Archive - Sports Article
March 1st, 2012
The Tigers, competing in area play this past week, fell short of their goal to make the State tournament.
Fresh off an opening round area victory over Tupelo, the Tigers would take on the Red Oak Eagles in the brand new 16.8 million dollar Kingston gym. The gym was spectacular and felt like the Tigers were already at the big show.
The Moyers Tigers took on the 10th ranked Red Oak Eagles this past week in the first round of the Regional competition. This would prove to be a thrilling, nail biting, heart pounding game that came down to the wire.
Junior Brandon Slocum got the opening tip for the Tigers. Sr. Jake Mattingly scored the first basket for the Tigers. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in an aggressive, physical battle. At the end of one the score was 12-2.
The Rattan Rams and Lady Rams recently competed in their District Basketball Tournament where they both competed against Haworth. The Lady Rams received the title of District Champions by winning over Haworth with a final score of 41 to 31. The Lady Rams will continue on Regionals and take on the Atoka Lady Wampus Cats at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd in Atoka.
On Saturday, February 25, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club will hold their 41st Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held at the Antlers High School Cafeteria and will begin at 6:00 p.m. On tap for the menu will be smoked brisket, rolls and soft drinks with members bringing all the side dishes and desserts.
The speaker for this yearâ€™s banquet will be Mr. Jack Waymire, manager of the Pushmataha County Wildlife Management Area near Clayton. Jack will update members on current wildlife conditions and habitat conditions as well.
This past Saturday night our Bearcats and Lady Cats were set to play the Valliant Bulldogs in our one and only District game. Coming into this game the Lady Bulldogs had a season record of 8-14, and both of our teams came into the play offs with a record of 13-9.
The Moyers Tigers took part in the District Tournament this past weekend (February 10th & 11th). When the Tigers walked away from the tournament, they walked with their heads proudly held high as the District Champions. The Tigers will move on the the Regional Tournament that takes place on Thursday, February 16th in Stringtown. Their will take the court at 8:00 p.m. against the Red Oak Eagles. CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!!!!!
Emily Wolfe, of Antlers, received Reserve Grand Champion, Hampshire Breed Champion, Suffolk Breed Champion and Natural Reserve Breed Champion at the 68th annual Southeast District Livestock Show at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. There were 88 sheep in the competition in four breed categories. The show was sponsored by the Eastern Agriculture Division and the Wilburton Lions Club.
Coach Austin Lindly, the Antlers High School Girls Basketball Coach, claimed his 500th win with Antlers Public Schools this past week when his Lady Cat took on the Coalgate Lady Wampus Cats.
On Thursday, February 6, 2012, the Moyers Tigers Basketball teams celebrated their Senior players at Seniorâ€™s Night. Pictured L to R are: Senior Carrie Collins with her mother and father, Donald and Stacy Collins; Senior Jake Mattingly with his mother, Pam Mattingly, father Brian Mattingly not pictured; Senior Zack Brittingham with mother Andrea Brittingham, father Michael Brittingham and not pictured Daneal Brittingham; and Senior Terrell Morgan with mother Emily Cowett and father, Clinton Morgan.
This was a busy week for the Moyers Tigers.Â Starting things off for the weekâ€™s festivities would be the Ft. Towson Tigers.Â The Lady Tigers struggled in the first half, but Sophomore Shelby Clark scored the first basket of the game.Â There were highlights by the Ladies, freshman Beck Heath stole the ball and took it down the floor for an easy basket.Â Coach must have had a discussion with the Ladies at half, because a much improved team took to the court in the second half.Â