The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 27, 2012

Sports briefs for 10-27-12

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid girls shooting

for top 10 at state

Enid’s girls, a surprising fourth at last week’s regionals, will be shooting for a top 10 finish at today’s Class 6A state cross country meet

The competition will begin at 2 p.m. at Edmond Santa Fe High School.

“There’s no pressure on us,’’ said Enid coach Joe Miranov. “The only pressure will be what the kids put on themselves. Our goal was just to make it to state. I don’t think the top 10 is out of reach. The girls are excited about it.’’

Enid’s strength is its depth. The Pacers, in state for the first time since 2009, had four runners in the top 30 at regionals — Abby Resendiz, 15th; Andi Pierce, 17th; Holly Stuart, 23rd; and Tyler Berge, 29th. The rest of the lineup will have Savannah D’Auteuvil, Autumn D’Auteuvil and Arely Ramirez.

“I think it will come down to our top five girls (top five scores will count toward team total),’’ Miranov said. “If the girls hang in there and push each other, I think we have a good chance (of top 10). The biggest asset we have is that’s what they do every day in practice and at meets.’’

NWOSU to honor military

for game with AFA JV

Northwestern Oklah-oma State, coming off its first win of the season (34-30 over Oklahoma Panhandle State) will have an ideal opponent for Armed Forces Appreciation Day today.

The Rangers will entertain the Air Force Academy JV in a 5 p.m. kickoff at Ranger Field.

 All active duty military personnel and their families will receive free admission to the game. Military veterans and family also get in free.

The NWOSU Student Activities Advisory Council is teaming up with Pizza Hut for a pre-game tailgate to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

With a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish, fans will receive free pizza, breadsticks and drinks, courtesy of Pizza Hut. There will also be games and prizes, including a wing-eating contest.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day and the pregame tailgate is part of a full day of Ranger athletics. The Northwestern volleyball team hosts Southeastern Oklahoma State beginning at 2 p.m.

Senior quarterback Kyle Jech of Kingfisher has completed 203 of 349 passes for 2,051 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jech threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s win, and Avery Morris caught seven passes for 120 yards and three scores.

Falcons down Nevada

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Senior Wes Cobb ran for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in place of injured Cody Getz and Air Force stymied Stefphon Jefferson in a 48-31 victory over Nevada on Friday night in the first meeting between the schools.

The Falcons (5-3, 4-1 Mountain West) snapped a four-game road winning streak by the Wolf Pack (6-3, 3-2) and held Jefferson to 93 yards — 63 below his nation-leading average — six days after surrendering a conference-record 338 yards to New Mexico’s Kasey Carrier.

Jefferson came in as the nation’s top rusher by a whopping 17 yards per game, but it was the Falcons running wild on this bitterly cold night, rushing for 461 yards, including 96 by Jon Lee, 76 by Ty MacArthur and 68 by quarterback Connor Dietz. , who scored on a 1-yard run and also threw two long touchdown passes.

 while going 6 for 7 for 139 yards.

The Falcons limited Johnson to 22 yards on nine first-half carries and took a 31-21 lead into the locker room after scoring on five of their six drives.

They turned the ball over on their first possession of the second half and Johnson made them pay with a 21-yard TD run following linebacker Dray Bell’s recovery of Jon Lee’s fumble at midfield.

Cobb, who topped his old career high of 83 yards set last year against Colorado State, restored the Falcons’ 10-point cushion with a 1-yard TD run.

The Wolf Pack had to settle for Allen Hardison’s short field goal after its drive stalled inside the Air Force 10, and his 26-yarder on the first snap of the fourth quarter made it 38-31.