Claremore Daily Progress


April 30, 2014

Down to the Wire

Graves makes game-winning stop for Verdigris

VERDIGRIS — Verdigris goalkeeper Jade Graves dove to her right and knocked a penalty shot out of the net, thus ending Thursday’s ‘bloody’ grudge match with Sand Springs.

Graves’ game-winning stop following regulation provided the Lady Cardinals with a 3-2 win on penalty kicks.

Verdigris and Sand Springs were deadlocked at 2-2 after regulation in a match that witnessed two players colliding on a header and one leaving the field with blood running down her face.

Senior forward Caitlyn Hanslovan gave Verdigris a 1-0 lead on the assisted goal from Taylor Beck.

Sand Springs evened the game at 1-1 going into halftime.

In the second half, Verdigris’ Landry Holder made it 2-1 on a 15-yard shot that soared over the Sand Springs keeper and into the back of the net.

Following several grueling, hard-fought defensive stops from Verdigris sweeper Aubrey Lindsey, Sand Springs got behind the Lady Cardinals’ defense for the game-tying goal that made it 2-2 at the end of regulation.

Verdigris converted all of their penalty kicks, and Graves stopped Sand Springs’ final attempt to secure the huge win over a Class 6A program.

With the win, Class 4A No. 2-ranked Verdigris improved to 10-3 on the season.

Verdigris will close out the regular season on Monday with Senior Night against Miami.

Text Only
  • DSC_0111web.jpg ‘Team behind the Team’

    For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebra student training staff will be represented in the Oklahoma Coaches All-State games held in Tulsa.
    Meranda Golbek and Sarah Szcinski, a pair of 2014 Claremore High School graduates, earned All-State honors for their athletic training careers and will join two other student trainers from Jenks and Stillwater High School on the East squad.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blackmon a 'big deal' for the wrong reasons

    The sports world is littered with gifted athletes whose self-destructive tendencies derailed what should have been promising careers. Ex-Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon appears to be on that well-worn path with his latest arrest.

    July 27, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Three Rivers Bandits notch 8th-straight win

    The Three Rivers Bandits seem to be getting hot when they need to be, heading into next week’s state tournament.

    The Bartlesville Indians were victims of the heat as the Bandits swept a doubleheader from them, 2-0 and then 9-2, on Saturday at Connors State College for their eighth straight win.

    July 27, 2014

  • TCU's Fields surrenders to misdemeanor warrant

    TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.

    That's after TCU suspended the defensive standout earlier this week amid allegations he punched an ex-girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"

    July 27, 2014

  • College football workouts not for the meek

    The massive men ran from one station to the next, barely taking a second to catch their breath between rounds of sit-ups, push-ups and throwing weighted balls against a wall.

    July 27, 2014

  • Utah QB Wilson cited on alcohol charge

    Utah quarterback Travis Wilson has been cited at a concert on a charge of possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor.

    July 27, 2014

  • NFL: Eagles dealing with suspension of ex-Sooner OL Lane Johnson

    Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly opened training camp Saturday dealing with an issue he never faced before — one of his top players being suspended.

    Right tackle Lane Johnson, Kelly's first opening-round draft pick and the fourth overall pick of the 2013 draft will miss the first four games of the 2014 season after testing positive for a banned substance.

    July 27, 2014

  • NFL: Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football

    There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.

    On the first day of training camp, Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at the popular and polarizing quarterback who electrified college football and who may one day lead Cleveland back to pro football glory.

    They all came to see Johnny Manziel.

    July 27, 2014

  • Manziel's day at Browns camp

    A look at Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's day at training camp.

    July 27, 2014