McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 1, 2013

Weekend Update: Lady Buffs losing streak ends

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Five local schools played their district baseball tournaments, and 10 played did the same for softball. Check out how your team did!

All scores reported to OSSAARankings.com.

Canadian:

The Lady Cougars lost both games of their Sept. 24 district tournament at Kiowa. Canadian fell 15-0 to Kiowa and 12-0 to Allen, finishing their season 1-7.

After getting their first win against Haileyville on Thursday, Canadian’s football team prepares for Gore in Week 5.

Crowder:

Though Crowder baseball lost its first district tournament game, falling 4-1 to host-team Roff on Thursday, it kept its season alive by beating Vanossm, 7-3. But needing to beat Roff twice Friday to get to Regionals, the Demons fell in the championship, 4-0, to end their season at 16-11.

Crowder softball lost twice in a row at Wewoka in Thursday’s district tournament, 7-6 and 12-3. The Demonettes finished the season 7-18.

Haileyville:

The Lady Warriors fell twice to host-team Rattan in Wednesday’s district tournament, 19-0 and 18-0. Haileyville softball finished with a 1-13 record.

Coming off Thursday’s loss to Canadian, Haileyville football heads to Savanna for Week 5.

Hartshorne:

The Lady Miners lost both district tournament games at Wister on Wednesday, falling 4-0 and 11-0 to finish the season with a 10-14 record.

Having beaten Antlers to start district play Friday, Hartshorne football will head to Panama for Week 5.

Indianola:

Despite being the host team, the Warriors lost twice in Thursday’s district baseball tournament. Indianola lost 17-0 to Varnum and 13-5 to Braggs to finish its season 1-7.

The Warriorettes also lost twice in Thursday’s district baseball tournament, falling to host-team Moss, 17-0 and 19-0, to finish 9-17.

Kiowa:

Kiowa’s baseball team lost 14-0 at Byng in Thursday’s district tournament, ending its fall season with a 6-12 record.

Kiowa’s softball team hosted a district tournament on Sept. 24 and beat Canadian 15-0, but the Cowgirls fell to Allen 8-5 later that day. Allen beat Kiowa 8-5 again on Thursday to clinch the district.

McAlester:

The McAlester Lady Buffaloes finally got Cheyenne Selman back into the pitcher’s circle, and with Selman’s return the Lady Buffs returned to their winning ways. Selman struck out 13 in Monday’s district finale at Bishop Kelley in Tulsa, helping McAlester win 5-0.

The Lady Buffs, who came into Monday’s game on a 12-game losing streak, played at Sallisaw on Tuesday and finish their season Thursday at Tahlequah before heading to Regionals. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association will announce its 5A softball regional sites today.

McAlester’s volleyball team beat the Oklahoma School for the Deaf on Sept. 24, 3-0, then lost at Norman on Monday, 3-0, to end their regular season with a 5-17 record. The Lady Buffs head to Regionals on Tuesday, but the OSSAA hasn’t yet announced locations.

After dominating Noble on Friday, the Buffaloes get back to work preparing for this Friday’s Homecoming game against Shawnee. The Oklahoman ranked the district game second in the state for Week 5, and the Buffs have announced a “blackout” theme for the game, encouraging fans to wear black clothing to Hook Eales Stadium.

Pittsburg:

The Panthers lost to both Stuart and Tupelo at Thursday’s district baseball tournament at Stuart. Pittsburg lost 13-0 to Stuart  to finish 0-12.

The Lady Panthers also ended their season at Stuart, losing 12-2 and 17-2 on Thursday to finish 1-11.

Quinton:

The Lady Savages lost 2-1 to Keota and 5-4 to host-team Porum at Districts on Sept. 24, ending their softball season 6-17.

Quinton’s cheerleading squad competed Saturday at the 2A OSSAA Cheerleading State Championship at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The Lady Savages scored 234 total points, finishing fifth out of 18 schools.

Having lost at Talihina on Friday, Quinton’s football team prepares for Central Sallisaw in Week 5.

Savanna:

Receiving a bye in the first round of the playoffs, Savanna’s softball postseason begins Thursday at 12 p.m. against host-team Ketchum at Regionals. The Lady Bulldogs will compete against Ketchum, Wyandotte and Colcord in a double-elimination tournament, the winner advancing to the 2A state tournament.

Savanna football wrapped its non-district games with a win against Coalgate on Friday. The Bulldogs host Haileyville in Week 5.

Stuart:

Stuart’s baseball team went 3-0 on Thursday and Friday, winning the Class B District 10 Tournament on its home field. Stuart beat Pittsburg, 13-0, and Tupelo, 5-3, on Thursday, then beat Tupelo again in the championship of Friday, 10-0.

Stuart’s season continues at Friday’s Regional tournament at Asher. Stuart will play Varnum at 4 p.m., with Asher and Moss also competing.

Unlike in softball, baseball regionals send their top two teams to State.

Stuart softball also has a chance at State, having hosted and beaten Pittsburg twice in the Class B District 26 Tournament on Thursday. Stuart won 12-2 and 17-2.

The Lady Hornets start Regionals on Thursday at Moss. Stuart plays Mason at 2 p.m., with Moss and Oilton also participating.

Wilburton:

The Lady Diggers hosted and beat Coalgate twice on Sept. 24, 17-7 and 13-3, to win the Class 3A District 30 Tournament. Wilburton will also serve as a site for Regionals, with the Lady Diggers playing Sulphur on Thursday at 12 p.m., and Valliant playing Hugo at 2 p.m.

Still without a win this season, Wilburton’s football team will try to get back on track Friday against Regents.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.