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ER downs Demons in league play

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After dropping back-to-back games to frontrunner Carl Albert, El Reno High School’s softball team looks to have wrapped up third place in the District 5A-1 standings with a 15-5 win over Duncan.

El Reno closed out league play with an 8-6 record after the win over the Demons and improved to 12-18 on the season. The Indians lost games to the Titans by scores of 17-0 and 17-3.

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El Reno dominates Noble in 5A-1 opener

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Nearly a year removed from blowing a 20-point halftime lead in a shootout loss to the Noble, El Reno High School's football team found itself in an eerily similar situation Friday night.

El Reno held a 27-0 lead over the Bears at the half and opened the third period with the ball, close to the same scenario as the 2019 meeting.

“That was too eerie and I told the kids in the lockerroom not to forget what happened last year. We needed to stop that trend,” said El Reno head coach Chuck Atchison.

His team listened.

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El Reno catching late stride

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El Reno High School’s softball team snapped its four-game losing streak last week by stringing together three straight road wins in District 5A-1 play.

“We decided to come out and play this week. We want to be playing our best softball at the end of the season and I’m proud of the girls for sticking with the process and playing hard.

“Now they are seeing that hard work come to fruition,” said El Reno head coach Kylee Webb.

El Reno improved to 11-16 on the season with a 13-4 win over Lawton MacArthur to split the season series with the Highlanders.

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El Reno, Calumet harriers have solid classic showing in Hennessey

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El Reno High School’s cross country team had one of its better showings of the fall recently, taking part in the 2020 Turkey Creek Classic hosted by Hennessey.

Held at Turkey Creek Golf Course, the girls team was represented by Kaylee Pawnee, who ran the 3,200-meter course in a time of 19 minutes and 51 seconds to take 81st overall.

The El Reno boys team took part in the 5-kilometer, 3.1 mile course, led by a 32nd-place effort by Jacob Long with a time of 20:01.

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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.