Sports

Tue
17
Oct

State Meet Bound

By Chad Waters

The Watonga High School Boys qualified for their 24th-straight State Cross Country Meet after placing 4th overall at the Regional Meet at Chisholm High School on Saturday, October 14.

During the streak, which dates back to 1993, the Watonga Boys won three State Titles (threestraight from 2000-2002) and finished as State Runner-Up five times (1999, 2003, 2004 & 2005).

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Tue
17
Oct

Eagles Look to Stay on a Roll Against Hinton Comets

Thursday Night Lights: Watonga Fooball Pregame Primer

By Chad Waters

On Friday the Eagles will look to continue their mid-season surge as they face a familiar foe in the Hinton Comets. Watonga faced Hinton in the 2014 season opener and led 20-0 before Hinton stormed back to score 21 unanswered points to win 21-20. In 2015, Jack Lafferty rolled up over 300 yards rushing against the Comets as Watonga rolled to an easy win. And last season, the Eagles throttled Hinton in their own house 52-0.

Watonga continues to hold the overall lead in the series with an 9-2 mark against the Comets since 1980.

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Tue
17
Oct

Eagles Continue Surge, Win Second Straight

Watonga rolls in 33-26 win over Mangum, Eagles now in second place in district and control their own playoff destiny with three games left 

By Chad Waters

On the legs of sophomore running back Dalton Laird, a strong blocking effort by the offensive line and some key defensive stops, the Eagles continued their midseason surge as they defeated Mangum 33-26 on Homecoming last Fri. Oct. 13, 2017, in Watonga.

“Dalton did a really good job for us,” coach Zac Maynard said. “All of our half backs do a tremendous job for us whether they’re running or blocking. That’s the beautiful thing about the wishbone is there’s no one hero because it’s a team effort.”

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Tue
10
Oct

Lady Eagles Eliminated in Regional Tournament

After defeating Fairview a week ago, the Watonga Lady Eagles Fast- Pitch Softball squad headed to Minco for the 2017 Class 2A Fast-Pitch Softball Regionals. This regional featured a pair of ranked teams from across the state including the #7 ranked Minco Lady Bulldogs and the #10 ranked Coalgate Lady Wildcats. The fourth team in this regional was the Hobart Lady Bearcats who upset the Hinton Lady Comets a week ago.

Game 1 of Regionals Watonga vs. #7 Minco Mon. Oct. 2, 2017

Ranked fourth in this year’s Regional Tournament, the Lady Eagles faced a tall task in game one of the Regional Tournament as they faced off with the Minco Lady Bulldogs. Ranked 7th in Class 2A, the Lady Bulldogs came in with a 26-5 record and a 7-1 record against Class 2A teams.

Minco jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-1 loss to Minco in game one of the Regional Playoffs. 

 

Tue
10
Oct

Lady Eagles Win at Final Tune-Up Before Regionals

The Watonga Cross Country teams are peaking at the right time.

A week away from the Regional Cross-Country Meet, the Lady Eagles took first place at the Chisholm Meet on Saturday, October 7. The win gave the Lady Eagles their first top-finish on the season as four Watonga runners placed in the top-15.

“[The girls] ran well as a whole team,” coach Jim Bob Coleman said. “I think my girls this team, with how we ran Saturday, have as good a shot as anybody to win the State Championship.”

Entering Saturday’s meet, the Lady Eagles were ranked No. 3 in Class 2A with a chance to get the better of the No. 6 team in Class 4A, Bethany, and the No. 2 team in Class 2A, Hooker, who both had finished high than the Lady Eagles in previous meets.

 

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Tue
03
Oct

Watonga junior

Watonga junior centerfielder and leadoff batter LuLu McKinsey hits during game one of the Regional Playoffs on Mon. Oct. 2, 2017, in Minco. The Lady Eagles fell to the Lady Bulldogs by a final score of 11-1 in Game One.

 

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Tue
03
Oct

Watonga Hosts Invitational Meet Saturday Morning

Sixteen teams consisting of more than 230 cross country runners competed for the high school boys and girls races at this year’s Watonga Invitational Meet on Saturday, September 30.

Both teams finished in the top 5 (Boys 5th and Girls 3rd) while several Watonga runners went home with an individual medal.

Lady Eagles High School Taking into account the Class 2A teams, the Lady Eagles took the title for their respective class, finishing behind Class 4A teams Weatherford and Kingfisher who are ranked No. 3 and No. 6 in Class 4A.

 

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Tue
26
Sep

Lady Eagles Upset Ranked Pioneer Squad on the Road

Watonga Wraps Up Regular Season Slate with Tune-Up Against Woodward Junior Varisty

Watonga ’s biggest win of the regular season came last Monday evening in Waukomis as the Lady Eagles not only beat, but throttled, #10 ranked and 22- 9 Class A Pioneer-Pleasant High School 13-3 on the road. This is the Lady Eagles first win over Pioneer in over five years. In fact, this was actually the first time Watonga has held a lead over Pioneer in any matchup over the past five seasons as the Lady Eagles struck first on Monday evening.

Tue
26
Sep

Eagles Set for Showdown Against Preseason Favorites

Watonga hits the road this week for their first road district game this Friday, as they are set to face one of the preseason favorites in District A-2, the Cordell Blue Devils. Last season, the Blue Devils came into Watonga and spoiled the Eagles Homecoming Game by defeating the Eagles 35-7.

The Eagles will face their toughest opponent of the season this Friday when they face Cordell as the Blue Devils come in healthy, rested and ready to rebound after dropping their first game of the season two weeks ago against Apache 47-34. Cordell is 3- 1so far this season with wins against Elk City’s JV team, Okeene and former Watonga Head Coach Jonathon Keathly’s Crossings Christian squad. Cordell is 2-1 at home and 1-0 on the road this season.

 

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Tue
26
Sep

Back-to-Back

Lady Eagles Defeat Rival Fairview for District Crown

If you’re one of those miserable human beings that detest sports, you’re missing out on some top-notch entertainment. Plain and simple. But, in your defense, you’re missing out on near heart attack stress. So, congratulations on that end of the spectrum.

Everyone channel your inner LeBron James circa-2010, because Watonga overcame, “not one, not two, not three, not four,” but, five…two-run deficits across two games, including three in the final game alone, to sweep Fairview out of the District Playoffs in a pair of walk-off wins. After a sevenyear District Championship Drought the Watonga Lady Eagles Fast-Pitch Softball Team now has back-to-back District Championships.

 

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