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April 17, 2013

Sports briefs for 4-18-13

Plainsmen soccer hosts Jenks tonight

The Plainsmen take on Jenks at 6:30 p.m. today in a rescheduled soccer match at D. Bruce Selby Stadium.

Enid’s game against No. 1 Jenks originally was scheduled for April 9, but was postponed after a power transformer failed. Those holding tickets for that contest can use their tickets for admission to tonight’s game.

The Plainsmen (6-5, 2-3) are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over district foe Stillwater on Tuesday that kept their playoff hopes alive.

Both the Plainsmen and Pacers (4-8, 1-5) wrap up the regular season with district games at Midwest City on Friday.

NOC Enid at Western Oklahoma rescheduled

The Northern Oklahoma College Enid at Western Oklahoma State baseball doubleheader scheduled for 1 p.m. today has been moved to Friday.

The Jets, coming off a doubleheader sweep of Independence (Kan.) and riding a three-game winning streak, host the defending national runnerup Pioneers in a 1 p.m. doubleheader Sunday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

EHS track fundraiser slated for Saturday

Enid’s track teams are holding a fundraising pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s Restaurant located at 3616 W. Owen K. Garriott.

SWOSU tabs Battisti as new head coach

WEATHERFORD — Former longtime Northwestern Oklahoma State University head men’s basketball coach Bob Battisti has been been tabbed by Southwestern Oklahoma State as its new head coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Battisti most recently spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma Christian University, helping the Eagles to a record of 40-25. OCU won the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament title in 2012, its first postseason basketball title in 30 years, and this past season they reached the National Christian College Athletic Associa-tion championship game.

Prior to his stint at OCU, Battisti spent 25 years at NWOSU, coaching the men’s basketball team for 21 seasons before taking over as the school’s athletic director for four years.

Battisti posted a record of 374-265 over his 21-year tenure.

He led the Rangers to six conference titles and finished in the NAIA Top 25 seven times.

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