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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.

Calumet bats heat up; UC wins 10th

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Calumet High School’s baseball team got its offense shifted into high gear last week, belting out a combined 35 hits en route to a split against Verden and Arapaho-Butler.

The Chieftains are 8-8 on the fall season after logging 21 hits in a 25-1 trouncing of Verden. Calumet then put up 14 hits in a close 8-7 loss to Arapaho-Butler, the No.19 team in Class A.

Kaleb Melvin led the hit parade with seven, including three doubles. He logged five hits in the win over Verden. Jaxon Olive added two doubles and five hits total.

Fishing Report - September 19

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Level: Above average.
Water temp and clarity: 1 foot up, 76-79.
Best action: Channel catfish good.
Baits: Dough bait and sponge bait. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on topwater lures early in the day. Crappie good off docks early morning and very good on minnows and jigs around lake brush piles. White bass good up Rock Creek and Guy Sandy in shallow water, late evening is best.

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No rest for the weary

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Head coach Chuck Atchison watched from the press box last week as his El Reno High School football team wrapped up the non-district portion of its 2020 schedule.

What he saw was both frustrating but in his own words “fixable” as the Indians head into an open week before kicking off District 5A-1 play.

El Reno dropped to 1-2 on the season with a 41-14 loss to Weatherford. It was the second straight double-digit road loss for the Indians after opening the year with an overtime win over Cache.

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El Reno wins two in Bixby tourney

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El Reno High School’s softball team capped off a tough run through the Bixby Invitational with an 8-7 win over Henryetta on a bases-loaded walk by Chenoa White.

The free pass scored Iliana Ashford from third as the Indians went 2-3 in the tournament.

El Reno’s other win was a 13-1 blitz of Checotah, while the losses were to Class 6A teams Bixby (8-4), Edmond Memorial (13-0) and Tulsa Union (4-3).

El Reno is now 8-12 on the season.

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El Reno drops 41-14 game to Eagles

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WEATHERFORD – Three interceptions by Weatherford's defense turned into 20 points as the Eagles scored six straight touchdowns en route to a 41-14 win over El Reno.

The Indians wrapped up the non-district portion of their schedule with a 1-2 record after back to back road losses.

El Reno will head into its open week, set up by its “Zero Week” win over Cache, looking to get back on the right track before the start of District 5A-1 play.