Archive - Mar 2014 - Sports Article
I hope you all enjoyed your spring break. I got to spend mine by working on both Saturday's 2014 Spring Sports Guide and our Progress special sections that will come out this upcoming Saturday.
I hope you all will like both special sections, especially the Guide â€” since I'm a little bit biased when it comes to sports, you know.
It is a tournament week for both baseball and softball. The Cameron and Panama teams will be in the Crowder Tournament, while Spiro's boys will be in the Bixby Tournament.
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” Three Poteau High School golfers made the top five in their respective division in this past weekend's Cleburne Spring Classic, which ended its two-day event Saturday at Squaw Valley Golf Course.
Poteau's Hannah Ward, the two-time defending Class 4A state champion and future Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan, finished second in the event with a 152 after she shot a 75 in Saturday's final round.
Poteau's Cody Shore was third-place medalist and teammate Connor Wheat was eighth in the boys division. Shore, who shot a 69 on Saturday, finished the two-day event with a 143.
It was a rough weekend of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they lost three one-run games.
After being swept by identical scores of 5-4 Saturday afternoon against Rose State College in Midwest City, the Vikings lost a 4-3 nine-inning contest to NJCAA Division I's top-ranked Connors State College Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings will return to action Tuesday night in a single, nine-inning game against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at 6 p.m. in Wilburton.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team went 2-2 in last week's Cameron Spring Break Festival, getting wins to open and end the three-day event.
The Yellowjackets ended the event with an 8-6 win over Oktaha on Friday after opening on Wednesday night with a 6-5 victory over Charleston, Ark.
The â€™Jackets suffered losses on Thursday to Seminole (12-1) and Stilwell (10-1).
RED OAK â€” The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team had better games in Day 2 in the Red Oak Festival, but they still suffered a pair of losses on Thursday â€” losing 1-0 to the host Eagles and 10-4 to Hilldale.
In the loss to Red Oak, it was a pitching duel between Red Oak's Tyler Parks and Wister's Scotty Gibson.
Parks got the win as he pitched six inning with seven strikeouts. Chase Butcher pitched the seventh inning to get the save. The duo combined to six-hit the â€™Cats.
In defeat, Gibson pitched six innings, fanned seven batters and scattered five hits.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team will return to action for the first time since March 11 when they play three games in two days this weekend.
The Vikings (7-8) will visit Rose State College for a doubleheader beginning at 2 this afternoon in Midwest City.
Then, CASC will entertain the Connors State College Cowboys in a single, nine-inning contest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ival Goodman Field.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians softball team will take some momentum into next week as they got a Spring Break home run-rule victory over the Roland Lady Rangers by a score of 13-3 in a four-inning, run-rule win.
RED OAK â€” Both the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets and Wister Lady Wildcats softball teams went 1-2 in Thursday's action in the Red Oak Festival.
The Lady â€™Jackets beat McCurtain 10-8, while losing 13-1 to host Red Oak and 10-0 to Rattan.
The Lady â€˜Cats defeated McCurtain 3-0, but lost 12-2 to Red Oak and 14-3 to Rattan.
GLEN ROSE, Texas â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team is third and the Pirates sixth after the first day of the Glen Rose Invitational, which took place Friday at Squaw Valley Golf Course. The final round will be Saturday.
The Lady Pirates shot a team score of 364, which is 24 team strokes behind Day 1 leader Keller, Texas (340). Joshua, Texas (358) is in second place.
Two-time Class 4A state champion Hannah Ward is in a tie for second place at 77, one shot off the lead.
Poteau's Cody Shore is in a five-way tie for third place after Day 1 with a 74, which is three shots back of the leader.