Archive - Sep 3, 2013
Before I get started, the want to answer that trivia question I gave you all an extra week to ponder. The question was who is the only person to win a championship in two different sports? Gene Connelly won a championship in the National Basketball Association and with the Milwaukee Braves (who are, of course, now in Atlanta).
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TULSA â€” Three Poteau Lady Pirates cross country runners medaled in the high school senior girls division of Saturday's Tulsa University Hurricane Festival.
Deven Bond was fourth (6:22), Haley Griggs seventh (6:29) and Kaitlan Standridge ninth (6:39) as they finished in the top 10.
Brittany Fox was 27th (7:45) and Haley Clark was 32nd (8:27) as the Lady Pirates were third in the team standings with 48 points to finish behind champion Jenks (37 points) and Broken Arrow (43).
Well, I got through these past two to two-and-a-half weeks of perhaps the most strenuous work I've done in my nearly quarter of a century of being a sports writer.
WISTER â€” Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson threw a two-hit shutout as the Lady Wildcats blanked the Howe Lady Lions 8-0 Friday afternoon.
Gibson struck out nine batters, and only gave up a single apiece to Howe's Kerstein Hall and Braden Dorsey.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 4; Arkoma 3, Bokoshe 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs capped a 4-0 week with Friday's sweep.
Spiro 6, Westville 3: In Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 3-1 deficit by scoring four runs in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth inning.
RED OAK â€” Red Oak pitcher Cody Muncy threw a two-hitter as the Eagles shut out the Wister Wildcats 8-0 Friday afternoon.
Muncy only allowed a triple to Jake Sconyers and a single to Hunter Prock, while fanning seven Wildcats.
The Eagles scored single runs in the first two innings for a 2-0 lead, then scored four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to put the game into run-rule status.
Varnum 13, Leflore 1; Caney 15, Leflore 3: At Varnum High School near Seminole, a strong week for the Savages ended on a down note.