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Archive for: January 2014

PHS fries Lady Chicks: Reid sparks No.4 Lady Wildcats in victory

Evan Grice/Gazette
Piedmont’s Bre Reid powers her way through a pair of Chickasha defenders as she goes to score a basket during the Lady Wildcats game Tuesday night at Collett Fieldhouse. Reid finished with a game high 20 points for the Lady Wildcats in helping the No. 4 Piedmont girls improve to 3-1 on the season.

By Evan Grice

Sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

When the second half of the Piedmont Lady Wildcats game against Chickasha began Tuesday night, junior guard Bre Reid took her game to the next level.

She went into “Bre” mode.

Reid finished the contest with a game-high 20 points; with the bulk of them coming in the third quarter as the No. 4 Lady Wildcats claimed a 53-42 victory over CHS. Read more →

Piedmont wrestling places five at Cushing Invitational

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Piedmont’s Reece Henry looks over for instructions during the finals in the 138 pound division this past weekend at Cushing. Henry defeated Berryhill’s Ryan Travelleti by an 11-7 decision to win the championship and stay undefeated in tournament wrestling this season.

By Evan Grice

Sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

If the first tournament of 2014 is any indication, the Piedmont wrestling team could be in for a lot of success in the coming year.

At the Cushing Invitational this past weekend, the Wildcats turned in their best performance in program history at the tournament, finishing in fifth place in the team standings with a total of 136.5 points.

Perry won the overall team title on the day with a total of 199 points.

It was a major improvement from the 10th place finish the team turned in last year at the same tournament. Read more →

Wildcats win third straight meet at Kingfisher

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Piedmont swimmer Jarrod Rein competes during an event Monday afternoon at the Kingfisher Cut-Off meet which was held at the Vernie Snow Aquatic Center in Kingfisher. Jarrod collected a pair of first place finishes in the meet in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle events.

By Evan Grice

Sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

2014 started just like 2013 ended for the No. 10 Piedmont boys swim team at the Kingfisher Cut-Off meet on Monday afternoon.

Everyone was looking up at the Wildcats.

For the third straight meet, the Wildcats swim team managed to win in convincing fashion with a total of 380 points, 78 better than second place Kingfisher.
Perhaps the even more impressive stat was they did it without Conner and Tyler St. John in the lineup. Read more →

Councilman Williamson suffers mini-stroke

By Matt Montgomery
editor@piedmontnewsonline.com

Piedmont City Councilman and Piedmont Glass Owner Bobby Williamson suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or “mini-stroke” last Saturday while installing a skylight in a building at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Shelly Williamson, Bobby’s wife, said he was up on a lift with a fellow worker, who was giving Williamson basic instructions to go up or down when Williamson started to have trouble understanding his bearings.
“He could understand the words, but he couldn’t understand what up or down, right or left meant,” Shelly Williamson said. “Then his right arm started having tremors then his right leg started shaking uncontrollably.”
She said at that point, the lift started to malfunction and the lift operator had trouble getting it to go down, but could get it close to the roof.
Bobby’s son, Kevin, who used to be a volunteer fireman, jumped from the roof to the lift to try to get the lift down.
“He (Kevin) said by the time he got there (the lift), Bobby’s speech was gargled and he knew immediately that it was a stroke,” Shelly Williamson said. “By the time they got him off the lift, he was dragging his right foot and making unintelligible words, so they dialed 9-1-1 and when they got there his blood pressure was 190 over 110.”
Shelly Williamson said Bobby suffers from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries, and the fact that he has high blood pressure actually helped him from suffering from a worse category of stroke, such as a Cerebrovascular Accident or CVA stroke. Read more →

‘World’s smallest jet’ soars over Piedmont

Photo by Heather Sterzick
FLS Microjet pilot Justin Lewis of Choctaw and Photographer Heather Sterzick of the Sundance Airport Flight Academy soar 2,500 feet over Piedmont Jan. 2. This photo was taken during the evening sunset over the Cottonwood Creek Reservoir near 234th NE and Frisco Road.

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