Archive - Sports Article
September 20th, 2013
It was a different looking team when the Antlers Bearcats varsity football squad hosted the Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday, September 13, 2013. Fresh off their win against Valliant the week before, the Bearcats came on strong with Drew McKnight (#2) catching a 37-yd pass thrown by QB Zach Speer (#5) and taking it into the end zone with 2 minutes left in the first quarter. Tanner Brown (#12) kicked the extra point and Bearcats took the lead 7 to 0.
The Antlers Middle School and Junior Varsity football teams traveled to Valliant September 12, 2013. Overall, the teams did well. The 7th grade lost, but the 8th and on Thursday, 9th grades won their respective games.
In their season opener, the Antlers Bearcats were hosted by the Valliant Bulldogs on September 6. The visitor stands were packed with Bearcat fans, anxious to see how the team would respond with new coaching staff and 47 players. On the opening kick off, the Bearcats took control of the ball and marched down the field, scoring a touchdown right off the bat with Junior Lucas Austin (#34) running up the middle. Senior Tanner Brown (#12) kicked the extra point and the score was 7 to 0. The Bulldogs tried to prevail against the Bearcats, but the defense held strong.
Megan Birchfield, shown here with Southeastern Coach Ron Faubion, will be attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant this fall where she will be playing softball for the Lady Savage Storm.
â€śI am so excited for the opportunity to continue playing a game I love and to have the chance to compete with such a great team,â€ť Birchfield said.
The Lady Savage Storm finished their season with a #2 National ranking and a record of 45-9.
The Rattan Rams took home their second consecutive spring state title despite a month layover. Last Tuesday, Wright City was reinstated and the tournament resumed the following Thursday.
Their state tournament journey began more than a month ago with a 15-5 quarterfinal run rule of Thomas-Fay-Custer. Hours after the contest the tournament was suspended.
The Rams didnâ€™t waste any time in extras putting two runs across in the top of the eighth and finishing off the Tigers in the bottom half of the inning with the 5-3 final.
On Saturday morning, June 1, couples arrived at the Potapo boat ramp on McGee Creek Lake to participate in the Annual Husband-wife Bass Tournament. However, after discussing current weather conditions and a forecast calling for heavy rain and possibly severe thunderstorms during the first half of the day, members voted to postpone the tournament and fish fry that was scheduled after the tournament until Saturday, June 22. Fishing times will remain the same from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a shore side fish fry to follow immediately after the weigh-in.
The Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools Program (OKNASP) is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife. There are over 369 schools that participate statewide. The curriculum must be taught during the school day by a certified archery instructor.
Regionals are held in February and broke up into 6 regions. Southeast Oklahoma is Region 5 and the Regional Shoot is held at the Expo Center in McAlester.
The North and South team split the basketball games during Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s 41st annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic on May26 in Wilburton.
The South girlsâ€™ basketball team pulled off a close 69-67 victory over the North team in the first game of the night. Miranda Schaefer of Wright City was named the South MVP for her 16 points and Katie Smith of Checotah was named the North MVP for her 15 points.
If you enjoy bass fishing, winning cash, prizes and trophies, then you might want to consider entering in this yearâ€™s Big Bass Rodeo. The Pushmataha County Sportsman Club will host the 42nd Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 20-21, at Pine Creek Lake. This is the oldest, continuous running big bass tournament in the state and quite possibly the nation. This is the clubâ€™s only fund raising event.
Megan Buchanan had a cold and windy day to contest with but she finished 1st at the Valliant High School Tournament that was held on April 2nd at the Idabel Country Club. Megan shot a score of 83.
Their next tournament will be the Allen HS Tournament that will be held at Atoka Trails Golf Course in Atoka.