The Norman Transcript

Sports

April 24, 2013

Tigers earn home playoff game with victory over Wolves

NORMAN — Though it did not come with a district championship, the Norman High boys still capped off their finest regular season in some time with, maybe, their finest game of that regular season Tuesday night at Harve Collins Field.

Absolutely frigid, with temperatures in the mid 30s and an even colder wind blowing across the pitch, the Tigers came out like they’d been waiting for just such conditions all season.

It added up to a very consequential 2-0 victory over third-ranked Edmond Santa Fe, one that has the Tigers playing at home on Friday, the first night of the Class 6A playoffs.

Unclear is whether or not that game will be played at Gordon Drummond Field or Harve Collins Field, but the way things went against the Wolves, the Tigers might not mind staying on campus for another 80 minutes.

“It both surprised and pleased me, to put it mildly,” said NHS coach Gordon Drummond, who secured his 324th victory at the Tiger helm, “but we were very aggressive in a way we had not been.”

If there’s a knock on fourth-ranked NHS (12-1, 6-1 District 6A-1), it has been a collective lack of urgency. As Drummond went on to point out in his postgame comments, five times this season the Tigers have taken a lead only to give it back over the next 9 minutes.

That didn’t happen against Santa Fe.

In just the third minute, Theo Ostas placed a corner kick to the head of Haydn Jones, who was stoned from point-blank range by Santa Fe keeper Chris Morgensen. Only it didn’t matter because Jorge Briones was there to pinball the ball into the back of the net.

About 10 minutes later, off another expertly placed Ostas corner kick, Matt Hockett whipped a header past Morgensen, doubling NHS’ advantage.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • BedlamBaseball2 Sooners prevail in 18-inning Bedlam showdown

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma hoped a little more pop in the lineup would serve as an energy injection....

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tigers suffer smashing loss to Stillwater in second meeting

    Monday’s game against Stillwater showed exactly how good Norman High can be when it’s playing well. The Tigers held a lead in that game over 21-1 Stillwater, and had a chance to win it before the Pioneers staged a late comeback....

    April 16, 2014

  • North remains perfect in district

    Norman North remained a perfect 10-0 in district play with their second straight win over Lawton Eisenhower. After beating Ike 11-1 Monday, the Timberwolves turned around and hammered the Eagles 13-1 Tuesday night....

    April 16, 2014

  • Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again

    MILWAUKEE — Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers. ...

    April 16, 2014

  • Commissioner calls replay start ‘remarkable’

    NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks....

    April 16, 2014

  • Fielder finally goes deep as Rangers shut out Mariners

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night....

    April 16, 2014

  • Warriors trying to move on without Bogut

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Go small or go home....

    April 16, 2014

  • White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

    CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox....

    April 16, 2014

  • OU’s Hornbeak to transfer

    In a surprising decision, sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak informed Oklahoma’s coaching staff on Tuesday he will transfer at the end of the spring semester....

    April 16, 2014

  • Injuries taking a toll on CCS girls squad

    If luck, like karma, is supposed to come back around, Community Christian’s girls soccer team has a lot to look forward to because, right now, they’re living the other side of the equation....

    April 16, 2014

Facebook