seasons and the team Warren at 106, fresh- coming weeks, is counting on them, as man Tanner Robinson at "If and when, we get all seniors, to get some qual- 120, sophomores Skyler ofour best kids in thelineup ity wins. John Ritchey and Lancaster and Christian and everyone becomes Parker Nicholas, the teams' McCutcheon and a com- healthy, we will have a junior representatives, are pletenewcomer, SamSmith at 285 pounds - must start B r,ra I E F S getting into the win column Page A I more often as they get more games broadcast on KGFY COAC tournament at West- and more experience on 105.5 FM with the pregame moore through Saturday, the mat," Coach Chesbro show at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 14. Agra HS basketball Monday, Jan. 16 added. hosts Coyle, 6:30 p.m. P-TJH wrestling at The Pioneers return to Ripley HS basketball at Pawnee festival, action Jan. 3 as they enter- Oilton, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 tain Blackwell. SHS then Stillwater HS basketball P-THS basketball hosts travels to face powerful hosts Moore, 6 p.m. Tecumseh: JV, 4 p.m.; Sand Springs on Jan. 5. Stillwater HS wrestling at varsity, 6:30 p.m. The Oklahoma State Cowboys will conclude the 2016 football season tonight taking on Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The kickoff is set for around 8 p.m. A dominating win over As of this writing, the Colorado should help with Cowboys were a slight that decision. underdog to the No. CN CN CN 10-ranked Buffaloes from The Cowboys basketball the Pac-12 Conference. team continues to turn some Many of you out there will heads as it wrapped up the remember the days when non-conference portion these two teams squared of the schedule last week off back during the Big with a 92-70 home win over 8 Conference days. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christ Buffs holds a slight series at Gallagher-Iba Arena. lead over the No. 12-ranked The visiting Islanders Cowboys. never really threatened as A win by the Pokes will O-State rolled to a 52-33 earn another 10-win season lead at halftime. The visi- to go along with the three tors were outscored 40-37 disappointing losses. It will in the second half to keep also help take away some of them at bay. the sting from the Bedlam Five players finished in loss at Oklahoma earlier double figures led by Phil this month. And hopefully, Forte with 19 points. Jeffrey the game plan is to attack Carroll followed with 13 Colorado on both sides of and Lindy Waters added the ball. We don't think 12. Brandon Averette and fans can stomach another Thomas Dziagwa chipped conservative approach, in 11 points each. As bowl games go, this Another huge contribu- one is steadily gaining some tion was made in rebound- prestige. While it isn't in ing as Mitchell Solomon the same league as the pulled down a career-high Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, 14 with nine of them on or the Rose Bowl, it is one the offensive boards. That that looks pretty good when was one short of the school you start looking at season record. Solomon also added records, eight points coming off the And the San Ante- bench. nio-area is a hotbed for Up next will be the start recruiting in south Texas of the Big 12 Conference too. Several members of portion of the schedule as the current team are from the Cowboys host West that area and we've seen Virginia at 3 p.m. Friday. the success they've brought A win over the Moun- to the program. We're sure taineers will increase that there will be some prospec- respect level and could tive recruits in attendance serve as a springboard for to help with their decision, the rest of the season. Of course, there's still a lot of basketball to be played but it sure helps with the overall atmosphere when you're winning. CN CN CN The Cowgirls finally suffered their first loss of the season when they lost 73-54 to Oregon State in the finals of the Play4Kay Shootout early last week in Las Vegas, Nev. O-State led 19=17 at the end of the first quarter over the Beavers but found themselves trailing 37-32 at halftime. The other OSU outscored the Cowgirls 36-22 in the second half. Kaylee Jensen led the Cowgirls in scoring with 24 points with Mandy Cole- man following with 15. The Cowgirls reached the finals with wins over Long Beach State and Santa Clara University. Up next is conference action hosting Iowa State at 5 p.m. today. Just like the guys, a win to begin conference play makes for a positive start. Antiques + G '/ts Collectibles f Sasser & Company 147 S. Main Perkins (405) 547-5298 Layaway Gift Registry + Certificates Judy Hull t507 S Sangre R~ Stillwater, OK 74074 (405) 372q~0 ( !iiii i i i::i, iii i if://i :: Edward Jones