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Madill Varsity Basketball Clubs Drop Games at Comanche Friday Night; Byng 2015 Tourney Awaits after Christmas Break

posted Dec 19, 2014, 7:46 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Dec 20, 2014, 10:28 AM ]

Madill's basketball teams closed 2014 action with a road trip to Comanche Friday night. The Lady 'Cats and Wildcats lost tough games to the host Indians. The Madill girls lost 53-28, while the boys fell, 54-44. 
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. 
Individual Scoring
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

posted Dec 18, 2014, 7:08 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated ]

The Madill wrestling team recorded a 57-11 victory against the Newcastle Racers tonight (Dec. 18). Freshman Bailey Gammill won homecoming queen and senior Rio Zamora was named king in the ceremony in the middle school gym.
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

posted Dec 18, 2014, 7:00 AM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 10:07 AM ]

The Madill ninth grade basketball teams play Tishomingo tonight (Dec. 18). The girls will be at home in the Wildcat Fieldhouse and the boys will play in Tish. The ninth grade games follow the three middle school games. The ninth grade games will start around 7:30 p.m.
The varsity basketball teams play at Comanche tomorrow (Dec. 19) night.

Wildcat Wrestlers Welcome Racers Tonight for Homecoming

posted Dec 18, 2014, 6:39 AM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Dec 18, 2014, 8:48 AM ]

The Madill wrestling team welcomes Newcastle tonight (Dec. 18) for a homecoming match in the Madilll Middle School gym. The action starts at 6 p.m. with the junior varsity match. The queen ceremony follows at about 7 p.m. and then the varsity match concludes the evening. It will be Madill's last wrestling action in 2014. They face Plainview on the road Jan. 8 in 2015.

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

posted Dec 16, 2014, 9:14 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 7:28 AM ]

Kaitlyn Jones' basket with 1:20 remaining in the game pulled the Lady Wildcats within two points of Byng Tuesday night on the road, 36-34. However, the Lady Pirates scored the last five points to defeat Madill, 41-34. A three-point basket tossed in from the right wing by Macayla Moore was the start of five straight points netted by Madill in the closing two minutes of the contest.
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

Madill Fifth Grade Celebrates Colonial Day

posted Dec 16, 2014, 1:13 PM by Brandon Jacks

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 Plays Christmas Concert Monday Night; Watch Video

posted Dec 16, 2014, 7:28 AM by Brandon Jacks

Madill's band had a concert Monday (Dec. 15) night in the Wildcat Fieldhouse. Watch the video

Kindergarten Celebrates Season with Program Monday; Watch Entire Program Here

posted Dec 16, 2014, 6:20 AM by Brandon Jacks

The Madill kindergarten celebrated the Christmas season with a program Monday (Dec. 15). Watch the entire program here.

Christmas Canned Food Drive Concludes Dec. 15

posted Dec 15, 2014, 10:23 AM by Brandon Jacks

Today (Dec. 15) is the last day of the Christmas canned and boxed food drive presented by the Madill FFA. All donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each school site to benefit local families this Christmas season.

File photo

Speech Team Planning Breakfast for MHS Faculty, Staff Dec. 18

posted Dec 15, 2014, 6:32 AM by Brandon Jacks

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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