September 26th, 2014
WISTER â The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team could be celebrating a district title this morning.
The âJackets defeated the host Wister Wildcats 3-1 and the Howe Lions 2-0 to make it to Friday afternoon's Class A District Tournament title game undefeated.
The Lions saw their season end as they lost 11-1 to the âCats after losing to to Cameron.
WHITESBORO â The season came to an end for the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team on its home field Thursday in the Class B District Tournament.
The Bulldogs lost 6-2 to the Smithville Braves and 12-0 to the Tupelo Tigers to have their season end at 7-18.
The Tigers beat the Braves 8-0, and needed to only beat the Braves once Friday to win the district title and advance to next week's regional tournament. The Braves had to beat the Tigers twice on Friday to make it to the regional as district champion.
STILWELL â The Spiro Lady Bulldogs entered Friday afternoonâs Class 3A District Tournament on a high note as they defeated the Stilwell Lady Indians 12-3 Thursday afternoon in their regular-season finale.
Trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Lady Bulldogs scored four runs in the second inning for a 4-1 lead.
After the Lady Indians cut the deficit to 4-3 after three innings, Spiro scored four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put the game into run-rule status.
Something will have to give tonight when the Spiro Bulldogs entertain the Roland Rangers for the District 3A-8 opener at 7 p.m. at McClain Stadium. Both teams enter at 3-0.
âWeâre looking forward to it,â Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. âItâs a big game. I expect a packed house. Itâs our first district game. A loss will probably make you end up second or third, maybe fourth. We canât afford to have a loss.â
The Bulldogs have beaten Stilwell (47-40), Muldrow (35-14) and Haskell (42-28). Still, Bunch believes his team has yet to put it all together.
The Talihina Golden Tigers (3-0), ranked second in Class A, passed a big test last Friday night in Del City, beating Christian Heritage Academy, which was then ranked eighth in Class 2A, by a score of 42-28.
âIt was a big ball game,â Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. âWe were down at halftime. Our kids never quit or gave up. It was like a heavyweight fight. They hit us in the mouth, and we hit them in the mouth. We had a couple of turnovers in the first half, but we came out in the second half and took care of the ball â and that was the difference in the game. Iâm proud of them.â
For the Heavener Wolves football team, it may have seemed like tonightâs District 3A-8 opener against the Eufaula Ironheads was never going to get here.
Tonightâs 7 p.m. district opener and homecoming game at Harvey Stadium will be the home opener for the Wolves, who were supposed to have been home in Week 2 against Vian but had to have the game moved there since the track at Harvey Stadium was still under construction.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â The president of the Oklahoma PTA has joined in calling for the resignation of state school Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Jeffery Corbett said Friday that Barresi "has continued to erode the relationship between the State Department of Education and the school boards, administrators, teachers and parents of Oklahoma's public schools."
Corbett's call comes a day after State Board of Education member Leo Baxter and Republican state Rep. Jason Smalley both called for Barresi to resign.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.
Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says police are waiting until the 30-year-old man is conscious to arrest him in Thursday's attack and have asked the FBI to help investigate after co-workers at Vaughan Foods told authorities that he recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam.
Ranch Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., GC3 Arena 23980 Kerr Mansion Road. Info: (918) 649-3905.
Fourth Friday Singing, 6:30 p.m., First Step of Faith, Poteau. Singers, musicians, listeners, hand clappers and foot tappers welcome.
Fall revival, 7 p.m., Calvary Missionary Baptist church, 1000 No. Paul Mathies Drive.
Grace Cottage's Triple H Hills, Healing and Hope 5k Walk/Run, 9 a.m. Grace Cottage, 311 N. Witte.
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