Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

August 30, 2013

Broken Arrow violates OSSAA rules

Local and state briefs

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.

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