TUSHKA â€” Two springs ago, the Lady Wildcats came within a win of making the Class 4A State Tournament at the regional tournament in Rattan.
Thursday night at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, the Lady â€™Cats were in the same situation â€” one win from making state. Unfortunately for them, the same ill fate that happened in 2011 also happened Thursday night.
ENID â€” It was a tough day for the Carl Albert State College baseball team Thursday afternoon at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
The host Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets took two from the visiting Vikings by scores of 4-2 and 6-0.
The Vikings finish the four-game series with the Jets at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a doubleheader at Ival Goodman Field, then travel 40 miles Monday night to Wilburton to play a single, nine-inning game against arch rival Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The Poteau Pirates baseball team took care of two things with one victory Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates got their second mercy-rule win over the Roland Rangers to win the Class 4A District Tournament by a score of 14-6. In so doing, the Pirates (26-7) tied the school record for wins in a season as they won the Class 4A District Tournament, and will find out Monday what their regional fate will be.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team took the first step to returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.
The Bulldogs swept the Heavener Wolves by scores of 14-4 and 12-2 to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday.
The â€™Dogs (23-6) will find out Monday who, when and where they will play in the regional tournament, which will be next week.
The season ended for the Wolves at 12-13.
WISTER â€” It came down to the last inning of the final game of the Class 2A District Tournament before a champion was crowned.
Wisterâ€™s Cody Holzhammer hit a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning of Friday afternoonâ€™s Game 3 to lead the Wildcats past the Pocola Indians 3-2.
The two county teams split the first two games of the district tournament on Thursday, with Pocola winning the opener 4-2 while Wister took the nightcap 5-2.
The â€™Cats (20-7) will find out Monday where, who and when they will play next week in the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
TALIHINA â€” After falling by a run in the Class 2A District Tournament opener on Thursday to the Panama Razorbacks and facing elimination twice, the Talihina Golden Tigers responded â€” in a big way.
After getting a 16-6 mercy-rule win over the Hogs in the second game on Thursday to force a winner-take-all game Friday afternoon, the Golden Tigers took the rubber game in another mercy-rule victory â€” this time 14-0. Panama took the opener 6-5.
The Golden Tigers (15-9) will find out Monday who, where and when they will play in next weekâ€™s Class 2A Regional Tournament.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” James Harden finally decided to show up with his â€śAâ€ť game in Oklahoma City, and the Houston Rockets showed some composure in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In the end, though, the Thunder was still just too much for the Rockets â€” at least at home as OKC escaped with a 105-102 victory.
Harden dropped in 36 points, a game high, but Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant scored 29 points apiece. Serge Ibaka finished with 12 points, 11 boards and six blocks for the Thunder.
LeFlore County Youth Services will have its 20th annual Golf Tournament on May 24 at the Choctaw Country Club in Poteau.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m.Â
Proceeds of this event help finance non-funded programs for the agency, including summer recreational, missing children and the Adopt-An-Angel programs.
LCYS will provide lunch, drinks and door prizes.
The tourney will be four-person teams with an entry fee of $50 per person or $200 per team.
Hole sponsorships are available for a $125 donation, which is tax deductible.
We made it through our first motorcross race Sunday at RaceDay Park Mx. I thought it would be easier since I've been practicing. Boy, was I wrong â€” in fact, I think I got a little slower. I've got to practice more so I can pick up the pace.
When I got at the starting gate, one of my coaches, Jerry Chamberlain Jr., was talking to me, telling me what to do. My heart was beating so fast it could have run the race. Jerry had me so pumped up I thought I was a professional rider.