HEAVENER â€” For the third straight season, Heavener Wolf long jumper Shaun Bradley finds himself at the biggest meet of the year â€” the Class 3A State Meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Ardmore's Noble Stadium.
He hopes the old adage about the third time holds true to form.
â€śMaybe third time will be the charm,â€ť Bradley said. â€śMy sophomore year, I made it to the state finals. Hopefully, this year, I can come back with the gold.â€ť
SPIRO â€” For five Spiro High School track athletes, this will be not only their final Class 3A State Meet, but their final time to be a Bulldog and Lady Bulldog. All are looking for, and hoping for, one last shot to win state.
Turkey season is in full swing, and I have got to go hunting two halfdays with no luck whatsoever. Dan Carter, Koby and I have heard a couple of birds, but have not succeeding in calling them in. Dallas Ward joined us on a hunt last weekend, and I hope the next hunt he goes on with me will result in at least getting set up on a gobbler.
Dan and I are going back after those turkeys this weekend, along with my cousin Jason Sampson and Butch Parks â€” an old high school buddy of mine. Hopefully, we will get a chance to give one of those cagey ol' toms a ride home in the truck.
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The Choctaw Country Club team of Carl Albert State College Women's Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman, Kenny Pickle, Jerry Holton and Russell Vanhook won Saturday's 2012 Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club. The team shot a 61.
The Allstate Insurance team of Craig Hall, Ralph Perdue Jr., Willie Potts and Gary Brown was second at 63, followed by The Jeff Smith District Attorney team of Paul Mode, Jeff Smith, Jason Newby, Bokoshe Girls Coach Daniel Caldwell and Mason Brooks (65) in third place.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team is halfway to a sweep of the Class 4A State Tournament championships.
The Lady Pirates have the first-round lead at state after shooting a team score of 356 this afternoon at Lake Hefner South Golf Course.
Poteau is 12 team shots over the team which beat it at last week's regional, Hilldale (368). Anadarko is a distant third at 372.
Individually, sophomore Hannah Ward is leading the way with a 76, which is five shots better than any other golfer.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” With a powerful wind gusting out to left field, it was no surprise that there were a number of home runs hit in the opening game of the Class 5A State Softball Tournament at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Blanchard Lady Lions hit six out of the park as they run-ruled the Heavener Lady Wolves 26-13.
The first three batters of the game (Liz Broyles, Leslie Miller and Ashley Trent) homered for the Lady Lions, and they went on to score 11 runs in the first inning.
Eventually, chapters in one's life will end. Poteau Lady Pirate senior golfer Addie Guthrie is in her final pages of such a chapter.
Guthrie will conclude her Poteau High School athletic career today and Thursday at the Class 4A State Tournament.
â€śIt's sad,â€ť Guthrie said Tuesday morning before the Lady Pirates left to play a practice round that afternoon to get ready for the 36-hole, two-day state tournament. â€śWhen it's over, it's going to be over. I'm looking forward to it. I'm ready, but I'm also sad. It's going to be bittersweet. Hopefully, we can go out with a bang â€” and get a ring.â€ť
All the Poteau Pirates golf team wanted to do was make it to next week's Class 4A State Tournament at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner North Golf Course. They accomplished their goal.
The Pirates were runners-up at the Class 4A Regional Tournament Monday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Poteau had a team score of 320, 11 team shots behind regional champion Ada (309).
ARROWHEAD RESORT â€” The Poteau Pirates will not be the only LeFlore County set of boys golfers playing next week at state. Cameron golfer Kody Whitehead will join them.
Whitehead, a sophomore, placed third at Monday's Class 2A Regional Tournament to make state.
The Class 2A State Tournament will be at Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Course near Hinton.
Whitehead shot a 74-83â€”157 to claim third place, and a trip to state.
ENID â€” Thursday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, the Carl Albert State Vikings split a baseball doubleheader with the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets.
Although Sunday afternoon's rain at David Allen Memorial Ballpark made the two teams wait until Monday afternoon to play the second doubleheader on the season series, the outcome was the same â€” a split.
The Vikings took the nightcap 6-4 after losing the opener 3-1.