Tahlequah Daily Press

August 30, 2013

Broken Arrow violates OSSAA rules

Local and state briefs

From Staff reports

— Broken Arrow High School has forfeited two football games and five track meets from the 2012-2013 school year, according to an announcement made on Thursday. The largest school district in Oklahoma allowed an ineligible athlete to compete in athletics last season.

It was not stated which track meets that Broken Arrow forfeited. The Tigers did win the Reasors Track Classic at Tahlequah High School back in April, beating Jenks by three points. Broken Arrow also won the 6A state track championship, but did not forfeit its title.

The football and track programs were placed on “warning” for the entirety of the 2013-2014 school year. Further violations could result in stricter punishments from the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

Broken Arrow’s self-imposed penalties must also be approved by the OSSAA at the organization’s monthly board meeting on Sept. 11.

NSU soccer routs Bacone

The No. 14-ranked Northeastern State men’s soccer team wrapped up its exhibition campaign with a 13-2 victory over Bacone College Thursday night at DeLoache Field.

The RiverHawks were coming off two losses in exhibition play and picked up a win on the strength of hat tricks from three players.

Sophomore forward Joel Mendoza, sophomore midfielder Paul Samia and freshman forward Roberto Soares each found the net three times. Soares even had time to collect an assist.

Others to score in the match were senior midfielders Juan Gonzalez and Edgar Gonzaga, junior forward Jordan Schmoker and junior defender Eric Crawford. Junior midfielder Josue Morales and freshman midfielder Jonathan Guzman also added two assists.

“After our first two matches, this was a great way to close out the exhibition season,” NSU coach Rob Czlonka said. “We only scored once in our first two matches, and I’m happy a lot of guys were able to get touches and get some confidence heading into the beginning of the regular season.”

NSU outshot the visitors 40-5, dominating possession for the majority of the contest. The home side also held a 14-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Shephard played the first 45 minutes and recorded one save. Redshirt freshman Jackson Biles finished the game and did not record a save. Both conceded a goal.

BC’s Erick Medina’s finished with 12 saves and 13 goals allowed.

Northeastern State will now prepare for the beginning of the regular season, which is set to kickoff at 2 p.m. Sept. 6 with a road contest at William Jewell College.

Lady Tigers blow out Sallisaw

SALLISAW — Tahlequah’s offense unleashed an onslaught on Sallisaw, pounding out 21 hits and breezing to a 16-0, run-rule victory on Thursday.

Whitney Wright led Tahlequah with four hits. She also scored once and drove in three runs.

Seven other Tahlequah players had at least two hits apiece. Kirsten Chase was two for four with two runs scored and five runs batted in, including a three-run triple in the first inning and a two-run home run in the third.

In the pitching circle, Lindsay Wade limited Sallisaw to two hits. The sophomore hurler faced 19 batters and only three reached base. Wade struck out two and walked one.

Tahlequah will venture back into District 5A-3 play on Friday with a doubleheader at East Central on Friday.

THS beats NOAH in 5 sets

Tahlequah escaped with a five-set victory over NOAH on Thursday night at the TMAC. The Tigers improved to 3-1 with a 3-2 (25-19, 25-17, 25-27, 19-25, 15-8) victory.

Cassie Good night led Tahlequah with 16 kills, and Gillan Tinnin added 15 kills. Katie Schneider recorded 28 assists for the Lady Tigers.

“It was a good test for us,” Tahlequah coach Don Ogden said. “We played some of the club-level volleyball that we need to get to.”

Tahlequah will return to the court Tuesday at home against Claremore.

No. 1 Sequoyah wins twice

ERIE, Colo. — Class 3A No. 1 Sequoyah went to the Rocky Mountain State and picked up two victories on Thursday. The Lady Indians beat two Colorado teams, Frederick (8-2) and Erie (9-7).

Sequoyah’s Rain Thompson hit a home run in the win over Frederick, and Kelsey Leach and Hayleigh Galvan both went deep against Erie.

Sequoyah improved to 12-3 and will take on Broomfield (Colo.) and Pueblo East (Colo.) on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.

Lady Indians handle Hulbert

HULBERT — Class 4A No. 5 Sequoyah cruised to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-12) volleyball victory on Thursday. Audrey Ballou led Sequoyah with six kills, and Alison Holcomb had six aces.

The Lady Indians improved to 10-0 and will host Verdigris on Tuesday.

Shock set to return to Sequoyah

Sequoyah graduate Angel Goodrich and the Tulsa Shock will travel to Tahlequah for a team practice at noon Tuesday at The Place Where They Play gym.

“We are excited to have the Tulsa Shock and Sequoyah’s own Angel Goodrich returning to play for her biggest supporters,” said Marcus Crittenden, Sequoyah’s athletic director. “Angel is an excellent role model for our students and an inspiration for student athletes, especially our girls. We are so proud of Angel’s accomplishments and grateful for her continued relationship with Sequoyah High School.”

The event is open to the public, and school groups are also welcome to attend the free event. Tulsa Shock’s team mascot, Volt, and the Shock girls will also be on campus.

For more information, please contact Crittenden at (918) 453-5177.