CHICKASHA – Reflecting back on a record-breaking season from both the men’s and women’s teams, Assistant Coach Alexis Vizarelis gives credit to the players and the rest of the coaching staff.
“Unbelievable. If you’d asked me at the start of the year if we would have had a season we did, it would have been hard pushed to say we would have on,” he said. “I think that they showed what we’re capable, what we demand from them every year. This year they actually showed they could do it. And we’re very proud of them.”
CHICKASHA – After two stellar runs in the Sooner Athletic Conference and national tournament appearances on both the women’s and men’s side, three USAO soccer players were named NAIA All-Americans this week.
Earning All-America Third Team honors were mid-fielder Niall Crick and defender Scott Parkinson. Calli Cooper earned All-America Honorable Mention.
Crick and Parkinson are two of only three Sooner Athletic Conference players — and the only two in the state — to earn All-American honors. Cooper is one of three conference players to be named All-American.
CHICKASHA – After collecting 54 points and 21 rebounds in two games last week, Kyle Hunt was named Sooner Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Hunt, a 6-foot-10 forward, had a career-high 36 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a conference win over Mid-America Christian on Saturday. It was his second double double of the season. He went 13-for-17 from the field and made 10 of his 12 free throws. He also had six blocks and three assists.
“Tools of the Trade” won Best of Show during 2011’s Innovation art competition. The photograph was the work of Alexis Allen of Alva High School. Registration for this year's competition is open to all Oklahoma high school junior and senior artists.
Cash prizes, public exhibition and multiple awards are up for grabs to the winners of this year’s Innovations art competition at the University of Science and Arts. Registration for high school artists is Feb. 22.
CHICKASHA – Senior Kyle Hunt led the Drovers to a first conference win on Saturday against Mid-America Christian in a home battle.
Grabbing his second double double of the season, Hunt scored a whopping 36 points and had 16 rebounds in the 95-89 win over the Evangels. He led the team in both categories after going 13 for 17 from the field and scoring 10 of his 12 free throws.
Also scoring the double digits were Norris Rumph, who had 20 points, and Phillip Harris, who ended the game with 11.