The Southeast Area team lost a pair of close games Wednesday as the inaugural Oklahoma State Games came to a close at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The Southeast team, which featured Poteauâ€™s Ben Klutts, Wisterâ€™s Scotty Gibson and Red Oakâ€™s Lane Grogan and Cody Muncy, dropped a 6-5 decision to Tulsa and then 2-1 to Northwest in the finale.
The Southeast team led both games going into the seventh, leading 5-2 against Tulsa and 1-0 against Northwest, but couldnâ€™t hold on for a victory.
The first baseball edition of the Oklahoma State Games finished with a solid performance by two LeFlore County locals that played a part in Southeastâ€™s 6-5 victory over the Oklahoma City Area Team Tuesday night at Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
The Carl Albert State College athletic program saw one team and four individuals receive high honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The Lady Vikings softball team was among those junior colleges in the country named as Academic Teams of the Year for having a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. The Lady Vikings' cumulative GPA was 3.27.
Two LeFlore County baseball players, Poteauâ€™s Ben Klutts and Wisterâ€™s Scotty Gibson, will get to be a part of history as they will get to play in the first-ever Oklahoma State Games next week at Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. They will be joined by Red Oakâ€™s Lane Grogan and Cody Muncy.
The four local players will be part of the Southeast team that will play three games over two days. The Southeast team will play the Oklahoma City team at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, then play twice on Wednesday â€” vs. the Tulsa team at 11:30 a.m. and the Southwest team at 7:15 p.m.
Jeff Rogers and Perry Reed of McClain Surveying and Josh Munoz and Dana Scott of First National Bank were the winning foursome in Mondayâ€™s Poteau Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that took place at Wolf Ridge Country Club.