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April 1, 2014

Tigers keep winning streak alive

Local briefs


Sequoyah softball wins big

HENRYETTA — Class 5A No. 7 Sequoyah beat Henryetta 27-12 in slowpitch softball on Monday. The Lady Indians (3-0) hit 11 home runs in the game.

Mariah Hooper and Julie Scraper hit three home runs apiece for Sequoyah, which broke a 12-12 tie with 15 runs in the sixth inning.

Sequoyah’s next game will be Thursday at Oktaha.

Keys girls win golf tourney

KANSAS — Kayla Hunt shot a 93 and finished second overall to lead the Keys girls golf team to a championship at the Kansas tournament at Deer Valley Golf Course on Monday.

After carding a 50 on her first nine holes, Hunt shot a 43 on her final nine.

Ali Nolan shot a 99 and came in sixth place for Keys. Kaylee Snyder shot a 100  and Jessica Johnson had a 101 for Keys, which finished with a team score of 393 to beat Stilwell.

Britanie Wacoche finished third for Sequoyah. However, Wacoche’s score and final team results were not reported prior to deadline time.

Savchenkov honored by MIAA following SBU victory

Kristina Savchenkov was named the MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced Monday morning.

Savchenkov led No. 31 Northeastern State a 5-4 upset victory over No. 27 Southwest Baptist this past Sunday. Her and junior teammate Barbora Jirickova earned a 9-7 doubles win over Mehak Singh and Lani Tuemmers, and Savchenkov then went on to upset No. 4-ranked Fanni Varga 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.

Varga suffered just her second-career singles defeat as she entered the match 54-1 in her three seasons at SBU. She also saw her 44-match win streak come to an end. Her only other career loss during the spring season came on March 17, 2012 when she retired due to injury in a match against Emporia State.

The Bearcats had a 32-match win streak against conference opponents snapped, which dated back to March 19, 2011. Savchenkov also defeated Lincoln’s Alina Katrevich 6-0, 6-0 this past week as NSU posted a 9-0 sweep over the Blue Tigers.

Savchenkov owns a 12-4 singles record this season playing at the No. 1 position, and she also sports a 6-1 mark against MIAA competition. Her and Jirickova are 12-1 overall as a tandem, 10-0 at No. 2 doubles, 4-0 against MIAA opponents, and riding a seven-match win streak.

Northeastern State has won four of the seven MIAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors handed out by the league this season, including the last three. Savchenkov picked up the award on February 17, and Jirickova won the laurel each of the past two weeks (March 17, March 24).

Northeastern State (14-4, 6-1 MIAA) will take its nine-match win streak into a home date against Nebraska-Kearney at 3 p.m. Friday in Tahlequah.

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