MUSKOGEE â€” For the second straight spring, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team came up just short in making state.
The Lady Pirates suffered an 8-0 loss to the host Muskogee Lady Roughers in the title game of the Class 6A Regional Tournament on Wednesday to see their season end at 22-14.
The Lady Pirates began the day with a 15-3 mercy-rule victory over the Bixby Lady Spartans before losing to Muskogee 12-5 in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Pirates got past the Broken Bow Lady Savages 4-3 in eight innings to reach the finals.
The Carl Albert State College softball team experienced both joy and sorrow in Tuesday afternoon's home doubleheader against Connor State College.
After Alli Eales' walk-off, two-run home run in the seventh inning of the opener gave Carl Albert a 3-2 win, the Cowgirls avenged the loss in a big way in the nightcap with a 13-2 victory.
Of all the accolades that have come to Carl Albert State College baseball coach Mark Pollard over his three decades, there was one which still eluded the program â€” until now.
For his defensive prowess last season, Red Oak sophomore pitcher Dwight Camp was named one of nine Golden Glove Award winners in NJCAA Division II baseball.
HEAVENER â€” What looked like a playoff-clinching victory on a rainy, cold Tuesday night at Harvey Stadium for the Heavener Wolves soccer team turned into heartbreak.
A late goal by the visiting Fort Gibson Tigers forced overtime, and then they won it in overtime by a score of 2-1 to dash any playoff aspirations the Wolves had.
The girls contest was all Lady Tigers, as No. 2 Fort Gibson beat the Lady Wolves 8-1.
INOLA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team placed second with 68 points, well behind meet champion Vinita (172.5 points), in Friday's Inola Invitational. Spiro's girls scored 12 points to come in 16th, while Talihina was 22nd with four points.
Editor's note: To see the complete results, check out either the physical edition or e-edition of today's edition (April 25).
Youth season was last weekend, and several area kids took advantage of the opportunity.
I do have to mention that turkey season opened up Monday for us older folks. I am looking forward to heading to my lease at Clayton to chase some gobblers around.
My good buddy Dan Carter is going to join me and Butch Parks for a little camping and hunting on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, I will have some pictures and stories next week.
Have a great week!
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MUSKOGEE â€” The bad news was the Poteau Lady Pirates golf team did not sweep the titles at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, which took place Tuesday at Cobblestone Golf Course. The good news is that the Lady Pirates will still have a shot at defending their Class 4A state title.
The Lady Pirates were regional runners-up with a 368, finishing behind regional champion and host Hilldale (348).
Defending individual state champion Hannah Ward was regional runner-up with a 76. She finished a stroke behind regional champion, Hilldale's Courtney Cunningham (75).
TAHLEQUAH â€” Two of the three Heavener Wolves golfers made it to the next stage of postseason play.
At Monday's Class 3A Regional Qualifier at Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Chance Dunigan and Colt Dunigan each qualified for Monday's regional tournament at Verdigris.
Chance Dunigan tied for fourth with a 97, while Colt Dunigan tied for sixth with a 99.
Jackson Long, Heavener's third golfer, missed out on the cut to make Monday's Class 3A Regional Tournament as he shot a 102.
SALLISAW â€” Two Poteau Pirate golfers were top-10 medalists in Monday's Sallisaw Invitational.
Cody Shore was runner-up medalist with a 75-70â€”145, while Connor Wheat was seventh at 78-75â€”153.
As a team, the Pirates were third in their first 36-hole tournament of the season, finishing with a 318-306â€”624. Host Sallisaw won its own tournament, while Fort Gibson was runner-up.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Jarrett Lowrimore shot an 83-79â€”162, followed by John Scott Sanders at 82-82â€”164 and Connor Bandy at 93-102â€”195.