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Miners take down unbeaten Eufaula
Colton Tubbs gave up just one run in a six-inning complete game, and Hartshorne’s patient hitters took advantage of seven Eufaula errors to run-rule the Ironheads and win the Crowder Invitational baseball tournament, 9-1 in six innings, at Douglas Smith Memorial Field.
Lady Tigers maul Lady Miners
Oktaha exploded for 15 first-inning runs and never looked back, eventually run-ruling Hartshorne 22-0 in three innings Thursday at the 2014 Miner Slow Pitch Festival on Thursday at Ruth & Vernon Hodge Field.
Lady Buffs second at Team Tournament
Key semifinal victories by McAlester’s one- and two-doubles teams helped the Lady Buffs reach the finals of the McAlester Team Tournament, eventually finishing second behind champion Bixby on Friday at the Bob Brumley Gymnasium tennis courts.
Buffs’ warm-up sets a tone
The McAlester Buffaloes had been sitting on a bus for an hour and a half prior to their March 20 baseball game at the Shawnee Festival. And the game took place during Spring Break, so chances are at least a few of them hadn’t been doing much of anything prior to getting on the bus.
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Stuart signs two to Murray State
Stuart seniors Dillon Lawrence and Cierra Chapman signed their Letters of Intent to play baseball and softball, respectively, for Murray State College in Tishomingo on March 12 at Stuart High School.
Youth basketball team goes undefeated
This McAlester Boys & Girls Club basketball team went a perfect 9-0 during the season, which ended Feb. 17.
Casey Jones finds her rhythm
McAlester senior Casey Jones' path to becoming a three-year state hurdler began when coach Richard Carney made her try running hurdles early in her freshmen season.
Former Bulldog wins college dunk contest
Tyler Inman, a Southwestern Christian University in Bethany and former Savanna Bulldog, performed four perfect slam dunks to win the inaugural National Association of Basketball Coaches-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men’s Basketball Dunk Contest on Saturday in Kansas City
Buffs freshmen win in Wilburton
McAlester’s freshmen boys’ track and field team scored 144 team points, winning the Wilburton track meet on Tuesday. Six freshmen combined to place third or higher in 11 different events.
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