Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
CROWDER â€” The Pocola Indians baseball team played for the Class 2A Regional Tournament title on Friday, but they came up short in a 13-4 loss to the Tushka Tigers on Friday.
The Indians made the regional finals with a 5-4 victory over the host Crowder Demons in the first game on Friday.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The 2014 baseball season ended last weekend for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they lost both of their games in the Region II Tournament at Bill Doenges Field.
The Vikings lost a heartbreaking 6-5 10-inning game to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks on Friday afternoon, then lost 14-4 in six innings to the Redlands Community College Cougars to end their season.
Perhaps the most misleading statistic about the Poteau-Verdigris Class 4A state quarterfinal game would have to be that the Cardinals, even though they were district champions, came in sporting a 7-7 record.Â The Cardinals gave the Pirates all they wanted and more.
The Pirates survived 1-0 to advance to tonight's 7 p.m. state semifinals against Oklahoma City Sante Fe SouthÂ in the capital city. It will be a rematch of last year's state title game, won by Poteau in double overtime.
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SPIRO â€” For five innings, Eufaula pitcher Trey Moore kept the Spiro Bulldogs at bay in Saturday afternoon's Class 3A Regional Tournament title game. Then, came the sixth inning.
The Bulldogs erupted for four runs to break a 2-all tie to en route to a 6-3 victory that sent the â€™Dogs to their third straight Class 3A State Tournament.
With the game tied at 2 after Eufaula's Brandon Hawkins hit a sacrifice fly to score Casey Pryor with the game-tying run in the fourth inning, the Bulldogs used a one-out rally in the sixth inning to get the win.
MOORE â€” It was quite a banner day for the Poteau Lady Pirates track team at the Class 4A State Meet at Lions Stadium. The capper was when sophomore Kandace Standridge not only won the state title in the 800-meter run but broke the Poteau High School record in the event by about two seconds. Standridge's winning time was 2:20.61, breaking the school record of 2:22.55 that was set nearly a quarter of a century ago.
MIDWEST CITY â€” Talihina High School senior Keisha Brown made the decision on May 3 to miss her graduation ceremony to jump at the Class 2A Regional Meet at Luther. She won the regional title in the high jump and was runner-up in the long jump to qualify for this past weekend's state meet at Carl Albert High School's Titan Stadium. The decision was a â€śgoldâ€ť-en one for the Lady Golden Tiger.
Brown won the state title in the high jump with a mark of 5-0. She ended up 11th in the long jump (14-10).
MOORE â€” Several LeFlore County high school track athletes and relay teams placed at the Class 3A State Meet, which took place this past weekend at Lions Stadium.
Heavener's Jodie Hill had two state runner-up finishes in the 100-meter (12.68 seconds) and 200-meter dashes (25.58), while finishing seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (18.08).
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs' foursome of Kaici Phillips, Jimmie Pool, Kanisha Hutchinson and Miriah Steele were second in the 800-meter relay (1:46.8), third in the 400-meter relay (51.25 seconds) and eighth in the 1,600-meter relay (4:18.91).
For Poteau's three senior boy golfers, Connor Wheat, John Scott Sanders and Jarrett Lowrimore, to go out as state champions would be the best way to cap their Poteau High School careers. That can happen by late Tuesday afternoon after playing 54 holes in the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be Monday [36 holes] and Tuesday [18 holes] at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City.
Making next week's Class 2A State Tournament at Enid's Oakwood Country Club, which will be Monday and Tuesday, was not as hard as it might have seemed to others for Cameron senior Kody Whitehead. He had to go into a playoff for the fourth and final individual berth to state at Monday's Class 2A Regional Tournament at Pryor Creek Golf Course. However, since he was the highest placing individual, he was going to make state anyway, but there were still nerves for the Yellowjacket golfer.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its sixth tournament of the 2014 circuit Sunday afternoon at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 29 boats filled with anglers who caught a total of 113 fish weighing a collective 271.62 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.4 pounds, and 20 limits were caught.
Josh Walls and Eric Fairless won the tournament with 16.72 pounds to earn them $600. Robbie Brassfield and Keith Jones were second with 16.44 pounds â€” including Jones' big bass weighing 4.6 pounds â€” to earn $360. Jones got an additional $240 for his big bass winner.