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Henryetta seniors Colten Wion and Emily Potter will be wearing their All-State jackets soon. Wion, son of Brad and Debbie Wion was named to the All State tennis team. Potter is is the daughter of Beth and Jimmie· Potter and will be playing on the All-State golf team. At the state golf tournament, Potter was a member of the HHS team that finished sixth overall. Wion, along with partner Keaton Lollis, took third in the 1 doubles match at the state tennis tournament.

 

Henryetta area residents wanting to find out more about disc golf are being encouraged to participate in a clinic Saturday morning at Nichols Park.
disc clinicKyle Wilkes, a 20-year disc golf player will be on hand to tell about the game as well as give pointers on how to play. The clinic starts at 11 a.m., and is for all ages.
Wilkes is now a tournament player with Innova Disc Golf. Innova started in the sport in 1983 when company founder Dave Dunipace, invented the first true disc golf disc.
The international company produces discs for every shot from driver to midrange and putters.
“This clinic gives me an opportunity to share the sport with other people, Wilkes said.”I want to educate the community on the game, covering the different style shots, including putting, driving and in between.”
He went on to say the sport is ideal for families since it does not require any investment other than the discs.
“This is a great recreational sport that will let the kids get out of the house away from their computers, iphones and tablets.”
At the clinic the first 25 registered will receive two lightweight practice discs, a marker for designating where their disc lands and a sticker.
The course at Nichols Park is attracting attention statewide as well as from neighboring states.
“It is a beautiful course with a unique topography,” Wilkes said. “Oftentimes you see courses in flatter areas that are more traditional. “The slopes and wind coming off the water make this a great place to play.”
Discs to play the sport are commonplace in sporting goods stores and hobby shops in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Now they are available at Jiffy Mart in Henryetta.
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lollygaggers

The Lollygaggers from Henryetta have some new jewelry to show off. They were the USSSA May rings NIT tournament champions Sunday in Bixby. The team was the number two seed in the tournament and were able to win 17-5 in the championship game. Jeremiah Nye had the highlight catch when he dove fore the ball to make the third out. Team members include: Front row: Maddix Lucero, Blazon Davis, Ryker Fowler, Aziah King, and Easton Swallow.
Second row: Carson Durbin, Jeremiah Nye, EJ Glover, Traber Jones, Mekko McNac, and Trendon Mack.
Back row Coaches: Casey Jones, Eric Fowler, Butch Glover, Billy Green, and Timmy Lawson.

state tennis

After a rain delayed start, Henryetta Knights took the courts at the state 4A tournament Saturday morning.
The Knights had Grant Holder and John Ritter making it to the 2 doubles finals while Lollis and Wion went for third place in the 1 doubles and Jordan Knox faced off against from Byng for third.
By the time the smoke cleared, Henryetta tied with Grove for third place with 19 team points. Ada captured first after sending all four of its entries into the finals and taking two doubles championships. Placing second was Crossings Christian.holder ritter
Holder and Ritter started their march to the finals with wins over Metro Christian (6-0,7-5 and Elk City (7-6,6-2) before running into Ada. The Cougars were trying for their second consecutive team title. The HHS boys were unable to break that streak losing 6-1,6-0.
In the 1 doubles contest, HHS senior Colten Wion and junior Keaton Lollis started out blanking Wagoner 6-0,6-0 then came from behind to win 6-7,7-5,6-1 over Pauls Valley. That set up a semi-finals battle with the Grove Ridgerunners. Wion and Lollis won the first set 6-4 but fell behind to lose 6-2 and 6-2. The battle for third place against Oologah-Talala was an opportunity for payback after Lollis and Wion lost to Davis and Taylor in the regional tournament the week before. Henryetta had to struggle a couple of times in the opening match before winning 7-5 then took a 6-3 win for third.
Another HHS senior, Jordan Knox, faced off against a regional opponent, Cameron Doyle in the opening match at the OKC Tennis Center Friday. He won that contest 6-2,6-0 to go into the quarter-finals with Grove’s Silas Rosiere. Knox took a 6-0,6-3 win but lost to the eventual state champion Hunter Demundrun in the quarterfinals. Playing for third, Knox dealt Byng 6-3 and 6-4 losses for his third place medal.
The Henryetta 1 singles entry, Jordan Osterdock lost his opening set 6-2 then came back to win 6-1 against Harrah’s Caleb Hughey. He was unable to take the third set losing 6-3. That put him against Daniel Long, his regional opponent from Oologah in the first round of consolations. He took that win 6-3,7-6 but was unable to win against Chisholm knocking him out of contention for any medals.

 

HHS tennis team at state:

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photos by Bruce Lollis

The annual youth golf camp will be held June 3 through 7 at the Henryetta golf course.
Instructor Dutch VanDenBorn said he camp will only be a week long this year instead of lasting throughout the month. “This gives parents an opportunity to have a more relaxed summer schedule and still let their children learn about the sport,” he said.IMG 5841
There is no charge for the camp which is open to children from 12 and under through 17 years of age.
VanDenBorn said instruction covers the fundamentals of golf from the short game to the long game.
Anyone wishing to register for the camp can download a form here: . They can also contact the Henryetta golf club at 918-652-8664 or VandenBorn at 918-319-1111.
Golf clubs will be provided if a child needs them.
The golf course also has a special summer rate for youngsters who want to play and use the skills they learn at the camp. The green fee is $7 or they can get a summer membership is $150 for June July and August giving unlimited play for juniors.