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Tahlequah Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-State selection Emily Sampson made her college decision official Wednesday at the Tahlequah Multipurpose Activity Center.

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It looks like the Hulbert Riders football team is playing their best ball of the season at the right time.

Bailee Eldred and Cailyn Long both had 20-point evenings, but a late rally by Northwestern Oklahoma handed the RiverHawks a 76-71 loss on Saturday inside the NSU Event Center.

HULBERT -- With just a minute left in the third quarter of Hulbert's 50-13 victory over Allen in their first round playoff matchup, running back Jacob Bruce needed 59 more yards to break the record for most career rushing yards in Oklahoma high school football history.

Nothing went Tahlequah’s way Friday night at Doc Wadley Stadium.

Tahlequah High School wrestling will kick off the start of its 2018-19 season by hosting the annual Orange and White Dual Tuesday Nov. 13, and Tiger head coach Travis Kirby will be having a pulled pork dinner fundraiser to help with team expenses.

HULBERT -- For the first time in half a century, the Hulbert Riders (7-3, 5-1) have home-field advantage as Class A District 8 champions in the first week of the playoffs.

Tahlequah's Emily Sampson was recognized as one of the state's top players when she was selected to the Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association last week.

VIAN — Vian rolled over Keys Friday night to close any playoff hopes for the Cougars.

SAVANNA — Hulbert was in control from the start and imposed their will in a 54-8 win over Savanna Friday night and in the process claimed a district championship.

Sequoyah's Danica Johnson is the 2018 Muskogee Phoenix/Tahlequah Daily Press Female Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Nine wins.

HULBERT -- Going into the final week of the regular season the Hulbert Riders find their self in a unique position.

Tahlequah’s Emily Sampson, Sequoyah’s Kaylee Smith and Sequoyah head coach Jeff Turtle were each honored Monday by the Oklahoma High School Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association as All-State selections.

Tahlequah wasn't doing any peeking around the corner Friday.

Hulbert — The Riders did not have a difficult time imposing their will on a struggling and winless Warner Eagles team in a 55-16 win Friday night at Rider Field.

Keys started fast and never looked back in an easy 41-6 win over Westville on senior night Friday.

Looking ahead isn't an option for Tahlequah.

Keys went into playoff mode last week heading to Panama and now faces a must-win game Friday night against Westville.

HULBERT — Hulbert sits at second place in District A-6 after last week's big 47-44 win over previously unbeaten Central Sallisaw.

Despite four top 20 finishes, Sequoyah came up short in its bid for a state championship Saturday at the Class 3A Cross Country State Championship Meet in Shawnee.

Both Tahlequah cross country teams will be at the Class 5A Cross Country State Championship Meet on Saturday after strong showings in regionals last weekend at Mohawk Sports Complex in Owasso.

Sallisaw — Jacob Bruce made the biggest play of the night with 16 seconds remaining in the game as he looked into the air and picked off the football to seal a 47-44 Hulbert win over Central Sallisaw Thursday night on the road.

TULSA — Tahlequah put together perhaps its most complete performance of the season Thursday against East Central at the East Side Sports Complex in Tulsa.

WESTVILLE — After struggling against the two toughest teams in the district in the last two weeks, the Sequoyah Indians football team got the bounce back win they needed on Thursday night.

Keys is treating its three remaining games like they're sudden death playoff matchups.

Getting back on schedule was Tahlequah’s top priority last week.

Four runners placed in the top 10 to lift Tahlequah to the Metro Lakes Conference Cross Country championship last week in Grove.

Both Sequoyah cross country teams were dominant on Saturday as the Indians and Lady Indians both claimed Class 3A regional championships at Nichols Park in Henryetta.

PARK HILL -- Keys drove down the field against Pocola and never let up off the pedal Friday night as the Cougars were able to cruise to a 41-0 victory.

Holland Hall took advantage of early mistakes in the first quarter and rolled to a 41-14 Friday night victory over the Sequoyah Indians (2-5, 1-2) in Tahlequah.

Tahlequah erased last week's doldrums on Friday against Pryor at Doc Wadley Stadium.

The Sequoyah Indians football team is approaching their Friday night matchup with Holland Hall at a pivotal point of their season.

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