Local athletes to be in 2014 All-State Games next week (UPDATED)

Nine LeFlore County athletes will get one more taste of high school competition next week in the 2014 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area beginning with Monday’s All-State Golf Tournament and ending with the All-State Football Game on Aug. 1.Monday’s All-State Golf Tournament, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Catoosa’s Cherokee Hills Golf Club, will feature three locals — Poteau’s Hannah Ward and Connor Wheat along with Cameron’s Kody Whitehead, all of whom will be on the East team.Action moves from the links to the diamond for the All-State Baseball Games, which will take place Tuesday at J.L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Spiro’s Hunter Wilson will represent LeFlore County on the Large East team in the Large School All-State Baseball Game at 7 p.m.On Thursday night, Spiro’s Knifeis Carter will play for the Small East in the Small School All-State Boys Basketball Game at 7 p.m. at the Mabee Center.All-State Week will end with the All-State Football Game, which will kick off at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Bixby High School’s Lee Snider Field at Spartan Stadium.The East team’s defense will have a pair of Poteau Pirates, defensive back Jace Pitchford and linebacker Carlos Aguilar.The East offense also has two LeFlore County players, Arkoma wide receiver Tanner Sweeten and Talihina lineman Jordan Blue.