POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians baseball team had to wait one more day for the chance to celebrate a district title once again.
The Indians split the first two games of the Class 2A District Tournament Friday with the Sallisaw-Central Tigers, taking the nightcap 9-1 after losing 6-5 in the opener.
In the nightcap, Tanner Francis dominated the Tigers as he struck out six batters in a complete-game win.
STILWELL â€” The Poteau High School baseball season came to an end Thursday in the Class 4A District Tournment.
The Pirates suffered a 3-2 loss in the first game against the Stilwell Indians, who then took Game 2 by a score of 9-1.
The Pirates end the season at 13-15.
In the opener, the Indians (32-3) scored once in the first and third innings for a 2-0 lead.
The Pirates tied the game in the fourth inning on an RBI grounder by Wilson Klutts scoring Jace Pitchford and a passed ball scoring Klutts.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team split its home doubleheader with Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Thursday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took a 4-3 win in the opener, but fell 8-3 in the nightcap.
The same two teams will play a 1 p.m. doubleheader Sunday at Enid's David Allen Memorial Ballpark â€” the site of the 2012 NJCAA World Series.
WISTER â€” Last year, Carl Albert State College signed three LeFlore County players. Add one more for next year's roster.
Wister Wildcat senior pitcher/catcher Cody Luman signed a letter of intent last week with the Vikings.
â€śI just really like the program, and it's been doing pretty good lately,â€ť Luman said. â€śAnd, it's close to home. I'm excited about it.â€ť
â€śHe has meant a lot to this program,â€ť Wister Coach John McAlester said. â€śHe's thrown some big ball games for us. He's just one of those kids who is good to just have around.â€ť
Mountain Gateway Sisterhood of Steel will play Oklahoma City Roller Derby's Lightning Broads at 11 a.m. this morning at SkateReation.
Sisterhood of Steel returns to the rink following last week's 204-98 victory over Tulsa Derby Brigade's Beta Corps in what should be a hard fought battle.
"The Lightning Broads are a far more experienced team and this will be a real test for us, but I believe that with our Jammers and Blockers, on our home floor, and in front of our fans, we could put up another W," SOS Coach Keith Clarke said. "This is definitely going to be an entertaining game."
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Spiro L'il Giants vs. Heavener Titans, Heavener Hurricanes vs. Panama Sooners, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Poteau Bombers vs. Poteau Drillers, Spiro Reds vs. Heavener Thunder, Pocola Mudcats vs. Wister Wildcats.
Panama Sooners vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Poteau Drillers vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Heavener Thunder vs. Poteau Bombers, Wister Wildcats vs. Spiro Reds, Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro L'il Giants.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The bad news for the Poteau Pirates golf team was for the first time this season they did not place in a tournament.
However, the good news was they had by far their best tournament of the season as they were eighth at the Class 4A Preview, which took place Monday at Lake Hefner North Golf Course. The Pirates had a team score of 307, but were well behind the team champion Heritage Hall (283).
Once again, the Poteau Pirates soccer team is playoff bound. The 2012 Class 4A playoffs will begin at 7 p.m. tonight on the road against the Catoosa Indians.
For five Pirate seniors, this marks the stretch drive of their high school soccer careers.
â€śI really haven't thought about it that way,â€ť forward/midfielder Spencer Hall said. â€śI guess it's kind of sad, but it's motivating us to try to keep it going for as long as we can.â€ť
The 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame inductees have been announced by the selection committee.
For football, the inductees are Jim Craig, Chris Odom, Michael Thompson, Ed Green, Bob Dorey, Leon Wyatt, Howard Florence, Nik McDaniel and Samuel Brown. McDaniel is the modern-era leader in numerous offensive categories â€” yards rushing (4,366), rushing average (7.5 yards per rush), all-purpose yards (5,814) and total points scored (370).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder had virtually nothing to play for against the Denver Nuggets in their last game (and home game) of the season Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. After sitting his starters for the entire fourth quarter Tuesday night against the Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks played them in the final quarter against Denver, but it didnâ€™t matter as the Thunder fell to the Nuggets 106-101.
OKC got off to a slow start in the game while Denver got into a groove early, jumping out to a 23-14 lead midway through the first quarter.