Sports

Kingston students recognized by the OSSAA

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Five Kingston High School Softball players were recognized by the OSSAA. For District 3A-4 District awards, from left to right, Blakelyn Barber was named Offensive Player of the Year and was recognized for her outstanding performance as a pitcher, Ryan Herndon was recognized for Utility, Madi Jones was recognized for third base, Raegan Davis was recognized for Outfield, and Emi O’Steen was recognized for Catcher. T.J.Harkins • The Madill Record

Kingston Celebrates Homecoming with Romp Over Panthers

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Friday night was Homecoming for Kingston, delayed by COVID-19 to the original date for Senior Night. For Homecoming, the Redskins welcomed the first really cold weather of the year, along with the Pauls Valley Panthers. Under the new playoffs policy announced Tuesday, both teams were looking to tune up for the playoffs. The Redskins dominated the game and took one more step towards clinching their third straight district crown with a 42-20 victory.

Madill loses to Lone Grove; gears up for a fight against Kingston

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The Wildcats traveled to Lone Grove to play the Longhorns on Friday, October 23. The Wildcats were hit with Lone Grove’s toughness when the Longhorns scored with only 37 seconds off the clock in the first quarter. Madill head coach Chad Speer said their season has not been optimal but has faced reality.

Madill Cross Country places third at regional

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The Madill girls and boys teams earned third place overall at the Class 4A regional in Waurika Saturday afternoon. They have claimed a spot as a team for the state meet at Edmond Santa Fe on Oct. 31. Isabel Sanchez (5th) and Valeria Calderon (14th) made the top 15 for individual girls. Miguel Duran (13th) and Anthony Sanchez (15th) achieved the top 15 for individual boys.

Murray State’s approach to basketball

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The College Sports Commission have come up with an ingenious idea to keep their basketball players in shape for their late start season which does not begin until January 2021. They started by finding the safest way to let the basketball players compete without breaking any of the Center for Disease Control rules against the pandemic that has set everything back. So far, Murray had two scrimmage games with a few regulations in effect to appease the CDC. For instance, fans are generally kept to students only and they must follow social distancing and the mask rules set by local laws.

Redskins Muzzle Bulldogs, Seize District Lead

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Last week was Fall Break, and with Fall Break comes high school football on Thursday nights. This past Thursday, a cold front gave the Kingston faithful great football weather, as the Redskins traveled to Sulphur to face off against the Bulldogs. This midseason bout looked to be important in deciding the District 3A-2 championship, as Kingston and Sulphur both came into the game as the only remaining undefeated teams in district play, and the winner would take sole possession of the lead. The Bulldogs gave the Redskins their toughest test of the season, but ultimately Kingston pulled out a 30-26 victory.

Wildcats licking wounds after loss to Panthers

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The Wildcats lost to the Pauls Valley Panthers on Thursday night, October 15, at the Blake Smiley Stadium with the final score 35 to 13. The Panthers got on the board first, scoring with 1:01 left in the quarter. Head Coach Chad Speer said the loss was a disappointing one.

Kingston Dominates Little Axe for District Showdown

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Friday night, October 9, the winless Little Axe Indians traveled to Kingston to face the undefeated Redskins in each team’s third district game. The Indians had scored for the first time all season the week before in their 39-6 loss to Pauls Valley and hoped to build on that going into this game.

Wildcats lose a tough battle against the Indians

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The Madill football team traveled to Plainview to play the Indians on October 9. The Wildcats knew all four quarters would be tough and the team would have to play hard. Although the Wildcats rallied in the third quarter, Madill lost the game 32 to 24. Head coach Chad Speer said even though they walked away with a loss, he was proud of the team’s resiliency and effort.