Millerettes face test at UCO Tournament


By Chuck Reherman, Sports Editor – Yukon will go hunting a second tournament title of the year beginning Thursday, competing in the Antler-Broncho-Eagle Tournament in Edmond.

The tournament is hosted by Edmond Deer Creek, the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian.

The tournament gets underway at the three locations with two eight-team pools. The Millerettes are in pool A with Stillwater, Midwest City, Deer Creek, Mustang, Owasso, Tuttle and Perkins. Pool B has Owasso JV, Sand Springs, Choctaw, Westmoore, Tulsa Union, Coweta, Blanchard and Newcastle. Owasso’s JV took the place of Sapulpa, who dropped out of the tournament late last week.

“It’s a pretty tough field,” Millerette head coach Heather Shanahan said. “We will have to play well in all four of our games to have chance to play in the championship.”

The Millerettes open the tournament with Owasso at 10 a.m. Thursday at UCO’s field. YHS has played Owasso twice this season (tying them once at the Southmoore Festival, then beating the Lady Rams at the Broken Arrow Tournament).

YHS has to jump in the bus and make a trek across Edmond to Deer Creek to play the Lady Antlers at 2 p.m. The Millerettes beat Deer Creek 6-1 in the third place game of the COAC Tournament.

On Friday, the Millerettes will play at Oklahoma Christian, meeting the top ranked team in class 4A, Tuttle, 27-1, at 4 p.m. YHS winds up pool play with rival Mustang., 20-5, at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the seventh place teams from each pool will meet at 9 a.m. at UCO. The fifth place teams will meet at 11 a.m. and the third place teams will meet at 1 p.m. for fifth place.

The championship game is set for 3 p.m.

At Oklahoma Christian, the sixth place teams will play at 11 a.m. The fourth place teams play at 1 p.m. and the second place teams will meet for the third place trophy at 1 p.m.