SPIRO â The Bulldogs are back, back at state that is.
The Spiro Bulldogs earned their second straight trip to the Class 3A State Tournament by holding off the Stigler Panthers 5-4 to win the regional tournament on a chilly, rainy Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs (26-6) will play in the Class 3A State Tournament later this week.
CROWDER â The 2013 high school baseball season came to an end for the Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday night with a 5-0 loss to the Tushka Tigers in the Class 2A Regional Tournament finals.
The Golden Tigers, who won Friday's regional consolation finals 10-0 over host Crowder, end the season at 17-12.
The Poteau Lady Pirates just completed playing in the Class 4A State Tournament. Now, it's the boys' turn.
The Poteau Pirates will play in the Class 4A State Tournament on Monday and Tuesday at Lake Hefner South Golf Course in Oklahoma City. The Pirates will play two rounds on Monday for a total of 36 holes, then play the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
However, the Pirates won't be the only area boys hitting the state-tournament links next week.
Three Poteau Pirates senior track athletes, Nico Hall, Trevor Shankle and Troy Barnett, are hoping to make it to one more state meet. If they finish in the top three in their respective events at todayâs Class 5A Regional Meet in Tahlequah, they will do just that. However, if they finish in fourth through sixth place, they can still make state with an at-large bid.
There will be an open T-ball tournament May 18 at Blues Park in Heavener.
The entry fee is $50 per team, with a three-game guarantee.
For further information, call Bobby Pickle at (918) 721-3492 or Tanner Hinds at (918) 774-5975.
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âA Bike for Daylonâ will happen May 18. Daylon is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants a bike to ride with his family. Funds are being raised to help his parents purchase an adaptive bike for him.
For more information, call Rachel Pickerel at (918) 649-4028.
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Registration is now open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
KETCHUM â The streak is over for the Wister Wildcats. After making state in either the fall or spring seasons since the spring of 2010, there will not be a seventh straight trip to state.
The host Ketchum Warriors put an emphatic end on the season for the Wildcats with a 13-0 victory in the first elimination game of the Class 2A Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon.
Wisterâs first regional loss came Thursday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to Sallisaw Central.
The âCats end the season at 20-9.
CROWDER â If the Talihina Golden Tigers baseball team wants to make next weekâs Class 2A State Tournament, it had to win three games in two days.
The Golden Tigers split their first two games in the Class 2A Regional Tournament on Thursday, beating Oktaha 12-3 but losing to Tushka 11-1.
The Golden Tigers (16-11) faced the winner of the Crowder-Oktaha game late Friday afternoon, with that winner facing Tushka on Friday night in the regional finals. If a second title game is needed, it will take place at 1 this afternoon.
There will be one thing for certain this afternoon at Town Creek Park. The Pirates will be the Class 4A Regional Tournament champion and headed to state. The only question is will it be Poteau High School's Pirates or the Pirates of Byng High School.
Poteau forced the second title game by picking up two wins in the face of elimination.
In the 2 p.m. loserâs bracket final, Poteau came from behind to defeat Broken Bow, 13-7, to earn another shot against Byng.
SPIRO â The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team finds itself one win away from returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.
The Bulldogs weathered, literally, Thursdayâs rainy conditions to post to wins on their home field in the Class 3A Regional Tournament, beating Eufaula 2-0 and Hartshorne 11-0 in a no-hitter by the combination of Frank Solomon and Quaylon Griffith.
The âDogs (25-6) will play for their second straight trip to state at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regional final against Stigler, which must beat Spiro twice to win the regional to make state.