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May 7th, 2013
MIDWEST CITY â€” Howe Lady Lion shot putter and discus throw Savannah Smallwood earned two medals at the Class 2A State Meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at Carl Albert High School's Titan Stadium.
Smallwood was state runner-up in the shot put (35-8.5) and sixth in the discus (103-6). She missed out on a state title in the shot put by two inches as Hennessey's Shelby Crump took state in the event (35-10.5).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The college softball season came to an end for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Friday at the Region II Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Lady Vikings lost 7-3 to Western Oklahoma State College and 3-2 to Eastern Oklahoma State College to see their season end at 12-29.
When the Poteau Pirates soccer team beat the Oologah Mustangs 6-2 in Friday nightâ€™s Class 4A state quarterfinals, it meant not only return to the state semifinals, but their state semifinal contest will take place at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium against the Bethany Bronchos.
OOLOGAH â€” The past two trips the Poteau Pirates soccer team made to Oologah, both resulted in victories â€” but both wins came by a single goal, and both victories came late in the second half.
In Friday nightâ€™s Class 4A state quarterfinal game, the Pirates came out with focus and resolve and bridled the Mustangs.
The Pirates scored eight minutes into the game and never pulled back on the reins as they won by the score of 6-2. to put the top-ranked Pirates (14-1) into the state semifinals against the Bethany Bronchos at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
The Poteau soccer teamâ€™s domination of Oologah in the Class 4A state quarterfinals has set the Pirates up for perhaps the biggest sporting event in Poteau High School sports history â€” playing a state semifinal game at Costner Stadium. I believe, that unless one of the 1950s football teams played a semifinal game in Poteau, that this will be a first.
In my tenure as statistician and writer in covering the Poteau Pirates football team, it played in semifinal games at Seminole, Putnam City, Tulsa Union and Choctaw twice.
The Pirates are going to the Class 4A State Tournament. Unfortunately, those Pirates hail from Pontotoc County.
Byng's Pirates used a pair of five-run innings to down Poteau 10-0 in a five-inning, mercy-rule game in the winner-take-all game of the Class 4A Regional Tournament on Monday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Poteau ends the season at 29-9, but did set the record for wins in a season despite losing Monday's regional final.
SPIRO â€” The Bulldogs are back, back at state that is.
The Spiro Bulldogs earned their second straight trip to the Class 3A State Tournament by holding off the Stigler Panthers 5-4 to win the regional tournament on a chilly, rainy Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs (26-6) will play in the Class 3A State Tournament later this week.
CROWDER â€” The 2013 high school baseball season came to an end for the Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday night with a 5-0 loss to the Tushka Tigers in the Class 2A Regional Tournament finals.
The Golden Tigers, who won Friday's regional consolation finals 10-0 over host Crowder, end the season at 17-12.
The Poteau Lady Pirates just completed playing in the Class 4A State Tournament. Now, it's the boys' turn.
The Poteau Pirates will play in the Class 4A State Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Lake Hefner South Golf Course in Oklahoma City. The Pirates will play two rounds on Monday for a total of 36 holes, then play the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
However, the Pirates won't be the only area boys hitting the state-tournament links next week.
Three Poteau Pirates senior track athletes, Nico Hall, Trevor Shankle and Troy Barnett, are hoping to make it to one more state meet. If they finish in the top three in their respective events at todayâ€™s Class 5A Regional Meet in Tahlequah, they will do just that. However, if they finish in fourth through sixth place, they can still make state with an at-large bid.