Stillwater News Press

December 5, 2013

Area high schools deal with winter weather

By Andrew Glover
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — With Thursday’s snow and a chance of more snow overnight, area high school athletics could be put on ice Friday.

Thursday’s storm canceled the Oklahoma Baptist University Tournament, which Perkins-Tryon’s basketball teams were attending. The cancelation cost the Lady Demons and the Demons three games. Girls coach Jerry Burnett said his team will use the time off to work on fundamentals.

“We are going to play it by ear tomorrow,” Burnett said. “If the weather is still bad we will be back in school Monday.”

Perkins-Tryon’s next game will be at home Tuesday against Perry.

The Cushing Tigers’ and Lady Tigers’ basketball games in the Lake Keystone Classic at Mannford were canceled for Thursday and Friday. Boys coach David Day says he hopes the team will be able to resume play in the tournament on Saturday.

As of press time most of Friday’s basketball games remain up in the air. Agra’s game in Ripley is canceled. Currently a makeup date is yet to be determined. Agra’s next game is at Carney on Tuesday. Ripley will compete in the KOFM Classic on Thursday.

Carney is scheduled to visit Coyle. Lady Bluejackets’ coach Tom Webb said he doesn’t know much about the Lady Bulldogs.

“They only have two seniors and have a new coach,” Webb said.

Coyle won its opener Tuesday 49-41 over Mulhall-Orlando. Carney fell to Davenport 69-42 on Tuesday. Jack Brewster, who coached the boys last season, is coaching the girls this season. Both the Bluejackets and Bulldogs lost their openers. Coyle lost 61-51 to Mulhall-Orlando. Carney lost 69-54 to Davenport.

Frontier still plans to travel to Newkirk Friday. The girls matchup will feature two ranked teams with Newkirk at No. 20 in Class 3A and Frontier (2-1) No. 4 in Class A. Coach Bob Weckstein said it will be a good early season challenge.

“They will be all we need,” Weckstein said. “I have one girl with experience and the rest is coming along.”

The Mustangs (0-3) are looking for their first win of the season.

Morrison and Cashion’s game is still on but boys coach Cory Bales said it will likely be canceled. The Wildcats are coming off a 48-30 victory over Deer Creek-Lamont and the Lady Wildcats a 43-40 loss.

Morrison will compete in the Frontier Shootout. The Lady Wildcats open with Frontier at 4:15 p.m. Monday. The Wildcats play Crescent at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The Pawnee Black Bears and Lady Black Bears are still planning to open the season at Hominy. The Black Bears enter ranked No. 9. The Lady Black Bears will play their first game under new coach Chad Tsotigh, who hopes the game will still be played.

“I’m anxious and tired of practicing,” Tsotigh said. “I think the girls are tired of it too. Hopefully we can go out and play and get the jitters out.”

Glencoe still plans to host Tonkawa Friday. The Panthers (5-0) are ranked No. 1 as the Class A defending state champion. Tonkawa won its first two games over Deer Creek-Lamont and Frontier.

The Lady Panthers (4-1) have won their last two games. Tonkawa is ranked No. 15 in Class 2A and is coming off a 42-34 victory against Frontier.