Phoenix Staff Reports
The Fort Gibson baseball tournament was pushed back a day and will now be a pool play-festival only format. The Stilwell tourney with Sequoyah, Haskell and Vian and Bethel tourney with Eufaula and Oktaha were pushed back a day.
In softball, Haskell’s district tourney at Stroud was pushed back a day. Muskogee’s games with Jenks and Sand Springs were cancelled.
HILLDALE 3, MANNFORD 1 — Bailey Walters, Caitlin Morgan and Leah Gragg answered a 1-0 deficit with goals to send the Lady Hornets (5-8) into the postseason and a likely matchup against Mannford. Pairings won’t be official until next week.
Walters scored on a corner kick from Gragg to take the contest to the half tied at 1. Caitlin Morgan’s through ball 10 minutes into the second half gave Hilldale the lead for good and Gragg booted through the icer with 12 minutes remaining.
Nicole Wright had six saves at goal.
This marks the first time for Hilldale’s girls to qualify for the postseason. Last year, in the first year for either boys or girls soccer at the school, it was the boys who made the playoffs.
“I like the way we finished,” Hilldale coach Brent Breckon said, his team winning 1-0 against Pawhuska on Tuesday. “We’ve played three games in four days and we’ve put together a complete 80 minutes the past two games. We’ve strived to eliminate mistakes and have put together two games without them and I’m really confident about going into the postseason.”
The game will likely be Friday and is a play-in game
The Hilldale boys season ended earlier this week.
VERDIGRIS 3, WAGONER 1 — Brooklyn Broad scored the Lady Bulldogs’ goal in the first half to drop to 9-4 for the season. Wagoner trailed 2-1at halftime to the team that’s ranked No. 2 in the Okrankings.com Class 4A poll this week.
VERDIGRIS 6, WAGONER 1 — Jackson Flinn found the back of the net in the second half as the Bullodgs dropped to 5-9 for the season to the 4A No. 10 team. Wagoner trailed 3-0 at halftime.
5A DISTRICTS AT PRESTON — Moved due to field conditions, both Stigler and Checotah saw their seasons come to an end Thursday as Henryetta advances to regionals.
Henryetta beat Stigler 16-4 and 12-0. Nina Echelle had two home runs on the day for Stigler, which finished 11-6.
Checotah was eliminated in two games. The Ladycats, which finish 1-14, lost to Stigler 17-4 then fell to Henryetta after overcoming a seven-run deficit in the top of the seventh only to lose on a three-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the frame. Kiah Hill was 4-for-5 to lead the Checotah offense in the close call, with Kori Carmack, Kelsey Casey, LeeLee Horner and Samantha Henin each collecting three hits. Hannah Hagler was 2-for-4 and hit a three-run home run.
CLASS A DISTRICTS — Midway’s season came to an end in three games at Varnum on Wednesday. Midway beat Schulter 8-4, but lost to Varnum 12-0 and Butler 21-13.
CLASS 5A DISTRICTS — Eufaula fell 15-14 to Wilburton and 17-1 to Holdenville to end the Lady Ironheads’ season.