High school notebook: J.R. Conrad's Dibble team building confidence

Dibble is gaining confidence in its first season in Class 2A, but coach J.R. Conrad knows it will get a lot tougher this week, with a trip to Christian Heritage.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND RYAN ABER Published: September 30, 2012
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With its fourth straight win coming Thursday at Northeast, Dibble is gaining confidence in its first season in Class 2A.

But coach J.R. Conrad knows it will get a lot tougher this week, with a trip to Christian Heritage.

“This will be our toughest game to date,” he said. “They're a good club, so we know we'll have our hands full.”

Thursday's 48-15 win over Northeast improved the Demons to 2-0 in district play, and they're gaining confidence with every win.

“We've got kids that work really hard,” Conrad said. “The belief is there. They were a part of the success last year and they're finding that this group can have success, too. They're seeing who their leaders are and who they can lean on, and they're finding some confidence along the way.”

Bethany draws unbeaten Elgin to open state

As if getting through a tough regional tournament to earn their state berth wasn't enough, eighth-ranked Bethany will open the 4A state volleyball tournament against undefeated and top-ranked Elgin Friday at Chickasha.

Kerri Cagle's Bronchos fought through a tightly contested match with ninth-ranked Mount St. Mary to clinch its state berth, taking the match 25-17, 17-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-12.



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