Archive - Mar 12, 2014 - Sports Article
HOWE â€” For four senior members of the state-qualifying Howe Lions basketball team, Brent Hill, Nick Smallwood, Stephen Helmandollar and Chesly Hall, they are planning on enjoying this weekend's Class 2A State Tournament experience â€” which could mean a state semifinal and final contest at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena, a.k.a., â€śThe Big House.â€ť
SPIRO â€” For two of the three seniors on the Spiro Lady Bulldogs basketball team, Sarika Willis and Philicea Mack, they were freshmen when the Lady Bulldogs made state in 2011 under then first-year coach Kayla Carrington, a.k.a., â€śCoach K.â€ť They lost in the state quarterfinals. Now that they're seniors, Willis is hoping the state trip three years ago will help pay off this week at the Class 3A State Tournament.
SPIRO â€” It's been eight years since the Spiro Bulldogs basketball team has made state. The Bulldogs ended the drought Friday night when they won the Class 3A Area Tournament title game over Nowata by a score of 52-44.
When Friday's game ended with the â€™Dogs earning a trip to state, it was a good feeling for all.
The Bulldogs won their third straight LeFlore County Tournament in January. While that's a nice feat, winning state may be even better.
BOKOSHE â€” There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament beginning at 10 a.m. March 29 at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Cost is $10 per person.
Each team can have up to five players, and must have the minimum of three players.
The tournament is open to individuals ages 13 and older. Teams may be coed.
Brackets will be announced March 24, so the deadline to enter is March 21.
The first-place team will receive t-shirts.
For additional information or to register, call Tammy Bray (918) 635-5590 or Kailyn Hollie at (918) 208-1476.
The Carl Albert State College softball team split its pair of home games with archrival Eastern on Monday afternoon. The Lady Vikings took the nightcap 4-3 after losing the opener 6-3.
After the Lady Vikings played a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against Connors State College in Warner, they will return home for a 2 p.m. twinbill Thursday afternoon against Western Oklahoma State College. Making a homecoming of sorts for the Lady Pioneers will be former Poteau Lady Pirate Gabba Wilson.
McALESTER â€” The Poteau Pirates got their 2014 golf season underway with a runner-up finish in the McAlester Invitational, which took place Monday at the McAlester Country Club.
The Pirates had a 330, two strokes behind champion Tulsa Bishop Kelley (328), which is a Class 5A power.
Four local golfers placed among the top 10, which included individual top medalist Cody Shore of Poteau with a 75.
Poteau's Conner Wheat tied for fourth-place medalist with a 78, while teammate Jarrett Lowrimore was eighth (81).
Cameron's Kody Whitehead was 10th (82).
HARTSHORNE â€” The Heavener Wolves powerlifting team won the Class 3A Regional Meet last weekend, and in the process sent several members to Friday's state meet in McLoud.
Two Wolves, Joey Ibarra (198 pounds) and Justin Page (242), were regional champions. Isaiah Rodriguez was regional runner-up at 198 pounds, while Justice Caldwell was fifth at 275 pounds. All four Wolves will represent Heavener at the Class 3A State Meet on Friday.
In the Class 2A Regional Meet here last weekend, three Panama Razorbacks medaled and six total members qualified for Saturday's state meet in McLoud.