The Bethany boys basketball team, who returns four starters from a year ago, looks to start off their season tonight in the OBU Tournament. The Bronchos are looking to improve upon their great season from a year ago where they made it all the way to the Area Championship game before falling to the eventual state champion, Kingfisher. In the opening contest of the season tonight the Bronchos will take on Tecumseh JV at 6:00 PM at Oklahoma Baptist University. Should the Bronchos advance they will play at 6:00 PM on Friday night against the winner of OCS and Mingo Valley Christian who play at 12:15 PM today. You can see the FULL BRACKETS HERE for the tournament. Also, check out the SCHEDULE page to see every time the Bronchos will be in action this year.
The Lady Bronchos basketball season kicks off today as they travel to the Bison Invitational at Oklahoma Baptist University. Bethany (4A) will take on Mingo Valley Christian School from the Tulsa metro area in the first round of action at 11 AM on Thursday, December 5. If the Lady Bronchos win they will move on to the semi-finals at 4:30 PM on Friday. You can see the FULL BRACKETS HERE for the tournament. Also, check out the SCHEDULE page to see every time the Lady Bronchos will be in action this year.
Bethany, OK - The first round of the OSSAA playoffs started this past Friday evening and the Bronchos got things started on the right note with a 20-0 shutout victory over the Clinton Red Tornadoes. This was a highly anticipated re-match of the Class 4A Semi-Final game between these two squads a year ago in which Bethany won 31-30 in double overtime. This years matchup was a tough first round draw for the Bronchos as this Clinton team had a win over the District 4A-1 Champion, Weatherford, although they faltered in a few other district contests due to some mid-season injuries. The most notable injury of the season for Clinton was their tailback, Atrel Bryson, who had a 93 yard touchdown run in the semi-final game a year ago. Bryson missed some action throughout district play, but was back for this first round playoff matchup.
Bryson and the Clinton offense would have tough night running the football though as the Bronchos allowed just 97 yards total rushing on just 2.9 yards per carry for the Red Tornadoes. This defensive effort for the Bronchos was outstanding as eight different players had five tackles or more on the night along with four takeaways from the Clinton offense. Sam Brandt led the way for Bethany with 10 tackles while Jocelyn Malaska had four important pass break ups as well as an interception to spur the Broncho defense.
If stopping the run was the goal of the Broncho defense the offense had the goal of establishing the run and with over 200 rushing yards on the night they did just that. Quarterback Sam Brandt led the way with a fantastic 183 rushing yards including one touchdown in the 2nd quarter to give the Bronchos the lead. The Bronchos would also covert through the air with Brandt connecting with Ben Lawson four times for 136 total yards and two second half touchdowns to seal the victory.
Bethany advanced to the Class 4A Quarter-Finals for the third straight season and will have another home game against Wagoner on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 PM. This is a re-match of the quarterfinal game from a year ago that took place at Wagoner. Bethany came away with a 42-35 win in that game. Wagoner won three class 4A State Championships from 2014-2016.
Bethany, OK - The Bethany Bronchos football team capped off an undefeated regular season Friday night with a 36-16 victory over McLoud (4A). The Bronchos earned the victory behind a strong performance from their stable of running backs Nate Jones, Jaden Gilliland, and Jack Gilliland. The senior Nate Jones needed only three carries to get into the endzone for the seventh time this season. Jaden Gilliland got into the endzone twice, while Jack Gilliland added the final score for Bethany. Sam Brandt was also effective through the air for Bethany as he gained 223 yards on just eight completions with one of those being an 11 yard touchdown pass to Jordan Flinton. Flinton was also the leading receiver on the night with 121 yards on just four catches, while Ben Lawson added 114 receiving yards.
The Bronchos moved to 10-0 on the season, which marks the first undefeated regular season since 1999 when Bethany competed in Class 2A. Bethany will take on Clinton at 7:30 PM in the first round of the OSSAA Playoffs on Friday, November 15, at home. This game features a rematch of last season's semi-final matchup between Bethany and Clinton. In that one the Bronchos won 31-30 in double overtime to advance to the State Championship game.
The Bethany cheer team came out of the 4A State Cheer Contest as the Gameday State Champions for 2019!
For the second straight year the Bethany Cheer Team has advanced to the 4A Gameday State Finals. Follow us here and on Twitter & Facebook for updates.
Shawnee, OK - Bethany’s Kaylen King competed Saturday at the 4A State Championships and brought home a 6th place overall finish as an individual. This marks one of the highest finishes by a Bethany girl cross country runner of all time.
Shawnee, OK - The boys Cross Country team finished in 10th place Saturday at the 4A State Championships. But that wasn’t all as they were also the 4A Academic State Champions for having the highest overall team GPA in the class.
Enid, OK - This past Saturday the Broncho Cross Country teams were in action in Enid for the Class 4A Regional Championship and several team members qualified for the state championships to be held this Saturday, October 26. The Bethany boys finished in 5th place overall at the regional championships which is good enough to qualify the entire team for the state meet. Daniel Birchell was the highest finisher for Bethany as he brought home a 6th place finish and ran the 5k in a time of 17:22.7. Chapman Neal was 15th overall in a time of 17:50.7.
On the girls side it was a great showing by junior Kaylen King who finished the two mile race in 12:29.0 which was good enough for a 3rd place finish overall. Katelyn Hoefar also ran well for the Bronchos finishing in 9th place overall in a time of 13:15.5. Both of those ladies will compete in the 4A State Championships as individuals.
The Class 4A State Championships will take place on Saturday, October 26 at the Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Campus in Shawnee, OK. The girls race will begin at 9:00 AM and the boys race will follow at 9:45 AM. The awards presentation will take place approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of each race.
2019 4A Regional Cross Country Results
3rd Place - Kaylen King, 12:29.0
9th Place - Katelyn Hoefar, 13:15.5
Boys - Team 5th Place Overall
6th Place - Daniel Birchell, 17:22.7
15th PLace - Chapman Neal, 17:50.7
25th Place - Carson Shirola, 18:52.8
26th Place - Kyle Zielinski, 18:56.7
36th Place - Brandon Koonce, 19:16.6
40th Place - Jackson Clark, 19:26.3
48th Place - Keegan Ross, 19:57.7
Tulsa, OK - For the first time since 2004 the Bethany Cheer team competed in the OSSAA Competitive Cheer competition, and their 3rd place finish at the 4A Regional Championships on September 21 the Lady Bronchos earned them a spot in the State Championships. The Lady Bronchos headed to Tulsa for the programs first state appearance since 2004 when they were the regional champions and finished in the top 5 at the state competition. This year the Lady Bronchos went in focused and prepared and came away with a fourth place finish overall out of the 14 schools that competed at state. The team had a final score of 214 out of a possible 300 points and finished just eight points behind the 3rd place team from Stigler. Cheerleading powerhouse Tuttle was the state champion, scoring 251 points. Crossings Christian was the state runner up and scored 249 points.