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Cougars clinch third fall title

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Three fall tournaments in the books and Redlands Community College’s golf team has brought back three championship titles, the latest coming last week with a 12-stroke victory at the Dornick Hills Classic.

The Cougars circled the famed course in Ardmore with a three-round total of 962, leading wire-to-wire over Texas Wesleyan University, which was second at 974. Redlands had team scores of 330/318/314.

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Indians waste little time in blitz of DC

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Needing just under 45 minutes, El Reno High School’s volleyball team closed out the home portion of its regular-season schedule last week with a 3-0 win over Del City.

The Indians, ranked No.5 in Class 5A, improved to 22-5 on the season with a 25-7/25-10/25-5 win over the Eagles. The victory, now six in a row for EHS, counts in the Suburban Conference standings as El Reno takes a 3-1 mark into this week’s top-10 match at No.8 Piedmont.

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El Reno drops regular-season finale 5-2, 5A playoffs up next

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El Reno High School’s softball team capped off the regular season last week with a 5-2 loss at Enid.

The Indians will take a 13-20 record into this week’s regional tournament, but its destination has yet to be determined.

El Reno will either travel to Guthrie or Woodward depending on the outcome of the District 5A-2 series between the schools.

The Indians were third in District 5A-1.

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El Reno rallies to down Lawton MacArthur, 20-17

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LAWTON – Calling it better than last week's blowout of Noble, El Reno High School head football coach Chuck Atchison watched his team put together a fourth-period drive to defeat Lawton McArthur 20-17 at Cameron Stadium.

“This is what happens when we don't turn on each other. This is much more satisfying than a 37-0 win,” said Atchison to his players after the victory over the Highlanders – EHS' second in three seasons.

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All Sports King and Queen

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El Reno High School held its 2020-21 All Sports homecoming festivities recently before the game with Noble. It’s the second year for EHS to hold the homecoming event for all sports during the fall.

Above, Dorian Plumley was named king and Krystiana Guzman queen during the crowning ceremony, which was a socially-distanced event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spikers chain up Bernards

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While it was postponed for 18 days due to COVID-19 complications, the much-anticipated showdown between El Reno High School and eighth-ranked Santa Fe South delivered cliffhanger results.

El Reno, the fifth-ranked team in the same Class 5A poll, battled back from deficits in the first two games to sweep the St. Bernards 3-0 by scores of 27-25/25-22/25-17.

The Indians improve to 20-5 on the year for a fifth straight season to reach double-digit wins. However, it’s the first time EHS has hit the 20-win mark under head coach Kristen Koehler.

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El Reno bucks past, holds off Broncos

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Learning a lesson from the previous day, El Reno High School’s softball team shut down a seventh-inning threat last week to close out the home portion of its schedule with a 5-3 win over the Oklahoma City Broncos.

The win over the home-school program lifted El Reno to 13-19 on the season and came 24 hours after the Indians squandered a four-run lead in the seventh inning of a 10-9 loss to Piedmont.

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Union City drops close series; Calumet exits playoffs in two

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The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with most sports in Canadian County for the regular season, but the virus ended up dealing Union City High School’s softball team a crazy playoff scenario.

Just days after beating Fletcher to close the regular season, the Tigers were supposed to join the Wildcats in Ninnekah for the Class A, District 27 Championship.

However, the Owls were forced to back out due to the virus, leaving Union City and Fletcher playing a best of three series for a spot in the regional round of the postseason.