May 1st, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” After getting a last-second shot by Kevin Durant to win their opening game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs Saturday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder had to hold on once again Monday night against the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks.
James Harden hit four free throws in the final 26 seconds, and the Thunder had to survive two 3-point attempts by Jason Terry in the final seconds to hold on for a 102-99 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
STROUD â€” Several Poteau High School individuals and relays won regional titles at Saturday's Class 4A Regional Meet.
Deven Bond won the 3,200-meter run (12:56.95) as well as was part of the regional-champion 3,200-meter relay (10:18.63) along with Colleen Peterson, Jazmine Warren and Sheridan Hoyer.
Paitton Callery won the regional title in the pole vault (8-0), Jesse Woodson took first in the 100-meter dash (11.13 seconds), Dakota Clark claimed gold in the 300-meter hurdles (41.25) and Trevor Shankle was the regional champion in the shot put (46-11.75).
LUTHER â€” The good news was that the Pocola High School track teams had some individuals place at Saturday's Class 2A Regional Meet. The bad news was that none made state.
The individual who had the best shot at making state was Lady Indian long jumper Karolina Thorpe, who tied for sixth with a mark of 12-2. However, she did not get one of the at-large bids to the Class 2A State Meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High School's Titan Stadium.
All other Pocola placers were below sixth, which made them ineligible for at-large state berths.
Here are the results from the 2012 Hershey Track Meet, which took place April 23 at Heavener's Harvey Stadium. The top two finishers in each event in each division qualify for the state meet June 30 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
100 â€” 1. Justin Stallings, Heavener, 13.06; 2. Kale Barcheers, Poteau, 13.22; 3. Weston Ward, Hodgen, 16.35.
200 â€” 1. Justin Stallings, Heavener, N/A; 2. Kale Barcheers, Poteau, N/A; 3. Landin Troutman, Poteau, N/A.
800 â€” 1. Brandon Moore, Fanshawe, 2:53.62; 2. Nathaniel Embry, Heavener, 3:09.08.
HEAVENER â€” With just a pair of wins Thursday afternoon at the Class 5A Regional Tournament in McAlester, the Heavener Lady Wolves won the regional title â€” and trip to today's state tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The Lady Wolves (27-9) will meet Blanchard at 10 a.m. this morning, with three more wins winning a state title.
HEAVENER â€” The â€śsecond season,â€ť as it's dubbed, will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight for the Heavener Wolves soccer team as it entertains Riverfield at Harvey Stadium in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
The Wolves are undefeated to this point (10-0), which is making for a lot of fun â€” especially for the seniors.
â€śIt has been great,â€ť senior Carlos Gonzalez said. â€śWe're undefeated. I think we can win a state championship.â€ť
â€śWe've just been having fun, but we're working and playing hard,â€ť senior Neftali Bravo said.
CATOOSA â€” The Poteau Pirates have been scoring goals at a sizzling pace, but when they arrived in Catoosa Friday night, they found a strong wind â€” and a tribe of hungry Indians waiting in the wings to sink the Pirates' ship.
Catoosa played hard and kept the Pirates at arm's length. They actually gained the lead at the 13-minute mark.
At that point, the wake up call was delivered to the Pirates. They started playing with a vengeance as they outscored Catoosa 7-0 over the final 67 minutes of the game for a 7-1 victory to begin the Class 4A playoffs.