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County bragging rights go to CHS

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CALUMET - Two teams trending in the right direction before the start of the district round of the fall playoffs collided last week as Calumet High School’s baseball team defeated Union City 6-3 in the Canadian County Bedlam Series.

Calumet, the winner of four of its last six games, improved to 11-9 on the season. The Chieftains were coming off a runner-up finish in the recent Hammon tournament.

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Calumet, Union City tune up for playoffs

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Ripping off 36 hits within a 24-hour period, Calumet High School’s softball team closed out the regular season last week with three straight wins to snap the Chieftains six-game losing streak.

Calumet improved to 13-11 on the season with a doubleheader sweep of Verden by scores of 12-11 and 10-3. A day later the Chieftains downed Okeene 10-2.

The barrage of hits was led by Abby Nitzel with two doubles and six hits total. Sisters McKinley and Presley Stilley had five hits each, with McKinley getting a double and Presley a triple.

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Indians set sights on a new season

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Starting Friday night there will be 32 schools in Class 5A, including El Reno High School’s football team, all with the same record and goal in mind – getting to the playoffs.

Win-loss records to this point are tossed out the window as the start of district play begins and each squad is 0-0.

“It doesn't matter if you are 3-0 or 1-2 like we are, at the end of the day it’s a new season. We now have new chances and new opportunities and everything from here on counts,” said El Reno head coach Chuck Atchison.

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Spikers down No. 15 Tuttle; softball drops two in festival

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El Reno High School’s volleyball team took another step toward the 20-win mark with a 3-0 victory over Class 4A’s 15th-ranked Tuttle last week.

The Indians, ranked fourth in Class 5A, improved to 18-5 on the season.

The match was won at the net as El Reno logged just six ace serves, led by Bailey Denwalt with three, two by Cassie Avendano and one from Avery Blount.

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El Reno drops two 5A-1 home games

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Neither field used by El Reno High School’s softball team brought much luck last week as the Indians dropped home games to both Ardmore and Lawton Eisenhower in District 5A-1 action.

El Reno was defeated 16-13 by Ardmore in a game played at Joe E. Riley Field. The game was moved across town to the Indians former home due to wet field conditions at the Ashbrook North Complex.

The Indians did host the Eagles at their current home, falling 15-1. Eisenhower is currently second place in the district.

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Spikers fall in tourney

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El Reno High School’s volleyball team had a rare four-day break after having its Class 5A top-10 battle with Santa Fe South postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the Oklahoma City school.

The Indians, ranked fourth in Class 5, will host the seventh-ranked St. Bernards Sept. 28. El Reno went into Thursday night’s match with Tuttle, the No.14 team in Class 4A, with a 17-5 overall record.

Redlands golf team wins season opener

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While Mother Nature sacked the second round of the Southwestern Christian University Invitation after six holes with rain, the stoppage proved to be the golden lining in the dark clouds for Redlands Community College.

The Cougars were crowned champions due to RCC’s opening-round effort of 8-over-par on the North Course at Lake Hefner Golf Course in Oklahoma City. Taylor Sliauter’s team fired a 296 and was the lone squad under the 300-stroke barrier.

UC rallies with hits; Calumet battles skid

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After mustering just three runs and three hits combined in losses to state-ranked Canute and Lookeba-Sickles, Union City High School’s softball team has bounced back with three straight big-hit victories.

The Tigers improved to 11-10 on the season with 25 hits total in wins over Verden (9-0), Calumet (10-0) and Cashion (17-7). Those victories came on the heels of a 13-3 loss to Canute (No.14/A) and an 8-0 shutout at the hands of the Panthers, the No.8 team in Class B.