Spring Sports Wrap-Up: How Comet Sports Team Did This Season
May 14, 2012
Filed under Sports
During the Holland Hall Invite and the East Central Invite, the girls took first in the 4×800 Meter Relay. The Comets took home fourth place at Conference and placed fifth at Regionals. Ariel Mackey, Quinlan Ward, Megan Dautenhahn, Roxy Eddington, Leslie Atherton, Cat Roth and Allie Ortiz all placed in the top three for their events and will be headed off to State today.
A group that consisted of Daniel McCay, Aaron Alonso, Angel Cabrera, Michael Duke, Sam Stephan, and Kurt Byers all took first in their events and ultimately helped the boys team to second place at the Wagoner Invite. The boys moved on to Regionals after placing fourth in the Metro Lakes Conference. Helping their fellow comets take home third place in 6A Regionals includes Sean Kane, Daniel McCay, Angel Cabrera, Aaron Alonso, Michael Duke, Alex Lybarger and Kurt Byers. All of these young men will be heading off to the State tournament today.
The team this year held a 16 game winning streak in their regular season. Seniors Donovan Walton and Michael Hefferan lead the Comets in their attempt to win a State Title. After sadly being defeated in their first game of playoffs against Enid, the boys came back strong to defeat the Edison Eagles in their second game. The baseball team took on Jenks in their third game but unfortunately could not pull off the win. “I’ll miss the depth in pitching and the skill the senior class brought to the team. We didn’t finish where we wanted but when we look back, we actually accomplished a lot considering we got moved up to 6A,” junior Cory Bright said. Good luck and congratulations to all those seniors moving on to the next level to play college ball.
With the help of the four seniors, the girls soccer team finished first in District. The Comets took on the Ponca City Wildcats at home for the first round of playoffs and then took on the Union Redskins for the second round. After winning their second game, the girls team will be heading off to Edmond Memorial. After beating the Edmond Memorial Bulldogs, the comet girls will be taking on Edmond North tonight in the Championship game.
The Comet boys soccer team finished their regular season with eight wins and five losses. The boys took on the Union Redskins for their first game in playoffs. Unfortunately, the Comets were defeated by the Redskins. Eight seniors will be graduating from the team this year, leaving the juniors with big shoes to fill next season. Senior Vincent Barone says, “I’m gonna miss the personality and camaraderie of the senior class.”
The girls tennis team placed first in the Bixby Regional allowing all to qualify for State! In the Conference Tournament, Caroline Reynolds got first in Singles and Grace Doyle got third in Singles. Also, Madeline Hall and Lindsey Howard got first in Doubles along with Maricaroline Davis and Emily Shadid placing first in Doubles at Conference. They also placed first in the 6A Regional tournament, leaving all of them to qualify for State!
It is safe to say the boys team have had to step it up after saying goodbye to three varsity players who graduated last year. They have kept an overall team ranking of sixth in the state for 6A. Senior Caleb Gunsch helped tremendously this year with the teams success. Gunsch was named Athlete of the Week for Boy’s Tennis in Tulsa World and was also selected as Conference Player of the Year. Russell Holder was named Conference Newcomer of the Year. The boys went to Regionals on Monday and hopefully will be going to State this weekend.
The girls took first in the Coweta Tournament at Emerald Falls and also took first in the Metro Lakes Conference at Pryor Creek. During this tournament, Madi Garcia, Ashlyn McCorkle, and Danielle Cain were awarded All Conference. Girls golf placed fourth at Regionals, and moved on to State. The comets finished their season with a successful sixth place in State. “I’ll miss gold as a whole because this year we all became really close friends! And about how the team finished…I was really happy! We didn’t think we would make it to state, so to finish in the middle of the pack our first year in 6A was a big accomplishment,” junior Ashlyn McCorkle said.
The team took home first place at Tahlequah and also got first at the Conference tournament at Pryor Creek. Jake Mattox, Andy Litzinger, and Chris Karlovich all finished with top 10 medals. Also helping the Comets with their success include Chris Karlovich, Andy Litzinger, Will Murphy, Andrew Alonso, and Brody King. These young men placed second all together in Regionals and won the State Championship on Tuesday, May 8.