Archive - Mar 7, 2014 - Sports Article
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates took the first of the necessary three wins to make next week's Class 4A State Tournament on Thursday night at the area tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Pirates started slow, but ended up routing the McLoud Lady Redskins 55-35 to advance to Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals for a rematch with the Hilldale Lady Hornets. Friday's winner will play the loser of Friday night's area finals between Ada and No. 1 Fort Gibson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the consolation title and a trip to state.
WILBURTON â€” Last week in the Class 4A Regional Tournament, the Poteau Pirates got off to quick starts. When they needed it the most in Thursday afternoon's area consolation quarterfinals, they didn't get it â€” and the Ada Cougars did.
Thanks to eight 3-point baskets, six by Walker Whitworth, the Cougars were able to down the Poteau Pirates 61-49 Thursday afternoon in the area consolation quarterfinals at the Wilburton Gym. The loss ended the Pirates' season.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Thristian Young scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 4 Frontier to a 79-71 victory over Arkoma in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Jim Norick Arena at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in a battle of Lady Mustangs.
The weekend slate of action for the Carl Albert State College softball and baseball teams has now been set.
The Lady Vikings, who played Thursday afternoon on the road against Fort Scott, Kan., will make up Wednesday's road doubleheader against Coffeyville, Kan., at 1 this afternoon.
Since the Lady Vikings are playing this afternoon, they have pushed Saturday afternoon's home twinbill against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to a 2 p.m. Sunday doubleheader.
The Vikings will play in a pair of nine-inning games beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at Seminole State College along with Indian Hills.
Once again, Mother Nature was the big winner on the baseball and softball diamonds on Thursday, canceling all action.
Thursday high school games canceled were Heavener at Whitesboro, Gans at Panama and Cameron and Tushka at Wilburton.
The Heavener-Whitesboro game will be made up as part of a three-way beginning at 3:30 this afternoon in Heavener with Clayton. Heavener and Clayton will play the first game, followed by a battle of Bulldogs between Whitesboro and Clayton, then Whitesboro and Heavener in the finale.
We went to the Teresa Thompson Benefit Dinner and Pie Auction Sunday afternoon at the Poteau Upper Elementary School cafeteria. The top items that were up for auction were Elaine Jensen's fried pies, Pete Crandell's chocolate-covered strawberries and Linda Newman's best-ever chocolate-chip cookies.
My son, Jacques, had $120 stashed away from his birthday and Christmas. He got his bid card, No. 27, and he waited for Linda's cookies to come on the auction block.
SHAWNEE â€” Outrebounding the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks 49-39 and going 24-of-30 from the free-throw line for 80 percent were both huge for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 76-62 win in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Women's Region II Tournament on Wednesday night at St. Gregory's University.
Tuesday's Poteau Lady Pirates soccer game against Greenwood, Ark., tried to be made up Thursday night, but it could not be. It, along with the Poteau-Greenwood boys game, has yet to be rescheduled.
The Poteau teams will entertain McAlester at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys) Friday at Costner Stadium.
The Talihina Golden Tigers had to make this week's Class 2A Area Tournament the hard way.
Cord Fitzgerald's buzzer-beating 3-point basket gave the Golden Tigers their only lead in the Class 2A Regional Tournament consolation finals as they beat the Hartshorne Miners 46-45 Saturday afternoon in Quinton. The win put them into the area tournament's consolation quarterfinals where they met county rival Pocola on Thursday afternoon at the Muskogee Civic Center, with the winner needing to win Friday afternoon and Saturday night to make state.