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High school tennis: Kingfisher's Smith brothers enjoy success in multiple sports

Playing multiple sports has left the Smiths with little time for anything else. “It seems like it’s kind of tough to have a girlfriend,” Brady said.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: May 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014
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It’s been a year of tremendous athletic achievement for twins Brett and Brady Smith of Kingfisher.

The juniors were both starting wide receivers and defensive backs for Kingfisher’s state championship football team.

Both qualified to the state wrestling tournament. Brady lost in overtime in the finals at 138 pounds to Tanner Wall of Chandler, whom he had beaten in the regional finals. Brett lost in the first round at 152 pounds to eventual state champion Jared Schieber of Newkirk.

Both qualified to the state track and field championships as part of Kingfisher’s 1600 and 3200 meter relay teams.

And now, the Smith brothers have advanced to the state tennis tournament in No. 1 doubles. They finished third in the regional finals, losing in the semifinals to eventual regional champions Cole Cowan and Matt Beardsley of Mount St. Mary.

Playing multiple sports has left the Smiths with little time for anything else.

“It seems like it’s kind of tough to have a girlfriend,” Brady said.

The Smith brothers have enjoyed the freedom in Kingfisher to play multiple sports. They spent their sophomore year in Prosper, Texas, where they played football and wrestled, but were discouraged from playing anything but football.

“Football was about nine months out of the year (in Texas),” Brady said. “You had to do off-season football if you wanted to play. Coming here (Kingfisher), we could play as many sports as we wanted to. The coaches here encouraged us to play different sports.”

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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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