May 3rd, 2012
OOLOGAH â€” The farther the Poteau Pirates made it into the Class 4A State Soccer Playoffs, the teams were going to be tougher â€” and scoring was going to be a lot tougher than in previous games. That was so true in Tuesday night's second-round playoff game.
Oologah scored at the 17-minute mark of the first half and had a 1-0 lead at intermission. The Pirates came out in the second half and scored two early goals â€”- then played strong defense the rest of the way to win the game 2-1.
HEAVENER â€” It didn't take one long to notice that there could be a Class 4A state soccer quarterfinal contest involving both LeFlore County teams. It's going to happen Friday night.
The Heavener Wolves kept their perfect record intact as they won their first playoff game of the 2012 Class 4A playoffs as they shut out Riverfield Country Day School from out of Tulsa by a score of 3-0 Tuesday night at Harvey Stadium.
Class 4A State Meet
At Ardmore's Noble Stadium
100 â€” Jesse Woodson, Poteau.
200 â€” Jesse Woodson, Poteau.
3,200 â€” Nico Hall, Poteau.
110 Hurdles â€” Dakota Clark, Poteau.
300 Hurdles â€” Dakota Clark, Poteau.
Discus â€” Trevor Shankle, Poteau.
Shot Put â€” Trevor Shankle and Troy Barnett, Poteau.
400 Relay â€” Poteau (Austin Barnette, Jesse Woodson, Michael Reynolds, Kendrick Hardaway).
100 â€” Latifah Harris, Poteau.
1,600 â€” Deven Bond, Poteau.
3,200 â€” Deven Bond, Poteau.
100 Hurdles â€” Skylar Webster, Poteau.
Pole Vault â€” Paitton Callery, Poteau.
A season ago, Poteau senior hurdler Dakota Clark suffered an ankle injury, which sidelined him for the majority of his junior seasons for both track and soccer.
Now injury free, the Pirate hurdler looks to win state in either or both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles at this weekend's Class 4A State Meet â€” which will be Friday and Saturday at Ardmore's Noble Stadium.
For four Poteau Lady Pirate tracksters â€” junior Colleen Peterson, freshmen Jazmine Warren and Sheridan Hoyer and sophomore Deven Bond â€” they have a chance to end their track seasons in fine fashion this weekend.
Peterson, Warren, Hoyer and Bond are the four legs of the 3,200-meter relay team, which has won every meet but one â€” coming in second to Vinita's 3,200 relay at the Hilldale Invitational April 13 in Muskogee.
HEAVENER â€” For the third straight season, Heavener Wolf long jumper Shaun Bradley finds himself at the biggest meet of the year â€” the Class 3A State Meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Ardmore's Noble Stadium.
He hopes the old adage about the third time holds true to form.
â€śMaybe third time will be the charm,â€ť Bradley said. â€śMy sophomore year, I made it to the state finals. Hopefully, this year, I can come back with the gold.â€ť
SPIRO â€” For five Spiro High School track athletes, this will be not only their final Class 3A State Meet, but their final time to be a Bulldog and Lady Bulldog. All are looking for, and hoping for, one last shot to win state.
Turkey season is in full swing, and I have got to go hunting two halfdays with no luck whatsoever. Dan Carter, Koby and I have heard a couple of birds, but have not succeeding in calling them in. Dallas Ward joined us on a hunt last weekend, and I hope the next hunt he goes on with me will result in at least getting set up on a gobbler.
Dan and I are going back after those turkeys this weekend, along with my cousin Jason Sampson and Butch Parks â€” an old high school buddy of mine. Hopefully, we will get a chance to give one of those cagey ol' toms a ride home in the truck.
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