Roland became Sequoyah County’s first-ever boys state track champion Tuesday, tying Plainview for the Class 4A crown.
Winning Roland High School’s first-ever state championship was cause for reflection by head track coach Richie Pratt.
Shooting a torrid 295 over the final 18 holes, the Sallisaw Black Diamonds showed Tuesday that they are clearly the best Class 4A boys golf team among Oklahoma public schools.
Central opened its Class 2A regional baseball tournament Thursday, by knocking off a strong Oklahoma Union team, 10-9.
After one day of state competition at boys golf and boys and girls track, several county athletes are standing out.
VIAN – Staff ace A.J. Rodriguez threw three and one-third innings of shutout relief and the No. 2 Vian Wolverines made the most of five hits Friday, earning their third straight trip to state with a 9-6 victory over No. 12 Spiro.
During the 20th century it took some nine decades for the Sallisaw Black Diamond baseball program to earn a berth at the state tournament. In fact, it barely squeezed one in, going in the century and millennium’s final year, 2000.
Non-sports fans, or those who only follow Major League sports, have no idea of the level of commitment required by successful players and coaches today.
Despite the best that Stilwell, Hilldale and Mother Nature could throw at them, the Sallisaw Black Diamonds were perched on the verge of making their second trip to state baseball play in their history after one day of Class 4A regional play here Wednesday.
Kirsten Hamilton connects for the Sallisaw Lady Diamonds during Class 6A regional slowpitch action Wednesday at Muskogee. Sallisaw went 1-2, finishing at 7-15.
Gans and Gore both saw their slowpitch softball seasons end Tuesday in Class 3A district play at Wister. Gans knocked off Gore 4-3 in the first game, as Laney James drove in Lacey Albertson with the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Wister then eliminated the Lady Pirates 7-1. Gore finished with an 11-10 record. Wister then beat the Lady Grizzlies 16-0 and 10-0 to win the district. Gans finished the season 4-16. Here Gore first base coach Tonya Gates watches as Gans first baseman Kason Kepke awaits a throw.
One more high school basketball honor has come to Vian senior Shanessiea “Nese” Walters. Walters has been named to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State Middle East team. The 6-footer was also an OCA All-State choice, Big 8 Conference Co-MVP and Fort Smith Radio Group Oklahoma Girls Player of the Year.
Who is more stubborn: woman or donkey? Gans senior Tashoana Remy is about to find out during a recent donkey basketball game at Gans High School.
Sallisaw High School’s 2014 Football Homecoming Queen Kate Cox, with her escorts, Zane Sparks (88) and Kyler Skelton (74). The flower girl is Aubrey Gindhart and the crown bearer is Austin Benham.
Former Roland football player Bobby Swofford conducts a television interview with the Rangers’ starting quarterback, Manuel Bunch, during the Ranger’s football media day Wednesday.
Senior trainer Kate Cox gets a lift from senior football players Zane Sparks, Cooper Carr and Sam Walkingstick during the annual Sallisaw football photo shoot Friday. Football practice is now underway for county teams.
Muldrow football players are about to wrap up a long summer of hard work and start fall football practice. Head coach Rob Johnson reported that 55 to 60 high school Bulldogs have been working out daily as part of the school’s Summer Pride program. A total of 102 have taken part during the summer.Below, junior Ethan Gray works on squats.