What: NJCAA Region II softball tournament
Wagoner’s Kaden Charboneau and Collin Condict capped a memorable year at Wagoner with two wins in three matches and capped the Class 4A state tennis tournament with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Syvan Syribouth and Matthew Thompson of Elk City for seventh place in the 16-pair field.
Skyler Nelson hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the top of the ninth off Northeastern State reliever Dakodah Jones and Rogers State eliminated the RiverHawks in a two-game sweep of the best-of-three MIAA playoff series with an 8-6 win in Tahlequah.
Oktaha ex Brock Rodden capped an early surge with a two-run home run, and Seminole State ended Connors State’s season in the Region II tournament Saturday at Woodward with an 11-7 loss.
Connors State’s hopes of extending its baseball season past the weekend were dealt a big blow Friday in a 12-2 loss to Eastern Oklahoma on Friday in the Region II tournament in Woodward.
Muskogee’s two doubles pairs stumbled out of the gate but regained their footing in the Class 6A brackets at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center on Friday, remaining alive in consolation play heading into Saturday.
Try as they might to make things happen, the winning moment for Fort Gibson in Thursday night’s Class 4A quarterfinal against Kingfisher came relatively easy.
Oktaha’s counterpunching ability on Thursday propelled the Tigers into the semifinals of the Class 2A state baseball tournament with an 8-3 quarterfinal win against the Calera Bulldogs on Palmer Field at Dolese Park in Oklahoma City.
The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9.
In the NCAA Division II championship, Northeastern State is 13 shots back of the top eight cut with one round to play prior to match play. NSU shot a 314 for a 634 total and sits 11th of 12 teams, leading only Rogers State.
Oklahoma is ninth after a 24-over 312 in the second round Tuesday and sits five shots behind the Columbus (Ohio) Regional cutline that will determine the NCAA championship qualifiers.
WOODWARD — After the two squads huddled together for a post game prayer, Fort Gibson coach Todd Friend spoke to the Woodward Boomer soccer team.
Mesa Falleur shot 74 and 70 and at even-par 144 going into the final 18 holes Tuesday in the Class 6A state tournament at Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, he needs to make up four shots.
Muskogee gained two automatic state berths in relay events, and one in sprints, while reaching the podium in five Saturday at Sapulpa in the Class 6A regional meet there.
TAHLEQUAH -- A three-run homer from Blaze Brothers in the fifth was enough to hold off Central Oklahoma 7-5 Saturday and secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming MIAA Tournament.
Hilldale had the same hit production Friday against Grove that it did in managing a 5-4 win over the Ridgerunners to open the Class 4A regional at Poteau on Thursday.
Pitch count matters now more than ever in high school baseball. So does pitching depth, and the coach with the deepest pockets in that respect stand a good shot at long-range playoff success. It also helps if you avoid the elimination bracket.
TULSA — It may have taken longer, but Hilldale eventually got the goal it needed to beat Holland Hall, 1-0, in a quarterfinal game of the Class 4A boys soccer tournament Thursday night at Hardesty Field.
Lauren Undaunted’s second-half goal stood up as the only one necessary as Fort Gibson defeated Oologah 1-0 at Oologah on Thursday to reach the Class 4A semifinals next week.
FORT GIBSON — There will be better batteries ahead — pitchers and catchers — who can contend with its speed on the basepaths.
Three Fort Gibson Lady Tigers are college-bound in basketball: From left, Reese Webb signed to play at Murray State, Lexie Foutch as a preferred walk-on at the University of Tulsa and Abbye Porterfield to Coffeyville (Kan.)
Hilldale shot 348 and is in position to reclaim its position as Class 4A state champions after having its bid for a repeat with a senior-laden team thwarted by COVID-19 a year ago.
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20, Hospice Worker, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. Memorial service, 10AM Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Muskogee Church of Christ. Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fort Gibson. Online condolences clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com
Robert "Bob" Sheets, Sr., 93, of Jenks, passed Tuesday, May 11. Visitation 4-7pm Monday, May 17 Add'Vantage Funeral Service. Funeral 2pm Tuesday, May 18 Southern Hills United Methodist Church, Tulsa. Burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa.
age 36. IT Specialist. Died May 6th in Tulsa, OK. Memorial Services May 17th at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
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