SPORTS
PIEDMONT FOOTBALL

Piedmont and first-year head coach Trent Worley, above, open fall practice Aug. 7. The Wildcats open the season Friday, Sept. 1 at home against El Reno.  (File Photo)

PIEDMONT WRESTLING
Meador receives All-State call 195-pounder will take break from football to wrestle

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

Dylan Meador has cemented a permanent place on the wall of fame in Piedmont's wrestling room. His name was already set to see his name there as a state qualifier, and now, Meador will be listed as an All-State selection, too. Meador, who's a freshman member of Southern Nazarene's football team, got the call from Piedmont head wrestling coach Erik Ford last week that he'd been selected as a member of the team. The 195-pounder will wrestle in the All-State match July 27 in Bixby. It's an honor to be chosen, Meador said, but the opportunity to wrestle again is just a portion of what the accomplishment means to him.
SUMMER GOLF TOUR

Looking north toward the fourth green at The Golf Club of Edmond.  (Photo by Golf Oklahoma)

Your Hometown Newspaper for 42 Years ‘Cats anxious to let loose Quarterback tussle on tap for fall camp

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

First-year Piedmont head football coach Trent Worley says his players are probably ready for summer to be over. High schools kids wishing to go back to school might sound a little off, but Worley thinks so, because summer workouts have been no bargain in Piedmont. "I imagine most everyone is ready for school to start and get back to some normalcy. I think our guys are more ready than I am for that," he said. "I think some would say I've worked them harder than they've ever worked before."

Dylan Meador is set to wrestle Bear Hughes of Coweta.   (File Photo)

Golf Club of Edmond final stop on Gazette’s summer golf tour

By Blake Colston, Sports Editor

We've come to the end of our month-long series featuring some of the areas top public golf courses. Before we begin the final feature, a quick nod to a pair of area courses that easily could've made the list. Just down the road on NW Expressway is Surrey Hills, a country club style course with character and charm, and north up Highway 81 is Kingfisher Golf Course, an 18-hole municipal track also worth a round if you're in the area. The final in our four-part series takes an in depth look at The Golf Club of Edmond, formerly known as Fairfax.