Archive - Mar 2014 - Sports Article
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Spiro Bulldogs basketball team was trying to cap a season that saw the â€™Dogs three-peat as LeFlore County Tournament champions with a state championship. It didn't happen.
The Bulldogs lost 68-59 to the Verdigris Cardinals in the Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Carl Albert High School's Titan Fieldhouse.
BETHANY â€” Three years ago, then new-coach Kayla Carrington took the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to the Class 3A State Tournament, falling in the quarterfinals. They were hoping to get farther this year, but it didn't happen.
The undefeated Washington Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bulldogs 73-61 in Thursday's state quarterfinals at Southern Nazarene University.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team got its first win of the season Thursday morning, routing the Battiest Panthers 15-0 in four innings in the opening round of the Smithville Tournament.
The â€˜Cats broke a scoreless tie with a four-run second inning, highlighted by Ethan Billings' first home run of the season, a three-run shot.
Heavener and Leflore each played opening-round games later in the day. Look for their details in Saturday's edition.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its third tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 35 boats with 64 anglers who caught 15 fish with a total weight of 62.57 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 4.17 pounds.
The team of Ry and Joe Johnson won with a total of 23 pounds even to earn $775. Of that 23 pounds, 6.36 of that was Ry's big bass winner to earn him an additional $310.
The Poteau Lady Pirates track team got the season underway in fine fashion by winning its own Poteau Invitational, which took place Tuesday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The Lady Pirates won the meet quite handedly, scoring 197 points which was well ahead of runner-up Broken Bow (116). Heavener was third (102 points), followed by Haworth (62), Howe (46), Sallisaw (36), Checotah (22) and Arkoma (13).
TULSA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team came in runners-up at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Invitational, which took place Tuesday at Forest Ridge Country Club.
The Lady Pirates were second with a 408, coming in nine shots behind champion Sapulpa (399).
Two-time Class 4A state champion Hannah Ward was top medalist with a 77. She was joined in the top-10 medalist group by Skylynn Terry in eighth place with a 101.
Rounding things out for the Lady Pirates, Alyssa Vineyard shot a 112, followed by Dallas Terry with a 118 and Jenna Stites with a 131.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its Tuesday home doubleheader with Paris, Texas, taking the opener 10-2 but losing the nightcap 6-4 at Ival Goodman Field.
That came after a rough Sunday for the Vikings, losing three games in one day at Oiler Park in Seminole. After losing 11-0 to Indian Hills, Texas, the host Seminole State Trojans swept a pair from the Vikings by scores of 11-3 and 6-5.
WAGONER â€” The Poteau Pirates soccer team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as they blanked the Wagoner Bulldogs 10-0 Tuesday night.
However, the Lady Pirates suffered their first loss of the season, falling 3-0.
The Poteau teams will entertain the Van Buren, Ark., teams today at Costner Stadium. The girls' game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 7 p.m.
Then, the Poteau teams will be in the Fort Smith (Ark.) Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Greenwood, Ark.
CAMERON â€” Pocola pitcher Connor Mangham began his senior season on the mound by no-hitting the Smithville Braves in a 7-3 victory for the Indians, who also beat host Cameron 5-2 in Tuesday's three-way.
The Braves beat the â€™Jackets 6-3 in the third game.
In Pocola's win over Smithville, Mangham struck out eight batters in five innings without giving up a hit.
The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, more than enough run support for Mangham.
In Pocola's victory over Cameron, the Indians broke a 1-all tie with a four-run fifth inning.