McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 29, 2013

Midweek Update: Small-school basketball season begins

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Canadian:

The Cougars will be at Quinton on Friday for their Week 9 football game. Canadian is looking for its second win of the season.


Crowder opens its basketball season at home against Pittsburg on Tuesday. The Demonettes play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Demons at 8.


The Warriors head to Gore for their Week 9 football game Friday. Haileyville is 0-7 this season and currently on a 21-game losing streak.


The Miners travel to Vian for their Week 9 football game Friday. Whoever wins that game will win District 2A-6 and potentially two home playoff games.


Indianola’s basketball season starts Friday at LeFlore. The Warriorettes play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Warriors at 8.

Indianola plays at Butner on Tuesday, then opens at home Nov. 8 against Schulter.


Kiowa’s boys’ cross country team placed 14th at the Class 2A OSSAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Shawnee. Shay Calvert led the Cowboys, finishing 11th overall in 17 minutes, 46 seconds.

Caldera Shores finished 30th in 18:40, Tristan McMath finished 93rd in 22:22, Jakob Echelle finished 100th in 22:59 and Grayson Griffin finished 106th in 23:58.

Kiowa opens its basketball season Tuesday at home against Stuart. The Cowgirls play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Cowboys at 8.


McAlester’s boys’ cross country team finished 15th at the Class 5A OSSAA Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Stone Adams led the Buffs, finishing 48th overall in 19:30, but the team didn’t qualify for State.

Sam Adams finished 75th in 20:24, Hank Brown finished 76th in 20:25, Noah Rose finished 80th in 20:41, Zach Clayton finished 91st in 21:25 and Parker Elliot finished 95th in 22:18.

McAlester will host Skiatook in its Week 9 football game Friday at Hook Eales Stadium. A win and a loss by Tulsa Memorial would clinch the district for the Buffs.


Pittsburg’s basketball season starts Friday at Wilson-Henryetta. The Lady Panthers play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Panthers at 8.

Pittsburg plays its first home game Saturday against Mason, then heads to Crowder on Tuesday.


Quinton’s girls’ cross country team finished 11th at the Class 2A OSSAA State Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Shawnee. Courtney Taylor led the Lady Savages, finishing seventh overall in 13:03.10.

Hanna Pitman finished 31st in 13:46, Ashley Avila finished 74th in 15:01, Elisabeth Wilson finished 97th in 16:05.6 and Madelyn Stunfield finished 98th in 16:36.

The only Quinton runner to make the boys’ state meet, Brad Davis finished 14th overall in 17:55.

Quinton’s football season continues at home against Canadian on Friday. The Savages are currently 3-4 overall, 1-4 in district play.


Savanna’s football season continues at Talihina on Friday. Both Savanna and Talihina have undefeated district records, so District A-5 could be decided Friday if Central Sallisaw loses.


Stuart’s basketball season opens Friday at Calvin. The Lady Hornets play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Hornets at 8.

Stuart plays at Kiowa on Tuesday, then hosts Pittsburg for Homecoming on Nov. 8.


Wilburton’s football season continues at Hugo on Friday. The Diggers are still looking for their first win of the season.

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