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May 8th, 2015
Poteau senior golfer Cody Shore can go out as the two-time defending Class 4A state champion when the state tournament ends its 54-hole event Tuesday afternoon at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City â the event will begin Monday. Shore would like that, but said that nothing can ever take away from the fact that he will go down as one of Oklahoma's state champions no matter his finish in next week's state tournament.
âIt would be icing on the cake,â Shore said. âOnce was awesome, two would just be icing on the cake.â
The waiting game continues for the Poteau Pirates baseball team.
The Class 4A Regional Tournament at Byng's Stokes Field will not resume until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the earliest due to rain and wet fields.
Poteau coach Andy Perdue was hoping to resume the regional Friday afternoon at one of the other three teams' home fields â even Town Creek Park. However, Perdue said in a text message that while Town Creek Park was in playable condition, Byng Public School's administration believes the weather conditions are too unsafe for its Pirates to travel east.
For the three Heavener Lady Wolves track seniors â Shaylie Sanders, Johna Enger and Lexi Moody â they want to end their high school careers on a high note at next weekâs Class 3A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Mooreâs Lions Stadium. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but was rained out.
Talihinaâs foursome of Devon Quinn, Bryar Humphreys, Marcus Baker â all seniors â and junior Eric Smith were runners-up in the 400- and 800-meter relay at last weekâs Class 2A Regional Meet at Checotahâs Ogle Field.
For the three senior members, itâs a somewhat bitter feeling knowing that nextâs Class 2A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Midwest City Carl Albert High Schoolâs Titan Stadium, will be their final athletic endeavors as Golden Tigers. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but it got rained out.
Class 4A State Meet
Moore's Lions Stadium
High Jump â Austin âSpeedyâ Skelton, Poteau.
800 â Kandace Standridge, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Poteau.
1,600 â Kandace Standridge, Poteau.
100 Hurdles â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
High Jump â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
Pole Vault â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
400 Relay â Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
800 Relay â Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
1,600 Relay â Poteau (Madison Williamson, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Kandace Standridge).
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team will begin postseason play tonight with a 6 p.m. contest against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid in the Region II Tournament at Enid's David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
However, CASC sophomore catcher Dan Weer of Vian has beaten the most fearful opponent of them all â leukemia.
SHAWNEE â The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team came oh so close to bringing home a state title. Unfortunately, they will have to settle for second best.
The Lady Wildcats were outlasted 17-12 in eight innings by Tushka in the Class 3A State Tournament finals Tuesday night at the Ballfields at Firelake.
The Lady âCats, who were making their second straight slow-pitch state trip and third straight state softball trip counting last fallâs journey to the Class 2A Fast-Pitch State Tournament, upset Mangum 16-9 in the state quarterfinals, then beat Mooreland 7-3 in the semifinals.
Poteau Lady Pirate track seniors Skyler Webster and Sheridan Hoyer are anxiously awaiting their final Class 4A State Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Mooreâs Lions Stadium.
Webster will be in three events â the pole vault, the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump, the latter she earned an at-large bid to on Monday.
Hoyer will be on the Lady Piratesâ 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays as well as running individually in the 800-meter run â the latter she got an at-large bid for on Monday.
When Saturday's Class 4A Regional Meet came to an end at Checotah's Ogle Field, no Poteau Pirate track athletes qualified for this weekend's state meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Moore's Lions Stadium.
Pirate high jumper Austin âSpeedyâ Skelton was the only individual who had a shot at making state as an at-large bid, which he was when the additional state-qualifying jumpers were announced Monday morning.