LeFlore County to have five athletes in next week's All-State Games
There will be some LeFlore County high school graduate athletes invading the Tulsa metropolitan area for the 2012 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place Monday through Friday.Poteau's Addie Guthrie will be a member of the East All-State team in the All-State Girls Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Catoosa's Cherokee Hills Golf Club.Wister's Caleb Hill will be a member of the Small East team in the Small School All-State Game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oral Roberts University's J.L. Johnson Stadium.Howe's Megan Brown will be on the Small East for the Girls All-State Basketball Game, which will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the ORU Mabee Center.Talihina's Austin Lawson and Spiro's K.J. Booze will be on the East team for the All-State Football Game at 8 p.m. Friday at Union-Tuttle Stadium.Guthrie finished eighth at the Class 4A State Tournament May 3 at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner South Golf Course. Her 165 grabbed her the final East All-State spot from the tournament, which was won by the Lady Pirates to go with teammate Hannah Ward's individual state title. She will attend Claremore's Rogers State College, which just moved up from NAIA to NCAA Division II, and walk on (at the moment) to play golf.Hill batted .493 with a team-leading five home runs and a team-high 40 runs batted in this past spring for the 23-3 Wildcats. He had 36 hits total, which included his five homers, nine doubles and two triples. He had .593 on-base percentage and a .877 slugging percentage. Combining his fall and spring seasons, the last five seasons of baseball — spring 2010 until this past spring (where the ’Cats made it to the Class 2A State Tournament semifinals) — Hill played in the state tournament, with Wister winning the Class 2A State Tournament in May 2011 as a junior.Brown, who played last month in the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State Game at Southwesterrn Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, averaged 15.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in her senior season. She shot 49 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line for the 27-3 Lady Lions, who got to the consolation finals of the Class 2A Area Tournament, where they lost to Amber-Pocasset March 3 at the new Wilburton Gym.Lawson, who dropped only four passes in four seasons with the Golden Tigers, had 11 touchdowns, and averaged 16.23 yards per catch at tight end. He had 500 yards rushing for the 5-5 Golden Tigers this past season.Booze, who signed in February to play collegiately at Dartmouth College of the Ivy League, had 34 tackles, two interceptions and three pass knockdowns on defense for the 4-6 Bulldogs last season. Offensively, he caught 35 passes for 407 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 533 yards on 115 carries and scoring five more TDs.