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May 13, 2014

Prep roundup

Boys tennis

CLASS 6A REGIONAL – The Muskogee Roughers had two players advance to this week’s state tournament after play on Monday at the regional that was started at Bixby High School but finished at Indian Springs Country Club in Broken Arrow because of the weather.

Connor Finerty, playing at No. 1 singles, finished third, beating Carson Howard of Bishop Kelley 6-2, 6-1 and qualifies for state with his finish. Ryan Pearce at No. 2 singles came in second, falling to Grant Bond of Jenks 6-0, 6-0 in the finals but still moves on to state. Both of the Roughers’ doubles teams, Stephen Crank and Seth Chapius at No. 1 and Colin Watson and Cole Whitaker at No. 2, failed to move on. Crank and Chapius finished sixth, losing to the No. 1 team from Broken Arrow 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, while Watson and Whitaker placed seventh as their final match was not contested.

CLASS 5A REGIONAL – The Tahlequah Tigers had their matches postponed due to bad weather and will play today.

CLASS 4A REGIONAL – Midway and Wagoner had their matches postponed due to bad weather and will play today.

Boys golf

CLASS 6A STATE – Spencer Smythe of Muskogee shot a 75-74 for two rounds to finish 149 today, tied for second just two strokes behind Haydn Wood of Edmond North with 147. Also for Muskogee, Harris Jones shot a 165, and Connor Scott shot a 176. Muskogee will resume play for day two of State competition today.

CLASS 5A STATE – After day one of state competition, Tahlequah jumped to the top of the leaderboard, shooting 300-303 for a 603. Shawnee is second with a 609, and Bishop Kelley is third with a 617. For Tahlequah, Jake Johnson shot 70-70 for 141 to lead individual competition, Hunter Pennington is fifth with 73-79 for 152, and Blake Berry is seventh with 74-76 for 150. Blake Cochran posted rounds of 85 and 77 for 162 whilew Kyler Arnall shot two 83s for a 166 total. Play resumes today.

CLASS 4A STATE – Fort Gibson finished day one of play in second with a team score of 598 behind Heritage Hall with 591. Wesley Jackson, Jordan London, and Dalton Rhoden all shot a 148, but arrived there in different ways. Jackson shot 76-72, London shot 74-74, and Rhoden shot 77-71. Also for the Tigers, Kade Rodgers shot 74-80 for 154 and Rayne Cox shot 81-80 for 161. Chandler Puckett of Hilldale shot a 139 and is in third behind Cody Shore of Poteau (137) and Quade Cummings of Weatherford (138). Also for Hilldale, Tanner Ingle shot a 169 while Checotah’s Brice Terry of Checotah shot a 174. Play resumes today.

CLASS 3A STATE – Rain postponed play for Keys and Stigler. For Eufaula, Luke VanCleave shot an 80, and Mason Dobbs shot a 91 through the first 18 holes but weren’t able to finish the second 18 due to weather and will resume play today.

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