Tahlequah Daily Press

Sports

February 20, 2013

Class 2A/3A basketball playoff previews

(Continued)

Area IV (Wilburton)

• The favorite: Oktaha. Basically a coin flip, the Tigers get the nod here only because they made the state tournament last year.

• Other contenders: Preston, Colbert, Savanna. The results of this area could depend upon the play of freshman Chelsea Dungee of Preston. The Oklahoma commit could put Preston on her shoulders and carry it to the state tournament.

• Potential games to watch

- Savanna vs. Oktaha (regional final at Talihina); Preston vs. Colbert (regional final at Crowder); Region I winner vs. Region II winner (area final at Wilburton).

• State bound: Colbert (area champ); Preston (area runner-up).



-------------



Class 3A boys

Area I (Sand Springs)

• The favorite: Oklahoma Centennial. Back-to-back 3A championships at Oklahoma Centennial says it all. The Bison are loaded again this year. A 16-7 record could be a little misleading for the Bison since four losses have come against Texas teams while the other three have come against top-five teams here in Oklahoma.

• Other contenders: Sequoyah, Henryetta, OCS, Beggs. A hodgepodge of teams from all over the state are lumped together in this area. Sequoyah is trying to make it back to the state tournament for the first time time 2010, while Oklahoma Christian School is looking for its first return trip since 2009.

• Potential games to watch

- Centennial vs. OCS (regional final at Perkins-Tryon); Sequoyah vs. Henryetta (regional final at Okmulgee); any area tournament games (Sand Springs).

• State bound: Centennial (area champ); OCS (area runner-up).

Area III (Fort Gibson)

• The favorite: Verdigris. Randy Upshaw-coached teams are always tough to beat this time of year. The Cardinals didn't make the state tournament last year, but look for that to chance this season.

• Other contenders: Sperry, Keys, Kansas. Look for Casey Cole (Sperry), Trevor Eubanks (Keys) and Cole Kendrick (Kansas) to take over during the playoffs. It's likely that the best performer of this group will lead his team to Oklahoma City.

• Potential games to watch

- Sperry vs. Keys (regional final at Adair); Verdigris vs. Kansas (regional final at Muskogee Civic Center).

• State bound: Verdigris (area champ); Sperry (area runner-up).

Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • Really one true champion?

    I decided to spare the colleagues in front of me – and myself from making a scene – by holding back flipping my table at the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days in Dallas.
    I had become exhausted by the constant use and misrepresentation by the Big 12 with their moniker of “One True Champion.” If they are going to live with the slogan, then they need to abide by that slogan.
    Perhaps its a simple case that they are keeping constant with the poor math of the 10-team Big 12 Conference.

    July 23, 2014

  • Hill expected to be used in multiple facets

    The picture became a little clearer recently of how Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year Tyreek Hill will be utilized in the Oklahoma State offense.
    And the picture is rather wide.

    July 23, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • shock pic.jpg Time to rest

    Shock beats San Antonio before entering All-Star break

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • McIlroy leads, Tiger Woods in contention after 1st day at British Open

    July 18, 2014

Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Press Sports Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
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: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Stocks