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Piedmont pitcher Chloe Bohuslavicky makes a throw to first base in a summer league game against Choctaw in Piedmont earlier this month.  (Photo by Blake Colston)

LADY WILDCAT'S BASKETBALL
The Price Is Right Former Carl Albert head coach tabbed to lead Lady Wildcats

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

It took some time, but Piedmont made a big splash in hiring its next head girls basketball coach. Former Carl Albert head coach Tim Price met his new team Tuesday afternoon at Collett Fieldhouse in Piedmont and will officially be named head coach, pending school board approval, ending a 41-day search for former coach Jordan Stark's replacement. Price most recently served as head boys coach at Weatherford High School in 2015 and 2016, but gained notoriety at Piedmont's Suburban Conference rival Carl Albert, where he led the Lady Titans to 10 state tournaments in 11 seasons. "There aren't any uncertainties about his resume or his success as a girls basketball coach," athletic director Layne Jones said. "We're very fortunate to have been able to hire him."
WILDCAT STADIUM

The skeleton of the new scoreboard has taken form in the west end zone at Wildcat Stadium.  (Photo by Blake Colston)

Your Hometown Newspaper for 42 Years Piedmont softball splits two with Deer Creek, Cashion Big early innings lift Lady Wildcats past Cashion, 13-7 in summer league

By Blake Colson, Sports Editor

PIEDMONT — Piedmont’s fast pitch softball team split a pair of summer league games last week, falling to rival Deer Creek after upending Cashion. Deer Creek 7, Piedmont 5 The Lady Antlers scored twice in the second, third and fifth innings while adding a single run in the fourth to rally from an early deficit. Trailing 7-3 into its final at-bat, Piedmont scored twice and brought the tying run to the plate with one out, but a strikeout and flyout ended the game. Sophomore Chloe Bohuslavicky struck out nine in five innings for Piedmont while allowing seven runs, four earned on eight hits. She took the loss. PHS took an early 2-0 lead with a pair of first inning runs. Ashlyn Brown singled with one out and advanced to second when Rikki Hadley reached on an error.

Tim Price comes to Piedmont after spending the last two seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Weatherford High School.  (Photo by Midwest City Beacon)

Renovations continue on schedule at Wildcat Stadium Turf, track and scoreboard to be ready for opener, indoor facility set for Christmas completion

By Blake Colston, Sports Editor

A host of renovation projects continue on schedule at Wildcat Stadium, Piedmont athletic director Layne Jones said this week. The installation of a new synthetic playing surface, a new track as well as a new LED scoreboard complete with video replay capabilities are progressing as expected. All three should be ready for use by Piedmont's home and season opener against El Reno, Sept. 1, Jones said. Piedmont's new indoor facility will not be completed in time for the 2017 season, but should be finished within the calendar year.