Sports

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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Tue
30
May

7th Jim Todd Memorial Golf Tournament Held

The 7th Annual Jim Todd Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Watonga Golf Course.

This years First place team (after tie breaker) members were Denise Adkisson, Marie Tech, Kenny Shaw & Tracy Matli with a score of 64.

Second place team (after tie breaker) members were Darren & Denice Green, Kelsi Parker Green & Eddie Smith with a score of 64.

 

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Tue
30
May

Watonga High School Athletes Honored at 2017 All-Sports Banquet

The Watonga All-Sports Association held its annual banquet earlier this month honoring the hard work of Watonga’s many student athletes.

The celebration is held in an effort to generate pride among Watonga’s athletic department and share the accolades with parents, the community and fans alike.

Watonga coaches Matt Kennedy, Jim Bob Coleman, Bobbi Schenk, Shawn Gorman, Ty Hussey, J.C. Estep and John Cope all presented awards to their respective athletes as a part of the event. Each coach also presented a “Fightingest Eagle Award” which is the Most Valuable Player Award.

 

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Tue
23
May

Eagles & Lady Eagles Run at Meet of Champions

Afew Watonga Track and Field Athletes got one last chance to shine thanks to the Meet of Champions last Tuesday evening in Moore at Moore High School. Watonga Track athletes LuLu McKinsey, Alicia Torres, Shelby Compton, Kayla Swanegan, Kaleb McSperitt, Dalton Laird, Kyler Mathis, Nate Coffey, Hunter Cole and Jayden Flynn all earned spots in the meet for their performances at the Class 2A State Meet earlier this month.

The state champions and runner-ups in each class received an automatic invitation in each event. The event lanes will be filled with the next four best times regardless of classification (based on regional and state competition) or otherwise selected by the games committee.

 

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Tue
23
May

Pair of Eagles Named to Heartland All-Star Team

Apair of Watonga Eagles baseball players tried out for a made the Heartland All-Star team this weekend in Warner, Okla. on the campus of Conner State College. Shane Downey and Mason Plummer both of whom will be Watonga High School seniors when they take the field next spring for the Eagles’ baseball team, made the premier squad.

Both Downey and Plummer will represent Oklahoma and Arkansas in the Heartland All- Star Classic. All-Star teams from Canada, Oklahoma (Downey and Plummer included) & Arkansas will play in Muskogee, June 25 through the 28th. The tournament will give underclassman exposure to scouts and college coaches in advance of the senior year.

 

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Tue
16
May

Class of 2017 Graduation Set for Saturday Morning

One of the larger classes in recent memory will receive their diplomas this Saturday morning as forty-five members of the Watonga High School Class of 2017 will participate in the school’s 12th graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the high school gymnasium.

A week full of graduation activities begins this week for the Watonga High School Class of 2017. As seniors attended their final All-Sports Banquet on Monday evening, their final High School Awards Assembly on Tuesday morning and will partake in the 2017 Senior Class Walk-Through at the Elementary School early Wednesday morning. Seniors will board a bus and ride to Watonga Elementary School for the Senior Walk early Wednesday where young students will fill the hallways and give the graduates a standing ovation as they walk by in their caps and gowns.

 

Tue
16
May

Several Eagle Athletes Named to Classic Bowl Rosters

Watonga High School will be well represented at this year’s Classic Bowl festivities in Woodward later this month.

Watonga is especially well represented on the basketball front as the Eagles and Lady Eagles combined to send five players to this year’s Classic Bowl. Watonga High School seniors Nate Coffey, Brason Gorman and Kaleb McSperitt all are headed to Woodward to play in the Boys Classic Bowl Basketball Game. The Lady Eagles on the other hand are sending seniors Allie Baker and Claire Gauer to play in the Girls Classic Bowl Basketball Game.

 

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Tue
09
May

Watonga senior sprinter

Watonga senior sprinter Kyler Mathis stands on the podium after his 100m Dash Final.

 

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