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April 30th, 2012
POCOLA â€” It took a full three-game Class 2A District Tournament series to do it, but the Pocola Indians baseball team won their 11th straight district title. The Indians beat the Sallisaw-Central Tigers 8-3 Friday afternoon to win the best-of-3 series 2 games to 1 to advance to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Indians broke a scoreless tie with a four-run third inning, then had three runs in the fifth inning to put them up 8-1.
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.
McALESTER â€” There will be LeFlore County representation at next week's state slow-pitch softball tournament.
The Heavener Lady Wolves won the Class 5A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon by outlasting the Henryetta Lady Knights 6-5 in nine innings in the championship game. Earlier in the day, the Lady Wolves beat the Valliant Lady Bulldogs 11-8.
The Lady Wolves will play Blanchard at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
MUSKOGEE â€” Last fall, one Muskogee County team, the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers, beat the Poteau Lady Pirates in the Class 4A Fast-Pitch Regional Tournament to deny the Lady Pirates a trip to state. Thursday afternoon in the Class 6A Slow-Pitch Regional Tournament, another Muskogee County team dashed state-tournament hopes for Poteau.
The Lady Pirates lost 11-4 to the Muskogee Lady Roughers in Thursday's regional title game to end Poteau's season.
DEWAR â€” If there was such a thing as a gut-wrenching loss, the Howe Lady Lions softball team may have suffered it Thursday afternoon in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
After tying the game with a two-run seventh inning, the Preston Lady Pirates scored once in the ninth inning to down the Lady Lions 6-5 to end their season.
The Lady Lions (8-12) scored twice in the first and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead, only to see the Lady Pirates cut the deficit to 4-3 by the sixth inning.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs took the first step in reaching this year's Class 3A State Tournament. The Bulldogs swept the Heavener Wolves by scores of 14-2 and 18-8 to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Dogs (19-10) will find out Monday where and who they will play in next week's Class 3A Regional Tournament.
The Wolves end the season at 7-14.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats are a third of the way to defending their Class 2A state title.
The Wildcats swept the Panama Razorbacks by scores of 8-0 and 12-0 to win the Class 2A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Cats (19-2) will find out Monday who and where they will play in next week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Hogs end the season at 7-11.
In the opener, the game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Wildcats scored three runs for a 3-0 lead.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians baseball team had to wait one more day for the chance to celebrate a district title once again.
The Indians split the first two games of the Class 2A District Tournament Friday with the Sallisaw-Central Tigers, taking the nightcap 9-1 after losing 6-5 in the opener.
In the nightcap, Tanner Francis dominated the Tigers as he struck out six batters in a complete-game win.