KREMLIN, Okla. — Kremlin-Hillsdale High School recently hosted the Cherokee Strip Conference Academic Tournament.

Six of the schools from the conference participated in the round-robin tournament. Kremlin-Hillsdale won all five games, claiming the conference title. Ringwood lost in sudden death to KH but defeated all others to finish second. Cherokee was third, Timberlake fourth, Deer Creek-Lamont fifth and Medford sixth.

Each team named a conference all-star. They were: Cherokee, Kannin Koehn; DCLA, Adriahna Blackburn; Kremlin-Hillsdale, Rachel Reimer; Medford, Ethan Shepherd; Ringwood, Ethan Ratzlaff; and Timberlake, Greysan Ioerger. All six teams advanced to regional play.

Twenty teams from across Oklahoma competed in the 31st annual Kremlin-Hillsdale Invitational Academic Bowl Tournament. Five pools of four teams competed, and the five pool champions and three wild cards went into a single-elimination tournament. Pool champions were: Kremlin-Hillsdale varsity, Ringwood, Drummond Gold, Caney Valley and Vici Red. Wild card teams were Mangum, Drummond Blue and Alva.

Drummond Gold defeated Caney Valley to claim first place. Mangum defeated Ringwood for third place. Six all-stars were named who were the top scorers in the pool play. Top scorer for the tournament was Mallory Pool from Drummond Gold, who averaged 130 points per game. Rachel Reimer (Kremlin-Hillsdale) and Alex Wiggins (Mangum) averaged 100 points per game. Ethan Ratzlaff (Ringwood) averaged 77 points per game, and Dakota Johnson (Caney Valley) and Amanda Dai (Plainview JV) each averaged 73 points per game to round out the all-star team.

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