Sports

Soccer season is here

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Madill Varsity Soccer player Dilan Ortiz kicks the ball down the fi eld during the Madill V. Durant Varsity scrimmage game on February 23, 2021.

Kingston brings home championship

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By winning against Purcell on February 25, the Lady Redskins advanced to the finals of their Regional at Lindsay. On February 27, 2021, Coach Chad Rumer and the ladies won against Community Christian 55 to 40. Even better than the win, was the return of Assistant Coach Jared Hays that put smiles on every one’s faces. He has endured a battle with cancer all season long. So, you could say it was a win-win for everyone.

Boys advance to Area tournament

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Unfortunately, the February 28, 2021 meeting with Community Christian was unavoidable for Kingston. In the final OSSSA poll, they were the fourth ranked team in Class 3A with a 20 and 5 record. Once the players took to the court, the concern was apparent. They are good; very good. What makes them good? They are tall, fast, and they can shoot. The Redskins fell short in this one with the final score of 67 to 44.

Wildcats hit dead end at District

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The Madill Wildcats basketball teams traveled to Blanchard on Tuesday, February 23, to open District play against the Blanchard Lions. The Lady Wildcats got the action started, struggling to keep up with the Lady Lions pace. Blanchard scored 33 points in the first half, with Madill only scoring 24. Junior Jayden Weiberg led the Lady Wildcats with 14 total points. Head Coach Shawn Runyan attributes loss to the freak snowstorm that passed through the county.

Athlete Spotlight

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Griffon Williams is a senior at Madill High School and will be graduating May 2021. He is also an A+ athlete. He is a well-diversified athlete and no stranger to receiving awards for his hard work and dedication. Williams, also known by Griff by his peers and those close to him, is involved in wrestling, football, and track. Along with sports, he is also a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, not to mention the Madill High School December 2020 Student of the Month.

Kingston begins regionals

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The goal for every team during a tournament is to be able to move on to the next step. It took two overtimes to achieve the next step, but the Redskins move on to the regional finals. The final score for the Purcell game on February 25, 2021 was 44 to 38.

Lady Redskins advance

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One could possibly think of all sorts of clichés to label the contest between the Lady Redskins and the Lady Dragons of Purcell – “Defense wins championships” or “Games are won or lost at the free throw line.” Another one might be “sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.” Any or all of these might describe the game. No matter how the game is labeled, after all is said and done, the Ladies and Coach Chad Rumer move on to the Regional finals. Final score for the February 25, 2021 game with Purcell was 45 to 43.

Softball is here

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Softball camp was a hit with the athletes. Left photo - left to right: Ryleigh Sisco, Karmony Pearson, Jeylah Cabrales, and Joslynn Jackson-Bailey all pose after practice. Right photo – Karma Williams bats while Maeghan Polster tosses the balls to her. Summer Bryant –The Madill Record

Kingston plays hard in the regional tournament

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Coach Chad Rumer and his Lady Redskins are District champions after beating the Marietta Lady Indians from Marietta, 55 to 20, on February 23, 202`. This odd schedule is due to weather with record low temperatures and near record snowfall last week. The last game of the season with Madill also fell victim and will not be made up. So, Coach Rumer might have some concerns about a ten-day layoff between the last game of the season and the start of the playoff season.