Sports

Assessor visits

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Deputy Assessors will be in Wellston, Avery, Tryon, Carney and Agra next week to take exemption applications and personal property assessments according to Jackie Holcomb, Lincoln County Assessor. On Monday, January 4, and Tuesday, January 5, assessment business can be done at Wellston City Hall from 9:00 a.m.

Tigers make All-District

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Stroud brought home some major post-season District A-7 awards, which were released this week. Chasen Neuman, left, was named the district’s special teams player of the year and Will Pittman, center, was chosen as inside linebacker of the yeaar. Blake Parrick, right, was named as an all-district safety. Tigers named to the alldistrict second team included offensive lineman Maxx Williams, defensive end Devon Prewitt, defensive lineman Easton Stewart, outside linebacker Bryce Hughey, cornerback Amariyae Morris, defensive end Stetson Bunyard and offensive lineman Kyle Guest.

Bulldogs win, go to 4-2

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Meeker’s boys ran their record to 4-2 on the season with a 46-33 win over Waukomis last week. At left, the Bulldogs’ Jordan Hart (3) drives the lane against 6-7, 335-pound Cooper Wieder (42) in first-half action.

Babek, Rudd sign for college

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Kaycee Babek from Meeker and Jaxon Rudd form McLoud signed letter to play college sports last week. Rudd, left, with sister Integra DeHart, mother Brandy Rudd, brother Balyn DeHart and stepdad Matt Mercer, signed to play football with Sterling College in Kansas.

Chandler’s Kali Beall

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Above, Chandler’s Kali Beall drives to the hoop against Depew while Meeker’s Callie Sellers, below, ponders her next move against Waukomis. Photos/Brian Blansett.

Bulldogs fall at Laverne

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Davenport’s remarkable season came to end Saturday evening in Laverne, as the Bulldogs fell 52-12 in the state quarterfinals. Davenport finished with a 10-2 record, including an eight-game winning streak.

Hoops season starts

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As befits the year 2020, the high school basketball season opened last week with some unusual scenarios. Chandler had to scrap its scheduled opener against Okemah due to COVID-19 quarantines, and McLoud played its boys opener against Meeker in a quiet gym without spectators or cheerleaders.

Stroud’s Davis signs with Rose State

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Stroud catcher Emma Davis signed last week to play college softball at Rose State in Midwest City. Shown above at her signing are, from left, top row: Stroud head coach Lezli Robinson, Coby Davis, Stroud assistant coach Jake Jobe and, bottom row: Peyton Davis, Emma Davis and Chanelle Davis. Photo/ Chelsea Weeks

Sports week in pictures

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Above, Davenport’s Casey Harelson (40) brings down a contested reception in the Bulldogs’ playoff game at Laverne Saturday afternoon. Photo/Rick Hester. Below, Chandler’s Leah Brannon (10) gets an all-ball block against North Rock Creek’s Jayden Haney Friday night. Photo/Brian Blansett. Bottom right, Meeker senior Caleb Chapman puts up a one-hander against Wellston’s defense Friday night and, bottom left, Wellston’s McKoy Coulson and Meeker’s Levi Watham grapple for a loose ball. Photos/Traci Cook. Bottom left, Meeker’s Braxton Bussell (0) drives against McLoud’s Jacob Jordan in the opener for both teams on Tuesday. Photo/Traci Cook. Left, Chandler’s Darian Mahan (30) puts up a bucket in the lane as North Rock Creek’s Diego Garcia (1) stays close to vertical on defense. Photo/Brian Blansett