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March 2, 2014

Prep roundup

Basketball

BOYS

CLASS 3A AREA IV REGIONALS – The Haskell Haymakers saw their season come to an end as they lost a closely contested battle with Metro Christian 72-70. Despite 35 points from Alex Wheeland, Haskell (14-12) couldn’t secure the win and was hurt largely by their 14-34 performance from the foul line.

GIRLS

CLASS 3A AREA IV REGIONALS – Stigler lost to Metro Christian 42-36. For the Lady Panthers, Mackenzie Maxwell scored 17 points, and Nina Echelle scored 14 points. Stigler finishes their season 15-10.

Baseball

BIXBY 12, MUSKOGEE 2 — Bixby sent 14 batters to the plate in the second and thanks in part to Muskogee errors, hung a 10-spot on the Roughers en route to a five-inning run-rule victory at Bixby in the season opener for both teams.

Muskogee registered the first run when Austin Jones singled, moved to third on a Dakota Morse single and scored on Harris Jones’ RBI single.  Jones’ double in the fifth pushed Caden Cockle to third after drawing a leadoff walk, then Cockle scored on a wild pitch.

Jones (0-1) took the loss. Muskogee plays Sapulpa on Monday, weather permitting.

CHECOTAH 7, OKTAHA 4 –  Four runs in the fifth and sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie for Checotah in the season opener for both clubs.

The Wildcats had great offensive production thanks to Derek Christian and Andrew Sands who were both 3-for-4, Mark Miles who was 2-for-4 and  Cody Gilry was 2-for-3 and had four  RBIs. Wyatt Hatridge was the winning pitcher (1-0) and pitched a complete game  giving up four hits and striking out six batters. Checotah (1-0) will host Hilldale Monday. Oktaha (0-1) will host Pocola Monday.

Tennis

MUSKOGEE INVITATIONAL – Cascia Hall came in first place with 61 points, and Tulsa Union was second place with 60 points while Muskogee finished seventh out of 16 teams with 36 points. For the Roughers, Connor Finerty was fourth in No. 1 singles, and Seth Chapuis finished in 10th place for No. 2 singles. In  No. 1 doubles, Steven Crank and Ryan Pearce finished in fourth place, and in No. 2 doubles, Aspen Teague and Colin Watson finished 14th. The girls portion of the Muskogee Invitational will be held next Saturday.

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