Stillwater News Press

High School Sports

May 2, 2013

Glencoe, Class A still in waiting for state tournament

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Glencoe Panthers were supposed to take the diamond and battle the Roff Tigers Thursday in the Class A state baseball quarterfinals at Dolese Park. Rain throughout the day forced the Panthers to the batting cages and to wait one more day for their biggest game of the season.

“We were really excited about playing today,” sophomore Hunter Hall said. “It was really a drag to not play. School went by slower.”

Glencoe is scheduled to play at 4 p.m. Friday but weather isn’t the only thing that could delay the 2013 state tournament from starting. Wright City, which had to forfeit the quarterfinals because of playing too many regular season games, successfully secured a court injunction on Wednesday from a McCurtain County judge, temporarily postponing the tournament in hopes of getting reinstated. A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday between Wright City and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association. If there is a resolution, the tournament will resume. Junior Jake Lazenby said that’s the toughest thing right now.

“I don’t understand what the big deal is,” Lazenby said. “They played too many regular season games.”

Wright City was supposed to play Sterling in the first round, with the winner playing the Glencoe-Roff winner in the semifinals. Sophomore Ty Lazenby said though it’s tough not getting to play, it hasn’t affected the team.

“We were ready to play (Thursday),” Lazenby said. “When we do get to play, we will be ready to go.”

Jake said the team is taking advantage of the extra time, adding the rain didn’t keep them from practice.

“We have a hitting facility and threw some bullpen sessions,” Jake said. “It was nice on Monday and Tuesday, so we got a couple of good practices in.”

Glencoe isn’t afraid to express its confidence as it knows a thing or two about winning after winning the Class A state basketball championship in March.

“Winning just carries over,” Jake said. “We think we have a good chance of winning.”

“We think we have a good chance of winning in baseball too,” Ty said. “We beat Union City and that was probably our best win. If we can beat them, we can beat anybody.”

If Glencoe wins Friday, it will play Sterling at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, assuming Wright City’s forfeit stands.

Cushing, Perkins-Tryon and Yale had their regionals postponed until Friday. Cushing will face Bethel at 2 p.m. in Piedmont. Perkins-Tryon will face Pawhuska at 2 p.m. in Verdigris. Yale plays at Dale at 11 a.m.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
High School Sports
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Must Read