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May 3rd, 2013
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team finds itself one win away from returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.
The Bulldogs weathered, literally, Thursdayâ€™s rainy conditions to post to wins on their home field in the Class 3A Regional Tournament, beating Eufaula 2-0 and Hartshorne 11-0 in a no-hitter by the combination of Frank Solomon and Quaylon Griffith.
The â€™Dogs (25-6) will play for their second straight trip to state at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regional final against Stigler, which must beat Spiro twice to win the regional to make state.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its fifth tournament of the 2013 circuit Sunday at Applegate Marina on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir.
There were 34 boats with 62 expert anglers who caught 121 fish weighing a total of 338.42 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.8 pounds, and 18 limits were caught.
Kevin Bell and Jesse Patton bested the field to win the tournament with 19.67 pounds caught to earn $770.
Jason Roberts and Bob Denton were second (18.73 pounds, $380), followed by Jason Wickware and Russ Warner (17.44, $230) and Joe Phillips and Boog Watts (16.24, $170).
The Poteau Pirates soccer team will play in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at 7 tonight on the road against the Oologah Mustangs.
If the Pirates win, they not only return to the state semifinals, but will do so at Costner Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” With the loss of Russell Westbrook after Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder has struggled in the past two games, especially in key moments.
In Game 5 Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Thunder was looking for more consistency from its defense, and a chance to close the series up. Houston's 3-point percentage has steadily gone up through the first four games, and was at 44 percent in Game 4 on Monday night in Houston.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Mother Nature's wrath was felt big time at Lake Hefner South Golf Course, the site of the Class 4A State Girls Golf Tournament.
Due to inclement weather, which featured sleet, the final round of the tournament was postponed on Thursday, thus turning the tournament into a one-day event that took place Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates, who were the defending state champions, ended up as state runners-up with a score of 360, finishing one shot behind state champion Hilldale (359).
HEAVENER â€” Heavener High School senior track athletes Laura Jo Allen and Aaron Turner will graduate later this month, but before they do they will have one more athletic event.
The Heavener senior track duo qualified for the Class 3A State Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Ardmore High Schoolâ€™s Noble Stadium.
Both athletes are glad to get one more shot at performing at the state meet.
Class 3A State Meet
Discus â€” Aaron Turner, Heavener.
Shot Put â€” Aaron Turner, Heavener.
100 â€” Jodie Hill, Heavener.
200 â€” Jodie Hill, Heavener.
100 Hurdles â€” Jodie Hill, Heavener.
Discus â€” Laura Jo Allen, Heavener; Lexi Moody, Heavener.
Shot Put â€” Lexi Moody, Heavener; Philicea Mack, Spiro.
High Jump â€” Malory Lynch, Heavener.
Class 2A State Meet
At MWC Carl Albert High School
Discus â€” Savannah Smallwood, Howe.
Shot Put â€” Savannah Smallwood, Howe.
Long Jump â€” Keisha Brown, Talihina.
Three former LeFlore County high school softball players, Poteauâ€™s Katie Pierce, Whitesboroâ€™s Kelsey Branscum and Talihinaâ€™s Hali Humphreys, have been blessed that they have had two seasons to play at home, so to speak, in their two years as Carl Albert Lady Vikings.
The Lady Vikings will begin postseason play Friday afternoon in the Region II Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City with a 1 p.m. contest against Western Oklahoma State College.
Well, turkey season is in full swing, and I have a few more pictures of some successful hunters. I hope a few more will send me pictures and stories soon.
I fought off an illness all last week which even caused me to miss work one day, but I got to feeling a bit better by Saturday. Dan and Danny Carter joined me at my lease in Clayton for a camping trip to do some hunting.
Also joining the fun were Butch Parks, Carl Milligan and Brad Wells from up around Oklahoma City. My wife has been hounding me for several years to get her another turkey, and I finally got on the scoreboard.
At least for baseball in Poteau, the winner was Mother Nature.
Thursday's rain canceled the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Town Creek Park as well as the Carl Albert State College Vikings home regular-season finale against Redlands Community College at Ival Goodman Field.
The regional tournament will resume Friday, with the host Pirates meeting Broken Bow in the loser's bracket final at 2 p.m., with the winner meeting Byng at 4 p.m. for the regional title. If a second title game is needed, it will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.