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by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 16, 2013
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photo - All-State and Little All-City high school football player Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State and Little All-City high school football player Deondre Clark of Douglass poses for a photo in Oklahoma City Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Saturday's games begin at 11 a.m. with McGuinness and Kelley girls then boys, then Mount St. Mary and Cascia Hall at 3 p.m. and 5.

Admission to the games is free, though fans are asked to bring items that can be donated to Catholic Charities. Items include nonperishable food, baby items, laundry supplies and children's clothing.

All games will be streamed at NewsOK.com/Varsity.

PIEDMONT REACHES DUAL STATE

Piedmont qualified for the wrestling duals state tournament for the first time in school history Tuesday night with dominant performances over perennial power Cushing (47-15), Mannford (58-15) and Tecumseh (72-4).

“This is a big step for our program,” said third-year Piedmont coach Erik Ford. “We have a young group of kids, only one senior on our roster.”

The Wildcats' lone senior is 145-pounder Shelby Miller, who is 14-3 on the season. Junior Blaine Cult has been Piedmont's most successful wrestler, going 19-1 on the season with the lone loss coming in the first round of the Cushing tournament.

Cult lost that bout when he was called for an illegal slam and his opponent could not continue, Ford said. The 152-pounder rallied to win six consecutive matches to finish third in the tournament.

Cult finished fourth in the state tournament last year and is seeking to become Piedmont's fourth state wrestling champion in school history.

“He is a contender,” Ford said. “I definitely think he is one of those kids in the mix.”

No. 7 Piedmont is 7-1 in duals, losing only to Yukon in the first dual of the season. The Wildcats will join top-ranked Tuttle at the 4A duals state tournament in Cushing on Feb. 7.

Tuttle also won its district Tuesday night to qualify to state. Eight teams advance in each class to the duals state tournaments.

Before the 4A duals state tourney, the Tigers and Piedmont will meet in a dual in Tuttle on Jan. 31. On Friday and Saturday,  the Wildcats are wrestling in the 35th annual Piedmont Invitational, which includes Del City, Ardmore, Bristow, Blanchard, Lexington, Heritage Hall, Davis and other teams.

By Scott Wright, Ryan Aber and Ed Godfrey

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by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
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
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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