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Atchison: Time for Indians to take the next step

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On the back of El Reno High School’s football helmets for the 2020 season are the words “Take the next step,” which according to head coach Chuck Atchison, comes Thursday night.

El Reno travels down U.S. 81 to take on Duncan in a game which now has district title implications for both teams.

“This game for Duncan, if they win, means the district title. After us they have Capitol Hill, Southeast and Altus and they will win all three of those games if they get played.

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Home run to state?

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El Reno High School’s volleyball team has taken the court at the Jenks Simmons Field House annex a dozen times this season, but come Monday, it will be a different feel for the Indians.

Kristen Koehler’s team, ranked sixth in the final state poll, was awarded one of the four host sites on the west side of the state. The Indians will welcome 11th-ranked Glenpool along with Del City and Guymon for the Class 5A, Region 6 Championship.

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Dancing without Wolves

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El Reno High School’s football team was left without a game Friday night after Capitol Hill was hit with a case of COVID-19 which left the Red Wolves without enough players to take on the Indians in District 5A-1 action. The Indians will head south Thursday to take on Duncan.

Piedmont rallies for five-game win over ER

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For the second straight year, Piedmont has stolen a win from the grasp of El Reno High School’s volleyball team.

The Indians, ranked sixth in Class 5A, closed the regular season last week with a 3-2 loss to the No.8 Wildcats after squandering a two-game lead. Piedmont rallied for the five-set win by scores of 23-25/23-25/25-9/25-20/15-10.

El Reno heads into the playoffs with a 22-6 record, while Piedmont improved to 16-13. Both schools will be hosting regional championships on Monday as top seeds.

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.