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.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team was facing elimination on its own field on Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, needing to beat the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes twice to win the championship â€” and advance to this week's regional tournament. That's just what they did.
The Bulldogs beat the Buffaloes 3-2 and 14-11 on Saturday to win the district title and advance to Thursday's Class B Regional Tournament in Tupelo where they will meet Moss at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs split their first two games on Friday, beating Battiest 10-4 but losing to Buffalo Valley 12-5.
McCURTAIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team did it the hard way, but did it they did. The Savages won a district title and advanced to this week's regional tournament.
Facing elimination all day Saturday in the Class B District Tournament, the Savages beat the host McCurtain Bulldogs twice by scores of 5-4 and 13-3 to win the title, and advance to a 11 a.m. Thursday game in Red Oak against the host Eagles in the regional tournament.
Leflore split its two games on Friday, beating Kinta 14-4 but losing 9-3 to McCurtain.
All that matters is leading when the game is over, just ask the Carl Albert State College baseball team.
Down 5-2 with only one more at-bat left in Monday afternoonâ€™s nine-inning contest against the Connors State College Cowboys, the Vikings scored four runs in the ninth to snatch a 6-5 win from the jaws of defeat.
The Vikings will return to action at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a road doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, then play a twinbill at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ival Goodman Field.
As freshmen and sophomores, the current seniors on the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team made the Class 6A State Tournament, only to lose in the quarterfinals each time. As eighth-graders, the current seniors watched the Lady Pirates make slow-pitch state, which began the streak of three straight seasons of making slow-pitch state.
The Lady Pirates, who missed out on slow-pitch state last spring, want to get back there, and can do so by winning Wednesdayâ€™s Class 6A Regional Tournament in Muskogee.
The home career for six Poteau Lady Pirate senior softball players did not end the way they hoped.
The Red Oak Lady Eagles came to town and swept a pair of games Monday on Senior Night.
The Lady Eagles got a 10-0 mercy-rule victory in four innings in the opener, then took the nightcap 10-3.
Editorâ€™s note: Tuesdayâ€™s road game at Muldrow was postponed and will not be made up.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs lost a heart-breaking nine-inning game to the Poteau Pirates in the finals of the 32nd LeFlore County Tournament earlier this month. The â€™Dogs avenged that loss Monday on Senior Night with a 9-4 win over the Pirates.
After the Pirates tied the game at 4 in the third inning, the Bulldogs scored twice in the third inning and once in the fourth inning â€” all unearned runs â€” to take a 7-4 lead. The â€™Dogs added two more runs in the fifth inning.
Heavener 4, Broken Bow 3: In Heavener, the Wolves celebrated Senior Night with a victory.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” James Hardenâ€™s return to Chesapeake Energy Arena for his first playoff game since being traded at the beginning of the season was, of course, received with a chorus of boos as he was introduced. Then the Oklahoma City Thunder crushed Harden and the Houston Rockets 120-91 in a game that really wasnâ€™t that close at the end.Â
The series resumes Wednesday nightÂ at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 2.
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