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April 25th, 2013
HEAVENER â€” What looked like a playoff-clinching victory on a rainy, cold Tuesday night at Harvey Stadium for the Heavener Wolves soccer team turned into heartbreak.
A late goal by the visiting Fort Gibson Tigers forced overtime, and then they won it in overtime by a score of 2-1 to dash any playoff aspirations the Wolves had.
The girls contest was all Lady Tigers, as No. 2 Fort Gibson beat the Lady Wolves 8-1.
INOLA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team placed second with 68 points, well behind meet champion Vinita (172.5 points), in Friday's Inola Invitational. Spiro's girls scored 12 points to come in 16th, while Talihina was 22nd with four points.
Editor's note: To see the complete results, check out either the physical edition or e-edition of today's edition (April 25).
Youth season was last weekend, and several area kids took advantage of the opportunity.
I do have to mention that turkey season opened up Monday for us older folks. I am looking forward to heading to my lease at Clayton to chase some gobblers around.
My good buddy Dan Carter is going to join me and Butch Parks for a little camping and hunting on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, I will have some pictures and stories next week.
Have a great week!
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MUSKOGEE â€” The bad news was the Poteau Lady Pirates golf team did not sweep the titles at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, which took place Tuesday at Cobblestone Golf Course. The good news is that the Lady Pirates will still have a shot at defending their Class 4A state title.
The Lady Pirates were regional runners-up with a 368, finishing behind regional champion and host Hilldale (348).
Defending individual state champion Hannah Ward was regional runner-up with a 76. She finished a stroke behind regional champion, Hilldale's Courtney Cunningham (75).
TAHLEQUAH â€” Two of the three Heavener Wolves golfers made it to the next stage of postseason play.
At Monday's Class 3A Regional Qualifier at Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Chance Dunigan and Colt Dunigan each qualified for Monday's regional tournament at Verdigris.
Chance Dunigan tied for fourth with a 97, while Colt Dunigan tied for sixth with a 99.
Jackson Long, Heavener's third golfer, missed out on the cut to make Monday's Class 3A Regional Tournament as he shot a 102.
SALLISAW â€” Two Poteau Pirate golfers were top-10 medalists in Monday's Sallisaw Invitational.
Cody Shore was runner-up medalist with a 75-70â€”145, while Connor Wheat was seventh at 78-75â€”153.
As a team, the Pirates were third in their first 36-hole tournament of the season, finishing with a 318-306â€”624. Host Sallisaw won its own tournament, while Fort Gibson was runner-up.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Jarrett Lowrimore shot an 83-79â€”162, followed by John Scott Sanders at 82-82â€”164 and Connor Bandy at 93-102â€”195.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team was facing elimination on its own field on Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, needing to beat the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes twice to win the championship â€” and advance to this week's regional tournament. That's just what they did.
The Bulldogs beat the Buffaloes 3-2 and 14-11 on Saturday to win the district title and advance to Thursday's Class B Regional Tournament in Tupelo where they will meet Moss at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs split their first two games on Friday, beating Battiest 10-4 but losing to Buffalo Valley 12-5.
McCURTAIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team did it the hard way, but did it they did. The Savages won a district title and advanced to this week's regional tournament.
Facing elimination all day Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, the Savages beat the host McCurtain Bulldogs twice by scores of 5-4 and 13-3 to win the title, and advance to a 11 a.m. Thursday game in Red Oak against the host Eagles in the regional tournament.
Leflore split its two games on Friday, beating Kinta 14-4 but losing 9-3 to McCurtain.
All that matters is leading when the game is over, just ask the Carl Albert State College baseball team.
Down 5-2 with only one more at-bat left in Monday afternoonâ€™s nine-inning contest against the Connors State College Cowboys, the Vikings scored four runs in the ninth to snatch a 6-5 win from the jaws of defeat.
The Vikings will return to action at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a road doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, then play a twinbill at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ival Goodman Field.