Archive - Sports Article
February 27th, 2014
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team got its second straight sweep this week as the Vikings took two from the University of the Ozarks junior varsity on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings took the opener 4-1, then run ruled the hosts 10-1 in five innings in the nightcap.
The Vikings will return to action Sunday afternoon in a 1 p.m. road doubleheader against the East Central University JV in Ada.
CLEVELAND, Okla. â€” The Leflore Savages can be the county's first team to make the state tournament.
The Savages will meet the Red Oak Eagles at 8 p.m. Friday in Sand Springs for the Class B Area Tournament championship. However, the loser can still make state the next night in the consolation championship game at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Savages got to the position of being a win away from making state by winning the Class B Regional Tournament on Saturday night, downing Cave Springs 59-47.
The Poteau Pirates basketball team won its final home game of the regular season on Feb. 18 over Heavener. Now, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association has blessed the Pirates with one last home game, a 3 p.m. Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation quarterfinal game against the Hilldale Hornets Thursday afternoon at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The Lady Pirates will play the Lady Hornets in the championship semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
CAMERON â€” Earlier this year, Carl Albert State College softball coach David Holt signed Poteau's RaeLynn Caldwell and Panama's Stephanie Barcheers. Holt made it 3-for-3 in LeFlore County on Monday afternoon when he signed Cameron senior Kacey McGee in a ceremony inside the high school.
Right now, LeFlore County has 18 high school teams left in the basketball playoffs. Two of those teams, the Leflore Savages and the Whitesboro Bulldogs, can be state qualifiers by the end of Friday night.
The Savages will play Red Oak at 8 p.m. Friday in Sand Springs in the area tournament, with the winner making the Class B State Tournament. The loser will still have a shot at state the next night by winning the consolation championship.
TALIHINA â€” It was a super Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium for the Talihina High School basketball teams as they swept the titles in the Class 2A District Tournament.
The Golden Tigers routed the Rattan Rams 52-31, while the Lady Golden Tigers got past the Savanna Lady Bulldogs 50-39.
SPIRO â€” The postseason parade started off just fine for the Spiro High School basketball teams as they swept Westville to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Friday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs handled the Lady Yellowjackets 66-42 in the opener, then the â€™Dogs stung the â€™Jackets 78-42 in the nightcap.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves basketball team won the Class 3A District Tournament on Friday night at the Heavener Gym, clawing the Idabel Lady Warriors 68-47.
However, the Warriors returned the favor in the boys' title game, holding off the Wolves 47-44.
Great defensive pressure in the second half was the key as the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings forced the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers into 30 turnovers in their impressive 70-53 road win Friday night in Altus.
Getting 21 points from Stirling Thomas and 53.6 percent shooting from the field proved to be the difference for the Pioneers in their 80-56 win over the Vikings in Friday's second game of Friday's doubleheader.