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April 24, 2013

Big finales for local clubs



“I think finishing second in the playoffs is a big deal to them,” he said. “I think this is a great group to move forward.”

Norman North girls 8, Putnam City 0: They had to wait a few extra days to secure it, but the Timberwolves claimed their district title Tuesday, crushing Putnam City.

On senior night, North (10-2-1, 6-1 District 6A-2) received a hat trick from freshman Francesca Ryan.

Kinsey Smalling added a goal and two assists. The T-Wolves also received single goals from Lauren Morf, Sadie Canada, Lexi Carroll and Kristen Wilpitz.

North, which will host the first two rounds of the playoffs, outshot the Pirates 29-4.

Norman North boys 4, Putnam City 0: Having already claimed a district championship, Tuesday night was about getting into the playoffs cleanly for the Timberwolves.

After getting quick goals from a pair of senior defenders, Trent Laffoon and Ashton Bray, North (10-3, 7-0 District 6A-2) had nothing to worry about.

Junior midfielder Mauro Cichero added two more goals before the half was done, giving him 18 tallies on the season, and the T-Wolves, who outshot the Pirates 20-3, coasted home for the victory.

Noble girls 2, Durant 0: Coach Larry Warden’s Bears had already topped the Lions once this season, but Tuesday they had to do it on Durant’s pitch with both a perfect season and a district championship hanging in the balance.

The Bears (13-0, 7-0 District 5A-2) took a while to strike, but when they did it came quickly, with Julianne Williamson scoring in the 65th minutes and Merridian Maxwell offering insurance 5 minutes later.

The Bears, sixth-ranked by the Class 5A coaches, open the playoffs April 30 on their home field.

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