High School News
Madill Varsity Basketball Clubs Drop Games at Comanche Friday Night; Byng 2015 Tourney Awaits after Christmas Break
The Lady 'Cats played the Lady Indians very well in the opening quarter by battling to a 14-14 tie.
Comanche then outscored the Lady Wildcats by eight points in the second frame. Sophomore Kaitlyn Jones scored seven points for Madill in the first half, but the team trailed 30-22 at intermission.
Comanche widened its lead with an 11-point third quarter.
In the boys contest, three Madill players scored in double figures. However, the Wildcats were unable to hold off a late surge by Comanche in the loss.
The 'Cats' Robert Ortega scored two of his 14 points with 3:45 left in the fourth period to tie the contest, 44-44. Comanche went on to convert two free throws at the 3:09 mark. Those points were the beginning of a 10-0 run for the Indians to close out the win.
Colton Clement started hot for the 'Cats in the opening quarter. He scored 12 of Madill's 14 total first-quarter points. It was tied 14-14 by the end of the opening frame.
The 'Cats edged ahead 23-21 by the halftime break.
Comanche took back the lead by the close of the third frame, 37-36.
Ortega and Taber Bagley combined to score 21 points for the Wildcats in the second half. Sophomore Raygan Dodd added four points in the loss.
The basketball clubs will return to action Jan. 8-10 at the 2015 Byng tournament.
Madill girls: Jones 8, Ruff 5, Stowers 4, Schulke 3, Selvy 3, Gray 3, Moore 2
Madill boys: Clement 14, Ortega 14, Bagley 12, Dodd 4
Score by Quarter
Madill girls. 17. 5. 1 5. 28
Comanche. 17. 13. 11. 12. 53
Madill boys. 14 9 13 8. 44
Comanche. 14. 7. 16 17. 54
Mat 'Cats Chalk up Homecoming Victory over Newcastle Thursday; Gammill Wins Queen's Crown, Zamora Named King in Ceremony
Becca Pugh, Gabi Burke and Macy Shirley were the other queen candidates. Nuriel Trevino, Sage Salyer and Judge Hartin were the other homecoming escorts.
Madill next faces Plainview Jan. 8 of 2015.
Photo by Desiree Johns
Watch Clips of Homecoming from Dec. 18
Announcer: David Rodriguez
Camera: Desiree Johns
Ninth Grade Basketball Games Slated Tonight, Varsity Games Tomorrow Night for Madill During Christmas Break
The varsity basketball teams play at Comanche tomorrow (Dec. 19) night.
Photo by Dallas Wills
Meet the wrestling homecoming queen candidates by watching video
Lady 'Cats Make Late Surge in Loss to Lady Pirates Tuesday; Boys Drop Contest to Byng Despite Outside Shooting Success
The Madill boys rushed out to a 6-0 advantage early in the first quarter, but would see that lead disappear in a 90-49 loss to the Pirates Dec. 16. The Wildcats continued to shoot well from beyond the arc throughout the night, including four by Dylan Gilmore. The full court press of the Pirates was too much for Madill to overcome in the loss. Madill travels to Comanche Dec. 19 on Christmas break for the last action of 2014.
Score by Quarters
Madill Girls 6 6 5 17 - 34
Byng 10 7 10 14 - 41
Madill Boys 15 16 6 18 - 49
Byng 16 31 25 18 - 90
The Madill fifth grade celebrated colonial day today (Dec. 16). The day teaches current students the customs and what day-to-day life was like in colonial times. Watch the video.
Madill's band had a concert Monday (Dec. 15) night in the Wildcat Fieldhouse. Watch the video
The Madill kindergarten celebrated the Christmas season with a program Monday (Dec. 15). Watch the entire program here.
The Madill speech team will serve breakfast to the Madill High School faculty and staff at 7 a.m. on Dec. 18 in the family and consumer science classroom.
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