Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

January 17, 2013

Cherrington inks with LaBette

CLAREMORE — Kevin and Stacy Cherrington have traveled many miles across the United States to watch their daughter, Colbie, fulfill a life-long dream on the softball diamond.

On Thursday, those miles and dreams came to fruition as Claremore’s senior catcher signed a national letter of intent to play college softball for LaBette Community College in Parsons, Kan.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Cherrington said on the getting the opportunity to play college softball. “Plus, LaBette is close (only an 1 1/2 hours away), so my parents and friends can still come watch me play.”

Cherrington won’t, however, be walking into an unfamiliar environment. Oologah’s Bailey Hamilton also signed a national letter of intent to play for the Lady Cardinals.

“It will be neat to have Bailey on the team, and continue to playing together,” Cherrington said. “We’ve been playing competitive together on Bedlam for the past year and gotten to know more about one another.”

LaBette head coach Ryan Phillips believes that Cherrington has what it takes to come in right away and make a difference in the Lady Cardinals’ program.

“Colbie’s going to be beneficial to the success of this program,” Phillips said. “She’s got great pop at the plate, and hits very well. Defensively, I like her strong arm, footwork and she does a great job of blocking pitches.”

The left-handed Cherrington was a four-year starting catcher for the Claremore Lady Zebras, and this season, helped lead her team to the Class 6A regional playoffs.

According to Lady Zebra head coach Jim Sherl, “The past four years, it’s been neat to see the growth and progress that Colbie has made on and off the field. She’s really matured into a great leader and a great representative of the Lady Zebra softball program.

“Her biggest strength or asset to our program was her ability to help promote and encourage the young kids,” Sherl added. “I saw her take on more of a leadership role at the beginning of the offseason going into her senior year. She decided to be our team leader and take control of this team, and that’s what defined her legacy.”

LaBette, according to Sherl, is getting a sharp individual, who does whatever it takes and does it the right way.

“Colbie will definitely help LaBette win games,” Sherl said. “She’s so unselfish and is very clutch in tough situations.”

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0344web.jpg ‘Lucky 7’ comes through in the 3rd

    Over the course of his four-year baseball career at Verdigris High School, third baseman Ryan Skalnik has had his share of memorable at-bats.
    None more important than Tuesday’s appearance in the Large School East-West All-State Game at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa.
    Skalnik, who was the lone senior this season for Verdigris and a four-time Class 3A state champion, thrived under pressure in the top of the third inning for the East.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Larue, Skalnik power East to 3-0 victory

    The East blanked the West 3-0 in the Large School All-State Baseball Game Tuesday night at J. L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
    Claremore catcher Matt Whatley and third baseman Ryan Skalnik of Verdigris represented Rogers County in the contest.
    Skalnik finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI's.  Whatley was 0-for-1 with a walk.

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

  • Sooners introduce mobile ticket delivery

    Sooners fans can now choose mobile delivery of their tickets for University of Oklahoma Athletics events. This new option for 2014 allows fans to present their mobile tickets on their smartphones at the entrance of OU Athletics facilities.

    August 1, 2014

  • Rick Cooper 'perfect AD hire' for Wayland Baptist

    Some of the best years of Rick Cooper's life were spent at Wayland Baptist University and in Plainview. Now, he's back for more.
    Cooper, who played and coached basketball at Wayland for 15 years before spending the last 20 years as head men's basketball coach at West Texas A&M University, is the new director of athletics at his alma mater.

    August 1, 2014

  • OCU's Abbott tabbed SAC Athletic Director of the Year

    Jim Abbott of Oklahoma City University has been selected Sooner Athletic Conference athletic director of the year.

    August 1, 2014

  • Matthews named Southwestern Christian women's basketball coach

    Darrick Matthews has been named head women's basketball coach at Southwestern Christian University.
    Matthews previously served as a men's basketball assistant and junior varsity coach at Southwestern Christian. Matthews also serves as a professor of sports management at SCU.

    August 1, 2014

  • Sooner Athletic Conference names new information director

    Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) Commissioner John Hudson has announced that veteran sports information director Justin Tinder will serve as the new media Information director for the 10-member NAIA conference.

    August 1, 2014

  • Ex-Hog standout Scotty Thurman joins Razorback Sports Network

    Former Arkansas Razorback Scotty Thurman is joining the Razorback Sports Network as a color analyst for Arkansas men's basketball games this season.

    August 1, 2014

  • WNBA: Hayes sparks Dream past Shock, 85-75

    Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 27 points, Angel McCoughtry added 21 and Erika DeSouza had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 85-75 victory over Tulsa on Thursday night.

    August 1, 2014