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August 31, 2012

Tahlequah shuts out Poteau

Local and area briefs

Class 5A No. 1 Tahlequah dominated against Poteau once again this season, beating the Lady Pirates 6-0 on Thursday afternoon.

It’s Tahlequah’s second win over Poteau in 10 days. In two matchups this season, Tahlequah outscored Poteau 15-1.

Britney Johnson tossed a two-hit shutout against the Class 4A No. 9 Lady Pirates. Johnson improved to 8-2 on the year, while also going 2 for 4 at the plate.

Also on offense, Bub Peters was 3 for 3 with two runs batted in.

“We played great today,” said Tahlequah coach Matt Cloud, whose team will be off until playing a District 5A-3 game at Pryor on Tuesday.

THS teams finish 2nd

Both of Tahlequah’s cross country teams finished in second place at the Early Tiger Run at Tahlequah High Shcool on Thursday.

Zach VanFleet paced the Tahlequah boys team, coming in second place at 13:11 in the 4K run. Mohamed Bassime and Ara Poteete, third and fourth respectively, finished at 13:52 and 14:04.

Sequoyah’s Terrance Nofire finished in first place, beating VanFleet by eight seconds (13:03).

As a team, Sequoyah finished in third place.

In the girls race, Amy Hembree led the Lady Tigers, finishing seventh overall at 8:26 in the 2,000-meter run. Gracie Medellin wasn’t far off Hembree’s pace, coming in ninth at 8:30.

Stilwell’s Sydney Lawrence won the race at 7:20, beating Keys’ Ali Andrews by 47 seconds.

Coweta won both team titles. Keys finished third in the girls race.

Sequoyah routs Hulbert

Class 4A No. 13 Sequoyah had no problems with Hulbert on the volleyball court Thursday, beating the Lady Riders 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-14) at The Place Where They Play.

Britanie Wacoche led Sequoyah with six aces and one kill, and Kendra Hammer added four kills and an ace.

Sequoyah will play again Tuesday at Verdigris.

Keys tops Warner

The Keys softball team beat Warner 5-3 on Thursday.

The Cougars are now 7-10 and will host Fort Gibson and Oologah on Tuesday.

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