Archive - Oct 2011 - Sports Article
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There's one group of people standing between the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team and the Class 2A state championship â€” the Oktaha Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Backs and the Lady Tigers made it to the Class 2A State Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon.
â€śI went one time for the state title, and got the silver glove,â€ť Panama Coach Grant Ralls said. â€śThis time, we want to go home with the gold glove. We have a shot at it. Oktaha beat us 1-0 with three starters gone. We're going to get after it. We're ready.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team almost did the miraculous in staving off elimination three times to get to next week's Class 4A State Tournament. But in the end it was just too much to ask.
After routing Stilwell 13-0 in the loser's-bracket final of the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon, the Lady Pirates beat Fort Gibson 6-1 in the first title game, but lost 10-3 in the if-game to see their season end at 29-7.
EDMOND â€” The postseason run for the Wister Wildcats baseball team came to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon.
The Wildcats suffered a 5-1 loss to the Amber-Pocasset Panthers in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Memorial High School.
The Wildcats' season ends at 21-4.
EDMOND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team was ninth and the Pirates 14th at Friday's Class 4A Pre-State Meet at Mitch Park â€” the site of the Class 4A State Meet.
The Lady Pirates had 224 points, and were led by Deven Bond's 19th-place finish (13:38.87). Sheridan Hoyer was 31st (13:54.46), Colleen Peterson was 56th (14:42.69), Samantha Galetka was 65th (14:58.92), Tabitha Waldrop was 66th (14:59.47), Shandee Staton was 96th (15:43.81) and Katie Piguet was 113th (16:11.33).
After a rough first three innings in Wednesday night's Class 4A Regional Tournament winner's-bracket final against Fort Gibson, the Poteau Lady Pirates made a nice rally. But the bad news was the rally fell short as the Lady Tigers prevailed 5-4.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team took the first step in making it to next week's Class 4A State Tournament.
The Lady Pirates handled the Stilwell Lady Indians 8-3 Wednesday afternoon to make it to Wednesday night's winner's-bracket final against the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers (25-10), who defeated the Broken Bow Lady Savages 7-0 in Game 2 Wednesday afternoon.
â€śIt was a long wait,â€ť Poteau Coach Misty Collins said.
The winner of Wednesday night's Poteau-Fort Gibson game will advance to this afternoon's title game at 2 p.m., with the if-game at 4 p.m.
It looked like last week, the Poteau Pirates were going to snatch a win away from the jaws of defeat last Friday night against Tulsa Webster. Instead, the Warriors scored in the waning moments to snatch the win away from Poteau. Needless to say, the Pirates were very disappointed.
An old adage says, â€śTo be the best, you have to beat the best.â€ť The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team hopes to have that saying become reality today.
The Lady â€™Backs (25-9) will meet No. 1 Colbert at 5 p.m. today at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinals.
For the fourth straight baseball season, dating back to the 2010 spring season, the Wister Wildcats baseball team has ended them at the same place â€” the state tournament.
Last spring, the â€™Cats made third time the charm as they won the Class 2A State Tournament. Now, they will look to win the Class A Fall State Tournament this weekend.
First up for the Wildcats (21-3) is the Amber-Pocasset Panthers at 5 p.m. today at Edmond Memorial High School in the state quarterfinals.