Tahlequah Daily Press


September 14, 2012

Tahlequah wins 2 cross country crowns

Local and area briefs

COLLINSVILLE — Tahlequah’s Zech Van Fleet ran 5,000 meters in 16 minutes, 39 seconds, leading the Tigers to a team title at the Collinsville Open on Thursday.

Van Fleet was second overall to Cleveland’s Baylor Harvey. Tiger Ara Poteete was third at 17:10 and Mohamed Bassime was eighth at 17:57, giving the Tigers three top 10 finishers.

Jayson Romero was 15th (18:42) and Seth Martin 16th (18:44). Tahlequah’s 44 points were 18 better than second-place Skiatook. Mannford was third.

Meanwhile, Tahlequah’s girls had four top-five finishers in winning its division. Jessica Hembree was first (12:36) on the 2-mile course, with Gracie Medelin third (13:00), Amy Hembree (13:18) fourth and Lindsey Chafin (13:25) fifth. Breanna Duncan (14:08 was 15th. The Lady Tigers’ 28 points eased them past Collinsville, second at 60.

Keys was fourth. Ali Andrews getting second overall at 12:53. Mylee Hewitt (11th, 13:55), Shauna Rucker (25th, 14:27), Sierra Cox (30th, 14:37) and Breanna Scott (38th, 15:19) rounded out the Lady Cougars’ scores.

THS drops 2

OWASSO — Tahlequah’s 10-game winning streak came to a halt on Thursday in Owasso.

The Lady Tigers, No. 1 in Class 5A, lost to Collinsville (9-4) and Ponca City (5-3) at the Bartlesville/Owasso tournament.

The Lady Tigers fell to 24-4 and will play Owasso and Bixby on Friday in the tournament.

Tahlequah tops Lady Buffs

Class 5A No. 11 Tahlequah coasted past McAlester on Thursday night at the TMAC, winning in straight sets, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18.

The Lady Tigers were led by Casey Beaston and Gillian Tinnin, who both had 11 kills. Katie Schneider had five aces, and Morgan Anderson and Kalie Champlain both had four kills. Champlain also added 27 assists.

Tahlequah is now 7-8 and will play in the Coweta tournament on both Friday and Saturday.

Keys goes 2-1

Keys’ softball team posted wins over Oaks (6-1) and Lincoln Christian (6-4) on Thursday at the Sequoyah softball tournament. The Lady Cougars’ only loss was to Fort Gibson, who won 6-0.

Keys is now 13-18 and will play Sequoyah and Sallisaw in the tournament on Friday.

Sequoyah played three games in the tournament on Thursday but scores and game information was not reported to the Tahlequah Daily Press.

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