Archive - May 1, 2012 - Sports Article
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” With a powerful wind gusting out to left field, it was no surprise that there were a number of home runs hit in the opening game of the Class 5A State Softball Tournament at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Blanchard Lady Lions hit six out of the park as they run-ruled the Heavener Lady Wolves 26-13.
The first three batters of the game (Liz Broyles, Leslie Miller and Ashley Trent) homered for the Lady Lions, and they went on to score 11 runs in the first inning.
Eventually, chapters in one's life will end. Poteau Lady Pirate senior golfer Addie Guthrie is in her final pages of such a chapter.
Guthrie will conclude her Poteau High School athletic career today and Thursday at the Class 4A State Tournament.
â€śIt's sad,â€ť Guthrie said Tuesday morning before the Lady Pirates left to play a practice round that afternoon to get ready for the 36-hole, two-day state tournament. â€śWhen it's over, it's going to be over. I'm looking forward to it. I'm ready, but I'm also sad. It's going to be bittersweet. Hopefully, we can go out with a bang â€” and get a ring.â€ť
All the Poteau Pirates golf team wanted to do was make it to next week's Class 4A State Tournament at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner North Golf Course. They accomplished their goal.
The Pirates were runners-up at the Class 4A Regional Tournament Monday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Poteau had a team score of 320, 11 team shots behind regional champion Ada (309).
ARROWHEAD RESORT â€” The Poteau Pirates will not be the only LeFlore County set of boys golfers playing next week at state. Cameron golfer Kody Whitehead will join them.
Whitehead, a sophomore, placed third at Monday's Class 2A Regional Tournament to make state.
The Class 2A State Tournament will be at Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Course near Hinton.
Whitehead shot a 74-83â€”157 to claim third place, and a trip to state.
ENID â€” Thursday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, the Carl Albert State Vikings split a baseball doubleheader with the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets.
Although Sunday afternoon's rain at David Allen Memorial Ballpark made the two teams wait until Monday afternoon to play the second doubleheader on the season series, the outcome was the same â€” a split.
The Vikings took the nightcap 6-4 after losing the opener 3-1.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” After getting a last-second shot by Kevin Durant to win their opening game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs Saturday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder had to hold on once again Monday night against the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks.
James Harden hit four free throws in the final 26 seconds, and the Thunder had to survive two 3-point attempts by Jason Terry in the final seconds to hold on for a 102-99 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
STROUD â€” Several Poteau High School individuals and relays won regional titles at Saturday's Class 4A Regional Meet.
Deven Bond won the 3,200-meter run (12:56.95) as well as was part of the regional-champion 3,200-meter relay (10:18.63) along with Colleen Peterson, Jazmine Warren and Sheridan Hoyer.
Paitton Callery won the regional title in the pole vault (8-0), Jesse Woodson took first in the 100-meter dash (11.13 seconds), Dakota Clark claimed gold in the 300-meter hurdles (41.25) and Trevor Shankle was the regional champion in the shot put (46-11.75).
LUTHER â€” The good news was that the Pocola High School track teams had some individuals place at Saturday's Class 2A Regional Meet. The bad news was that none made state.
The individual who had the best shot at making state was Lady Indian long jumper Karolina Thorpe, who tied for sixth with a mark of 12-2. However, she did not get one of the at-large bids to the Class 2A State Meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High School's Titan Stadium.
All other Pocola placers were below sixth, which made them ineligible for at-large state berths.