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Drumright Tornado Will Bruce

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Drumright Tornado Will Bruce has a step on a Stroud defender on his way to a transition bucket last Thursday. The 6-7 Tornados defeated Stroud 56-47.

Tornados’ topple Hornets 64-33

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Will Bruce puts up a shot from the flanks during the Drumright Tornados’ 64-33 home-court win over the Depew Hornets on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Don Quinn..

Tornadoes flatten Mounds

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The 3-5 Drumright Tornado boys basketball team put together nearly four quarters of playoff-level basketball last week as they plucked the Mounds Golden Eagles, 71-47. The Tornadoes opened the game strong, holding Mounds to just five points in the first period while chucking in 18 points of their own.

Winter Flexes Muscles During December

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A powerful winter storm pounded the state on 2020’s final day, a fitting epitaph to a tumultuous year—and a wintry December. The storm lasted into the first morning of 2021 and brought widespread totals of 2-6 inches of snow from southwestern into northeastern Oklahoma. Localized areas in central Oklahoma reported up to 10 inches of snow. The storm was the last in a series of four impactful winter systems that struck the state during December, and the fifth of the season. The month’s first storm dumped 10-15 inches of snow in far northwestern Oklahoma between Dec. 2-3. Two more storms traversed the state in quick succession on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15. The northwest was again the big winner between the two storms with over a foot of snow reported in Woodward and Ellis counties. Fargo and Arnett led official December totals at 27.1 inches and 26 inches, respectively, with Vici close behind at 25.5 inches. Fargo’s tally is the third highest December total in state history, behind Beaver’s 35 inches in 1911 and Goodwell’s 28 inches in 1918. Arnett’s total ranks fifth all-time. The highest Oklahoma snow total for any month remains Kenton’s 46 inches from February 1903. Arnett’s 32.3 inches—including 6.3 inches from a late October winter storm—led this season’s totals through December.

Oilton Lady Panthers clip Carney in homecoming overtime

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The (3-1) Oilton Lady Panthers edged out the Carney Lady Bulldogs last week in a 55-51 overtime barnburner in front of a homecoming crowd. Oilton’s Carlin Casey got the lid off the bucket early for the Lady Panthers with a quick deuce.

Getting lift

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Drumright’s Travian Hall goes up for a transition deuce last week in the Gusher’s away win over the Agra Bearcats. .

Tornado season ends in second round

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Turnovers came back to haunt the Drumright Tornado football team Friday in round two of the OSSAA Class B football playoffs as they fell to the Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Mustangs 52-6. The game was called on the mercy rule after the first half of play.

Drumright defeats Yale

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According to local lore, the Tornadoes have not won a football playoff game in modern times, or at least recent memory. Tornado Head Coach Neal Bacon and the 2020 Drumright Tornado gridiron squad wrote a new chapter Friday.