April 19th, 2013
MUSKOGEE â€” This weekend got off to a great start for the Poteau Pirates golf team.
The Pirates not only won Fridayâ€™s Hilldale Invitational, but they had the three of the top 10 medalists to boot.
Cody Shore was the top medalist with a 73, followed by teammate Connor Wheat as second-place medalist with a 77. Jarrett Lowrimore was 10th-place medalist with an 84.
As a team, the Pirates won the event with a 320, followed by Hilldale (342) and Sallisaw (343).
As for the rest of the team, John Scott Sanders with an 86, followed by Connor Bandy with an 87 and John Buckles with a 98.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team was rained out in its Thursday road doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. The two teams will make up that twinbill at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Vikings and the Mavericks will play two games beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
That doubleheader sets up four straight days of action for the Vikings. After playing back-to-back twinbills against NOC-Tonkawa, the Vikings will make up their single nine-inning home game against Connors State College at 3 p.m. Monday â€” the game was rained out on March 30.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its second open tournament Saturday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake.
There were 16 boats that caught 38 fish weighing a collective 131.86 pounds. The average weight of each fish was 3.47 pounds, with six limits caught.
The duo of Tim O'Daniel and Rodney Faulkenberry took home first-place honors with 22.19 pounds to earn $350.
Haskell and A.J. Higgins were second with 19.39 pounds â€” 8.33 of which was A.J.'s big bass winner. The duo earned $210 for the second-place finish, while A.J. got an additional $140 for the big bass winner.
ROLAND â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves were trying to return to the Class 5A State Tournament, but it didnâ€™t happen.
The Lady Wolves went 2-2 in Tuesdayâ€™s Class 4A District Tournament, beating Roland 7-4 and Muldrow 5-4 but losing twice to the Lady Bulldogs 3-1 and 11-4 to see their season end at 16-15.
HOWE â€” The good news for the Howe Lady Lions is they opened the Class 3A District Tournament at home with an 8-3 win over the Gans Lady Grizzlies on Tuesday afternoon.
However, after that it was all Fort Towson Lady Tigers. After eliminating Gans, the Lady Tigers then beat the Lady Lions twice by scores of 18-3 and 14-0 to win the district title.
Howe ends the season at 11-11.
RED OAK â€” The Red Oak Lady Eagles had too much firepower and overpowered the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs to win the Class A District Tournament on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles took the opener 15-1, then won the nightcap 11-1. The losses end the season for the Lady Bulldogs (5-17).
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Poteauâ€™s Hannah Ward and her Lady Pirates, both the Class 4A defending state champions, captured titles at Tuesdayâ€™s Roland Invitational, which took place at Ben Geren Golf Course.
Ward was the top medalist for the second straight day this week as she shot a 71.
As a team, the Lady Pirates won the team title with a 358.
Skylynn Terry, Cathleen Manlove and Dallas Terry joined Ward as a medalist. Skylynn Terry was fourth with an 88, Manlove carded a 95 to win eighth-place medalist honors and Dallas Terry shot a 103 to earn the 10th-place medalist spot.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” As the 2012-2013 National Basketball Season ended Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Oklahoma City Thunder were honored as a banner was placed in the rafters for winning this seasonâ€™s Northwest Division title.
However, since the Thunder had wrapped up the top seed out west for the playoffs which will begin this weekend, the regular-season finale didnâ€™t see the Thunder team weâ€™re accustomed to seeing.
Thursday's big winner was Mother Nature as she rained out several athletic events on day.
The Poteau Pirates had their two games in the Fort Gibson Tournament rained out on Thursday. They have been rescheduled for today â€” 2:30 p.m. against Tulsa Victory Christian and 5 p.m. against Bristow.
Several other regular-season baseball games â€” Wister at Spiro, Wilburton at Pocola, Heavener at Hartshorne and Talihina and Tushka at Crowder â€” were all rained out. The games will not be rescheduled since Class 2A and 3A district tournaments are slated for next week.
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