Tahlequah Daily Press

April 16, 2013

Tigers beat BTW in 5A-3 play

Local briefs

From Staff reports

— TULSA — A complete-game one-hitter from Stephen Wheeler led Tahlequah to a 9-1 victory over Booker T. Washington in District 5A-3 play on Monday.

The Tigers, who had six hits, scored three runs in the first inning and added six runs on insurance in the third frame.

Colby Brittain and Logan Lewis both tallied two runs batted in apiece for Tahlequah (8-14, 4-6 District 5A-3).

Booker T. Washington (9-15, 4-6) and Tahlequah will play again today at 4:30 p.m. at Tiger Field.

Lady Indians win district crown

LOCUST GROVE — Class 5A No. 9 Sequoyah posted three easy victories en route to a district slowpitch softball title on Monday. The Lady Indians beat Jay (13-0) and Locust Grove twice (15-5, 13-2).

Against Jay, Sequoyah scored six runs in the second inning. Kelsey Leach led the Lady Indians with two home runs. Julie Scrapper also had a home run.

Mariah Hooper hit a grand slam to lead Sequoyah past Locust Grove in the first game.

Sequoyah put the final game away with seven runs in the third inning.

Sequoyah (11-10) will host Stilwell on Tuesday.

THS tennis 3rd at tourney

Tahlequah’s boys tennis team had a pair of third-place finishes to come in third overall at the Altus tournament on Saturday.

At No. 1 singles, Conner Nelson beat Ardmore’s Jamal Mosley, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, for third place.

Hunter Manes and Lars Gris combined to go 2-1 to pick up the bronze at No. 1 doubles. Earlier in the week, Manes and Gris won the No. 1 doubles title at the Bartlesville tournament.

THS teams 3rd, 4th at Ark. meet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Both Tahlequah track teams turned in top-four performances at the Arkansas Army National Guard Fayetteville Bulldog Relays last week in northwest Arkansas. The Tahlequah boys came in third with 94 points, and the Tahlequah girls were fourth with 88 points.

The Tigers turned in three first-place performances, including Tahlequah taking the top three spots in the discus. Logan Cook won the discus crown at 145 feet, 10 inches, while Sylas Sloan and Eric Garcia were both within six feet for second and third place. Garcia was also second in the shotput at 48 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

Brandon Conrad, after matching his career-best leap (6 feet, 6 inches) at the Miami meet earlier in the week, won the high jump title at 6 feet, 4 inches.

In the 1,600-meter relay, Tahlequah’s quartet of Aaron Eversole, Conrad, Wyatt Jones and Mason McMillan finished first with a time of 3:31.37, which was a second better than Shiloh Christian.

Tahlequah’s 400-meter relay team finished second at 45.66 seconds.

In the 1,600-meter race, Tahlequah’s Ara Poteete recorded a second-place finish at 4:35.62. Poteete’s teammate, Zech VanFleet, was third at 4:37.19. Poteete was also third in the 3,200-meter race.

For the Tahlequah girls, Jessica Hembree won the 3,200-meter race at 11:52, beating Fayetteville’s Carly Page by three seconds.

Tahlequah also took home two relay titles in the 400- and 1,600-meter races.