Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News


February 5, 2013

‘Stangs sweep Zebras

Oologah spoils Claremore homecoming with come-from-behind wins

CLAREMORE — The Oologah Mustangs have Claremore’s number when it comes to ‘Homecoming’ games this season.

Oologah is a combined 4-0 against Claremore, winning both games for its homecoming in January, and sweeping the Zebras Saturday night for Claremore’s Homecoming.

Taylor McElhaney rallied the Lady Mustangs from a 28-21 halftime deficit to beat the Class 5A No. 15 Lady Zebras, 49-40 in the opener.

Then, in the nightcap, the Mustangs needed a strong fourth quarter finish to clip the Zebras, 39-37.

“We had such a great first half and played really well offensively,” Lady Zebra coach Stephanie Shaw said. “Second half was a different story. We didn’t move the ball well and stopped making that extra pass.”

Ashlyn Glenn, who was the 2012-13 Basketball Queen, scored 14 of her team-high 16 points in the first quarter as Claremore  (10-8) got up 18-6 and closed out the first half with a 28-21 lead.

Allison Howell also contributed off the bench with seven first-half points while manning the paint with freshman post Bailey Steckline in foul trouble.

The second-half, though, swung into Oologah’s favor as McElhaney and Brinley Evans took over.

Jessica Wolfe’s three-pointer to open the fourth quarter gave Oologah the 36-33 lead.

From that point on, the Lady Zebras never regained momentum. Tristin Reynolds’ basket in the paint cut the deficit to 36-35 and Kaleigh Cox’s jumper from Cherokee Gott narrowed the gap to 40-37 with 2:55 remaining.

Reynolds, Cox and Howell each scored seven points for the Lady Zebras.

Evans joined McElhaney in double figures with 13 points to spark Oologah.

The boys’ game was a nail-biter to the end as Oologah hung on after Claremore’s Grady Caton was called for a charging foul with 2.8 seconds remaining.

Claremore (0-18) led Oologah for three quarters, including its largest lead at 31-26 on Brett Russell’s layup with 6:42 left in the game.

Darrius Murphy tallied eight of his team-high 13 points in the first half as Claremore built a 22-19 lead at the break.

Levi Potter paced Oologah’s offense with nine points, while Josh Snook and Kolton Kitterman added seven points each.

Text Only
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0014web.jpg 9 straight for Lady Zebras

    Claremore sophomore forward Bailey Steckline got the ‘hat-trick’ plus one Tuesday night in the Lady Zebras’ 10-0 win over Tulsa Memorial at  LaFortune Stadium.
    Steckline tallied two goals in the first half, and added two more in the second to complete her impressive night.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0156web.jpg Tulsa Memorial holds off Zebras, 2-1

    Tulsa Memorial scored a pair of first-half goals  to steal the momentum away from the Claremore Zebras, as well as the 2-1 win Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference action at LaFortune Stadium.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0015web.jpg BASEBALL: Whatley, Howe power Zebras past Tahlequah

    Claremore’s Matt Whatley has proven over the past four years that he’s one of the toughest outs in the Metro Lakes Conference.
    On Tuesday, Whatley went 3-for-4 with two singles and a triple while sparking the Zebras to a 12-2 win over Tahlequah in five innings at American Legion Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Dewey takes pair from Sequoyah

    It’s very difficult to win when you can’t score.
    Class 4A third-ranked Dewey blanked homestanding Sequoyah 7-0 and 2-0 in a district doubleheader on Tuesday, improving to 21-3 with a dominating two-hit pitching performance in the opener and a four-hitter in the nightcap.

    April 18, 2014

  • SOCCER: Sequoyah topples No. 15 Catoosa, 1-0

    Sequoyah boys soccer coach Bob Campbell had one phrase to sum up his feelings following the Eagles’ game with 15th ranked Catoosa at home Tuesday night.
    “We’re in the driver’s seat.’’
    Alex Bourgeois scored late in the first half and Sequoyah made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over the Indians in a showdown for the district lead.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jackson sprints Zebras to 1st place at OBU Relays

    Claremore senior sprinter Tyler Jackson felt the need for speed Wednesday afternoon at the Oklahoma Baptist University High School Invitational.
    Jackson notched a pair of first-place victories in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash to help Claremore earn 130 points for top honors.

    April 18, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas Tech roughs up ‘Cats

    The Rogers State University baseball team had a disappointing finish in its home finale as No. 12-ranked Arkansas Tech blanked the Hillcats 11-0 Tuesday evening in non-conference action from the Diamond Sports Complex.

    April 18, 2014

  • ACC WOMEN'S BB: UNC guard DeShields announces transfer

    North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer, coach Sylvia Hatchell said Thursday.
    In a statement from the school, Hatchell said she did not know ''or understand'' why DeShields was leaving.

    April 18, 2014

  • SEC MEN'S BB: Kentucky's Calipari awaits players' decisions

    Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.
    Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen. Some clarity began to emerge Thursday, when guard James Young became the first to announce that he will enter the NBA draft, leaving forward Julius Randle and twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison to decide if they will follow him as speculated or return for another season.

    April 18, 2014