Friday night was a huge night of sports in Texoma, but nothing was bigger than the rivalry battle going on at Rider Fieldhouse.
The Wichita Falls High School Coyotes and Lady Coyotes visited the Raiders and Lady Raiders with a huge edge in the age-old rivalry, with the boys having won 18 of 19 meetings and the girls winning 28 straight, going back to 1997.
The girls took the floor first, and in a tight, see-saw affair, the Lady Raiders finally broke through for the upset win, 49-45. The win improves the Lady Raiders to 19-6 overall, 5-1 in District 4-4A. The Lady Coyotes drop to 16-7, 3-3 in district.
Then the boys took the floor. Old High used an early 12-1 run in the first quarter to take a seven-point lead after the first quarter, and pulled away for a 47-36 win. That moves the Coyotes to 3-1 in district, while Rider drops to 1-3. It's the 19th win for WFHS in the last 20 games against Rider.
In other action Friday night:
#4 Burkburnett 84, Iowa Park 50
#25 Hirschi 64, Bowie 39
Bowie 55, Hirschi 40
Burkburnett 37, Iowa Park 29
Holliday 50, Henrietta 26
City View 77, Alvord 60
Alvord 37, City View 35
#4 Olney 57, Archer City 40
Petrolia 45, Seymour 40 (OT)
Archer City 41, Olney 29
Petrolia 47, Seymour 35
Notre Dame Girls 47, Amarillo Ascension 36
Wichita Christian Boys 51, Lubbock Christ the King 37
#2 Rider Boys 1, El Paso Del Valle 0 (S. Horton)
Frisco Liberty 4, #2 Rider Boys 1 (S. Horton)
Highland Park Tournament:
#9 Rider Girls 0, #7 Highland Park 0
Lake Dallas 6, #9 Rider Girls 1
Sargent-Zahirniak Memorial, Crowley:
Joshua 3, Burkburnett Girls 1
Justin Northwest Tournament:
WFHS Boys 2, The Colony 1 (C. Hernandez, D. Saldana)
WFHS Boys 1, Little Elm 1 (C. Hernandez)
WFHS Girls 5, Dallas Hilcrest 0 (P. Fookes: 3G, L. Crumpler: 2A)
The Wichita Falls Wildcats led 1-0 and 2-1 Friday night in Frisco, but the Texas Tornado came back for a 4-3 win.
Jason McAloon had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats (17-16-3). Mikhail Sentyurin also scored, his 4th goal in three games dating back to last weekend.