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Poteau girls golf team one shot back at state; Ward tied for first as she seeks second straight state crown

May 1, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team is one shot off the lead after the first round of the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Wednesday at Lake Hefner South Golf Course.
The Lady Pirates, last year’s state champions, had a first-round team score of 360, one shot behind Hilldale (359).
The defending individual state champion, Poteau’s Hannah Ward, is tied for the lead after shooting a 74.
Cathleen Manlove shot an 88, followed by Skylynn Terry at 91, Dallas Terry at 107 and Alyssa Vineyard at 112.
The second and final round will be today.

Poteau boys split games in Day 1 of Class 4A Regional; Pirates facing elimination this afternoon

May 1, 2013

If the Poteau Pirates baseball team wants to make the Class 4A State Tournament next week, it will take a three-game winning streak over the next two days.
On Day 1 of the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Town Creek Park on Wednesday, the Pirates split a pair, beating Broken Bow 15-5 Wednesday morning, but losing 5-0 to Byng that afternoon.
The Pirates (27-8) will need to win twice Thursday, and then prevail on Friday to win the regional and make state. One more loss will end their season.

Lady Vikings land two players from state champion Northside

May 1, 2013

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball coach Jeff Tadtman announced the signing of two Fort Smith Northside Lady Bears for the 2013-14 season — Bria Caldwell and Kilah Cummings, who were both key players in the Lady Bears claiming the Class 7A state championship.

Baseball seniors get one more week at home; Pirates meet Broken Bow at 11 this morning in Class 4A Regional Tournament

May 1, 2013

When the Poteau Pirates baseball team had Senior Night on April 16 for its three seniors, outfielder Blake Johnson, infielder/pitcher Jay Werner and utility player Ryan Johnston, they knew that they would be home for last week’s Class 4A District Tournament against Roland.
Although it was almost assured the Pirates would be home for this week’s Class 4A Regional Tournament at Town Creek Park, it became official on Monday from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association. That made the Pirates happy campers.

Then there were four

May 1, 2013

We're now down to four high school baseball teams left on the diamond — Poteau (Class 4A), Spiro (Class 3A), Talihina (Class 2A) and Wister (Class 2A), all of which are in regional tournaments this week for the right to qualify for the Elite 8 that is otherwise known as the state tournament.
Poteau and Spiro were named regional hosts, with the Class 4A Regional Tournament for Poteau beginning today at Town Creek Park. The Class 3A Regional will begin Thursday in Spiro.
As for Class 2A regional tournaments, Talihina will be in Crowder and Wister will be in Ketchum near Grand Lake.

High School Boys Golf Roundup

May 1, 2013

SEMINOLE — The Poteau Pirates golf team is heading back to state. The Pirates were third at Monday’s Class 4A Regional Tournament at Jimmie Austin Golf Course.
The Pirates had a first-round score of 323, then shaved eight strokes off over the second 18 holes to finish the 36-hole event with a 638.
Ada, the favorite to win state next week, had a 297-296—593 to win the regional title.

Howe, Talihina athletes capture Class 2A regional track titles; several Lady Lions qualify for next weekend’s state meet at Carl Albert High School

April 30, 2013

LUTHER — Two local high school track athletes won championships at the Class 2A Regional Meet, which took place Saturday.
Howe’s Savannah Smallwood won the shot put (35-8) and was regional runner-up in the discus (92-1.5), while Talihina’s Keisha Brown won the long jump (14-9.25).
While Brown will be Talihina’s lone representative at the next weekend’s state meet at Midwest City Carl Albert High School’s Titan Stadium, the Lady Lions will have several state qualifiers performing at state.

Spiro Lady Bulldogs shot putter makes state by winning regional title

April 30, 2013

STROUD — Spiro’s Philicea Mack, who was the lone Lady Bulldog participant at Saturday’s Class 3A Regional Meet, qualified for next weekend’s state meet at Ardmore High School’s Noble Stadium by winning the regional title in the shot put with a distance of 35-10.5.
Editor's note: To see the rest of the story and results, check out Tuesday's edition or Tuesday's e-edition.

Heavener track athletes win regional titles Saturday in Madill; several Lady Wolves, Wolves qualify for next weekend’s Class 3A State Meet at Ardmore’s Noble Stadium

April 30, 2013

MADILL — It was a banner day for the Heavener High School track teams at Saturday’s Class 3A Regional Meet at Alumni Stadium.
Two Lady Wolves won regional titles to automatically qualify for next weekend’s state meet at Ardmore High School’s Noble Stadium.
Jodie Hill won two regional titles — the 100-meter (12.65 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (26.61). She was also regional runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles (16.6).
Laura Jo Allen was regional champion in the discus (115-2) to automatically punch her ticket to state.

Congratulations, Poteau Pirates on winning Class 4A district title; Poteau boys soccer playoff game at 6 tonight here vs. Verdigris

April 30, 2013

Congratulations to the Poteau Pirates baseball team for winning the Class 4A District Tournament against the Roland Rangers.
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Contrary to the individual who does the announcing for the Poteau High School soccer home games, the name of our stadium is Elbert Costner Stadium not Peter Conser Stadium.
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Class 4A’s top-ranked Poteau Pirates soccer team will face the Verdigris Cardinals in the opening round of the state playoffs at 6 tonight at Costner Stadium, with the winner meeting the Stilwell-Oologah winner on Friday night.

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