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March 3rd, 2012
MULDROW â€” A late rally came up short for the Poteau Pirates in their 2012 baseball opener Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates suffered a 2-1 loss to the Muldrow Bulldogs, but almost pulled the game out.
Down 2-0 after four innings and being no-hit for five innings, the Pirates finally got some hits and their lone run.
Thanks to a pair of singles by Jake McMillin and Wilson Klutts, the Pirates were able to scratch across a run in the sixth inning as McMillin scored when Blake Roley's ground ball was booted by the Bulldogs to allow Poteau to cut the deficit in half.
The Poteau Spirit Center named its five lucky Stars of the Month for February.
Ashlyn Barnes was named the Cheer Star of the Month for being the hardest worker in practice.
The Tumbler of the Month Award went to Catherine Dean for showing the most improvement this past month and giving it her all.
Rowan Cagle is the Tumblebear Star of the Month for raising the bar and always making people laugh.
The Gymnastic Class Star of the Month Award went to Haley Holly for always listening and practicing hard during class to learn new skills.
The regular seasons ended on a down note for the Carl Albert State College basketball teams Thursday night at the Mabee Center in Enid.
Despite getting 19 points each from Adrion Webber and Jaymere Hadden, it wasn't enough for the Vikings as they lost 79-69 to Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets.
Shelby Trozzi's 19 points was not enough for the Lady Vikings to upset the ninth-ranked NOC-Enid Lady Jets, who prevailed 97-44.
Just 24 hours after the Carl Albert State College softball team swept Arkansas Baptist in a home doubleheader Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Vikings were the victims of a sweep Thursday afternoon.
The Seminole State College Lady Belles swept the Lady Vikings 7-1 and 11-5 in Thursday's doubleheader.
The Lady Vikings will close out the week with a road twinbill beginning at 2 p.m. this afternoon against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.
MUSKOGEE â€” Midnight struck Cinderella's ball at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
The Cinderella playoff run for the Poteau Lady Pirates came to an screeching halt with a 73-48 loss to the Jay Lady Bulldogs Thursday afternoon in the Class 4A Area Tournament.
The Lady Pirates end their season at 8-20.
Trailing 13-10 after one period, the Lady Bulldogs scored the second quarter's first 13 points to take a 23-13 lead with just less than three minutes left before halftime.
FORT GIBSON â€” The Spiro Bulldogs staved off elimination in the Class 3A playoffs for the third straight game as they defeated the Coalgate Wildcats 49-33 Thursday afternoon in the area tournament.
WILBURTON â€” The basketball season will continue one more day for the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers.
Talihina's girls posted a 46-31 win over the Rattan Lady Rams in the Class 2A Area Tournament Thursday afternoon at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Golden Tigers will play in the consolation semifinals Howe, a 45-30 winner over Sallisaw-Central Thursday night, here at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It will be a rematch of this season's LeFlore County Tournament title game, won by Howe 31-27.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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When fans watch Carl Albert State College Lady Viking sophomore basketball player Whitney Barnes, it helps to understand why she is one of the top scorers and 3-point shooters in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference, as well as the NJCAA.
Barnes, is a 5-3 shooting guard from Indianola.
"CASC is close to home, and I like the campus a lot,â€ť Barnes said.
Having a year of experience in the OCAC has been huge for Barnes.
"Coming into this season, I knew what to expect, who the players were and what each team had,â€ť she said.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team will be perfect for this week. The Vikings swept a doubleheader from the University of the Ozarks junior varsity by scores of 9-3 and 9-2 Wednesday afternoon. The twinbill is the only action scheduled this week for the Vikings.
The Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.