Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman would like to announce his first wave of new players for the 2012-13 season.
Abby Jackson, is a 5-6 combination guard from Acorn, Ark. She is a coach's kid, who does a lot of good things, according to Tadtman.
During her senior year, Jackson was named to the Arkansas Activities Association Class 1A All-State Girls Basketball Team, All-District Team and the Arkansas High School Coaches All-Star Basketball Team. Her sophomore year, she was named to the Class 1A All-State Basketball Team.
The Poteau Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school football fieldhouse.
All parents of players and fans are urged to attend.
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The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out. Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau Pirates Golf Coach Mike Thomas was hoping to get at least a sixth-place, or higher, team finish in the 2012 Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Lake Hefner North Golf Course. Unfortunately, his and the Pirates' wish did not come true.
The Pirates ended up 11th out of 12 teams in the field with a three-round team score of 948. After 36 holes on Monday, the Pirates were in 10th place with a 636, but had a team score of 312 on Tuesday â€” which was the best 18-hole performance of the tournament for the Pirates.
ARDMORE â€” While there was no LeFlore County high school track athlete who won a state title at the Class 3A-4A State Meet last weekend at Noble Stadium, one local trackster did very well.
Heavener long jumper Shaun Bradley placed third with a mark of 21-0.25 in the Class 3A Boys State Meet, and by so doing was invited to long jump at the Meet of Champions next Tuesday at Moore High School's Lions Stadium.
Bradley and Spiro's Todd Whitfield were the highest county placers. While Bradley was third in the 3A boys long jump, Whitfield placed third in the 110-meter hurdles (15.53 seconds).
WISTER â€” For the fifth straight baseball season, the Wister Wildcats baseball team is heading to state.
The Wildcats defeated the Hartshorne Miners 7-1 Friday night to win the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Wildcats (22-2) will meet Oktaha at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma City's Dolese Park.
The Miners eliminated the Pocola Indians 4-2 in the loser's-bracket final.
In the title game, the â€™Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opening inning, thanks to a three-run home run by Caleb Hill.
EUFAULA â€” Last spring, it was the Eufaula Ironheads who spoiled the Spiro Bulldogs' chance to make state with a victory in the Class 3A Regional Tournament. This year, the â€™Dogs returned the favor.
After the Ironheads defeated the Bulldogs 8-1 in Friday night's first title game, the â€™Dogs prevailed 2-1 in Saturday's winner-take-all Class 3A Regional Tournament championship game to make state.
The Bulldogs (22-11) will take on Verdigris at this week's Class 3A State Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Edmond Memorial High School.
Then, there were two. The Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) and Spiro Bulldogs (Class 3A) will represent LeFlore County at state later this week.
The Wildcats will play Oktaha at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma City's Dolese Park, while the Bulldogs will face Verdigris at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Edmond Memorial High School.
The complete state-tournament schedules are listed at the end of this column.
Class 2A State Tournament
At OKC's Dolese Park
Dale vs. Fairview, 11 a.m.; Silo vs. Hennessey, 1:30 p.m.; Ketchum vs. Tushka, 4 p.m.; Wister vs. Oktaha, 6:30 p.m.