Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

April 5, 2013

Devoted to discus

Tahlequah's Sylas Sloan has ditched shotput and focused all of his attention on discus during his senior season.


Athletes to watch


• Chance Galloway (Memorial) - Something has got to give in the 400-meter race. Galloway and Broken Arrow's Cre Moore have squared off twice this season in the event, both besting one another one time. Plus, both Galloway (47.78) and Moore (48.84) hold state-best times in the 400-meter run this season at both Class 5A and 6A, respectively.

• Ara Poteete (Tahlequah) - After winning the title in the 1,600-meter race at Jenks, Poteete got the week off at Claremore last week. He'll return in the one-mile competition against Union's Mark Middleton and Jenks' Chris Staub.

• Stanvon Taylor (East Central) - The Oklahoma football signee has 5A's farthest leap in the long jump this season at 22 feet, 9 inches. Booker T. Washington's Arlando Johnson and McAlester's Caden Pratt will also be in the mix, too.

• Bo Farrow (Broken Arrow) - The senior thrower didn't take part in the discus or the shotput last season at Tahlequah. But he should throw this year, and there's likely no one that will come close to beating him in shotput or discus. The Pittsburg State signee holds both state-highs in both categories in 6A this season.


• Abby Hoover (Sapulpa) - The senior runner holds the best time in 6A in the 800-meter run this season at 2:19. Hoover will be the favorite in the half-mile race, but Tahlequah's Jessica Hembree and Gracie Medellin and Owasso's Haley Giessler should be other strong contenders.

• Imani Davis (Union): Davis' leap of 5 feet, 6 inches in the best in the high jump in 6A this year. Davis is also the Reasors Track Classic record holder in the event, recording a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches in 2012.

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  • Lamons-main.jpg Tahlequah wrestler Hestin Lamons adds to memorable season with All-State triumph

    Hestin Lamons’ fitness regiment has been a grueling one this summer. It paid off in a big way at the All-State wrestling dual on Wednesday night.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Date set for Keys football physicals

    Before scheduled practices can begin in order to prepare for the season, players must first receive a physical.
    Next Tuesday, Aug. 5, Keys High School will be administering physicals in the high school cafeteria.

    July 31, 2014

  • Keys-Dakota.jpg Playing both sides of the line

    Recently, Keys High School football standout Dakota Matlock was nearly severely injured in a terrifying car wreck.

    Matlock is coming off a stellar gridiron season for Keys High School. On offense, Matlock ran for over 1,000 yards for the Cougars. In his sophomore season, Matlock led Keys in tackles from the safety position.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hooper.jpg Sparking the flame

    Sequoyah High School’s Justin Hooper looking to lead this year

    Last season was Justin’s last chance to play alongside Cody at Sequoyah High School.
    Justin had to battle to win the Indians starting tailback. The coaching staff did not know who was going to be the Indians starting running back coming into fall practice.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson, East win easily at All-State

    Jake Johnson was able to hold off Lawton MacArthur’s Trent Meisel at the Class 5A state tournament in May. On Monday at the All-State tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Johnson had it much easier against Meisel.

    July 29, 2014

  • TAH-MORGAN.jpg Brett’s ball club

    Brett Morgan taking over as Tahlequah’s softball coach

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Morgan taking over as Tahlequah’s softball coach

    July 14, 2014

  • -1.tif Playing through pain

    Tahlequah's Chase Campbell playing football despite an injured shoulder

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • o'donnell3.jpg Randee repairs shoulder

    Former Tahlequah standout Randee O’Donnell has shoulder operation before starting college career

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • OSSAA to coaches: No more criticism of officials

    June 27, 2014


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