Fielding only 16 participants, the scholastic team from Deer Creek High School was “the little team that could” as it scored the first place trophy at the 2013 USAO Scholastic Meet. The scholastic meet is one of several events held on the first Thursday in April as part of the university’s Spring Triad.
Three days of precipitation and standing water in the Oval led to the first ever “rained out” Montmartre Chalk Art Festival but the yearly scholastic meet and Droverstock music festival went on as planned.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers couldn’t top Southwestern Oklahoma State, who compete in the NCAA Division II, in a home game on Tuesday afternoon.
After a rough fifth inning, the Drovers (29-12) couldn’t overcome the Bulldogs and fell 6-3.
All three of the Drovers’ runs came off of hits outside the park. First, in the fourth inning, centerfielder Brian Vigo hit his 11th home run of the season to score himself and Heath Wilda, USAO’s third baseman.
Alexis Brown’s “Owl-ways & Forever” won the Best in Show award in the Innovations 2013 art competition. The awards, which were given out March 18, featured work submitted from 13 different schools.
More than 90 students faced off recently at Innovations, an annual high school art competition held at the University of Science and Arts. Students from high schools around the state competed in the art competition held exclusively for high school juniors and seniors.
CHICKASHA – After more than two decades at the helm of the Drover basketball team, Coach Brisco McPherson announced Friday that he is retiring from coaching.
“I have loved my time at USAO, but after 22 years, it’s time to let someone else — someone with new energy and enthusiasm — take over the Drovers,” McPherson said. “I want to thank the university for allowing me to be a part of Drover Nation for all these years.”
McPherson, also USAO’s athletic director since 2002, will stay on as AD on a part-time basis.
CHICKASHA – With 27 wins and three Top 25 opponents already out of the way, the Drovers are off to the best start in school history and are already knocking at the door of the school’s most wins, 37.
“Our goal right now is really just to make it to then national tournament,” senior pitcher Seth Sturgeon said. “If we can make it to that, we probably will have secured that goal of the most wins in school history.”