Brooke Hightower , a Cushing High School senior, exuberates Christmas cheer while marching in Saturday’s parade as part of Dance Star Productions while state Rep. Dr. Lee Denney tosses out candy while being driven down Broadway Street by Gerald Jolley.
By Jim Perry
Said Coach A: “He’s as good of a Q as we’ve seen throwing the ball and running the option since I’ve been here.” Answered Coach B: “He is a fun guy to watch. He’s so big and strong and he runs with a lean. He will always get more yards after contact but he knows how to scramble around and look for receivers downfield.” The subjects are the two quarterbacks who will square off Friday in the final Oklahoma high school football game of 2014.
Same bat place. Same bat time. Different bat channel. Officials from Stillwater High School and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association have announced plans for the final high school football game of 2014. Cushing and Heritage Hall of Oklahoma City will square off at 7 p.m. Friday for the Class 3A state championship. The game will be played at Pioneer Field on the campus of Stillwater High School. 1224 N. Husband St. Cushing played its most recent game at Pioneer Field. The Tigers on Dec. 5 defeated Kingfisher 26-14.
They were struggling along at 3-4. Losers of three of their last four and four of their last six. Seemingly headed for nowhere. And now the Cushing football Tigers are playing for the whole ball of wax. Can you say “remarkable”? Pundits across the state made predictions in advance of the Class 3A high school football playoffs. None of them suggested Cushing might be a player when things got interesting. They were fourth in their district, the Tigers. And after losing 34-14 on Oct. 16 to Heritage Hall, they were in beast mode. Win or go home. For seven consecutive weeks.
Drumright Dental Center is proud to announce that Amanda Venk has joined the team at Drumright Dental Center. Dr. Amanda Pound Venk was born in Tulsa and grew up in Cushing. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her bachelor’s degree and is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.
Andrea Molder, a teacher at Yale Public Schools, during the fall semester attended a teacher-training workshop hosted by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. She walked away with hundreds of dollars in free classroom supplies. Molder is encouraging other Oklahoma teachers to sign up for the free program in Miami. OERB workshops instruct teachers how to use one of the OERB’s eight energy and science curricula in their classrooms. The curricula provide teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade handson lessons to educate their students about the oil and natural gas industry while teaching important math and science concepts.