High School News
Madill Boys Claim Individual LCC Champ Titles in Three Events; Plainview Packs up with Overall Team Championship Plaques Saturday; Watch Wildcats 1600-meter relay win in Video Here; List of Complete Results Here
Madill High School took individual event championships in the boys 1600-meter relay with a time of 3:30.61. The unit is comprised of Colton Clement, Spence Weaver, Rio Zamora and JJ Sanders. Sanders won the boys 400-meter run in a time 51.23 seconds. Clement claimed the other Wildcat individual event title on the pole vault with a vault of 13-6.
Dekevis Jordan earned third place in the high school boys long jump. Brook Erwin brought in the bronze medal in the high school girls 300-meter hurdles. CJ Davidson grabbed the bronze medal in the high school boys 300-meter hurdles. Josh Hartin finished fourth in the high school boys shot put. Lesly Guerrero finished fourth in the high schools girls 100-meter dash.
In the junior high division, the Madill boys grabbed gold with the time of 3.47.86 in the 1600-meter relay. The junior high boys secured the silver medal in the 800-meter relay. Hunter Inslee took third in the junior boys 3200-meter run. Tanner Edmonds finished fifth in the junior high boys shot put.
The list of complete results from the Lake Country Conference meet can be viewed in the attached file courtesy of Mandy &Greg Clement
Watch video of Clement Vault & Madill boys win 1600-meter relay
voice of announcer Donny Raley
Blake Gambel and Becca Pugh accepted the prestigious State Superintendent's Award for Arts Excellence in Speech/ Drama last night (April 23) in a ceremony in Guthrie. The Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education, the Oklahoma Masonic Fraternity, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction have sponsored this annual event for many years. Students are recognized for achieving artistic and academic excellence and for exhibiting leadership in their community.
"I'm so very proud of Blake and Becca. They have earned every accolade that they have received and I cannot imagine two more deserving individuals. Our speech program has grown, due in large part, to them. They will be greatly missed after they graduate in May. I wish them all the best and expect great things from them!" Lori Hartin said when it was announced that the two MHS seniors were chosen for the honor.
Hartin serves as the speech instructor-sponsor at Madill High School. Hartin was also recently named the district-wide teacher of the year in Madill in 2014-15.
Erik Rodriguez claimed first place with a block art print, Taylor Gamble's acrylic art piece took second place, Elizabeth Avila-Gonzalez took second place with a block art print, Kaylee Ayres' block art earned third place and Jared Williams earned third place in watercolor.
The Madill soccer match versus Cache April 27 has been postponed until Tuesday, April 28. It will be at Alumni Field.
David Garrett visited with Madill High School students Thursday morning in the administration building conference room about his broadcasting career that spans nearly four decades. He currently hosts his own radio show on The Franchise 107.7 FM in Oklahoma City. Plus, he covers the Oklahoma City Thunder and files regular video reports for Tyler Media. He also serves as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos in Edmond. He begins his ninth season on the air with the program in 2015.
"The thing that impresses me most about David Garrett is his generous and humble spirit," Brandon Jacks said. "He kept encouraging the students to respect other people and always use proper manners."
"The world needs more people like David," Jacks said.
He spoke about his career in the broadcasting field and encouraged students to not give up even if they have made mistakes.
He spoke of the opportunities that led him to become the radio play-by-play voice of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys in the mid-90s. He broadcast Super Bowl XXX (30) from the radio booth following the 1995-96 season for the Cowboys. He worked radio for the New Orleans Saints before his stint with the Cowboys.
photo by Arturo Guevara
Video Clip of Garrett discussing interviewing Coach Barry Switzer
Video by Arturo Guevara
Madill's baseball team will be at Broken Bow at 2 p.m. on April 30 for game one of the district playoffs . Game two begins at 4 p.m. April 30. The if necessary game would be scheduled for 4 p.m. on May 1.
The horseshoe pitching contest for Special Olympics in Durant scheduled for April 23 has been canceled.
The Madill slow-pitch softball team was eliminated from the playoffs with losses to Kingston and Hugo Tuesday night at Tom Reynolds Field.
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