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May 12th, 2015
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
The waiting game continues for the Poteau Pirates baseball team.
The Class 4A Regional Tournament at Byng's Stokes Field will not resume until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the earliest due to rain and wet fields.
Poteau coach Andy Perdue was hoping to resume the regional Friday afternoon at one of the other three teams' home fields â€” even Town Creek Park. However, Perdue said in a text message that while Town Creek Park was in playable condition, Byng Public School's administration believes the weather conditions are too unsafe for its Pirates to travel east.
For the three Heavener Lady Wolves track seniors â€” Shaylie Sanders, Johna Enger and Lexi Moody â€” they want to end their high school careers on a high note at next weekâ€™s Class 3A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Mooreâ€™s Lions Stadium. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but was rained out.
Talihinaâ€™s foursome of Devon Quinn, Bryar Humphreys, Marcus Baker â€” all seniors â€” and junior Eric Smith were runners-up in the 400- and 800-meter relay at last weekâ€™s Class 2A Regional Meet at Checotahâ€™s Ogle Field.
For the three senior members, itâ€™s a somewhat bitter feeling knowing that nextâ€™s Class 2A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Midwest City Carl Albert High Schoolâ€™s Titan Stadium, will be their final athletic endeavors as Golden Tigers. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but it got rained out.