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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007                     ½     ½     B 7

                               HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                       Saturday’s Championship                     4A BOYS                                                                                                   CLASS 5A BOYS STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
                                       Union vs. Edmond North, 4:30 p.m.           First round
PLAYOFFS                                at Bixby
                                                                                   Edmond Deer Creek 9, Elk City 2
                                                                                   Clinton 4, Bethany 1
                                                                                                                                                     Heavyweights Jenks, Union to battle Edmond North, Edmond Memorial in semifinals
                                       5A BOYS                                     OKC Heritage Hall 4, Okla. Christian 1
                                                                                   Santa Fe South 5, Guymon 2
                                                                                                                                       Highlights: Defending                                                                                                                                                  City) 6-0, 6-1. Tommy Harrison (Lawton Eisenhower)
6A BOYS                                First round                                                                                  champion Union and last year’s                                                                                                                                            d. Travis Hill (Sand Springs) 6-1, 6-2. Jake Holliday
                                       OKC McGuinness 4, Woodward 0                Oologah 4, Poteau 1                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Edmond Santa Fe) d. Steven Dairnell (OKC Grant)
First round                            Chickasha 7, Durant 3                       Webster 6, Westville 1                           runner-up Jenks each advanced                                                                                                                                             6-0, 6-1. Duncan Fugitt (Edmond Memorial) d. Cody
Mustang 4, Yukon 1                     Lawton Mac 5, Carl Albert 2                 Cascia Hall 2, Collinsville 0                    four into the semifinals. Edmond                                                                                                                                          Merrill (Broken Arrow) 6-0, 6-0.
Putnam North 1, Westmoore 0            Capitol Hill 2, OKC Northwest 1, 2OT        Metro Christian 3, Stilwell 1                    Memorial and Edmond North                                                                                                                                                                      QUARTERFINALS
Norman North 2, Norman 1, 2OT          Claremore 1, Rogers 0                                                                        each placed three. The                                                                                                                                                      Collins d. Hurst 6-0, 6-0. Distaso d. Gann 6-2, 6-2.
                                                                                   Quarterfinals                                                                                                                                                                                                              Freeman d. Harrison 6-0, 6-1. Fugitt d. Holliday 6-1,
Edmond North 2, Ed. Santa Fe 0         East Central 2, Edison 1
Union 4, Memorial 2                    Catoosa 2, Miami 1                          Edmond Deer Creek 3, Clinton 0                   semifinals and finals should be                                                                                                                                           6-0.
Jenks 1, Owasso, 2OT                   Kelley 6, Bixby 2                           Heritage Hall 4, Santa Fe South 3, OT            interesting as these four schools                                                                                                                                                        CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
Broken Arrow 4, Sapulpa 0                                                          Webster 4, Oologah 3                             have beat up on each other all                                                                                                                                              Mordhorst d. French 7-5, 6-3. Schoppa d. Tran
                                       Quarterfinals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6-1, 7-5. Hill d. Kopp 6-3, 6-4. Boyd d. Gardner 6-3,
Ed. Memorial 2, B.T. Washington 0                                                  Cascia Hall 2, Metro Christian 1                 season.
                                       OKC McGuinness 3, Chickasha 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4-6, 6-2. Dairnell d. Merrill 7-5, 7-5.
Quarterfinals                          OKC Capitol Hill 2, Lawton Mac 1            Tuesday’s Semifinals                                Best performance: Union                                                                                                                                                    No. 1 Doubles
Union 3, Jenks 1                       Claremore 3, East Central 1                 Cascia Hall 1, Edmond Deer Creek 0               junior Eric West did not lose a
Broken Arrow 4, Edmond Memorial 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FIRST ROUND
                                       Catoosa 1, Kelley 0                         Heritage Hall 4, Webster 0
Putnam North 1, Mustang 0                                                                                                           game in four sets while                                                                                                                                                     Trey Cole/Dickson Howell (Edmond North) d. John
                                       Tuesday’s Semifinals                        Saturday’s Championship                          advancing to the No. 1 singles                                                                                                                                            Le/Nathan Harris (Mustang) 6-0, 6-2. James
Norman North 2, Edmond North 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chapuis/Tyler Starkey (Muskogee) d. Cameron
                                       OKC McGuinness 3, Catoosa 1                 Cascia Hall vs. Heritage Hall, 2 p.m.            semifinals. “Ever since the
Tuesday’s Semifinals                   Claremore 2, Capitol Hill 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Johnson/Sam Geurkink (Norman North) 7-6, 6-4. Trey
                                                                                    at TU Soccer Complex                            Union tournament, I’ve wanted a                                                                                                                                           Peck/Keith Champlin (Enid) d. Ben Birdwell/Jeff
Putnam North 3, Broken Arrow 1         Friday’s Championship
Union 3, Norman North 2                                                                                                             second state championship,”                                                                                                                                               Hendrickson (Edmond Santa Fe) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. Gus
Saturday’s Championship                OKC McGuinness 3, Claremore 0               4A GIRLS                                         West said. “But also I want it for                                                                                                                                        Fernandez/T.J. Ray (Edmond Memorial) d. Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nguyen/Franklin Truong (Westmoore) 6-4, 6-1. Drew
Putnam North vs. Union, 6:30 p.m. at                                               First round                                      the team. I played really well. I                                                                                                                                         Archer/Peter Sullivan (Jenks) d. Brian
                                       5A GIRLS                                                                                     really want this badly.”                                                                                                                                                  Diefenderfer/Logan Metcalf-Kelly (Putnam North) 6-1,
                                                                                   Edmond Deer Creek 6, Kingfisher 0
                                       First round                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6-2. Craig Kiersey/Andrew Merritt (Owasso) d. Kevin
                                                                                   Clinton 3, Bethany 2                                 West (34-5) won the No. 2                                                                                                                                             Hagood/Jacob Mires (Ponca City) 6-1, 6-0. Keith
6A GIRLS                               Carl Albert 10, Western Heights 0           OKC Heritage Hall 3, OKC St. Mary 0              singles crown last year and had                                                                                                                                           Lerrig/John Sommers (Broken Arrow) d. Matt
                                       Chickasha 3, Durant 2                       Okla. Christian 2, Weatherford 0                 a simple description of what it’s                                                                                                                                         Cunningham/Chris McCoy (Lawton Eisenhower) 6-1,
First round                            Shawnee 3, Woodward 1                       Cl. Sequoyah 2, Verdigris 0                                                                                                                                                                                                6-1. Tanner Mathias/Ryan Proctor (Union) d. Tyler
Norman 6, Westmoore 0                  OKC McGuinness 8, Lawton Mac 0
                                                                                                                                    like to play in the No. 1. “It’s a                                                                                                                                        Deidrick/Keith Moore (Del City) 6-0, 6-1.
                                                                                   Metro Christian 2, Porter 0                      huge jump from No. 2 singles to
Mustang 3, Norman North 1              Kelley 5, Skiatook 0                        Cascia Hall 7, Cleveland 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                     QUARTERFINALS
Edmond North 4, Edmond Santa Fe 0      Edison 1, Guthrie 0 (SO, 4-3)               Oologah 2, Stilwell 1
                                                                                                                                    No. 1,” West added.                                                                                                                                                         Cole/Howell d. Chapuis/Starkey 6-2, 6-2.
Putnam North 4, Yukon 2                Bixby 2, Miami 0                                                                                 West not only has worked on                                                                                                                                           Peck/Champlin d. Fernandez/Ray 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
Bartlesville 1, Sapulpa 0              Claremore 5, Catoosa 0                      Quarterfinals                                    his game this season, but has                                                                                                                                             Archer/Sullivan d. Kiersey/Merritt 6-2, 6-3.
Broken Arrow 4, Ed. Memorial 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mathias/Proctor d. Lerrig/Sommers 7-6, 6-1.
                                       Quarterfinals                               Edmond Deer Creek 3, Clinton 0                   fitness trainer Alex Mentzel                                                                                                                                                            CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
Jenks 2, Owasso 1                                                                  Heritage Hall 1, Oklahoma Christian 0
Union 5, B.T. Washington 0             Carl Albert 11, Chickasha 1                                                                  helping to develop more power                                                                                                                                               Johnson/Geurkink d. Le/Harris 6-4, 7-5.
                                       OKC McGuinness 2, Shawnee 1                 Metro Christian 1, Cl. Sequoyah 0                                                                                                                                                                                          Birdwell/Hendrickson d. Nguyen/Truong 6-3, 6-3.
Quarterfinals                          Kelley 3, Edison 0                          Cascia Hall 3, Oologah 0
                                                                                                                                    and strength.                                                                                                                                                             Diefenderfer/Metcalf-Kelly d. Hagood/Mires 6-0, 6-1.
Norman 4, Mustang 1                    Bixby 1, Claremore 0                        Tuesday’s Semifinals                                Notable: Travis Fillmore, who                                                                                                                                          Cunningham/McCoy d. Deidrick/Moore 6-3, 6-3.
Edmond North 3, Putnam North 0         Tuesday’s Semifinals                                                                         is top-seeded in No. 1 singles,                                                                                                                                               No. 2 Doubles
Broken Arrow 2, Bartlesville 0                                                     Cascia Hall 2, Edmond Deer Creek 0
Union 2, Jenks 1                       Carl Albert 3, Bixby 1                      Metro Christian 5, Heritage Hall 2               reached the semifinals for                                                                                                                                                                      FIRST ROUND
                                       Kelley 4, OKC McGuinness 1                                                                   Tahlequah. Fillmore (30-2) has                                                                                                                                              Zane Simmons/Zach White (Jenks) d. Chase
Tuesday’s Semifinals                                                               Saturday’s Championship                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stubblefied/Patrick Turner (B.T. Washington) 6-3, 6-3.
                                       Friday’s Championship                                                                        been third the last two years                                                                                                                                             Seth Cowden/T.J. Becker (Putnam North) d. Zak
Union 2, Norman 0                                                                  Cascia Hall vs. Metro Christian, noon
Edmond North 2, Broken Arrow 1         Kelley 4, Carl Albert 0                      at TU Soccer Complex                            and outlasted 14-year-old Evan                                                                                                 DARYL WILSON / Tulsa World                 Patterson/Joseph McCormick (Broken Arrow) 1-6,
 (SO, 5-4)                                                                                                                          McElwain of Booker T.                                                                                                                                                     6-4, 7-5. Trent Sanger/Logan Bowers (Edmond Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                              Travis Fillmore of Tahlequah scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over                                                     Fe) d. Tim Thomas/Derek Ogle (Enid) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
                                                                                                                                    Washington 6-3, 6-3 in a                                                                                                                                                  Zach White/Bowen Xu (Edmond Memorial) d. Sean
                                                                                                                                    hard-hitting quarterfinal. “It was                      Evan McElwain of Booker T. Washington on Friday at the Class                                                      Boyett/Troy Del Toro (Choctaw) 6-1, 6-0. Adam
                                                                                                                                    all right . . . a pretty good day,”                     5A boys state tennis tournament.                                                                                  Saylor/Matt Whitehurst (Edmond North) d. Chris

BOYS:                                                                                                                               said Fillmore, who ranked
                                                                                                                                    nationally around 120 in the
                                                                                                                                    boys 18 singles and 55 in
                                                                                                                                    doubles with Cascia Hall’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            game in four sets. . . .
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tahlequah won the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Norman North) 6-3, 6-1. James Seagraves (Edmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Memorial) d. Brent Gardner (Lawton Eisenhower) 6-0,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Davidson/Gabe Kent (Bartlesville) 6-0, 6-1. Cobey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Germany/Derek Spivey (Owasso) d. Hunter Alexander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              /Paul Trinh (Muskogee) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. Travis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sperr/Eddie Williams (Lawton Eisenhower) d. Calvin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nelms/Brian Kirby (Mustang) 6-2, 6-3. Trevor
                                                                                                                                                                                            academic championship.                                                                                            Horstman/Harry Warden (Union) d. Chris Marrs/Tyler
McGuinness clinched its                                                                                                             Patrick Collins. Jenks’ Zack                                                                                                         QUARTERFINALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fillmore d. McElwain 6-3, 6-3. Siegler d. Vo 6-2,      Campbell (Norman North) 6-0, 6-0.
                                                                                                                                    Siegler (21-8) reached a                                                                                                                                                                       QUARTERFINALS
second state title in soccer.                                                                                                       personal milestone by winning
                                                                                                                                                                                            Results                                                  6-1. West d. Sasser 6-0, 6-0. Seagraves d. Finnerty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6-2, 6-3.                                                  Simmons/White d. Cowden/Becker 6-1, 6-1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND                    White/Xu d. Sanger/Bowers 6-1, 6-3.
                                                                                                                                    his first state quarterfinal match.                         No. 1 Singles                                                                                                 Saylor/Whitehurst d. Germany/Spivey 6-0, 6-1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bridegan d. Casebolt 6-0, 6-2. Svoboda d. Nelson
                                                                                                                                    The junior posted a 6-2, 6-1 win                                             FIRST ROUND                         6-2, 6-0. Powell d. Pearson 6-1, 6-1.                    Horstman/Warden d. Sperr/Williams 6-1, 6-2.
FROM B-1                                                                                                                            over Westmoore’s Rocky Vo in                              Travis Fillmore (Tahlequah) d. Tyler Bridegan                                                                                 CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                                                                            (Broken Arrow) 6-1, 6-0. Evan McElwain (B.T.                 No. 2 Singles                                          Stubblefield/Turner d. Patterson/McCormick 6-2,
                                                                                                                                    the quarterfinals . . . Union’s                         Washington) d. Trey Casebolt (Sapulpa) 6-2, 6-2.                              FIRST ROUND                         7-6. Thomas/Ogle d. Boyett/Del Toro 7-5, 6-1.
more goalkeeper Ryan Foster foiled                                                                                                  No. 2 singles player Logon                              Rocky Vo (Westmoore) d. Phillip Nelson (Midwest            Logan Collins (Union) d. Cliff Mordhorst (Memorial)    Alexanders/Trinh d. Davidson/Kent 7-5. 6-1.
Bryan with a slide tackle, but the                                                                                                  Collins (34-8) followed the                             City) 6-1, 6-0. Zach Siegler (Jenks) d. Tanner           6-0, 6-0. Taylor Hurst (Mustang) d. Seth French          Nelms/Kirby d. Marrs/Campbell 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
                                                                                                                                    example teammate Eric West.                             Svoboda (Edmond North) 6-1, 6-3. Eric West (Union)       (Tahlequah) 6-0, 6-1. Garrett Gann (Norman North) d.
ball came rolling to Brown, free on                                                                                                 Collins also zipped through two
                                                                                                                                                                                            d. Jefferson Powell (Ponca City) 6-0, 6-0. Jeff Sasser   Alex Schoppa (Putnam North) 6-2, 6-0. Casey Distaso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          By John D. Ferguson,
                                                                                                                                                                                            (Lawton) d. Christian Pearson (Edmond Santa Fe)          (Edmond North) d. Thomas Tran (Westmoore) 6-1,
the left side and the top of the pen-                                                                                               rounds without surrendering a                           6-0, 6-4. Brandon Finnerty (Muskogee) d. Kevin Boyd      6-0. Drew Freeman (Jenks) d. Brian Kopp (Midwest                      World sports writer
alty area, and he looped a shot into
the far corner.
   “(Claremore) had nothing to lose
and they just went for it. I would                                                                                                                                                           CLASS 3A BOYS STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
have done the same thing,” said                                                       MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
Irish coach Mic Ross. “But I think
                                                             From left, Jon Roy of Bishop
                                                                                                                                                            Cascia Hall sweeps semifinals in pursuit of sixth straight state championship
as soon as we scored that second
goal, it was the backbreaker.”                             McGuinness goes up for a header                                            Highlights: Cascia Hall advanced the                                     classes with 40 with 5A Jenks second with                                   Yeomans (Beaver) 6-2, 6-1. John Byrne/Carter LaBarthe (OKC
                                                           with Andrew Scoggin (14) of                                                                                                                                                                                                     McGuinness) d. Davis Hood/Ajay Reddy (Alva) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. J.L.
   McGuinness (17-1) clinched its                                                                                                   maximum of four into the semifinals. The                                   33. . . . Bishop McGuinness won the state                                   Ritchey/Kasey Williams (Henryetta) d. Domingo Hernandez/Leon Zijlstra
                                                           Claremore during Friday night’s Class                                    Commandos are going for their sixth                                        academic state championship.                                                (Pauls Valley) 6-1, 6-2. Austin Bell/Conner Tebow (Oklahoma Christian)
second state title in soccer and a                         5A boys soccer final.                                                                                                                                                                                                           d. Cleminshire/Tisdale (Hominy) 6-1, 6-0. Clay Thompson/Michael
                                                                                                                                    straight state championship and the No. 2
school-record seventh state title in                                                                                                doubles team of Andrew Field and James                                     Results                                                                     Rosson (Byng) d. Kyle Armstrong/Blake Malcom (Perry) 6-3, 6-0. Patrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brakhage/Jared Choate (Seminole) d. Chiataro/Riley (Collinsville) 6-1, 6-1.
the 2006-07 school year. The Irish’s                       and got off the field with no further                                    Adams were the last doubles team to                                                                                                                    Jered Sullivan/Josh Sullivan (Anadarko) d. Ryan Tankersley/Evan Hearn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No. 1 Singles
last soccer title came in 2003.                            damage. They pushed the action in                                        complete the early sweep.                                                                                  FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Bristow) 6-0, 6-2. Stephen Stark/Caleb Villaflor (Hertiage Hall) d. Jonas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kluckhkn/Matthew Warren (OKC Northeast) 6-0, 6-0.
   “We haven’t won the state title in                      the second half, but never got a                                            “The only pressure I felt was from our                                    Patrick Collins (Cascia Hall) d. Luke Yates (Seminole) 6-0, 6-0. Hieu
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tran (OKC Northeast) d. Chris Neal (Okmulgee) 6-4, 6-2. Jordan
four years and this was big for us,”                       good chance to tie before Brown                                          teammates, but more from ourselves,” Field                                 Johnson (Byng) d. Nathan LaPointe (Anadarko) 6-1, 6-4. Beep Seikel            Tomlins/Tolbert d. Byrne/LaBarthe 6-2, 6-1. Bell/Tebow d.
said Perry, headed to Notre Dame                                                                                                    said. “It only takes a few stupid shots and                                (Heritage Hall) d. Jeremy Ray (Star Spencer) 6-0, 6-0. Erik Hart (Victory   Ritchey/Williams 6-4, 6-4. Thompson/Rosson d. Brakhage/Choate 6-3,
                                                           made it 2-0.                                                                                                                                        Christian) d. Ricky Ballard (Beggs) 6-0, 6-0. Chase Trippet (Beaver) d.     6-2. Stark/Villaflor d. Sullivan/Sullivan 6-1, 6-1.
on a soccer scholarship. “And this                                                                                                  we get down on ourselves.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ryan Whitham (Oklahoma Christian) 7-6, 6-4. Nick Johnson (Henryetta)                                 CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
was the fourth state title in boys, so                       “They are a good team, and it was                                         Teammate Adams added, “It’s a good                                      d. Spencer Williams (Weatherford) 6-1, 6-0. Arthro Rother (OKC Classen)       Hodd/Reddy d. Lamle/Yeomans 6-3, 7-6. Cleminshire/Tisdale d.
that was also big.”                                        kind of unlucky for them that they                                       feeling (getting to the semifinals). And, since                            d. Josh Ritchie (OKC McGuinness) 6-0, 7-6.                                  Hernandez/Zijlstra 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Chiatara/Riley d. Armstrong/Malcom 6-1,
                                                                                                                                    we are the No. 1 seed, everybody wants to                                                                 QUARTERFINALS                                7-5. Tankersley/Hearn d. Kluckhkn/Warren 7-5, 7-5.
   McGuinness also won state titles                        didn’t have many chances, but our                                                                                                                     Collins d. Tran 6-0, 6-1. Seikel d. Johnson 7-6, 6-3. Hart d. Trippet
                                                           defense has been solid all year,” Per-                                   take us down because we are Cascia.”                                       6-0, 6-2. Roth d. Johnson 6-3, 6-0.                                            No. 2 Doubles
in football, basketball and track.                                                                                                    Best performance: Cascia Hall’s No. 1                                                            CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND                                                            FIRST ROUND
                                                           ry said.
   Claremore did a job on the high-                                                                                                 doubles team of Trent Tolbert and Chase                                      Yates d. Neal 7-6, 6-0. LaPointe d. Ray 6-0, 6-2. Whitham d. Ballard        James Adams/Andrew Field (Cascia Hall) d. Enos/Edwards (Hominy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               6-1, 6-1. Ritchie d. Williams 6-1, 7-5.                                     6-3, 6-0. Aaron Beckner/McKay Rorabaugh (Perry) d. Ben McKay/Timmy
scoring Perry for the most part, but                        Slater said getting behind early                                        Tomlins was sharp in its quarterfinal win                                                                                                              Winans (Kingfisher) 6-2, 6-1. Jeff Hunt/Marcos Souza (Byng) d. Reggie
                                                           made it tough.                                                                                                                                          No. 2 Singles
let him get loose right at the start,                                                                                               over OKC McGuinness 6-2, 6-1. Play at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Blowe/Ross Myhneir (Pauls Valley) 6-1, 6-0. Garrett Coates/Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Watters (Seminole) d. Andrew Steinly/David O’Neal (Weatherford) 6-1,
Zebra coach Sean Slater said.                                                                                                       net by the Commando duo was at times                                         Chris Gordon (Cascia Hall) d. Wade Pierce (OKC St. Mary) 6-0, 6-0.        6-3. Chris Angell/Peder Davis (Heritage Hall) d. Tramble/Young (Antlers)
                                                             “I don’t know if we were nervous.                                      superb.                                                                    Kevin Shockey (Elk City) d. Trey Engleton (Metro Christian) n/s. Derek      6-0, 6-0. Will Byrne/Steven Young (OKC McGuinness) d. Reid/Doles
   Perry got the ball about 10 feet                        I thought we were prepared, but for                                                                                                                 Cohlmia (Heritage Hall) d. Nathan Boyd (Beggs) 6-0, 6-1. Robert Neville     (Nowata) 6-1, 6-2. Casey Roberts/Eli White Eagle (Anadarko) d. Brandon
out on the right side just 2:15 into                                                                                                  Notable: Cascia Hall’s solid singles                                     (OKC McGuinness) d. Jacob Peterson (Victory Christian) 6-0, 6-1. Ryan       Cunningham/Austin Meyer (Alva) 6-0, 6-1. Nathan Odor/Jon Thompson
                                                           whatever reasons, we just couldn’t                                       players of Patrick Collins and Chris Gordon                                Ennis (Byng) d. Emerson Wistoky (Bristow) 6-1, 6-0. Cody Phillips           (Oklahoma Christian) d. Witham/Gibson (Henryetta) 6-3, 6-1.
the match, turned, and shoved it be-                       do it today,” he said.                                                                                                                              (Seminole) d. Cody Challis (Clinton) 6-1, 6-0. Jacob McFerran
                                                                                                                                    each breezed to the semifinals of the                                                                                                                                               QUARTERFINALS
tween Foster and the right post.                                                                                                    Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. Collins                                (Henryetta) d. Roddy Casey (Pauls Valley) 6-4, 6-0. Jefferson Berryman        Adams/Field d. Beckner/McKay 6-2, 6-2. Coates/Watters d.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Oklahoma Christian) d. Jakob Hertzel (Weatherford) 6-1, 6-3.
   “The defender was on my back,                           OKC BISHOP McGUINNESS 3, CLAREMORE 0                                     pushed his record to 25-5, while Gordon                                                                 QUARTERFINALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hunt/Marcos 6-2, 6-2. Angell/Davis d. Byrne/Young 7-6, 6-1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Odor/Thompson d. Roberts/White Eagle 6-1, 6-4.
and when I turned, he was suddenly                         Claremore                                                 0 0 — 0        improved to 30-1. . . . OKC Heritage Hall                                    Gordon d. Shockey 6-1, 6-0. Neville d. Cohlmia 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. Ennis d.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
                                                           OKC Bishop McGuinness                                     1 2 — 3                                                                                   Phillips 6-4, 6-0. Berryman d. McFerran 6-0, 6-1.
gone. I just took a peek and tried to                                                                                               leads the 3A championship career title race
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND                               Enos/Edwards d. McKay/Winans 6-3, 6-3. Steinly/O’Neal d. Blowe/Ross
                                                           Goals: 1, McGuinness, Perry (40), 2:15. 2, McGuinness, Brown (3),        with 13. The last Heritage Hall gold trophy                                                                                                            6-4, 7-6. Reid/Doles d. Tramble/Young 6-4, 6-3. Witham/Gibson d.
hit it on frame and luckily it went                          assisted by Bryan, 54:24. 3, McGuinness, Faherty (21), assisted by                                                                                  Pierce won by def. over Engleton. Peterson d. Boyd 6-0, 6-0. Challis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cunningham/Meyer 7-6, 6-0.
in,” Perry said.                                             Roy, 78:22. Keepers: Foster, Baum.                                     came in 1998. Five-time defending                                          d. Wistoky 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Hartzel d. Casey 6-1, 6-1.
                                                                                                                                    champion Cascia Hall owns 10 titles.                                           No. 1 Doubles
   But Claremore wasn’t done. The                                                                                                   Heritage Hall also owns the most singles                                                                                                                                     By John D. Ferguson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FIRST ROUND
Zebras withstood several other first-                                     Mike Brown 581-8390                                       and doubles championships among all                                          Chase Tomlins/Trent Tolbert (Cascia Hall) d. Kade Lamle/Tanner                                   World sports writer
half scoring chances by the Irish                                      mike.brown@tulsaworld.com

                                                                                                                                                                                             CLASS 4A BOYS STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
GIRLS:                                                                                                                                                                  Bishop Kelley, Ada and Shawnee advance three into the semifinals
A team slogan this year                                                                                                               Highlights: Bishop Kelley, Ada and                                                                                                                   6-0. Stephen Keleh (Carl Albert) d. Jeremiah Custar (Ardmore) 0-6, 6-4,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6-1. Brandon Russell (Ada) d. Spencer Blackwell (Bixby) 6-1, 6-0.
                                                                                                                                    Shawnee each advanced three into the
was score ‘early and often.’                                                                                                        semifinals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jeremy Lowe (McAlester) d. Kendall Strain (Claremore) 6-2, 6-0. Kris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kincheloe (Durant) d. Michael Lam (Tecumseh) 6-0, 6-1. Joe Scroggins
                                                                                                                                      Best performance: The quarterfinal                                                                                                                   (Shawnee) d. Nate Walker (Edison) 6-3, 6-2. Michael Calloway (Edmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Deer Creek) d. Sean Webster (Pryor) 6-4, 7-6. Eric Kent (Duncan) d.
                                                                                                                                    three-set marathon between Bishop Kelley’s                                                                                                             Caleb Kennedy (Skiatook) 6-1, 6-2.
FROM B-1                                                                                                                            Cale Hammond and Skiatook’s Bryan                                                                                                                                                    QUARTERFINALS
                                                                                                                                    Canavan.                                                                                                                                                 Hunt d. Keleh 6-0, 6-0. Russell d. Lowe 6-3, 6-1. Kincheloe d.
one player playing, it was 40 of us,”                                                                                                  Hammond won 6-2, 6-7, 6-3. The quality                                                                                                              Scroggins 6-7, 6-2, 6-1. Calloway d. Kent 7-6, 6-3.
said Tracy Ritchie, also referring to a                                                                                             of the match appeared more like a semifinal                                                                                                                                   CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                    or final.                                                                                                                                                Custar d. Williams 6-1, 6-4. Blackwell d. Strain 6-1, 6-0. Walker 6-0,
JV squad in attendance. “We just                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6-1. Webster d. Kennedy 6-4. 6-4.
kind of had to work that much hard-                                                                                                   Notable: When Hammond took to the
                                                                                                                                    court, it kept a family tradition alive.                                                                                                                  No. 1 Doubles
er.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                    Hammond joins his aunt, Paige McMurray,
   The Comets led 1-0 at halftime,                                                                                                  who also played at state. McMurray was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Payton Fesperman/Brennan Fox (Bishop Kelley) d. Mauricio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Austudillo/Tim Burns (McAlester) 6-0, 6-3. Andrew Fowler/Cody Hibbard
but didn’t receive a fiery speech                                                                                                   two-time state champion for Kelley in                                                                                                                  (Ada) d. Denton Weddle/Derrick Weddle (Claremore) 6-1, 6-0. Nick
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from coach Troy Tokarchik.                                                                                                          1987-88.                                                                                                                                               Copeland/Eric Haley (Shawnee) d. Tyler Harrison/Quang-Minh Nguyen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Carl Albert) 7-5, 6-2. Daniel Dudley/Blake Hartzell (Duncan) d. Brody
   “I didn’t say anything special,” said                      Bishop Kelley’s Raquel Chavez                                            Hammond’s father, Brad, was the                                                                                                                     Jarnigan/Michael Oates (Guthrie) 7-6, 6-0. Alex Duthie/Corey Rucker
Tokarchik. “That’s them. They                              moves over Carl Albert’s Sheridan                                        quarterback for the Kelley state                                                                                                                       (Durant) d. Clay Henderson/Nathan Raglin (Harrah) 6-2, 6-0. Corey
picked it up and they played by                            Horner in Friday night’s Class 5A                                        championship football team in 1981.                                                                                                                    Dozier/Donny Greenawalt (Tecumseh) d. Kelby Keef/Heath Pratt
                                                           girls state soccer final.                                                Hammond’s grandfather, John, played on                                                                                                                 (Chickasha) 6-1, 6-3. Brad Evans/Robert Sioux (Edmond Deer Creek) d.
themselves. They’re special.”                                                                                                       the University of Oklahoma football team                                                                                                               Conner Courtney/Zack Klassen (Skiatook) 6-2, 6-0. Timmy Argo/Luke
   The outcome was settled in a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jordan (Ardmore) d. Thomas Fisher/Austin Ford (Pryor) 6-0, 6-2.
                                                           seconds remaining. Kelley could                                          and high school basketball at Central for                                                                                                                                             QUARTERFINALS
three-minute span right after inter-                                                                                                then-coach Eddie Sutton.
                                                           have gotten away with starting its                                                                                                                                                                                                Fowler/Hibbard d. Fesperman/Fox 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Copeland/Haley d.
mission.                                                                                                                               Duncan won the academic state                                                                                                                       Dudley/Hartzell 6-3, 6-3. Dozier/Greenawalt d. Duthie/Rucker 6-4, 6-3.
                                                           countdown with 20 minutes left.                                          championship. . . . Durant’s Felix Brede                                                                                                               Argo/Jordan d. Evans/Sioux 6-2, 6-2.
   Ritchie connected on a 25-yard
strike to give the Comets a two-goal                                                                                                feels he didn’t play well as the No. 1 seed                                                                                                                                    CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
                                                              “We couldn’t really celebrate be-                                     in the first two rounds. Brede does feel he                                                                                                              Austudillo/Burns d. Weddle/Weddle 6-0, 6-3. Jarnigan/Oates d.
edge just 63 seconds into the second                       cause the game’s not over, but still                                     was lucky to even be at state. Brede is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Harrison/Nguyen 7-5, 6-0. Henderson/Raglin d. Keef/Pratt 6-3, 6-2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fisher/Ford d. Courtney/Klassen 6-2, 6-2.
half, and Starrett added another goal                      it’s hard not to celebrate because                                       foreign exchange student from a city near
two minutes later.                                         you’re so excited inside,” Erin Camp-                                    Frankfurt, Germany, and wasn’t sure he                                                                                                                    No. 2 Doubles
   “One of our little slogans for the                                                                                               would play at all.                                                                                                                                                                     FIRST ROUND
                                                           bell said. “When that final buzzer                                                                                                                                                                                                Chrisi Copeland/Jeff Seebeck (Shawnee) d. Timmy Long/Preston
year is ‘early and often,’ ” Tokarchik                     went off, we just let it all out.”                                          Ranked No. 200 in the German juniors,                                                                                                               Seaberg (Tecumseh) 6-1, 6-4. Toby Bateman/Kyle Savage (Durant) d.
said. “You saw it at the beginning of                                                                                               Brede discovered Durant had a tennis                                                                        DARYL WILSON / Tulsa World                 Cody Keaton/Franco Guadarrama (Ardmore) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5. Jarahmy
each half — early in the first half                          Victory hugs and screams came                                          team.“I came here to improve my English                                                                                                                Fletcher/Steven Johnson (Carl Albert) d. Andrew Meredith/Zach
                                                                                                                                    and not play tennis,” Brede said. “I was                                     Bishop Kelley’s Cale Hammond scored                                       Richardson (Claremore) 6-2, 7-6. Jordan Phillips/Will Shrauner (Edmond
and often in the second half. We’ve                        again, and the dynasty may not end                                       going to play soccer and was lucky to land                                 a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 win over Skiatook’s Bryan                                   Deer Creek) d. Justin Jones/Kevin Thomas (Altus) 6-2, 6-2. Chase
had some tendencies to hit big and                         soon. The Comets started six fresh-                                                                                                                                                                                             Sheffield/Colton Calaway (Ada) d. Kenny Verrill/John Harrison (McAlester)
                                                                                                                                    in a school that played tennis.”                                           Canavan on Friday at the Class 4A state                                     6-3, 6-4. Daniel Breedlove/Hank Hudson (Guthrie) d. Kyle Rudek/Cort
hit quick, and we did that.”                               men, two sophomores and three ju-                                           Brede advanced to the No. 1 singles                                     tennis tournament.                                                          Visnieski (Harrah) 6-1, 6-3. Nick Isom/Steven Yob (Bishop Kelley) d.
   Carl Albert (15-2) entered averag-                      niors in the title game.                                                 semifinals with a 6-4, 6-0 quarterfinal win,                                                                                                           Brett Stout/Kyle Takach (Skiatook) 6-4, 6-1. Bryan Duell/Bradley Toone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Duncan) d. Winstow Conner/Colton Downing (Grove) 6-3, 6-0.
ing six goals per game, but managed                                                                                                 but had the best line during the match.                                    (Bishop Kelley) d. Taylor Wedman (El Reno) 6-1, 6-1. Bryan Canavan                                        QUARTERFINALS
only five shots against the Comets.                        BISHOP KELLEY 4, CARL ALBERT 0                                              He yelled across to Carl Albert’s Austin                                (Skiatook) d. Shawn Hanks (Altus) 6-0, 6-0. Blake Watson (Claremore) d.       Copeland/Seebeck d. Bateman/Savage 7-6, 6-2. Fletcher/Johnson d.
                                                                                                                                    Manger after hitting an errant shot, “Let’s                                Kyle Craighead (Ardmore) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1. Ryan Harris (Shawnee) d. Chris      Phillips/Shrauner 6-4, 6-4. Calaway/Sheffield d. Breedlove/Hudson 6-4,
   “I was nervous because everyone                         Carl Albert                                               0 0 — 0
                                                                                                                                    play soccer. I’m better at soccer.”                                        Ayres (Pryor) 6-0, 6-1.                                                     6-4. Isom/Yob d. Duell/Toone 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
                                                           Bishop Kelley                                             1 3 — 4
was telling us Carl Albert was really                      Goals: Starrett (unassisted), 3:48; Ritchie (unassisted), 41:03; Star-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Brede d. Manger 6-4, 6-0. Sheetz d. Siebers 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. Hammond
good,” Kelley defender Nina Moore                            rett (unassisted), 43:42; Petrikin (assisted by Ritchie), 55:01.       Results                                                                    d. Canavan 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, Harris d. Watson 6-1, 6-1.                          Keaton/Guadrrama d. Long/Seaberg 6-1, 6-4. Jones/Thomas d.
said. “Everyone was saying they                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meredith/Richardson 7-6, 6-4. Harrison/Verrill d. Rudek/Visnieski 7-6,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONSOLATION FIRST ROUND                             1-6, 6-4. Stout/Takach d. Conner/Downing 6-2, 7-5.
were going to be tough, so we had                          Keepers: Moore; Bykowski.                                                   No. 1 Singles                                                             Boeven d. Perry 6-0, 6-0. Power d. Lansford 6-0, 6-2. Wedman d.
                                                                                                                                                                   FIRST ROUND                                 Hanks 6-4, 6-1. Craighead d. Ayres 6-1, 6-0.
to come out prepared.”                                                                                                                Felix Brede (Durant) d. Taylor Perry (Bixby) 6-0, 6-1. Austin Manger
                                                                                                                                    (Carl Albert) d. Joris Doeven (OKC Northwest) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. David             No. 2 Singles
   Typically, championship count-                                            Eric Bailey 581-8391                                   Sheetz (Edmond Deer Creek) d. Devon Lansford (Harrah) 6-2, 6-1. Arno                                     FIRST ROUND                                                         By John D. Ferguson,
downs to the final horn start with 10                                    eric.bailey@tulsaworld.com                                 Siebers (Duncan) d. Mikey Power (Ada) 6-1, 6-1. Cale Hammond                 Reider Hunt (Bishop Kelley) d. C.J. Williams (Lawton MacArthur) 6-0,                             World sports writer