Archive - Sports Article
February 20th, 2013
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team split its road doubleheader against Independence on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings took the nightcap 11-8 after losing the opener 8-3.
The Lady Vikings' home doubleheader against Crowder, Mo., which was scheduled for a 2 p.m. start this afternoon, has been moved to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Several former Carl Albert State College Lady Viking and Viking basketball players are making an impact with their new collegiate teams.
Katie BenAmor, a 5-11 senior forward from Howe, is playing at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, which is a NCAA Divison II school and a member of the Heartland Conference.
Lindsay McCown is a 6-foot senior forward from Heavener and is currently playing at East Central University in Ada, which is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great American Conference.
Trace Brooks and Nacona Steelman won Monday afternoon's Panama High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Fishing Tournament. The Razorbacks duo hauled in 32 pounds of fish.
Tournament competitors could fish anywhere in LeFlore County.
Dillan Fout and Chase Hatcher caught the biggest crappie, weighing 2.4 pounds.
Justin Burks not only had the honor of catching the biggest bass (weighing 5.3 pounds), he also caught in the biggest perch (11 ounces).
Jacob Caldwell and Bradley Harris caught the biggest catfish, weighing seven pounds.
A career-high 12 points from Acorn, Ark., player Abby Ledbetter wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 66-55 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Frederico Santos' double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds proved to be the difference for the NEO Golden Norsemen in their 71-61 win over the Vikings in the second game of Monday night's doubleheader.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field in its home opener. Jefferson College of Missouri came to town and left with a 16-6 victory.
The Vikings' home doubleheader this afternoon against Paris (Texas) Junior College has been rained out, and has not been rescheduled.
Last week's road twinbill against Coffeyville (Kan.) College has been rescheduled for April 9, but the site of the games have not been determined at this time.
Of the 15 LeFlore County high school basketball teams left in postseason play, seven of them â€” Poteauâ€™s girls, Heavenerâ€™s boys, Spiroâ€™s boys, Pocolaâ€™s boys, Talihinaâ€™s boys, Howeâ€™s girls and Talihinaâ€™s girls â€” are just a win away from automatically qualifying for next weekâ€™s area tournaments.
These seven teams are in winnerâ€™s-bracket games Thursday night in their respective regional tournaments. A win will not only put them into Saturday nightâ€™s regional title games, but they will automatically qualify for going on to the area tournaments as doing no worse than being regional runners-up.
ADA â€” After the Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered a major loss to the Lomega Raiderettes on Thursday night in Paden in the Class B Regional Tournament, they knew they had two win back-to-back games in as many days to make it to this week's area tournament. Goal accomplished.
The Lady Tigers won the consolation championship game of the regional tournament with a 53-38 win over Paden on Saturday afternoon at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center.
Bokoshe got to Saturday's consolation title game with a 76-50 rout of Milburn on Friday night at Cougar Activity Center.
WILBURTON â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs basketball team knew after its dramatic comeback victory over the Kinta Eagles in Thursday night's game in the Class B Regional Tournament at Leflore that there was going to be at least one more game this week at the area tournament in Kingston.
Unfortunately for the â€™Dogs, they will enter the Class B Area Tournament as regional runners-up as they suffered a 52-27 loss to the Red Oak Eagles in Saturday night's regional tournament title game at the Wilburton High School gym.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener High School basketball teams split their games Friday night in the Class 3A District Tournament. The Wolves beat the Hartshorne Miners 61-51, but the Lady Miners defeated the Lady Wolves 56-26.
The Wolves (17-7) will play Kansas, Okla., at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center. The winner will not only advance to the 8 p.m. Saturday title game, but will also automatically qualify for next week's area tournament at Fort Gibson.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs had little problem with the Wilburton Diggers in Saturday night's Class 3A District Tournament title game at the Spiro High School Multi-Purpose Center. The â€™Dogs clawed the Diggers 87-44.
The Bulldogs (17-7), winners of 11 of their last 13 games, will play Antlers at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Class 3A Regional Tournament in Wilburton. Thursday night's winner will not only advance to the regional title game at 8 p.m. Saturday in Antlers, but will automatically qualify for next week's area tournament at Byng High School's Bill Kohler Fieldhouse.