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High school notebook: Kingfisher tops rival Tuttle for district title

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Last season, Kingfisher was one win from the Class 4A baseball state tournament. The loss in the final game became a rallying point this spring.

Now, the Yellowjackets are district champions as the playoffs near.

Kingfisher beat Tuttle 7-4 on Monday to win District 4A-2, a first for Kingfisher since Class 4A switched to the district format.

“It’s fun when you win and stuff,” Kingfisher coach Stan Blundell said. “Tuttle’s knocked us out a couple of times. Kingfisher-Tuttle, Kingfisher-Heritage Hall — no matter the sport it’s always a big rivalry.”

Kingfisher (27-4 overall, 10-0 district) got a big night from Oklahoma State commitment Ian Daugherty, who pitched all seven innings and allowed one earned run on eight hits and three walks. He also drove in two runs. Cole Crosswhite was also 3 for 4 with two RBI.

Yukon’s James gets win No. 700

Longtime Yukon baseball coach Kevin James achieved a milestone Monday in the Millers’ 10-0 win over Putnam West.

The victory was No. 700 in James’ career.

Throughout his 30-year career, James has been an assistant at Minco and Yukon. He was also the head coach at Canute, Sayre and Plainview. This is his 12th season leading the Millers.

Yukon was 18-12 entering the District 6A-1 finale with Putnam West, which was scheduled for Tuesday.

Goodman shines in qualifier

Christian Heritage sophomore golfer Drew Goodman put on a show in Monday’s Class 3A qualifying tournament.

The Oklahoma commitment finished first with a 7-under 64 at the Sapulpa Golf Course, helping the Crusaders finish second overall in advancing to the regional tournament.

Goodman made waves as a freshman last spring, finishing second overall in the Class 3A state tournament.

Tulsa’s Regent Prep finished first as a team, with JP Roller finishing second overall. The Texas Tech commit who won Class 2A’s title last season shot a 68.

Golf regionals postponed

Heavy rainfall wrecked several girls golf regional tournaments scheduled for Tuesday.

Class 6A’s west regional at Lake Hefner was pushed to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, while the east regional at Broken Arrow was also pushed to Wednesday.

Class 5A’s tournament at Guthrie along with Class 2A’s regionals at Sapulpa and Clinton were all postponed until Wednesday.

Class 4A at Kingfisher was moved to Thursday.

Westmoore’s Noel, Edmond North’s McLaughlin honored by COAC

Westmoore's Jenna Noel and Edmond North's Brogan McLaughlin were voted Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference singles Players of the Year after the conference tournament on Saturday.

Noel captured the No. 1 singles title. McLaughlin fell in the finals to Stillwater's Mert Arabaci, but he has been one of the top players in Class 6A this season.

Edmond Memorial and Edmond North tied for the boys conference title with 46 team points, while Edmond Santa Fe won the girls conference title with 46 points.

For Edmond Memorial, Caleb Fuller won No. 2 singles while Canon Loberg and Will Redman captured a No. 1 doubles title. Cortes Mora and Scott Stewart won at No. 2 doubles for Edmond North.

On the girls side, Edmond Santa Fe's Courtney Wilkinson captured the No. 2 singles title while Shelby Dye and Landry Purvis won at No. 1 doubles.

Deer Creek's Craig Hays was named Coach of the Year for both boys and girls tennis.

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