Spring sports championships concluded over the weekend with boys tennis in Oklahoma City and Class 5A track in Moore.
Claremore had one win and loss in each of the four divisions in Class 5A on Friday and had a similar mixed bag of results on Saturday.
Monty Hughes and Preston Peck cruised past Altus 6-2, 6-0 in their opening match of No. 2 doubles but then dropped a tough 3-set match to Carl Albert (6-2, 4-6, 6-4) in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The duo had a strong Saturday though, picking up a trio of straight set victories en route to a fifth place finish.
Hughes and Peck beat Duncan (6-1, 6-4), cruised past Riverfield (6-1, 6-1), and toppled Ardmore (6-2, 6-3) in the fifth place match.
James Stout and Owen McElwain opened with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Capitol Hill in No. 1 doubles but then fell to Bishop Kelley 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Stout and McElwain opened play Saturday with a grueling 3-set victory over McGuinness (6-1, 2-6, 7-6),
saving seven match points in the process.
“We love those guys (Braeden Buchanan and Colton Gilpin),” said Stout. “We have probably played them 20 times. It’s fun to play in this (atmosphere). The match could have gone either way. In the second set, they came out ready to play. It’s just fun to have this experience again this year. In the third set, I told Owen that we were going to trust each other and just give it our best.”
Stout and McElwain then fell 7-5, 6-0 to Cascia Hall, but bounced back with a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 victory over Christian Heritage in the seventh place match.
“James and Owen were state runners-up last year in Class 5A (in No. 2 doubles),” said Claremore coach Mike Larimer. “They have a lot of experience. That is very helpful in big match play. They always have a calmness about them. They always believe they will win in the end. They knew they needed to take just one point at a time. The two showed that they were not going to give up at the end.”
Tanner Steidley won his opening round match 7-5, 6-2 over Edison in No. 2 singles but then fell 6-0, 6-0 against Cascia Hall in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Micah Sloan dropped his opening round match 6-0, 6-1 to Bishop Kelley but rebounded with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Durant in No. 1 singles on Friday.
Steidley and Sloan both fell in their opening match on Saturday (Steidley to McGuinness 6-4, 6-0 and Sloan to Christian Heritage 6-3, 6-1).
Oologah’s No. 1 doubles team of Konner Davis and Jared Taylor beat Chickasha 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round and then got past Anadarko 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals in Class 4A on Friday.
Saturday didn’t go as well for Davis and Taylor though. They fell 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals against Ada and then Henryetta took the third place match 7-5, 6-3.
Brennen Davis and Cody Elrod had a split decision for the Mustangs in No. 2 doubles on Friday. They cruised past Skiatook 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round but then fell 6-0, 6-0 to top-seeded Ada in the quarterfinals.
Davis and Elrod beat Rejoice Christian 6-4, 7-6 to get things started on Saturday, but then dropped a pair of 7-6, 7-6 tiebreakers against Regent Prep. The duo then fell 6-0, 6-2 to Byng in the seventh place match.
Jack Vincent was a standout for the Zebras. He was runner-up in the boys 800, third place in the 3,200, and fifth in the 1,600.
Vincent’s 1:56.28 in the 800 on Saturday was just .08 behind first place. Vincent posted times of 4:33.53 in the 1,600 on Saturday and 9:46.68 in the 3,200 on Friday.
Laynie Nichols and Kacey Holt both made the podium on Friday. Nichols had a sixth place finish (12:36.53) in the girls 3,200 while Holt was third in girls discus (110-07).
The Zebras 800 girls relay team of Sydney Callender, Riley Denler, Rachel Yewell, and Kate Bustamante took fifth place (1:48.85) on Friday. Callender also had a third place finish in the 300 hurdles (48.21) on Saturday.
Jazymne Hoke finished fourth in the girls high jump (5-00) while Quinten Skinner was fifth in the boys high jump (6-04) on Saturday.
NOTE: Progress sports correspondent Duane DaPron contributed to this story.