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Fistful of qualifiers

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In what several grapplers termed a tough regional, El Reno High School’s wrestling team advanced five out of the Class 5A West Regional for this weekend’s Oklahoma State High School Wrestling Championships.

“Anytime you get to qualify for state, it’s a big honor. Making state around here is pretty hard,” said El Reno senior Kord LaFoe, one of EHS’ two regional champs.

Eight of the top 15 teams in the latest tournament rankings for Class 5A were sent to the West Regional, hosted by El Reno.

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Carl Albert needs late free throws to fend off ER rally

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MIDWEST CITY – Fourth-ranked Carl Albert knocked down four free throws in the final 34 seconds to hold off a feverish comeback attempt by El Reno High School’s girls basketball team.

The 60-55 loss to the Titans left El Reno, ranked No.8 in the same Class 5A poll, with a 12-10 overall record and closed out Suburban Conference action with a 6-5 mark.

Jennifer Douglas’ team is 4-3 in games counting toward the league standings.

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Clash with the Titans

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MIDWEST CITY – While improving both its scoring and shooting percentage in the second half, El Reno High School’s boys basketball team could not overcome its own demons from the first two periods.

The Indians, ranked 13th in Class 5A, closed out Suburban Conference action with a 61-41 loss to third-ranked Carl Albert. The setback left El Reno with an 11-11 overall record and a 4-7 mark in league action.

The loss to the Titans counted toward the league title, leaving El Reno with a 3-4 record.