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September 21, 2012

Keys, SHS split district games

Local and area briefs

PARK HILL — Keys and Sequoyah split a pair of softball games on Thursday in a Class 3A district tournament.

Class 3A No. 4 Sequoyah won the first game in nine innings, 4-3. Keys, though, responded with a 4-1 victory in the second contest.

The two teams will play a winner-take-all game Friday at 4 p.m. at Keys.

No other information on the games was provided by either coaching staff.

Sequoyah learns playoff fate

Sequoyah’s volleyball team found out its Class 4A regional assignment on Thursday. The Lady Indians will play in the Rogers regional at Copan. The eight-team regional also includes Webster, Kellyville, Drumright, Yale and Cleveland.

The tournament date and starting times will be announced at a later date.

Hulbert softball wins district

CHOUTEAU — Hulbert’s softball team swept Chouteau on Thursday to win a Class 2A district tournament. The Lady Riders won, 18-6 and 15-7.

In the first game, Janet Bowers had three hits and scored three times while driving in three runs. Hannah Moss, Krista Bowlin and Abby Duram all drove in three runs apiece.

In the second game, Moss and Lauren Reagen both collected three RBI. Paige Taylor and Chelsey Fishinghawk both drove in two runs apiece while Fishinghawk also scored three times.

Katlyn Sewell picked up the pitching victory in both games as Hulbert improved to 7-10. The Lady Riders will now move on to a 2A regional tournament, with assignments likely being handed out early next week.

NSU men fall to Ft. Hays State

HAYS, Kan. — The No. 20-ranked NSU men’s soccer team was defeated 3-2 by No. 15 Fort Hays State in overtime Thursday night at FHSU Soccer Stadium.

The RiverHawks (4-2, 1-1 MIAA) lost their first league contest, despite outshooting the Tigers (6-1, 2-0) by a margin of 25-11.

Both NSU losses this season have been in overtime, and both have come in Hays as the RiverHawks lost 3-2 to Colorado Mesa Sept. 7 on neutral grounds.

Tomas Mare gave the home side the early advantage with a goal in the 27th minute off an assist from Tanner Brock.

Northeastern State entered the second half trailing for just the second time this season, but the RiverHawks would gain the lead following goals from junior midfielders Juan Gonzalez and Edgar Gonzaga.

Gonzalez’ strike came in the 56th minute with help from sophomore midfielder Jordan Schmoker. Gonzaga put the road team on top 2-1 in the 78th minute off an assist from senior midfielder Henry Wildenborg.

Fort Hays State equalized in the 83rd minute when Michael Cole put away a pass from Brock, and Mare notched the golden goal in the 102nd minute with help from Carlos Linares.

Senior goalkeeper Jordan Ladbrooke made three saves and fell to 4-2 on the year. Kent Freund stopped eight RiverHawk shots to earn the victory.

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