McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local Sports

December 31, 2013

Herring, Ward lead All-District Miners

McALESTER — The 2013 Hartshorne Miners made it all the way to the Class 2A semifinals, accomplishing what no Hartshorne team had done since 1991. Running back Dallas Herring provided much of the Miner’s offense and defensive lineman Cody Ward anchored the team’s defense.

With the All-District 2A-6 list released last week, both players have been honored for their contributions. Herring was named Offensive Player of the Year, and Ward was named Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Eight other Miners were also named to the All-District First Team. Dylan Pingleton was named a First Team quarterback, and Troy Ray was named a First Team receiver.

Braxton Curliss was named to the First Team Offensive Line. Jarod Holt and Tom Irish were both named to the First Team Defensive Line.

Marcus Morris was named a First Team Linebacker, and Ryan Reddick was named a First Team Defensive Back. Troy Medicine Bear rounded out the list as Hartshorne’s Newcomer of the Year.  

Wilburton starting quarterback and linebacker Cade Fite was the only Digger to make the All-District team.

Other major awards from District 2A-6:

• Most Valuable Player: Rylee Simon, Vian

• Offensive Back of the Year: Eric Casey, Vian

• Receiver of the Year: Kyle Highley, Pocola

• Offensive Lineman of the Year: Ryan Farrar, Panama

• Defensive Player of the Year: Zach Speer, Antlers

• Linebacker of the Year: Gabe Harp, Panama

• Defensive Back of the Year: Shamal Evans, Vian

• Special Teams Player of the Year: Trey Johnson, Hugo

• Newcomer of the Year: Tanner Brown, Antlers

• Injured Player of the Year: Andre English, Vian

• Coach of the Year: Brandon Tyler, Vian

Vian won District 2A-6 with a 6-0 district record, advancing to the Class 2A semifinals and finishing 13-1 overall. Hartshorne finished second in the district with a 5-1 district record and finished 11-3 overall.

Wilburton went 0-10 during the season and finished last in the district.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Postseason pairings announced for four sports

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has released postseason pairings for slowpitch softball, Class B through 4A baseball, golf and Class 5A tennis.

    April 21, 2014

  • 4-22-EGG-HUNT-1.jpg Photos From PCLL Egg Hunt

    April 20, 2014 11 Photos

  • McAlester Jr. Buffaloes Wilburton Middle School Hardball Classic scores

    Scores from the Wilburton Middle School Hardball Classic, played April 17-19 at Gary Rosebure Park in Wilburton.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brandon Rutledge Jr. Buffs win Wilburton tournament

    Brandon Rutledge pitched three scoreless innings, and McAlester’s potent offense exploded for 11 runs to beat the Wister Wildcats in four innings, 11-0, at Saturday’s Wilburton Middle School Hardball Classic championship.
     

    April 19, 2014 5 Photos

  • Chance Sistrunk Buffs sweep Burn Out Tournament

    McAlester won four divisions and placed in the top four in the other four in their annual Burn Out Tournament, powering the Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes to twin tournament championships Friday at the Bob Brumley Gymnasium and Chadick Park tennis courts.

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Casey Jones Clark Bass Invitational track meet results

    Results from Thursday's Clark Bass Invitational track meet at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • Mason Ross Ross, Meadows lead Buffs past Tigers

    McAlester starting pitcher Mason Ross struck out 14 in a complete seven-inning outing, and Chad Meadows' fielder's choice scored Zach Baugh in the bottom of the seventh to give the Buffaloes a 5-4 walk-off win against the Pryor Tigers on Thursday at Mike Deak Field in McAlester.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Katelynn Allen and Big C.A.T.S. Kiowa gymnast wins in Ada

    Kiowa student and Big C.A.T.S. gymnast Katelynn Allen placed first on the balance beam and floor and second on the uneven bars and vault during Saturday’s “I Am 3rd” meet at Champion Athletics in Ada.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Megan Odle Midweek Update: Baseball season winding down

    Catching up on the last nine days of local sports.

    April 17, 2014 5 Photos

  • First Bird First Turkey

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

What team is your favorite Oklahoma college football team?

OU (University of Oklahoma)
OSU (Oklahoma State University)
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
NDN Video
Lindsay Lohan Reveals She Had Miscarriage in Reality Show Finale ET Presents The Summer Movie Preview Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii Marathoners Celebrate Easter With Tradition Celebs Share Their Easter Fun Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Lauren Stoner Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Dr. Phil Put In The Hot Seat By His Own Wife Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend
Parade
Magazine

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.