The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


December 29, 2012

EHS' 'Popeye' tops 2012's sports stories


ENID, Okla. — 2. Steve Chard named

Enid High School’s

head football coach

After an extended search following the resignation of Plainsmen head coach Tommy Parker after four seasons, former Yukon defensive

coordinator Steve Chard

was named Plainsmen head coach in March.

Chard took over a team that went 2-8 and did not return a wealth of experience. He introduced a new defensive scheme and got the players to buy into his system early on. Enid won its first two games, 41-12 over Choctaw and 19-14 over Edmond Memorial before encountering a six-game losing skid, which included heartbreaking last-minute losses to Bartlesville (44-42) and Ponca City (21-20) streak and finishing 3-7, but he never lost the team.

Chard also brought in several new coaches, including bringing former Enid stars Kareem Sears and Shawn Mills back into the fold as assistant coaches. The team improved its scoring defense significantly, allowing 13 fewer points per game than last season.

3. LSU-Eunice wins 2012

NJCAA Division II

World Series.

Over 15,000 fans attended the National Junior College Division II World Series held at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in June. The 10-team field was narrowed down to top-seed LSU-Eunice and defending champion Western Oklahoma State for the finale.

The Bengals downed the defending champs 7-3, earning their fourth national championship, and second in the past three seasons. The live Internet stream provided by Chisholm Trail Broadcasting drew an impressive 130,000 views.

 4. Laverne wins

 Class B football title

 It was an all-northwest finale in the Class B state championship game as Laverne completed its first-ever undefeated season by defeating Pond Creek-Hunter 50-19 for the Class B gold ball. The Tigers dealt the Panthers their only two losses of the season.

It was a close contest at halftime with Pond Creek-Hunter trailing only 14-7 until Laverne scored 30 points in the second half to win going away. Laverne’s Dalton Birch rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

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    On Wednesday, it ended their season.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Minors fall in Alva

    The Enid Minors became the first of the South Plains Regional’s two co-hosts to be eliminated, spoiling a 5-0 lead to fall 9-7 to Texas Stix Black Wednesday in an elimination game in Alva.

    July 23, 2014

  • David Clyde Ex-MLBer goes from pitching phenom to Connie Mack coach

    David Clyde was a picture of contentment after his Houston Miracles shut out the Texas Stix Black of the Dallas area 4-0 in the first round of the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Majors fall Majors stumble late, fall to regional losers' bracket

    Cherry Creek, Colo., broke out for six runs in the top of the seventh for a 7-3 come-from-behind victory over the Enid Majors in the first round of the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bob Stoops Sooners, as usual, managing expectations

    High hopes are always attached to Oklahoma and this year is no different with the Sooners entering the 2014 season as a consensus pick to reach the first College Football Playoff.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mike Gundy Former OSU line coach having impact on Texas staff

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it – former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Charlie Strong Texas’ Strong prefers not talking national title

    Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn’t be in the national championship game.
    The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • A new ACC? New ACC settles into era of stability

    Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.
    It’s where a founding member is out, a fast-rising program is in, Notre Dame is there, too — sort of — and nobody else is leaving.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Devonte Fields TCU’s Fields investigated for alleged assault

    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, “I should blast you!”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Minors lose in first round

    Wren Perry and Garrett Scudder combined for a two-hitter as the D-Bats Gallegos of Dallas run-ruled the Enid Minors 8-0 in six innings in the first round of the South Plains Regional Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    July 22, 2014

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