OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Up until last year, there was only one Poteau Pirate who had won a state wrestling title â€” Jerry Collins in 1998.
Then last year, then Poteau sophomore Tyler Tustin, who happens to be Collins' cousin, won state at 130 pounds. Now a junior, Tustin made some more history Saturday night in the Class 4A State Tournament at State Fair Arena.
Tustin repeated as state champion, winning the 132-pound state final match 2-1 over Newcastle's Steven Fernandez, to become Poteau's only two-time state champion
SALLISAW â€” The Cinderella playoff ride for the Poteau Lady Pirates continues.
The Lady Pirates won the Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation championship game with a 59-44 win over the Stilwell Lady Indians Saturday afternoon at Paul Post Fieldhouse.
The Lady Pirates will face the Jay Lady Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Muskogee Civic Center in the Class 4A Area Tournament. Three more wins will put them into next week's Class 4A State Tournament.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team took the second of three steps to get to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee.
The Pirates defeated the Broken Bow Savages 38-29 Friday night at Paul Post Fieldhouse to reach Saturday afternoon's consolation title game of the Class 4A Regional Tournament.
The Spiro Bulldogs brought home some hardware for the second straight weekend. In a battle of Bulldogs, Spiro handled Valliant 61-47 to win the Class 3A Regional Tournament's consolation championship game Saturday afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Lady Bulldogs tried to do likewise with bringing some hardware home for a second straight weekend, but they fell to the Salina Lady Wildcats 59-36 in Saturday night's regional title game at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
ADA â€” Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center was not very kind to LeFlore County's Class 2A basketball teams playing there Friday and Saturday in the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Howe Lady Lions and the Wister Wildcats lost their regional title games Saturday night. The Lady Lions fell 40-29 to Amber-Pocasset, while the â€˜Cats lost 71-47 to Haworth.
WARNER â€” The good news is the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers will be in the Class 2A Area Tournament this week at the new Wilburton High School Gym. The bad news is they will have to win three straight games to make next week's Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers lost the Class 2A Regional Tourmament title game 43-38 to the Oktaha Lady Tigers Saturday night.
The good news is the Poteau Lady Pirates have a chance to get a second postseason plaque. They stayed alive in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Friday afternoon with a 62-40 rout of the Broken Bow Lady Savages in Sallisaw.
The Lady Pirates suffered their first loss of the postseason Thursday night in Roland with a 51-47 defeat at the hands of the host Lady Rangers.
The Lady Pirates (7-19) will play the winner of Friday night's Hilldale-Stilwell game at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon in Sallisaw for the consolation championship, and a trip to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee.
The Spiro Bulldogs kept their season alive Friday afternoon with a 65-47 rout of the Antlers Bearcats in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The â€™Dogs will play the winner of Friday night's Westville-Valliant game at 3 p.m. this afternoon at CASC for the consolation championship, and a trip to next week's Class 3A Area Tournament in Fort Gibson.
HOWE â€” Two LeFlore County high school basketball teams punched their tickets to tonight's Class 2A Regional Tournament title games at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center â€” and assured themselves of a trip to next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Howe Lady Lions defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 58-25, while the Wister Wildcats got past the Pocola Indians 49-40 Thursday night at the Howe Gym.