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OSSAA tags out spring sports

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When Craig McVay was appointed to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board, he says he knew he was going to make tough decisions that affected the future of athletes.

Never did the El Reno superintendent imagine that in his first year on the board he would have to help make the call that ended the season for thousands of student-athletes across the state – with more than 100 of those being his own.

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El Reno boys place four on All-Suburban squad

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El Reno High School’s boys basketball team landed four players, including three underclassmen, on the 2020 All-Suburban Conference Team released last week.

The team has traditionally been announced following the conclusion of the Class 5A state tournament, but with championships from Class 2A through 6A on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the boys coaches opted to release the team.

Suburban Conference girls coaches, as of Monday, were still holding to the league rule of after the state tourney.

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West picked for 2020 Hall of Fame class

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Aaron West knew he would have big shoes to fill when he was named head coach of Okarche High School’s boys basketball team, but he also knew he had learned under the best possible mentor – his father.

“He gave me the freedom to run what I wanted to do as an assistant coach and there are not a lot of head coaches around that would do that.

“Not a lot of people get to spend that much time with their dads. Now that he is gone, I look back at all the stuff he taught me and I realize it was an enjoyable time,” said West.

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Spring sports in hybernation

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Brice Hill has been eagerly awaiting his senior season at El Reno High School after losing his junior year while going through rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on his shoulder.

After the first five games of the Indians 2020 season, Hill looked well on his way to having a stellar final campaign in an Indians uniform.

“Everything is starting to click and was coming back,” said Hill.

The right-hander is 2-0 with a save and a zero earned run average over 11 2/3 innings. Seventeen batters have been retired by strikeouts against five walks.

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Indians out

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boys basketball team exited the Class 5A playoffs with a 53-46 loss to Shawnee in the Area 2 Consolation Championship. The Indians were 13-14 on the year and ranked No.13 in the state.

Fishing report

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Arcadia
Lake Elevation: Normal
Water Temp and Clarity: 49 and stained
Catfish, Blue Action: Fair
Baits: Shad
Locations: Channels
Crappie, White Action: Fair
Baits: Jigs, Minnows
Locations: Docks
Bass, Largemouth Action: Fair
Baits: Plastics
Locations: Flats