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April 10, 2014

Tigers look to return to their winning ways on senior night

NORMAN — Norman High will celebrate its seniors a little early this season.

The traditional Senior Night ceremony typically comes late in the season, but the Tigers will honor the group when they host Del City at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

It’s a group that’s been there since coach Pete Sangirardi first arrived, and a group that’s helped guide the Tigers from a struggling team three years ago to one that this year has been competitive in every game it’s played.

NHS is 10-8 this season and on track to put together one of the best seasons in recent history.

The Tigers started hot this season, but have hit a rough streak in the past week.

It’s something they hope to turn around with a pair of games against the Eagles today and tomorrow.

“We talked to the team and said these are games you should win, but there can’t be a false sense of security,” Sangirardi said. “That doesn’t mean we’re back on track

“What you do next week with Stillwater matters more. We need some more good days before we’re back on track.”

T-Wolves riding winning streak: Norman North faced adversity early in the season when a key injury forced coach Brian Aylor to shuffle his lineup, but it’s safe to say the Timberwolves have recovered from their 3-4 start.

With a pair of wins over Edmond Memorial on Tuesday, North moved to 15-4 and 8-0 in district play. The 12-game win streak has been punctuated by solid pitching and timely hitting, and Aylor couldn’t be happier with how his team has positioned itself heading into a home game against Moore tonight.

“Our guys have stayed focused,” he said. “We’re 8-0 in district and control our own destiny. I can’t ask for much more.”

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