McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

September 10, 2013

Weekend Update: Savanna wins Tushka Fall Classic

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Updating you on everything that’s gone on locally in the last week.

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Canadian’s softball team hasn’t played since losing both games of a three-way series at Kiowa on Sept. 3, 12-0 to Stuart and 12-1 to Kiowa.

The Lady Cougars next play at Crowder on Thursday.

Canadian’s football team forfeited its season-opener to Caddo on Friday and won’t play again until Sept. 20.


The Demons’ baseball season continued moving in the right direction Thursday, when it beat Okay on the road, 9-0. And though the Demons lost to 11th-ranked Tushka on Friday, 7-6, they beat Fort Towson that same day, 8-0.

Crowder beat Indianola on Monday, 9-1, to improve to 10-6. The Demons played 14th-ranked Preston on Tuesday and will play in the Stuart Tournament starting Thursday.

The Demonettes’ softball season, meanwhile, seems to be moving in the opposite direction. The team lost 13-1 to Panama and 9-0 to Rock Creek at Friday’s Tushka Tournament, then lost 12-2 to Stuart on Monday.

The 5-14 Demonettes hosted Kiowa on Tuesday.


The Lady Warriors went to Kiowa on Thursday for a three-way series that also included Caddo. Haileyville lost to Kiowa, 11-0, and to Caddo, 10-0, to fall to 1-7 this season.

Haileyville softball next plays at Calvin on Friday. Haileyville football plays Pocola that same day.


The Miners shut out Henryetta on the road on Friday, 20-0, and will host Heavener on Friday.

The Lady Miners lost at Wilburton on Thursday, 5-2, then lost to Wister at home on Monday, 10-0. Hartshorne softball hosted Haileyville on Tuesday and will play in the Kiowa Tournament starting Thursday.


Though Indianola baseball got its first win of the season, beating Wilson on Aug. 27, 12-1, it’s since lost four games in a row. The Warriors lost at Panola on Thursday, 19-1, then lost both games of Friday’s three-way series at Kiowa, 12-0 to Kiowa and 21-1 to Stuart.

The Warriors also lost 9-1 to Crowder on Monday and next play Buffalo Valley at the Stuart Tournament on Thursday.

The Warriorettes lost both their softball games over the weekend, falling to LeFlore on Thursday, 10-2, and Stringtown on Friday, 13-5. Their Tuesday game at Buffalo Valley was canceled, and they’ll next play at the Kiowa Tournament on Thursday.


The Cowboys have been winning games, but recently every win has been followed by a loss. Kiowa lost to Crowder on Sept. 3, 7-2, and after beating Bennington on Thursday, 14-12, lost to Stuart that same day, 12-7.

Kiowa beat Indianola on Friday, 12-0, but lost to Caney on Monday, 9-1. Kiowa split Monday’s three-way by beating Buffalo Valley, 9-4, and it next plays at the Stuart Tournament on Thursday.

The Cowgirls sandwiched two wins around a 6-4 loss to Caddo on Thursday. Kiowa beat Haileyville on Thursday, 11-0, and recovered from the Caddo game to beat Coleman on Friday, 11-10.

Kiowa softball played Crowder on Tuesday and will play Milburn in the Kiowa Tournament that starts Thursday.


McAlester softball remained undefeated in its district, winning all three of its softball games over the weekend. The Lady Buffs swept a doubleheader at Tulsa Memorial on Saturday, 20-2 and 27-8, then  used two pitchers to no-hit Tulsa Edison on Monday, 17-0.

The Lady Buffs played Durant, another district opponent, on Tuesday.

McAlester volleyball took a six-match losing streak into Tuesday’s home game against Tahlequah. The Lady Buffs lost 3-0 to Wagoner on Sept. 3, 3-0 to Tahlequah-Sequoyah on Thursday, 3-0, and to Oklahoma Christian and Okay at Saturday’s Okay Tournament, 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.

Lady Buffs volleyball also lost to Westville on Saturday, 2-0, and at Piedmont on Monday, 3-0.

McAlester football plays its home-opener against Booker T. Washington on Friday.


The Panthers lost 14-0 and 9-7 to Stuart on Thursday, and no score had been reported for Monday’s game at Stringtown. The Panthers played at Clayton on Tuesday and will next play Crowder in the Stuart Tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Panthers  lost 13-3 at Indianola on Sept. 3. They played Crowder on Tuesday.


After losing to Porum on Sept. 3, 10-0, Quinton finally snapped its five-game losing streak with a 9-2 win against Atoka at the Tushka Fall Classic on Friday. Quinton also lost to Coalgate at the Classic, 2-1, then lost to Panama on Monday, 14-6.

The Lady Savages went to Sallisaw for a three-way series with Porum on Tuesday and next play at Pocola on Thursday.

Quinton football opens its season Friday at Wilburton.


The Savanna Lady Bulldogs went 5-0 Thursday and Saturday to win the Third Annual Tushka Fall Classic softball tournament. The wins improved Savanna, the second-ranked team in Class 2A, to 18-3.

Savanna opened its tournament by beating Prague 5-1 on Thursday, then beat Kingston 7-1 and Colbert 2-0 that same day to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. Savanna beat Tushka in the semifinals, 3-1, then beat Panama in the finals, 9-0.

The Lady Dawgs lost at Latta on Monday, 2-1, played at Henryetta on Tuesday and next play at the Shootout Festival at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City on Friday.

Savanna football next plays at Beggs JV on Thursday.


The Hornets will take a 14-6 record and the 10th spot in Class B into their home baseball tournament on Thursday. Stuart swept a baseball doubleheader against Pittsburg on Thursday, 14-0 and 9-7, then swept a three-way at Kiowa on Friday, 12-7 against Kiowa and 21-1 against Indianola.

Stuart beat Tupelo on Monday, 5-1, for their fifth win in a row and sixth in the last seven games.

The Lady Hornets went 1-2 at the Roff Tournament over the weekend. They lost to Davis on Thursday, 10-2, beat Tupelo on Friday, 8-7, and then lost to Silo on Saturday, 10-0.

Both Davis and Silo are at least two classes higher than Stuart, a Class B softball team. The Lady Hornets recovered to beat Crowder, another 2A team, on Monday, 12-2, and next play Thursday at Antlers.


The Lady Diggers beat Hartshorne on Thursday, 5-2. Their score for Monday’s game against Eufaula hadn’t been reported as of Tuesday morning, and they next play at Atoka on Thursday.

Wilburton football hosts Quinton on Friday.

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