Tahlequah Daily Press

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December 31, 2013

Unlucky '13

Local and area teams fall short of titles in otherwise exciting athletic year

(Continued)

• Johnson, Tigers fall short of 5A crowns (May 7)

Trouble at the turn cost Tahlequah’s Jake Johnson a chance at an individual crown at the Class 5A state golf tournament at Tulsa Country Club. A bogey on No. 9 and a triple bogey on No. 10 prevented Johnson from chasing down Bishop Kelley’s Chris Karlovich on the back nine. Karlovich won an individual crown at 219, while Johnson tied for third at 223.

As a team, Tahlequah tied for fourth place with Bishop McGuinness at 962, which was way off the pace set by the state champions, the Bishop Kelley Comets at 913.

• NSU tennis loses in Round of 16 (May 8)

The NSU women’s tennis team lost 5-0 to No. 3 BYU-Hawaii at the NCAA tournament in Surprise, Ariz. The RiverHawks lost all three doubles matches before losing two singles matches to have their season come to an end in the Round of 16.

• High jump silvers for Tahlequah (May 11)

Tahlequah picked up second-place finishes in the high jump at the Class 5A state track meet in Yukon. Jordan Roach (5 feet, 2 inches) was second on the girls side behind Grove’s Emilee Iverson (5 feet, 6 inches), while Brandon Conrad (6 feet, 6 inches) lost a tiebreaker to McAlester’s Zach Skimbo (6 feet, 6 inches) on the boys side.

• Lady Indians ousted at state volleyball tournament (Oct. 11)

The Sequoyah volleyball team appeared in the state tournament for the first time since 2006, but the Lady Indians were one-and-done following an opening-round loss to Oklahoma Christian School, 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-18).

• Sequoyah softball falls in championship game (Oct. 12)

A squeeze bunt by Kelsey Harmon put Washington on top for good after Sequoyah jumped out to a 2-0 lead early on in the Class 3A fastpitch softball championship game in Shawnee. Washington rallied with four runs in the fourth inning and let pitcher Allison Wells do the rest of the work as Sequoyah fell in the title game for the second straight season.

Sequoyah was limited to two hits while committing three errors.

“We made too many mistakes today to win,” Sequoyah coach Jeff Turtle said.

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  • 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

  • NSU-fishing-team.jpg NSU teams compete in fishing tournament

    Three teams from Northeastern State University’s Bass Fishing Team competed in the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Tournament on Grand Lake in Grove on Saturday, June 21.

    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

  • McMillan-blackboard.jpg Hometown brothers team up for RiverHawks football

    Northeastern State’s football program will include a pair of hometown brothers for the 2014 season.
    Mason McMillan returns for his sophomore season, and this year he will be reunited with his younger brother, Kourtland. The brothers graduated from Tahlequah High School – Mason in 2013, followed by Kourtland in 2014. At Tahlequah, Mason and Kourtland shared the gridiron for one season.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yurcich ready for second season

    With the 2014 season on the brink, Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State University football offensive coordinator, is ready for his second year at the helm after coaching a powerful offensive squad a year ago.

    July 28, 2014

  • James_Ethan-(12)-vs.#2CC63C.jpg Back on the line

    RiverHawks’ Ethan James returns to the line healthy and ready for 2014

    RiverHawks offensive lineman Ethan James will enter the 2014 season healthy – something the team, and James, were not in 2013.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sooners shifting several positions

    Experience comes from encountering the same things in the same ways over and over again. Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom and Julian Wilson have that at defensive end and nickleback in bunches.
    However, both will be seeing new things when practice begins. Grissom is moving to outside linebacker. Wilson will be getting a look at cornerback as his senior season begins

    July 25, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat

    The NCAA once cracked down on colleges that went too far luring top prospects, then it targeted teams that lathered players with special treatment. That was until the NCAA's get-tough approach backfired, rendering it ineffective and creating an opportunity for those who want to play dirty.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • BobBowlsby.jpg Media Week: Change is coming

    Changes are coming to college athletics.
    That was the theme of the state of the conference speech by Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby on the first day of Big 12 Football Media Days.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Peterson.jpg Cowboy quandary: OSU defense trying to replace seven starters

    A year after the best defensive team in the Mike Gundy era, the questions now surround how those few returning starters and second-year defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer can maintain that high level of efficiency.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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