By Robert Przybylo
We have officially entered the winter sports season here in the Edmond scene. With no football teams playing, we turn our attention toward swimming, wrestling and basketball.
And Deer Creek wrestler Heath Boyd couldn’t have asked for a better start to his senior season. Boyd cruised to victory after victory and won a 9-2 decision in the 152-pound final to take the title at the Sean Pyle/Johny Hendricks Open at Edmond Memorial. And with it, he is the Edmond Player of the Week.
Edmond has certainly had its fair share of top wrestling stars, and it will be interesting to see who emerges from this year’s crop. I’ve been expecting big things from North’s Sam Eccles for a while now, so maybe he’s going to put it all together.
Deer Creek and Memorial each had four grapplers place while North had three.
For wrestling coverage, fellow chum Matt Patterson is your man. Nobody covers the high school/college wrestling scene like Matt.
North starts the regular season Tuesday against Putnam North while Santa Fe will host Putnam West. Memorial won’t kick off its regular season until Thursday with a home dual vs. Perry. Deer Creek is going to the hit the mats Dec. 8.
The Edmond basketball squads will also begin play this week as almost all the teams are going to start going at it Friday.