Sports

Tue
15
Aug

Watonga Grad to Coach at Lawton

On Friday, August 4, former Watonga Defensive Coordinator and 2011 graduate, Andrew Park, accepted a defensive line/running back coaching position with last years 6A-II runner-up, Lawton High School.

“After talking with the coaching staff and seeing how experienced they are, especially coach Randy Breeze, he’s a great man and great leader,” Park said. “He sold me on Lawton High, that it was a place that I needed to be and there’s great talent here with a lot of Division 1 talent. That’s what sold me.”

 

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Tue
15
Aug

Lady Eagles Open Up the 2017 Fast-Pitch Slate with a Runaway 20-10 Win Over Timberlake

It’s a youth movement for the Watonga Lady Eagles fast-pitch softball team, as the 2017 season is now underway.

This season the Lady Eagles return all but four starters from last year’s District Championship team. However, the four starters the Lady Eagles lost all came from key positions on the diamond. The Eagles will need to replace their starting pitcher from last season in Claire Gauer, third baseman Brooklyn Steed, first baseman Ashley Barcindebar and centerfielder Allie Baker. Also departed from last year’s team is key reserve/pinch runner Caitlin Riley. All four departed Lady Eagles are graduated and headed to college this fall.

 

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Tue
08
Aug

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Football Fund Legacy Tournament

Current member of the Kansas City Chiefs’ and former Watonga Eagle, Trevon Hartfield, playing in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Football Fund Legacy Tournament on Saturday, July 22, on the Prairie West Golf Club in Weatherford.

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Tue
08
Aug

Watonga Republican Sports Scholarships

Garrett Parker (left) and Claire Gauer (right) receiving their Watonga Republican Sports Scholarships, each for a $1,000, with the help of our 2016-17 Sports Sponsors.

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Tue
08
Aug

The Newest Wrestling Tradition in Geary

Battle on Main Street

The newest wrestling tradition in Geary, Battle on Main Street, took place on Saturday, July 29, as 433 wrestlers from across the state and varying from ages 4 to 47 wrestled on Main Street in Geary. All-in-all these wrestlers were surrounded by 3,000 people on Main Street and $7,000 was raised toward the Geary Bison Youth Wrestling.

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Thu
03
Aug

Watonga Republican Sports Scholarhip Recipients

The Watonga Republican is pleased to announce the recipients of the second-annual Watonga Republican Sports Scholarships, which are dedicated to helping youths achieve a stronger foundation for future learning and career selection.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Garrett Parker—Oklahoma State and Claire Gauer—Oklahoma City University. Each recipient will be receiving an $1,000 scholarship thanks to our sports sponsorships from local businesses throughout the 2016-17 school year.

“These two Watonga graduates were model students not only in the classroom but also on the field,” Watonga Editor-in-Chief Eric Warsinskey said. “Garrett and Claire have been a pleasure to cover over these past four years, and I have no doubt in my mind they will do great things in college. I wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors and am so happy to help contribute to their goals with this scholarship.”

Tue
27
Jun

Area Golfers Hit the Links at Roman Nose State Park

Many people hit the Roman Nose State Park Golf Course on Saturday, June 24 for this year’s Main Street and Watonga’s Lions Club Golf Tournament and fundraiser. First and second place in both flights were paid. First place in flight A with a score of 52 were Steve House, Brady Lyles, Jeff Lyles and Jarod Swart, winning a prize of $500. Second place in flight A with a score of 53 were Kevin Baker, Kyle Baker, Dallas Wilsdon andDanny Merkey winning $250 cash prize.

First place in flight B with a score of 61 were Tim Nelson, Bobby Beals, Rob Anderson and David Wigington, winning the $500 grand prize. Second place in flight B with a score of 62 were Jeff Levetsow, JaronHada, Glenn Gagnon and Kyle Pfleider.

 

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Tue
20
Jun

Supreme Court Pushes Redskins' Name Fight Back to Society

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren't in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can't block trademarks on the basis that they're offensive.

Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight over the Redskins moniker will continue in social and business realms. The Redskins, Cleveland Indians with their "Chief Wahoo" logo and other professional and college organizations featuring Native American nicknames and mascots cannot be censored by the U.S. government, but that doesn't take the pressure off.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Classic Bowl Basketball Games Feature Five Eagles

Baker, Gauer, McSperitt, Coffey & Gorman Participate

The Classic Bowl XXIX Basketball games in Woodward last week had a strong Watonga presence on both the boys’ and the girls’ games as the Eagles sent five athletes to the games.

The Classic Bowl Girls Basketball Game was played last Tues. May 30, in Woodward. Recently graduated Watonga High School Basketball players Allie Baker and Claire Gauer both were in the second of two Classic Bowl Girls Basketball games. Both Watonga grads are headed to college next year on basketball scholarships; Baker with Dodge City Community College and Gauer with Oklahoma City University.

In the second game, the White Team and Claire Gauer got the victory over the Red Team and Allie Baker, winning, 54-37. Alva’s Whitney Randall and Garber’s Halie Schovanec each had a gamehigh 10 points.

 

Tue
30
May

Board of Education Hires Assistant Football Coach

The Watonga Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on Monday, May 8, in the Middle School Meeting Room at 7 p.m.

After roll call and the approval of last months’ minutes, Watonga Superintendent Bill Seitter gave his monthly report, briefing the board on the budget and an update on construction.

“We’re preparing for Summer renovations of the gym and the field house,” Seitter said. “Also, deep cleaning on facilities and carpeting some classes and painting some classrooms.”

 

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