The Norman Transcript


February 23, 2013

Opening day of state tournament tough on Tigers

NORMAN — It was a huge wrestling season for Norman High, which won more dual matches than it had in several years and qualified four for Friday and Saturday’s state wrestling tournament at State Fair Arena.

And, the Tigers will surely be highly motivated next year. Because the program’s still building, but also because the Tigers are having a difficult state tournament.

Between 106-pounder Nigel Joliffie, 113-pounder Derek Ross, 138-pounder Colin Pasque and 195-pounder Cael Stumpff, only Pasque will be back today after winning his first consolation-round match, 4-3, over Broken Arrow’s Braxton Owens.

Still, beyond the Tigers and Timberwolves, a few area grapplers are still having terrific state tournaments.

Moore’s Derek Sivertsen (182), Southmoore’s Nathan Marek (170) and Westmoore’s Dalton Duffield (106) and John Finn (220) are all wrestling for state championships today.

Siversten will meet Edmond North’s Lance Dixon, Marek will meet Edmond North’s Derek White, Duffield will meet Edmond North’s Jordan Prince and Finn will meet Edmond North’s Andrew Dixon.

Also still wrestling are Noble’s Trevor Symes (106) and Tristin Rabe (138), who both came back with victories Friday afternoon after losing their first match.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Cardinals Red Sox Trade Cardinals land Lackey, shore up rotation

    BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday’s deadline....

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joe Castiglione lends hardwood expertise to new football playoff committee

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione serves on the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee and will be the committee chair for the 2015-16 season....

    August 1, 2014

  • Norman football a hotbed for quarterbacks

    While Norman High searches for a new quarterback to take the reins, Norman North is entering the preseason with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tiger in the hunt after day one at Bridgestone

    AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys....

    August 1, 2014

  • Coaches rank Sooners No. 3

    The preseason USA Today coaches’ poll was released on Thursday. Oklahoma came in at No. 3....

    August 1, 2014

  • Defensive indefernce in Big-D as injury suffles front seven

    OXNARD, Calif. — Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence’s broken foot didn’t send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they’re already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line....

    August 1, 2014

  • Rams’ go with youth in secondary

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams secondary doesn’t have veteran leaders, high-dollar talent or big names. Those handling spots on the last line of defense are confident they won’t be a liability....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tigers go all in on Price

    DETROIT — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday....

    August 1, 2014

  • Oakland lands Lester, Gomes in exchange for Cespedes

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline....

    August 1, 2014

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season....

    July 31, 2014