Archive - Sports Article
May 6th, 2015
For each of the last two basketball seasons, Dakota Farris and his Whitesboro teammates have been within a win of making the Class B State Tournament, only to lose both the area finals and consolation finals in back-to-back nights to end their seasons.
Thus, making it to this weekendâs Class A State Track Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High Schoolâs Titan Stadium, is a great feeling.
âI was excited because I finally had succeeded in my goal to make it to state,â Farris said.
One thing Pocola softball seniors Madison Hudkins, Brooklyn Morton and Desi Carter had not experienced was a trip to state. That changed Thursday afternoon when the Lady Indians won the Class 4A Regional Tournanment in Oktaha.
For the second straight spring, two slow-pitch softball teams made state. This year, it's the Wister Lady Wildcats and the Pocola Lady Indians. Wister plays its Class 3A State Tournament today, while the Class 4A State Tournament for Pocola will be Wednesday â both at the Ballfield at Firelake in Shawnee. Today's edition will have the Class 3A State Tournament bracket, while the Class 4A State Tournament bracket will be in Wednesday's edition.
The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team will make its second straight slow-pitch state tournament appearance, and third straight state tournament counting last fallâs Class 2A State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
âItâs an awesome feeling to be back in the state tournament for the third time in a row,â said first baseman Ciara Covey, Wisterâs only senior. âWe worked very hard all season. Getting that state ticket punched is the payoff.â
Class 4A District Tournament
Muldrow 4, Poteau 3
Poteau 14, Muldrow 4
Poteau 13, Muldrow 5, Poteau advances to regional tournament.
Class 3A District Tournaments
At Carl Albert State College
Heavener 15, Idabel 3
Heavener 16, Idabel 3, Heavener advances to regional tournament.
Spiro 14, Wilburton 4
Spiro 16, Wilburton 1, Spiro advances to regional tournament.
Class 2A District Tournaments
Wister 11, Pocola 0
Wister 13, Pocola 1, Wister advances to regional, Pocola eliminated.
Howe 2, Haworth 0, 10 inn.
When this baseball season ends for Heavener senior Noah Davis, he made sure that wasnât going to be the end of his career on the diamond.
Davis signed a letter of intent with Hillsdale Free Will Baptist, which is located in Moore, in a signing ceremony inside the high school library Thursday morning.
History was made last Friday night when the Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team beat Hilldale 2-0 to clinch the third seed from the district and make the playoffs for the first time in school history.
However, just making the playoffs arenât enough for the Lady Pirates, who will open postseason play at 6 p.m. Friday with a road match against the Inola Lady Longhorns.
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When the 2014-15 high school wrestling season ended in February, little did two Poteau wrestlers realize there was going to be more chances for them this summer.
Senior Hank Galetka was selected to wrestle with the East team in the All-Star Duals, which will take place June 26 in Blanchard.
Teammate Roderick Hornbuckle, a junior, is going to have the chance to go to Australia to wrestle in the Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament, which will take place June 27-July 7 â with opportunities to see not only Australia, but New Zealand and Hawaii.