McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

MHS Buffaloes

February 25, 2014

Midweek Update: Kiowa reaches area finals

McALESTER — Classes A and B have held their regional tournaments, while Classes 2A through 4A have begun their district tournaments. Couple that with the end of McAlester’s Class 5A basketball regular season and wrestling Regionals, and you get that a busy week of local sports.

All scores reported to


The Cougars finished second in their Class 2A district tournament, beating Wetumka 49-40 on Friday but losing to Dale 42-33 in the championship Saturday. The Cougars play Rattan in the first round of their regional consolation tournament Thursday at 3 p.m.

The Lady Cougars’ season ended with a 42-22 loss to Wetumka in Friday’s district semifinal.

Canadian baseball starts Saturday at home against Wetumka at 1:30 p.m. Slowpitch softball starts with a three-way series March 10 against Crowder and host-team Indianola.


Both Crowder basketball teams lost Friday’s district semifinal, ending their postseasons after one game. The Demons lost 81-48 to Quinton, and the Demonettes lost 64-30 to Hartshorne.

Crowder baseball starts March 11 at Hartshorne. Slowpitch starts with a three-way series March 10 against Canadian and host-team Indianola.


Both Frink-Chambers basketball teams made the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools Division I state basketball tournament. The Lady Falcons lost 44-40 to Lone Star in Thursday’s quarter-final, and though the Falcons beat Tenkiller 39-27 in the quarter-finals, they lost 41-31 to Oakdale in the semifinals.

All ORES scores were reported to the ORES website.


The Lady Warriors lost 61-42 to Gans in Thursday’s regional first-round consolation game, ending their postseason.

Haileyville baseball starts March 11 at home against Savanna. Slowpitch starts March 25 at home against Pittsburg.


Both Hartshorne basketball teams advanced to this weekend’s regional tournament. The Miners, given an automatic bye into the district championship, beat Quinton 62-44 on Saturday and next play Preston in the regional semifinals Friday at 8 p.m.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
MHS Buffaloes
  • Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley Two McAlester Sluggers head to Florida

    Thanks to their speed, incoming McAlester freshmen Brandon Rutledge and Ryan Kelley will get to compete with the Midwest 14-Under All American Team at the United States Specialty Sports Association’s All American Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex this weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Megan Jernigen and Taylor Jones Lady Hornets edge Lady Buffs

    Megan Jernigen’s two-run inside-the-park home run gave the Stuart Lady Hornets the only lead they’d need, eventually beating the McAlester Lady Buffaloes 3-1 Thursday at the Pittsburg County Softball Complex in McAlester.

    July 25, 2014 5 Photos

  • Clarissa Salinas Photo gallery: McAlester volleyball practice

    Photos from Thurday's McAlester Lady Buffaloes volleyball practice at Puterbaugh Middle School.

    July 18, 2014 6 Photos

  • Buffs’ 2014 schedule similar to 2013

    With the start of July, football fans may realize we’re less than two months away from McAlester High School preseason football scrimmages, and just over two months from the first regular-season game.

    July 8, 2014

  • Square logo.jpg Buffs AD finishes first month

    John Homer has been on the job officially for a month as the new athletic director for McAlester Public Schools.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Square logo.jpg Summer-league tournament update

    Friday's scores and Saturday's schedule for the Southeastern Oklahoma High School Summer League postseason tournament.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tyler Lindley chases JT Thomas Miners pitchers tame Jr. Buffs

    Hartshorne starter Ledgen Angeli and reliever Shay Wilcox combined for 17 strikeouts, helping the Miners beat the McAlester Jr. Buffs 12-3 in Thursday's summer-leage tournament game at the Hartshorne Baseball Complex.

    June 27, 2014 4 Photos

  • Deon Smith Smith, Buffs top Panthers

    Deon Smith gave up just two hits in seven innings, helping the McAlester Buffaloes edge the Stigler Panthers 5-4 in Thursday’s summer-league tournament game at Mike Deak Field in McAlester.

    June 27, 2014 5 Photos

  • Square logo.jpg SE Oklahoma HS Summer League postseason schedule

    Five local schools will compete in the Southeastern Oklahoma High School Summer League postseason tournament starting Thursday.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chase Hass Buffs sweep in Stuart

    McAlester beat both Allen and Moss on Tuesday in Stuart, finishing its basebakk summer league regular season with a pair of wins.

    June 25, 2014 7 Photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.