Archive - Sports Article
July 30th, 2015
The player who scores the most points is usually the one that gets the most attention in basketball, but that‚Äôs not important to Red Oak‚Äôs Paige Campagna.
Campagna played in the All-State Small-School Girls Basketball Game Wednesday night at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa. Defense is what matters most to her.
Campagna did not score but impacted the defense, making two steals, two assists and grabbing a rebound for the Small East in its 80-50 rout of the Small West.
Spiro‚Äôs Jason Hickman set two goals before embarking on his high school baseball career. One was met by earning a spot on the East team for the All-State Large School Baseball Game, which took place Tuesday night at Oral Roberts University‚Äôs R.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa. Hickman played center field Tuesday night.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been the biggest honor I have ever had in my life,‚ÄĚ Hickman said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been looking forward to this since the first day of my freshman year. This was what I wanted throughout high school, that and a state championship.‚ÄĚ
Several LeFlore County and area athletes, plus one local coach, will take part in the 2015 All-State Games that begin Monday and end Friday in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
Here's the complete list with their respective date, time and place:
Golf ‚ÄĒ Cody Shore, Poteau ‚ÄĒ 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Catoosa
Baseball ‚ÄĒ Jason Hickman, Spiro ‚ÄĒ 7 p.m. Tuesday, J.L. Stadium at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa (Buffalo Valley's Brandon Fogerty is an alternate for the Small East team's game at 4:30 p.m.)
Girls Basketball ‚ÄĒ Paige Campagna, Red Oak ‚ÄĒ 7 p.m. Wednesday, ORU Mabee Center
Earlier this year, former Heavener Wolf and current Oklahoma State Cowboys pitcher Koda Glover was drafted by the Washington Nationals. The LeFlore County product started his professional career this summer.
Glover has spent time with two A League baseball teams ‚ÄĒ the Hagerstown [Md] Suns of the South Atlantic League and the Auburn [N.Y.] Doubledays of the New York-Penn League.
‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine‚Äôs July edition that came out this past weekend had its ‚ÄúTop 100 Players to Watch‚ÄĚ for the 2015 season. Two of those 100 are Poteau Pirates ‚ÄĒ running back Roger Barcheers and linebacker Austin Archey, both of whom will be seniors this upcoming season.
As for the No. 4 ranking by ‚ÄúVype‚ÄĚ magazine, the new Poteau coach is honored, but realizes it‚Äôs just a number at this point.
Elgin Owls 8, Weatherford Majors 1, Weatherford Majors eliminated
Panama Boomers 8, Elgin Owls 0, championship, Panama Boomers state champions
Stilwell Bombers 15, Tuttle Royals 8
Tupelo Tigers 12, Canute Trojans 10
Spiro Cardinals 11, Heavener Blues 4, Heavener Blues eliminated
Spiro Firedogs 13, Weatherford Eagles 1, Weatherford Eagles eliminated
Stilwell Bombers 10, Tupelo Tigers 5
Spiro Cardinals 5, Canute Trojans 4, Canute Trojans eliminated
The Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team will play their final two games of the 2015 Greenwood [Ark.] Summer League season this week.
The Lady Pirates will face the Fort Smith [Ark.] Southside Lady Rebels at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood.
Then they will meet the Southside junior varsity at 6:40 p.m. Thursday.