Beyond High School (ELGIN OWLS)

As we finish this school year out at Elgin High School, we shall finish with one last article about our athletes from the Digital Media/Broadcast class.

Going from high school sports to college sports is a huge transition for a teenager, and then on top of that, you throw in other factors like being away from your family and friends for the first time. Let’s mention the responsibility that comes with being on your own and finances that make things even more complicated.

Taking the next step and committing to play at the college level is a very big decision and there are some things that we should take a look at!

  1.  Your family is still your number one source of support, so don’t forget that and also where you came from.
  2. 99% of the people you are playing with were the stars on their own high school teams just like you were!
  3. So much more different sacrifices than a typical college student, due to vigorous workouts, homework, and athletics, etc….
  4. You now represent the ENTIRE College/University in EVERYTHING that you do!!  SPOTLIGHT!
  5. Even more important than your talent is your character, on and off the track/field/court/etc…
  6. When college coaches tell you and your parents they’ll treat you like their own son during the process, once you get to campus, THEY ARE DEAD SERIOUS!!!  LOL
  7. Playing college sports will have the ability to change your life forever.
  8. Last but certainly not least, Don’t forget about all the people who helped you get to this point.

Elgin Oklahoma has a very talented group of young men and women and we wish them all the luck in their future.   As of today we currently have the following announcements for student athletes that have been recruited and have/will sign to play at the next level as reported by coaches.

 

Jax Taylor, Soccer, York College, York Nebraska

Landon Castello, Soccer, Central Christian College, McPherson Kansas

Corbin Ramos, Baseball, St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee Oklahoma

Selena McDonald, Basketball, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva Oklahoma

Haley Mandakunis, Track/Cross Country,  Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford Oklahoma

Eliza Cummins, Track/Cross Country, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford Oklahoma

Emily Poindexter, Softball, Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma

Greydon Buhlig, Football, Southwestern Oklahoma State University,  Weatherford Oklahoma

Cole Cizek, Football, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

Dillan Landers, Basketball, Uncommitted, but being recruited, So many offers so to list a few:  Bacone College, Missouri Valley, OK Wesleyan, Wayland Baptist, Bethany College and so many others.

Tanner Harris, Golf, Uncommitted, but being recruited. Some of the offers included Heston College, Central Christian, Winfield, and Williams Baptist.

 

 

We would like to congratulate all these athletes on their success and wish them the best in their futures.   To all the other athletes not yet recruited or signed, good luck as we are sure that we will have several more before this year ends.

Congrats and GO OWLS!!!!

Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder

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Tonight the Houston Rockets will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs. The Rockets are up 2-0 in the series. Russell Westbrooks record setting 42 triple doubles in the regular season gave the Thunder a playoff spot. As Westbrook and James Harden battle for MVP, the first two games Westbrook is averaging 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Rockets are getting plenty from James Harden, who is averaging 31 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Tonight the Thunder will have home game advantage as the Rockets will travel to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City looks to cut their record to 2-1. Tip off will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Stunt updates

This week on Thursday April 13, 2017 was a stunt competition for cheer in Chandler. That has been cancelled. There will not be a replacement game! The next competition is State. We do not know what time or where it will be at or who they will play against. The bracket has been made and will be sent out sometime this week or then following week. The girls have now one full week until state to have and make everything look good , sharp, and clean ,and be ready for state. Good luck ladies!

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves

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Tomorrow night Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Minnesota to face Karl Anthony-Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder are coming off an 106-105 win over the Denver Nuggets, in which Russell Westbrook beat former triple double record holder, Oscar Robinson in earning the most triple doubles in a season. Robinson, who had 41, was surpassed last night when Russell scored 50 points, snagged 16 rebounds and finished with 10 assists. With only two games left in the regular season, the Thunder are 46-34, and are also 2-0 against the Timberwolves. Westbrook will be looking to close the season out with two more triple doubles to add on to his record. Tip off will be at 8:00 p.m.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Phoenix Suns

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Tonight the Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Phoenix to play the Suns. The Thunder hold a record of 45-33 and are 6th in the Western Conference, meanwhile, the Suns are 22-57 and are 15th in the same conference. Of the past 5 games Oklahoma City is 3-2 and Phoenix is 0-5. Westbrook looks to break the single season record for having the most triple-doubles, which he is currently tied with Oscar Robinson at 41 this season. The game will be at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and will also be on NBATV for the ones that will want to watch the game on TV. Tip off will be at 9:00 p.m. central.

stunt competition

Yesterday was Elgin high school cheer stunt competition in Jenks Oklahoma. We played Jenks and Broken Arrow. They did very good for it only being there second competition . They have changed and look a lot better then they did at the beginning when they were learning it.  They sadly lost , but we beat are own score YAY!! there next competition is in Chandler Oklahoma  April 8, 2017. Good Luck ladies keep up the good work!

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Orlando Magic

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Tomorrow night the Oklahoma City will travel to Orlando to face off against the Magic. With the record of 42-31 the Thunder is 6th in the Western Conference. With the starting unit including two veterans, Taj Gibson and Russell Westbrook, and the three upcoming talents in the league, center Steven Adams, forward Victor Oladipo and guard Andre Robinson, Oklahoma City looks to dominate the closing nine games of the season.