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Going back down I-40

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El Reno High School’s football team will close out the non-district portion of its schedule Friday night as the Indians travel down Interstate 40 to play the Weatherford Eagles.

It’s the second game of a back-to-back road swing for El Reno, which played at Piedmont last week. It’s the only time this season the Indians will have away games on consecutive weeks.

The series with Weatherford was renewed for a two-year cycle this season after Chickasha opted to drop El Reno from its 2020 schedule.

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Drag boat racing returns

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El Reno City Council will consider Tuesday evening issuing a special permit to the Southern Drag Boat Association for drag boat races to be held Sept. 25-27 at Lake El Reno. If approved, it will be the second such event on the lake this summer after July’s Smoke on the Water. It will be the SDBA’s first-ever event in El Reno.

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Senior sendoff

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El Reno High School’s softball team honored its three senior members last week in a ceremony before the start of the home game with Lawton MacArthur.

As tradition, El Reno also honored the three Highlander seniors on the visitors squad with flowers.

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El Reno struggles in 31-7 loss to Piedmont

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PIEDMONT – Facing a clock-milking Piedmont squad, El Reno High School's football team needed to convert its offensive possessions into points and get off the field on defense.

The Indians did neither Friday night with any consistency.

El Reno dropped a 31-7 contest at F&M Bank Stadium to the Wildcats, slipping to 1-1 on the season in the first of back to back road games to close out non-district play.

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Spikers split home matches

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Though splitting the first two matches of a three-date home stand, El Reno High School’s volleyball team continues to build on one of its best seasons under head coach Kristen Koehler.

El Reno, ranked fourth in Class 5A, defeated Tecumseh in straight sets by scores of 26-24/25-15/25-9.

The Savages were the No.15 team in Class 4A.

The win came on the heels of a five-set loss to Carl Albert, ranked third in 5A, in which EHS squandered a 2-0 lead.

The split left the Indians with a 14-3 overall record going into the Duncan match.

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El Reno, Calumet harriers among hundreds in Watonga

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El Reno High School’s cross country team recently took part in the 2020 Watonga Invitational for the second meet of the season.

In the high school boys division, El Reno was led by Wyatt Mehan posting a 73rd-place finish with a time of 17 minutes and six seconds over the 4,000-meter course – or 2.48 miles.

Matthew Chaffee crossed the finish line with a time of 17:30 to take 87th place, followed by Cole Strong (97th) with a time of 17:56. The fourth runner for the Indians was Justin Anderson (152nd) with a 26:55 effort.

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Rain, rain go away

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El Reno High School’s softball team had games with Carl Albert and Guthrie canceled by rain last week. The game with the Titans will be made up Sept. 24 in Midwest City.

The Indians still remain a solid hitting team with a combined .366 team batting average. El Reno has logged 136 hits including two triples, 10 home runs and 20 doubles.

 

Union City wins tourney; Calumet misses upset bid

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Brayden Dennings threw a one-hit shutout as Union City High School’s baseball team won the 2020 Mulhall-Orlando Invitational with a three-game sweep.

The shutout came in a 10-0 decision over Glencoe in the finals, on the heels of victories over Cimarron (15-3) and Shidler (6-1). The Tigers are 8-2 on the season.

Dennings threw four complete innings, allowing the hit and two walks against four strikeouts.

Calumet logs hits; UCHS win streak out

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Fueled by 26 hits over a two-game span, Calumet High School’s softball team moved to 8-5 on the season with wins over Dover and Fargo.

Calumet defeated the Longhorns 11-4 before logging a 4-3 win over Fargo, which sports players from Gage and Fort Supply.

The Chieftains posted 20 hits in the win over Dover and hit for the cycle. McKinley Stilley had two doubles, followed by one each from Tina Ortiz, Abby Nitzel and Presley Stilley.

Allie Harris had a triple and Nitzel added a home run.