Tahlequah Daily Press

March 29, 2013

Tigers to play for Stilwell soccer title

Local briefs

From Staff reports

— STILWELL — Class 5A No. 14 Tahlequah posted a pair of wins in the Stilwell tournament on Thursday and will now play for the tournament crown today.

The Tigers beat Wagoner (2-0) and 4A No. 7 Victory Christian (3-0) to reach the finals.

Against Wagoner, George Bullard and Alex Paris both scored goals. And carrying Tahlequah past Victory Christian was Jared Bush, who recorded a hat trick.

Tahlequah will now play 4A No. 13 Heavener in the championship game today at 5.

As for the Tahlequah girls, a win (3-2 over Wagoner) and a loss (2-1 to Stilwell) has the Lady Tigers vying for third in the Stilwell tournament.

Against Wagoner, Lydian Fite and Hunter Elam scored goals during regulation before Tahlequah won in penalty kicks. Tahlequah goalkeeper Samantha Chaffin recorded two saves during the game-deciding penalty kicks.

Tahlequah’s lone goal in the loss to Stilwell came courtesy of Elam.

The Lady Tigers are now 4-2 and will take on Westville today at 1 p.m. in Stilwell.

SHS starts off tourney 1-1

WESTVILLE — Sequoyah’s baseball team picked up its first win of the season, a 12-5 rout of Kansas, at the Westville tournament on Thursday. The Indians also lost to Inola, 6-4.

Against Kansas, Karter Woodruff, Kyle Helsley and Ryan Helsley all hit home runs. Woodruff and Kyle Helsley both hit solo home runs while Ryan Helsley blasted a three-run shot. Woodruff also picked up the pitching victory.

Kyle Helsley went 2 for 3 against Inola with a two-run double. Caisen Green had a double and Billy Sunday was 2 for 3 against the Longhorns.

Sequoyah (1-5) gave up five runs in the first two innings against Inola and never could catch up.

The Indians will return to Westville today to play at 2 p.m.