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The Poteau Pirates golf team will be taking quite a bit of momentum into next week's Class 4A State Tournament at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
The Pirates, who dominated the field at last week's regular-season finale at Pryor, won the Class 4A Regional Tournament on Monday at Wolf Ridge Country Club to earn a berth to the state tournament, which will be next Monday and Tuesday in the state capitol city.
The Pirates won the regional with a 36-hole score of 314-310â€”624, beating Sallisaw by five team shots as the Black Diamonds shot a 320-309â€”629.
It was a rough end to the regular season for the Carl Albert State College baseball team this past weekend as the Vikings lost all four games to the visiting Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers at Ival Goodman Field.
The Pioneers swept Sunday afternoon's games by scores of 10-6 in eight innings and 8-4 after they took Saturday afternoon's doubleheader by scores of 6-2 and 8-1.
Due to an error on the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association's website, the incorrect match-up was put on the Class 4A Regional Tournament bracket for the Poteau Pirates.
It will be a battle of Pirates on Thursday morning when Poteau meets regional host Byng at 11 a.m. at Stokes Field. Ada and Broken Bow will play Game 2 at 1 p.m., with the winners meeting at 3 p.m. and the losers playing at 5 p.m.
WISTER â€” For Wister softball seniors Ashlyn Meeks and Clara Brown, today's Class 3A State Tournament at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee did not look too promising at Thursday's regional tournament in Tushka.
The Lady Wildcats trailed 9-8 with two outs in the seventh inning, but back-to-back RBI singles by Stevee McMillin and Tristan Hagelberger scored Meeks and Ciara Covey, respectively, to win the game 10-9, capture the regional consolation championship and earn a trip to state.
The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team could very well be going for a three-peat as Class 4A state champions. They won the state title in 2012 and were a shot behind Hilldale after last year's first day of the Class 4A State Tournament.
However, wintry-like weather conditions forced the cancelation of the second day of the final 18 holes. Thus, the Lady Pirates finished an extremely disappointing shot behind state champion Hilldale.
CATOOSA â€” The soccer season came to an end for the Heavener Wolves on Friday night, losing to the homestanding Catoosa Indians 5-2.
The Indians, who will play tonight at Verdigris, trailed 2-1 at halftime, but scored four unanswered goals in the second half to get the come-from-behind win.
Miguel Alcantar scored both Heavener goals, and almost recorded a hat trick but his third shot on goal nicked the left goal post and was diverted out of play.
The Poteau Pirates, the defending Class 4A state champions, will entertain Riverfield at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium in an opening-round game.
It's a big week on the diamond for LeFlore County. The Heavener Lady Wolves will play in the Class 5A State Tournament today, while the Wister Lady Wildcats will be in the Class 3A State Tournament on Wednesday. Both tournaments will take place at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee, since Hall of Fame Stadium is being renovated for the 2014 Women's College World Series.
The Class 5A bracket is at the top of this column. The Class 3A state bracket will appear in Wednesday's edition.
The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team started out 22-0-1, won the school's first-ever county softball title last month as well as winning the Class 5A district and regional tournaments. That's a pretty good reason why they believe they can bring home the state title Tuesday night.