Barnsdall girls win
Following a 0-3 start to the season, Barnsdall Lady Panthers bounced back with a win Monday at Preston High School in slowpitch softball action, 8-7.
Trailing 7-5 after six innings, Barnsdall erupted for three runs in the seventh inning.
Riley Hopkins and Khailey Sofian started the rally with back-to-back singles. Kinnley Bloomfield then drove both of them home. Kyndal LeFlore plated Bloomfield for the go-ahead/winning run.
Jasmine Shores pitched for Barnsdall, with Kylee Rasberry and Tylee Roach sharing receiver chores.
Shores and Jaydon Mackey each socked three hits for Barnsdall, followed by Sofian and LeFlore with two apiece.
Macy Holt, Montana Patrick, Hopkins, Bayleigh Walling and Bloomfield each whittled off one hit.
Barnsdall head coach Joe Gilbert praised the performance of Sofian at shortstop.
Barnsdall scored three runs in the first inning, with Shores and Mackey both recording one RBI.
— Mike Tupa
The Panthers dropped a 6-5 decision against Tonkawa.
Keegan Marin displayed the hottest bat for Barnsdall, lashing three singles.
Wesley Yarber, Michael Marin, Joseph Cole and K. Allen each drove home a run.
Cole and Michael Marin split pitching duties. Cole rang up eight K’s in five innings.
— Mike Tupa
Weather permitting, the Pawhuska Huskies baseball team will have a game at 5 p.m. Thursday at home versus Pawnee. The note about the weather is more than a passing consideration. The Huskies endured rainouts Monday and Tuesday, interrupting their efforts to get their bats and gloves working for them as the season gets underway.
Pawhuska lost a tightly contested opening game of the season on March 7 by a score of 2-0 to Tonkawa. The game went seven innings and was 0-0 into the sixth frame. After that first game, it seemed like Coach Chris Rumsey’s squad mainly needed to find a way to get their bats working. However, the Huskies lost 13-1 to Cleveland on March 8 and Rumsey noted that a combination of errors on defense and silent bats contributed heavily to the outcome.
Pawhuska is also scheduled for a 5 p.m. game this Friday at Perry.
— Robert Smith
Lady Huskie soccer
Pawhuska High School’s Lady Huskies soccer team won their season opener March 7 at Tulsa Webster by a score of 8-0.
Shelby Laird led the way for Pawhuska with three goals. Abby Easley had two scores. Jaiden Kitchel, Bailey Henley and Alyssa Fanning each added one goal apiece. PHS had 17 shots on goal during the match, as opposed to zero shots on goal for Webster.
“The girls played very well, moved the ball well and never quit,” PHS coach Derral McBride said. He said the Lady Huskies’ preseason conditioning seemed to make a difference in the team’s season opener. PHS had a home match scheduled this Tuesday versus Grove. Coach McBride anticipated it might be a rainy match.
— Robert Smith