Kingfisher, OK - The Bethany boys golf team finished in 3rd place today in the 4A Regional at Kingfisher Golf Club which qualifies the Bronchos for the state tournament. Conner Compton led the Bronchos shooting 69-73 for a 142 total. The state tournament will take place on May 10-11 at Winter Creek Country Club in Blanchard.
Bethany Senior Kaylen King now owns both the 800 Meter Run and 1600 Meter Run Records for Bethany High School. King first set the 800 Meter Run Record in 2019 with a time of 2:22.21 but has since improved that time to 2:19.86 most recently at the Western Conference Championships on April 19th in Elk City, where she was the conference champion.
King has also broken the 16-year-old 1600 Meter Run Record, in each of the previous three meets the Bronchos attended in April. Most recently she set her best mark thus far in the season at Bishop McGuinness on Saturday, April 24th, with a time of 5:27.30. The record was previously set in 2005 by Danielle Smith who recorded a time of 5:34.14.
Kaylen will try to better these times as well as qualify for the 2021 State Track Championships in the 400 Meter Run, 800 Meter Run, and 1600 Meter Run at the Class 4A Regional Championships at Plainview High School on Saturday, May 1st.
Ada, OK - The Bethany boys soccer team had another long road trip Tuesday night, this time to take on Ada, in a game that would secure a district championship for the Bronchos if they came out on top. Bethany came out and played a very physical game in taking on a very athletic Ada squad. Ada took the first lead of the game a few minutes before halftime on a Broncho mistake, but the Bronchos came out of halftime inspired and determined, putting the Ada back line to the test and eventually tying the game with just over 20 minutes left in the game off a Jocelyn Malaska finish just inside the 18 yard box.
The Bronchos would continue to push, creating several corner kicks and free kicks that were dangerous but could not find the net in regulation. The game went to extra minutes tied at 1-1 and after a scoreless first overtime, the Bronchos finally found the net off a Dax Jaggers penalty kick late in the 2nd overtime to win 2-1. This is the Bronchos' second district championship in history and first since 2011. The Bronchos final regular season game against Cushing, originally set for April 16 has been canceled due to a lack of players for the Tigers. The Bronchos will finish the regular season with a record of 8-4 and a 7-0 record in district play. They will play in the first round of the OSSAA playoffs on Monday, May 3.
Ada, OK - The Lady Bronchos soccer squad headed to Ada Tuesday night with hopes of securing their first district championship since 2011 and that is exactly what they did. Bethany dominated the possessions from start to finish, often times for 4-5 minutes at a time. They did a remarkable job working the ball around and finding high percentage scoring opportunities. Brae Baker led the way scoring two goals on the night while, Brooke Marik, Asley Baker, and Marlee McLaughlin all added goals of their own to lead Bethany to a 5-1 win over Ada. Ada was able to force a corner kick which they were able to convert into a header for a goal just before half time, making it 2-1 at the break.
The Lady Bronchos came out and took control again scoring in the first 5 minutes to make it 3-1 and then putting two more goals into the net to solidify the result and win District 4A-1. It is the girls 3rd District Championship in program history and 1st since 2011. Ada falls to 5-7 on the year and currently sit in a tie for 2nd in the district standings. The Lady Bronchos will finish the regular season against Cushing on Friday, April 16 before starting the playoffs on May 3.
Bethany, OK - Last weekend the Broncho Track & Field teams hosted the 58th Annual Bethany HS Track Invitational and both had great showings on the day. The Boys Team were the meet champions, scoring 141 Points and winning by 48 points over second place Shawnee. The Lady Bronchos finished in 5th place overall out of 15 schools and scored 60 Points on the day. Here were some of the highlights:
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