Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

September 20, 2012

‘Battle of Unbeatens’

Claremore, Collinsville clash in 5A-4 District Showdown

CLAREMORE — The ‘biggest game’ of the District 5A-4 season opener kicks off Friday night with a “Battle of Unbeatens” in the Claremore Zebras and Collinsville Cardinals.

At 7:30 p.m. in Collinsville, the Zebras and Cardinals will tangle for early district bragging rights and the possibility of picking up their fourth consecutive win in the 2012 season.

According to Claremore head football coach Rob Gilbreath on Friday’s district opener, “I look for it to be another great game with a few plays and turnovers making the difference.”

Claremore brings a lot of intensity and momentum into this game, especially after persevering with a 21-20 overtime win over the McAlester Buffs last Friday night at Lantow Field.

The Zebras, according to Gilbreath, haven’t been 3-0 since the 1995 season.

“It’s a great feeling,” Gilbreath added on the 3-0 record. “Now, we have to stay hungry, keep that determination and open district play like we ended non-district.”

Claremore (3-0) enters its match-up with Collinsville (3-0) a little hampered by injuries.

On Monday, three starters — Jordan Cunningham, Baron Hope, and Caleb Webster — did not practice due to injuries sustained in the McAlester game.

Though Gilbreath didn’t reveal the severity of those injuries, he did say that two of the three will play and is unsure on the third.

Offensively, Cunningham has been Claremore’s go-to guy in the running game, carrying 57 times for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

Webster, meanwhile, leads Claremore’s passing game with 15 receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

On defense, though, Cunningham and Hope anchor Claremore’s linebacking unit with 87 combined tackles.

* Claremore junior quarterback Matt Whatley, in three games, has completed 19-of-32 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • BASEBALL: Southwest Baptist slips past NSU, 5-3

     The Northeastern State baseball team lost 5-3 to Southwest Baptist Thursday afternoon at Dobson Field.
     
    The RiverHawks (19-22, 15-18 MIAA) held a 3-0 lead early in the contest, but a late rally from the Bearcats (23-18, 19-13 MIAA) and costly errors from the visitors allowed the home team to secure the series-opening triumph.

    April 18, 2014

  • WOMEN'S TENNIS: Conference champion NSU lands top seed in MIAA tourney

    The No. 31-ranked Northeastern State women's tennis team has drawn the top seed in the 2014 MIAA Women's Tennis Championship, the league announced Thursday morning.

    April 18, 2014