Sports

Chandler wrestling

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Top, the referee is looking for the pin as Evan Manning competes for Chandler during the Lions’ dual meet with Bethel last week. Photo/Jennifer Pryor. Above left, Patrick Smith wrestles in the junior high competition. Photo/Jennifer Pryor. Above right, Alison Conway won her weight at the McLoud Tournament on Friday and was named Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weights. Photo/Brian Blansett

Championships for Dale, North Rock Creek

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The Dale and North Rock Creek boys teams won tournament championships last week, with Dale taking the crown at the Cashion tournament and North Rock Creek winning the Tri-County Invitational, held at the Cougars’ own gym.

High school hoops

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Left, McLoud’s Tryce Lewis (50) eyes the bucket before scoring in the semifinals of the 66 Conference tournament last week in Seminole. Defending for Meeker are Cade Patterson (21) and Caleb Chapman. Photo/Brian Blansett

Hitting the home stretch

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Area basketball teams are entering the final month of a regular season for the history books. They had games cancelled due to exposures to the COVID virus, games put together on short notice and games played short-handed, but here they area, playing the final regular season tournaments and looking at the playoffs just over the horizon.

Area basketball

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Right, Meeker’s Levi Watham (with ball) ponders his options during the second half of the Bulldogs’ come-from-behind win over Stroud last week. Meeker trailed by 13 points but won, 54-48. Defending for the Tigers is Devin Prewitt. Photo/Brian Blansett

Wrestling at Cushing meet

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Chandler’s wrestling team competed in the Cushing tournament last Friday. Top is Rylan McClure.

1,000th career point for Young

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Stroud senior Jadyn Young scored her 1,000 point of her career last week n the Lady Tigers’ game at Depew. Coaach Jake Jobe presented with a commemorative basketball on Thursday night during a halftime in the 66 Coliseum Classic at Stroud. With her are her parents, Jennifer and Ron. Photo/Brian Blansett

Lincoln County hoops

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Above, Stroud coach Jake Jobe talks to his team during a secondhalf timeout against Cushing in the 66 Coliseum Classic. Stroud won on a last-second bucket by Jadyn Young.

Amariyae Morris puts

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Amariyae Morris puts up a shot for Stroud against Crossings Christian during the first round of the 66 Coliseum Classic Thursday night. Photo/Brian Blansett .

Starting back with hoops

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Despite COVID-19, a few area high school teams were able to get in extra games over the holiday break. North Rock Creek’s No.