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
  • 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

  • Kelleya Cox 1 Kelleya Cox takes over Lady Buffs

    McAlester coach Justin Bond's decision to focus entirely on the Buffs baseball team opened the door for Kelleya Cox to become the Lady Buffs' new head softball coach.

    June 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Michael Hyden Buffs tame Wildcats in summer league game

    The McAlester Buffaloes scored nine times in the bottom of the first, and Michael Hyden and Conner Stewart combined for seven innings of three-hit baseball to beat the Checotah Wildcats 11-2 on Thursday at Mike Deak Field in McAlester.

    June 21, 2014 4 Photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success

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.