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March 1, 2013

Local sports briefs for 3-02-13

ENID, Okla. — EHS soccer opener

set back to Tuesday

Remnants of ice and snow blanketing the field at D. Bruce Selby Stadium forced Enid High School’s administration to postpone Friday’s soccer season opener against Sand Springs until Tuesday, despite efforts to ready the surface for play as scheduled.

Coaches and players from the soccer program spent Thursday’s practice clearing snow from the field’s surface with the expectation that Friday’s season-opening doubleheader, scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity girls game and include events for the teams’ Military Appreciation Night, would go on.

The rescheduled games for Tuesday will have the Pacers starting at 5 p.m., followed by the Plainsmen at 7.

Sooners hire Boulware

to coach tight ends

NORMAN (AP) — Oklahoma hired former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware as its tight ends coach on Friday, completing an overhaul of the coaching staff that included the departure of three assistants.

Boulware spent the past four seasons at Auburn on Gene Chizik’s staff, including the Tigers’ national championship season in 2010.

Before that, he served alongside Chizik at Iowa State. He has also worked at Stanford, Utah, Arizona and Northern Illinois.

Boulware played for Oklahoma’s archrival, Texas, as an offensive lineman.

Coach Bob Stoops said in a statement OU will benefit from Boulware’s “recruiting relationships across the country” and his impressive track record as a coach. Stoops also expects Boulware to take on special teams responsibilities, which were also part of his job at Auburn.

Chizik was fired and his staff replaced after Auburn went winless in the SEC last season.

 

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