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May 13th, 2015
In late February, Mother Nature left some snow in LeFlore County. If this would have been 2014, the Panama High School baseball and softball teams would not have had anywhere to truly get some hitting and fielding done to keep them in shape. However, thatâ€™s not a problem in 2015.
Thereâ€™s a new hitting facility right behind the right-field fence and foul pole of the softball field for the Hogs and the Lady Razorbacks to use.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team entered Tuesday's final 18 holes in fifth place in the team standings at the Class 4A State Tournament, which is taking place at Lake Hefner North Golf Course.
The Pirates had a team score of 328-306â€”634 for the first 36 holes on Monday.
The defending individual state champion, Poteau's Cody Shore, was tied for eighth place with a 77-71â€”148.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Ryan Ward had a 81-75â€”156, Bryson Terry shot an 82-81â€”-163, Bryce Weldon carded an 88-79â€”167 and Jeremiah Loggains had a 99-90â€”189.
Carl Albert State College has been noted for seeing its baseball players sign with four-year schools for their final two years of collegiate eligibility. The trend continues.
Three sophomores of the 2015 Vikings team have signed with four-year schools. The Vian duo of pitcher Shawn Troutman and catcher Dan Weer signed with the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, while pitcher Wyatt â€śEvanâ€ť Dodd, who went to Sallisaw-Central High School, signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
For the seven senior players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team, tonightâ€™s Class 4A state semifinal match against the Oklahoma Santa Fe South Saints, which will kickoff at 6 tonight at Costner Stadium, will be a big one.
There will be two teams at state this week â€” one a bunch of diamond dolls â€” the Pocola Lady Indians, another a bunch of diamond guys, the Wister Wildcats.
The Lady Indians were rained out of their Class 4A State Tournament last Wednesday, but they'll try it once again this Wednesday, meeting Stratford at 11:30 a.m. at the Ballfields at Firelake. The Class 4A state bracket will appear in Wednesday's edition.
After a couple seasons without a trip to state, the Wister Wildcats baseball team will do so this week.
The Wildcats blanked the Panama Razorbacks 3-0 in Friday nightâ€™s Class 2A Regional Tournament finals at Town Creek Park.
The â€™Cats (21-5) will find out today who, when and where they will play their Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal contest. Some of the Class 2A Regional Tournaments were not completed until Monday.
Editor's note: The girls game will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the boys contest at 7:30 p.m., both at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Arkoma â€” Shaylea Whisenhunt, Abby Gragg, Tiera Brumfield, Kelsi Johnson, Amber Cunningham.
Panama â€” Hannah Goines.
Pocola â€” Desi Carter, Brooklyn Morton.
Spiro â€” Bailey Cox, Samerae Wilkes.
Poteau â€” Tabitha Waldrop.
Heavener â€” Reagan Alexander.
Howe â€” Tori Johnson, Lauren Evans, Shala Brown.
Whitesboro â€” Hope Sisemore, Mariah Frederick.
Arkoma â€” Josh Marion.
McALESTER â€” Three Shady Point track athletes placed at the 2015 Organization of Rural Elementary Schols State Meet, which took place May 2 at Hook-Eales Stadium.
Marlene Miller was third in the high jump (4-4), Shaylin Midgley was fifth in the shot put (29-10.5) and Luis Yarberry was fifth in the 200-meter dash (26.25 seconds) and the in the high jump (4-10).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau golfer Dallas Terry tied for 25th at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Wednesday and Thursday at Lake Hefner South Golf Course. She shot a 97 in Thursdayâ€™s final round to end with a 185, tying Cushingâ€™s Taylor Smith and Clevelandâ€™s Maddie DeBernardo.
After the opening round on Wednesday, Terry was tied for 19th after she shot an 88.
Poteau senior golfer Cody Shore can go out as the two-time defending Class 4A state champion when the state tournament ends its 54-hole event Tuesday afternoon at Lake Hefner North Golf Course in Oklahoma City â€” the event will begin Monday. Shore would like that, but said that nothing can ever take away from the fact that he will go down as one of Oklahoma's state champions no matter his finish in next week's state tournament.
â€śIt would be icing on the cake,â€ť Shore said. â€śOnce was awesome, two would just be icing on the cake.â€ť