The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


September 22, 2013

EHS, Stillwater look to break 3-way tie

ENID, Okla. — Enid and Stillwater will be playing to break a fifth-place tie in the District 6A-4 softball race when the Pacers host Stillwater at 7 tonight at Pacer Field.

Both teams are 3-8 in district play. Enid is 11-16 overall after winning three games in the Pioneer Festival Saturday.

The fifth-place finisher in 6A-4 would play the fourth-place team from 6A-3, probably Sand Springs or Union, in the first round of the upcoming playoffs. The sixth-place team would play the third-place team, probably Bixby.

“The main thing is getting the matchup where we would have the best chance to succeed,’’ said Enid coach Marsha Cusack. “This is a game we need to win.’’

Stillwater won the first meeting 10-9 on Aug. 26, rallying back from an 8-3 deficit. Enid had 12 hits, but committed five errors. Cusack called the game “a train wreck,’’ following the contest.

“We had some errors in that game and we didn’t pitch as well as we capable of,’’ Cusack said. “If we play like we have been the last couple of weeks, we ought to take care of business.’’

Cusack said Lewis is becoming more confident on the mound as the EHS defense and offense improves.

“When you’re throwing your tail off and they commit two or three errors behind you, it’s tough,’’ Cusack said. “She’s confident now the defense will back her up and make the plays behind her.’’

Lewis had a home run in the first Stillwater meeting.

EHS will observe Senior Night Tuesday when it hosts Pioneer. Seniors Abby Lee, Shelley Mueller, Ashton King, McKayla Herbst and Hannah Nicholas will be recognized between 6 and 6:20 p.m. Both games can be heard on

Text Only
  • Moving In? Indoor football coming back to Enid?

    Oklahoma City businessman Antwone Taulton and Enid Enforcers manager Mark Timberlake are in the early stages of a plan they hope will see the return of arena football in 2015 to Enid after an absence of more than 10 years. And if things progress as one league executive expects, an official announcement could be forthcoming in the near future.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Morris Claiborne Claiborne wants to prove worth to Dallas

    Morris Claiborne had already told reporters he was ready to prove he was worthy of Dallas’ dramatic move up the draft board to get him with the sixth overall pick in 2012. He didn’t waste any time showing some urgency.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tim Tebow NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Attorney: OU's Mixon acted in self defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon said the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 29, 2014

  • OSU no longer faces APR restrictions

    NCAA officials say Oklahoma State’s football program no longer faces restrictions for the upcoming school year because its Academic Progress Rate has been amended.

    July 29, 2014

  • Radio-TV for 7-30-14

    July 29, 2014

  • Jeff Mullin mug 2012.jpg Rice's punishment hardly fit the crime

    Two games, just over 12 percent of the 16-game regular season. Two games for hitting a woman hard enough to knock her out cold.
    Rice said Monday he will not appeal his suspension, which could wind up costing him $529,411 in fines and salary. And why wouldn’t he? He must feel like he got off scot-free.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • SamBradfordpicturejpeg Bradford used to being at 'career crossroads'

    It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.
    Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he’s supposedly at a career crossroads.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • TU wins C-USA academic honor

    The University of Tulsa earned the 2013-14 Conference USA Institutional Excellence award by posting the highest grade point average during the 2013-14 academic year for all student athletes in conference-sponsored athletes, the school announced on Monday.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hixon added to West All-State football team

    July 28, 2014

Click here for NASCAR headlines
Sports Photos

Enid News & Eagle sports photos from the month of February 2014. Enjoy all the ENE photos with full access at