SEQUOYAH FESTIVAL — Class 4A No. 9 Fort Gibson went 2-0-1 on the day with the most interesting contest of the tournament — a 0-0 tie with Sequoyah — at the Sequoyah Festival on Thursday.
The game was called due to a time limit with both teams scoreless after six innings and a standoff pitching duel between FGHS’s Madison Higley and Sequoyah’s Jessica Bluebird. Higley held Sequoyah to one hit and struck out 13. Bluebird limited the Lady Tigers to four hits.
Higley tossed a one-hitter earlier in the day against Keys, a 6-0 win. She struck out five. Sage Stout had a two-run triple and Miranda Cherry an RBI single in a four-run third.
FGHS beat Sallisaw 9-1. Emily Rigsby and Cherry each went 2-for-3. Both had RBI singles, Kyla Martin an two-run triple and Sage Stout a two-run double that turned into a four-bagger on a two-base throwing error by the Lady Diamonds.
Fort Gibson (24-5-1) had a 10-game win streak ended by Sequoyah but remains without a loss in 12 games. The Lady Tigers get Lincoln Christian and Oaks today in the festival.
6A No. 11 Muskogee (16-7) won three games, beating Stilwell 7-2, Locust Grove 3-0 and Vian 10-1.
Paige Gann was the winning pitcher against Stilwell and Vian. She struck out eight Vian batters and scattered six hits against Stilwell. Gann also had two hits each in the two games and drove in two runs against Vian. Brook Hendrickson had two hits, drove in two runs and stole bases against Stilwell. Carlee Gann had two hits against Stilwell, while Nia Maxwell had two hits and two RBIs. Dee Emarthle had two hits against Vian.
In beating Locust Grove, winning pitcher Shaylee Rowland struck out two batters and gave up just one hit. She along with Emarthle and Aubrey Johnson each had two hits.
The Lady Roughers play at the Festival at 10 a.m. today.
Keys' softball team posted wins over Oaks (6-1) and Lincoln Christian (6-4).
Haskell (9-16) won two of its three games, beating Wagoner 11-6 and Anadarko Riverside 12-0 before losing 9-2 to Oktaha.
The Lady Haymakers’ Denora Wheeland had four hits and drove in a run against Wagoner, while Maddie Cheatham had four RBIs for the day. Kirsten Ridley was the winning pitcher against Wagoner and loser against Oktaha. Ashton Imel was the winner against Riverside.
For 2A No. 5 Oktaha against Haskell, Madyson Fox was 2-for-3 with two doubles and Caitlin Sikes 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Oktaha also beat Wagoner 5-2 as Taylor Pevehouse was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Sikes hit a two-run single. The Lady Tigers (20-6) finished with a 3-2 loss to Red Oak, No. 1 in B. Callie Barnes had two hits and scored twice on singles by Sierra Elam. The Lady Tigers play Westville at 2:30 p.m. today.
PORTER FALLS — Vinita defeated Porter in the Adair Tournament, 10-1 and the second game against Tulsa Washington was stopped by rain in the second inning. Porter is 7-13.
RAINOUTS — Wilburton-Porum.
CANCELLATIONS — Warner-Hulbert.
RAINOUTS — Cameron-Okay.
NOT AVAILABLE — Braggs-Indianola.
TAHLEQUAH WINS — 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.
WESTVILLE 3, SEQUOYAH 2 — Sequoyah (13-6) lost 17-15 in the decisive game.
TAHLEQUAH SWEEPS — Tahlequah’s Zechariah 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.
BASEBALL: Braggs at Panola, 4:30 p.m.
Oktaha at Seminole Festival
Indianola at Okay, 4 p.m.
SOFTBALL: Hilldale at Oologah Tournament
Tahlequah at Bartlesville Tournament
Indianola at Braggs, 4 p.m.
Porter at Porum, 4 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL: Muskogee, Tahlequah, Sequoyah at Coweta Tournament