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April 8, 2014

Midweek Update: Buffs tennis in Ada and Bartlesville

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — This past week saw baseball tournaments in Stuart and Wetumka, softball tournaments in Crowder and McAlester and tennis tournaments in Ada and Bartlesville.

Scores reported to OSSAARankings.com.

Canadian:

The Cougars went 1-2 last week, starting with a 17-5 loss to Savanna on April 1. Canadian beat Calvin 15-12 on Thursday, then lost 8-7 to Sasakwa in Friday’s Calvin Tournament championship.

Monday’s baseball game against Wetumka was postponed to Saturday due to rain. Canadian next plays Thursday against Crowder.

The Lady Cougars went 0-2 in the Pitt 8 Tournament on April 1, losing 10-0 to Kiowa in the first round 10-0 to Indianola in the consolation semifinals. They also went 0-2 at the Crowder Tournament, losing 12-2 to Crowder and 11-3 to Indianola on Friday.

Monday’s game against Leflore was postponed due to rain. Canadian next plays Haileyville on Thursday.

Crowder:

The Demons finished fourth at the Stuart Spring Baseball Tournament. They beat Moss 5-3 on Thursday, lost to Hartshorne 13-7 in Friday’s semifinals and lost 6-0 to Stuart in Saturday’s third-place game.

Monday’s game against Kiowa was postponed due to rain. Crowder played Heavener on Tuesday and next plays at Canadian on Thursday.

The Demonettes went 1-2 at the Pitt 8 Tournament and finished fourth. They beat Indianola 9-7 in the first round, then lost 9-1 to Kiowa in the semifinals and 6-4 to Haileyville in the third-place game.

The Demonettes finished second in their Crowder Invitational. They beat Canadian 12-2, beat Haileyville 14-0 in the semifinals and then lost 12-2 to Caney in the championship Friday.

Monday’s game against Clayton was postponed due to rain. Crowder played Panola on Tuesday and next plays Caney on Thursday.

Haileyville:

The Warriors lost their only game last week, falling 9-1 to Sasakwa in the first round of the Calvin Invitational Tournament on Thursday. They next play Kiowa on Thursday.

The Lady Warriors finished third in the Pitt 8 Tournament. They beat Pittsburg 11-8 in the first round, lost 11-3 to Stuart in the semifinals but beat Crowder 6-4 in the third-place game.

The Lady Warriors went 0-2 at the Crowder Tournament over the weekend, losing 14-0 to Crowder and 8-2 to Eufaula. Haileyville played Stuart on Tuesday and next plays Canadian on Thursday.

Hartshorne:

The Miners won all of their games last week, starting with a 4-0 win against Stigler on April 1. The Miners then won the Stuart Spring Baseball Tournament, beating Wilburton 10-0, Crowder 13-7 and Oktaha 10-9 in Saturday’s championship.

Monday’s game against Stuart was rained out. The Miners played Wilburton on Tuesday and next host the Coal Mining Classic this weekend.

The Lady Miners went 0-4 last week, beginning with a 9-7 loss to Wister on April 1. They lost 10-7 to Oktaha on Thursday, and 9-8 to Tushka and 12-2 to Stonewall on Monday.

The Lady Miners played Stigler on Tuesday and next play at Wilburton on Thursday.

Indianola:

The Warriors beat Quinton 8-7 on April 1, then went 0-2 at the Wetumka Tournament. They lost 22-2 to Konawa on Thursday and 12-3 to Wetumka on Friday.

Indianola played Midway on Tuesday and next plays Wetumka on Thursday.

The Warriorettes went 1-2 at the Pitt 8 Tournament. They lost 9-7 to Crowder in the first round, beat Canadian 10-0 in the consolation semifinals but lost 13-7 to Pittsburg in the consolation championship.

Indianola lost 10-0 to Eufaula to begin Friday’s Crowder Tournament, but it came back to beat Canadian 11-3 in the consolation championship.

Monday’s game against Calvin was rained out. Indianola next plays Wednesday at Schulter.

Kiowa:

The Cowboys beat Bennington 15-5 on April 1 but then went 0-2 at the Stuart Tournament. They lost 5-0 to Oktaha in the first round, then lost 9-8 to Coalgate in Saturday’s consolation semifinal.

Monday’s games against Crowder and Coleman were rained out. Kiowa played Clayton on Tuesday and next plays Coalgate on Friday.

The Cowgirls finished second in the Pitt 8 Tournament. They beat Canadian 10-0 in the first round and Crowder 9-1 in the semifinals before losing 16-8 to Stuart in the championship.

Kiowa lost 7-3 to Caddo on Thursday. The Cowgirls next play in the Moss Tournament starting Thursday.

McAlester:

McAlester’s tennis teams were at Ada over the weekend, the Lady Buffs competing Friday and the Buffs competing Saturday. The Buffs had the better showing, finishing tied for ninth with 24 team points.

Both of the Buffs’ doubles teams won their first-round matches, but then lost in the quarter-finals and semifinals to drop to their respective seventh-place games. One-doubles team Sam DeNike and Chance Sistrunk defeated Byng’s Neil and Kai Jorgensen in the seventh-place game, 6-1, 1-6, 10-5.

Though Sistrunk is normally the Buffs’ one-singles player, coach Chad Waller said he wanted to try Sistrunk at doubles because of how inconsistently his doubles teams have played this season. This also allowed him to experiment with other players in his lineup, such as moving Borengasser to one-singles and Redman at to-singles.

“I promised Chance I was going to let him play some doubles,” Waller said.

In two-doubles, Edmond North’s Anderson and Hanska defeated McAlester’s Kolten Koonce and Ben Domingue for seventh place.

In one-singles, Eric Borengasser lost in the first round but won the rest of the way, beating Byng’s Caleb Shaw in the consolation championship, 6-3, 6-4.

In two-singles, Ben Redman lost all of his matches, falling to Shawnee’s Jonny Stobbe in the 15th-place match, 6-0, 6-1.

None of the Lady Buffs won in the first round, but Preziosita Crawford won the consolation bracket in two-singles. She beat Byng’s Kalina Popova in the final round, 6-1, 6-3.

Jennifer Amy and Rayne Key finished 10th in one-doubles, losing to Broken Arrow’s Craig and Dabny in the ninth-place match, 7-5, 6-0.

Krystal Hixson finished 13th in one-singles, beating Byng’s Hannah Fortner, 6-1, 6-3. Sydney Creager and Parker Tidwell finished 14th in two-doubles, losing to Byng’s Wishbauer and Williams, 6-2, 6-4.

Ada results submitted by Ada tennis coach Skip Griese.

Though the Buffs may have had the better Ada Tournament, the Lady Buffs shined in Bartlesville on Monday, finishing runner-up and missing first by just one point. One-doubles team Amy and Key and two-doubles team Parker and Creager both won all their matches, and one-singles player Hixson took third.

Crawford lost in the two-singles consolation finals.

The Buffs couldn’t field a full two-doubles team, and they didn’t place at Bartlesville. Borengasser finished runner-up in two-somg;e, winning both his first- and second-round matches, 6-0, 6-0.

Sistrunk finished third in one-singles, blanking his third-place match against Tahlequah, 6-0, 6-0.

Neither one-doubles team Koonce and DeNike nor two-doubles team Domingue and a Tahlequah extra player won a match. Bartlesville results submitted by Waller.

The Buffs swept two baseball games against Durant, winning at home 2-1 on April 1 and in Durant 11-1 on Friday. They then split two Saturday games, losing to Byng 4-0 but beating Asher 6-4.

Monday’s home game against Coweta was postponed due to rain. The Buffs played Coweta on the road on Tuesday and next play in the Carl Albert Tournament in Tecumseh starting Thursday.

Buffs soccer lost 4-0 to Durant on April 1 and 11-1 to Coweta on Friday. Lady Buffs soccer lost 5-0 to Durant and 10-0 to Coweta.

McAlester’s soccer teams were at Tahlequah on Tuesday and next play Edison Prep at home on Friday.

McAlester hosted a fifth- and sixth-grade track meet on Tuesday. The varsity didn’t place at Friday’s Hilldale meet, and it next competes Thursday at Henryetta.

In golf, the Lady Buffs will be at a Tahlequah-hosted tournament at Cherokee Springs today. The Buffs next compete Monday at the Red River Invitational at Fort Sill Golf Club in Lawton.

Pittsburg:

The Lady Panthers won the consolation championship of the Pitt 8 Tournament. They lost 11-8 to Haileyville in the first round, earned an automatic bye into the consolation championship and beat Indianola 13-7.

Pittsburg next plays in the Coleman Tournament starting Thursday.

Pittsburg’s golf teams will be at Arrowhead today for a tournament hosted by Savanna.

Quinton:

The Savages lost 8-7 to Indianola on April 1. Scores were not reported for Quinton’s games at the Wetumka Tournament.

Quinton played Webbers Falls on Tuesday and next plays Wetumka on Thursday.

The Lady Savages lost 12-1 to Red Oak on April 1. They then swept a three-way Friday, beating Clayton 13-0 and Whitesboro 6-4.

The Lady Savages played Buffalo Valley on Tuesday and next play Thursday at Stigler.

Savanna:

The Bulldogs went 2-2 last week, starting with a 17-5 win against Canadian on April 1. The Bulldogs beat Wetumka 17-16 in the first round of the Wetumka Tournament, lost 7-2 to Konawa in Friday’s semifinal and then lost 9-1 to Stratford in Saturday’s third-place game.

Savanna played Coalgate on Tuesday and next plays Calvin on Thursday.

Savanna’s golf team will host a tournament at Arrowhead in Canadian today.

Stuart:

The Hornets finished third in their Stuart Spring Baseball Tournament. They beat Coalgate 7-5 on Thursday, lost to Oktaha 13-1 in the semifinals Friday and beat Crowder 6-0 in Saturday’s third-place game.

Monday’s game against Hartshorne was rained out. Stuart played Rattan on Tuesday and next plays in the Moss Tournament starting Thursday.

The Lady Hornets won the Pitt 8 Tournament on Tuesday. They beat Haileyville 11-3 in the semifinals and Kiowa 16-8 in the championship.

Monday’s slowpitch game against Allen was rained out. Stuart played Haileyville on Tuesday and next plays in the Moss Tournament starting Thursday.

Wilburton:

The Diggers beat Atoka 11-0 on April 1, then went 0-2 at the Stuart Tournament. They lost 10-0 to Hartshorne in Thursday’s first round and 8-0 to Moss in Friday’s consolation semifinal.

Monday’s game against Oktaha was rained out. Wilburton played Hartshorne on Tuesday and next plays in the Coal Mining Classic in Hartshorne starting Thursday.

The Lady Diggers lost 21-15 to Porum on April 1.

Monday’s game against Stigler was rained out. Wilburton played Eufaula on Tuesday and next hosts the Wilburton Festival starting Thursday.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.