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Back to state

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El Reno High School’s wrestling team is going home.

One of the state’s prolific programs for more than a decade in the mid-1990s to 2000s snapped an 11-year hiatus away from the Class 5A Dual State Championships Thursday with a 44-36 win over No.6 Lawton MacArthur.

El Reno, ranked No.7 in the state, won the 2020 Class 5A, District 4 Championship with the win over the Highlanders and a 58-16 defeat of Carl Albert. Ardmore forfeited to all three teams.

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Defense sparks El Reno boys past Jets as Indians pick up first Suburban Conference victory by 45

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Borrowing a page from the girls playbook, El Reno High School’s boys basketball team unleashed a full-court press on Western Heights last week which helped the Indians to their first win of the year against a Suburban Conference foe.

El Reno forced the Jets into 25 turnovers, 17 of those being steals, as the Indians rolled to a 78-33 victory. The win moved EHS, ranked No.13 in Class 5A, to 7-5 on the season.

Kale Simon’s team is now 1-3 against league teams but remains 0-1 in games which count in the Suburban Conference standings.

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No fear of Heights

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El Reno High School’s girls basketball team forced Western Heights into 22 turnovers over the first two periods which were directly linked to the Indians full-court pressure defense.

As it turned out, El Reno needed every one of those possessions to get its offense stuck off high center. However, once it did the Indians rolled to a 69-26 win over the Jets.