Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News


January 14, 2014

‘Runner-Up Finishes’

Inola teams finish 2nd in Oologah Tournament

OOLOGAH — In a game of streaks, Fort Gibson had the best and last. The sixth-ranked Tigers outscored Inola 22-1 over the last five minutes and bolted to an 80-63 victory Saturday night in the championship game of the Oologah Tournament.

Down 14-10 in the first quarter, Fort Gibson scored 15 straight points to lead 25-14 after one period. Inola trailed 42-27 with 2:29 left in the first half, then rallied to lead 54-53 with 3:07 remaining in the third quarter.

The Tigers (9-1) again took the lead at 58-54 starting the final period before an 8-0 spree put the Longhorns on top 62-58 with 5:02 left. Ninth-ranked Inola (7-3) scored just one more point the rest of the way.

Fort Gibson atoned for a 64-54 loss to the Longhorns in the semifinals of the Inola Tournament last month.

Coach Clyde Barkley’s team appeared on the verge of a successful rally when Aaron Davis swished consecutive three-point shots, sending the Longhorns into a 62-58 lead. Fort Gibson scored the next 12 points in constructing a 70-62 edge.  

Stephen Edwards, a 6-5 senior, collected 27 points for the Tigers on 10-of-19 shooting. Tournament most valuable player Jordan London got 18 points and Chris Simpson 17.

Garrett Glass scored 15 points for Inola, Travis Hall 13, Davis 12 and Casey Gill grabbed 12 rebounds for the Longhorns. Hall and Davis were named all-tourney.

Meanwhile, No. 1 Fort Gibson raced to a 14-0 lead against foul and turnover prone Inola, streaking to a 63-39 victory in the girls championship game.

The Lady Tigers (9-0) took advantage of the Longhorns’ early foul problems to shoot 21 free throws in the first half and made 13 compared to Inola’s 2-of-8.

Coach Donnie Martin saw his team turn the ball over 13 times in the first and second periods against Fort Gibson’s pressing defense with three starters fouling three times or more.

Jayme Hill scored 16 points for the Tigers, Allie Glover got 15 and Desiree Phipps 14.

Junior guard Lindsey Byfield led Inola with 10 points.

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