Archive - Apr 28, 2012 - Sports Article
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.
McALESTER â€” There will be LeFlore County representation at next week's state slow-pitch softball tournament.
The Heavener Lady Wolves won the Class 5A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon by outlasting the Henryetta Lady Knights 6-5 in nine innings in the championship game. Earlier in the day, the Lady Wolves beat the Valliant Lady Bulldogs 11-8.
The Lady Wolves will play Blanchard at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
MUSKOGEE â€” Last fall, one Muskogee County team, the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers, beat the Poteau Lady Pirates in the Class 4A Fast-Pitch Regional Tournament to deny the Lady Pirates a trip to state. Thursday afternoon in the Class 6A Slow-Pitch Regional Tournament, another Muskogee County team dashed state-tournament hopes for Poteau.
The Lady Pirates lost 11-4 to the Muskogee Lady Roughers in Thursday's regional title game to end Poteau's season.
DEWAR â€” If there was such a thing as a gut-wrenching loss, the Howe Lady Lions softball team may have suffered it Thursday afternoon in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
After tying the game with a two-run seventh inning, the Preston Lady Pirates scored once in the ninth inning to down the Lady Lions 6-5 to end their season.
The Lady Lions (8-12) scored twice in the first and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead, only to see the Lady Pirates cut the deficit to 4-3 by the sixth inning.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs took the first step in reaching this year's Class 3A State Tournament. The Bulldogs swept the Heavener Wolves by scores of 14-2 and 18-8 to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Dogs (19-10) will find out Monday where and who they will play in next week's Class 3A Regional Tournament.
The Wolves end the season at 7-14.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats are a third of the way to defending their Class 2A state title.
The Wildcats swept the Panama Razorbacks by scores of 8-0 and 12-0 to win the Class 2A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Cats (19-2) will find out Monday who and where they will play in next week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Hogs end the season at 7-11.
In the opener, the game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Wildcats scored three runs for a 3-0 lead.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians baseball team had to wait one more day for the chance to celebrate a district title once again.
The Indians split the first two games of the Class 2A District Tournament Friday with the Sallisaw-Central Tigers, taking the nightcap 9-1 after losing 6-5 in the opener.
In the nightcap, Tanner Francis dominated the Tigers as he struck out six batters in a complete-game win.
STILWELL â€” The Poteau High School baseball season came to an end Thursday in the Class 4A District Tournment.
The Pirates suffered a 3-2 loss in the first game against the Stilwell Indians, who then took Game 2 by a score of 9-1.
The Pirates end the season at 13-15.
In the opener, the Indians (32-3) scored once in the first and third innings for a 2-0 lead.
The Pirates tied the game in the fourth inning on an RBI grounder by Wilson Klutts scoring Jace Pitchford and a passed ball scoring Klutts.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team split its home doubleheader with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Thursday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took a 4-3 win in the opener, but fell 8-3 in the nightcap.
The same two teams will play a 1 p.m. doubleheader Sunday at Enid's David Allen Memorial Ballpark â€” the site of the 2012 NJCAA World Series.
WISTER â€” Last year, Carl Albert State College signed three LeFlore County players. Add one more for next year's roster.
Wister Wildcat senior pitcher/catcher Cody Luman signed a letter of intent last week with the Vikings.
â€śI just really like the program, and it's been doing pretty good lately,â€ť Luman said. â€śAnd, it's close to home. I'm excited about it.â€ť
â€śHe has meant a lot to this program,â€ť Wister Coach John McAlester said. â€śHe's thrown some big ball games for us. He's just one of those kids who is good to just have around.â€ť