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High school notebook: Eight Sequoyah-Tahlequah players ruled ineligible

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: October 23, 2012
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YUKON CHASING MILESTONE

Yukon coach Todd Wilson has always wanted to build the Millers into a regular playoff team. Heading into Friday's home game against U.S. Grant, Yukon needs just one win to lock up a postseason berth for the fourth straight year under Wilson — a significant achievement for the program.

Yukon went to the playoffs three straight years from 1996-98, including a state runner-up finish in 1997. But the team hasn't been to four straight postseasons in more than 40 years, the last such stretch coming under coach Rene Huckaba in 1966-69.

SCOVILL HOPING TO RETURN

Norman's No. 2 runner, Eric Scovill, has missed the entire cross country season with a stress fracture, but may run in Saturday's state cross country championships for the defending state champion Tigers.

Norman finished second to Edmond Memorial at Saturday's 6A regional. If Scovill can run pain-free this week, “we are going to cut him loose,” Norman coach Scott Monnard said.

Monnard is hoping Scovill can make a difference in the race for state championship.

“If we didn't think he could run under 17 on in the low 17s, we wouldn't be doing this,” Monnard said. “He is one of our most courageous runners.”

MEMORIAL'S HAMMOND WILL MISS STATE

Edmond Memorial, which won Saturday's 6A boys cross country regional in Norman, is without its No. 2 runner.

Seth Hammond, who missed the regional meet because of an illness, also will not run at the state meet Saturday in Edmond, said Edmond Memorial coach David Sammons.

“With him, we had a little cushion,” Sammons said. “We don't have wiggle room.”

The Bulldogs are looking for their first state cross country championship in eight years.

Edmond Memorial's top runner, Alex Shook, won the regional meet.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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