PANAMA â€” The Class 4A District Tournament got off to a great start for the host Panama Lady Razorbacks, but ended rather abruptly for them on a cold, windy Thursday evening.
After the Lady â€™Backs routed Sallisaw Central 15-2, they lost back-to-back games to Tushka by scores of 10-1 and 17-3 in a five-inning, mercy-rule contest to see their season end at 13-15.
Editorâ€™s note: Since Panama was going to be the third team in Poteauâ€™s three-game festival with Red Oak on Monday, Mondayâ€™s action will now just be Red Oak against Poteau at 5 p.m. for Senior Night.
GORE â€” The 2013 baseball season ended for the Arkoma Mustangs on Friday at the Class A District Tournament.
After the Mustangs suffered an 8-2 loss to the Gans Grizzlies, they fell 31-4 to the host Gore Pirates to end the season at 0-16.
Carl Albert State College Viking Adrion Webber, a 6-5 sophomore shooting guard from Muskogee, has signed a NCAA Division I basketball letter of intent with Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. The Golden Eagles are aÂ member of the Southland Conference.
Former Poteau Pirates pitcher Wilson Klutts, a freshmen at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, got his first collegiate save on Wednesday as he threw three hitless innings in the first game against Panhandle State. The RiverHawks won the game 18-3.
ATOKA â€” Heavenerâ€™s Jackson Long was fourth-place medalist at the Atoka Invitational, which took place Thursday at Atoka Trails Golf Course. He shot an 89.
Chance Dunigan shot a 101, while Colt Dunigan carded a 103 for the Wolves, who played in their final regular-season tournament.
The Heavener trio will be in the Class 3A Regional Qualifier on Monday at Cherokee Trails Golf Course in Tahlequah.
Cameron golfer Kody Whitehead will be in the Class 2A Regional Qualifier on Monday at Pryor Creek Golf Course in Pryor.
WARNER â€” Four local track athletes placed at the Warner Invitational on April 9.
Heavenerâ€™s Kamber Vasquez won the high jump, while Talihinaâ€™s Keisha Brown won the long jump (14-10).
Brown was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (13.41 seconds), while teammate Tara Hawkins was second in the 400-meter dash (1:05) and the 800-meter run (2:33).
Heavenerâ€™s Bryce Tollison was runner-up in the discus and shot put.
Hawkins was third in the 200-meter dash (29 seconds).
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.