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El Reno falls to Big Mac attack


After matching home run shots in the first inning, Lawton MacArthur went on a 12-3 run to spoil senior night festivities for El Reno High School’s softball team.

The Highlanders handed El Reno a 14-5 defeat as the Indians slipped to 6-9 on the season. El Reno still stands in third place in the District 5A-1 standings at 4-2.

MacArthur got a two-run homer in the top of the first, only to watch El Reno tie the game in the bottom half of the frame. With Bailey Brothers on board by a single, Chenoa White powered a hit over the wall in left to tie the game.

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On the road again


El Reno High School’s football team took a 1-1 record into Friday’s game at Weatherford. The Indians will be looking to improve on both offensive and defensive numbers (see season stats graphic).

Brayden Girard (10) tries to elude a diving tackle in last week’s 31-7 road loss at Piedmont.

Mikey Devereaux (34) pulls a tackler for extra yards.

Defenders Aidan Dyer (45), Angel Guzman (69), Ryan Sigler (71) and Caleb Hulbutta (52) converge on a ball carrier.



(Tribune photographer/Glen Miller)

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EHS spikers log wins over Chicks, DHS


After dropping a heartbreaking top 10 battle with Carl Albert, El Reno High School’s volleyball team has rebounded with a three-match win streak to lift the Indians up a spot in the latest Class 5A poll.

El Reno is now tied with the Titans for third in the state, both trailing Victory Christian and Mount St. Mary.

The Indians posted a 3-1 victory over Duncan by scores of 25-12/25-18/21-25/25-18. Kristen Koehler’s team then added a 3-0 win over Chickasha behind scores of 25-12/25-18/25-20.

UC Tigers win streak upped; Calumet faces ranked teams


Union City High School’s baseball team extended its current win streak to nine games last week with a 14-1 road win over Ninnekah.

The unranked Tigers improved to 12-2 on the fall season after logging 10 hits and six walks off the Owls pitching staff.

The win followed a two-game run in the Dover Festival, beating Mulhall-Orlando (5-1) and Frontier (10-3). The Tigers posted an 8-4 victory over Verden before the festival.

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Going back down I-40


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


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


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


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


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.