Huskies to host Warriors in districts


Pawhuska High School’s Huskie baseball squad will host the Adair Warriors in 3A District play Thursday at the PHS field on 15th Street.

The two teams are scheduled for a 3 p.m. opening contest that will be followed with a second game, probably starting around 5 p.m.

Coach Brian Edwards’ Huskies bring a 15-7 season record into the best-of-three district series. The visiting Warriors will be coming in with a 12-13 mark.

During one very productive stretch, the Pawhuskans reeled off 12 consecutive victories. The past week saw the Huskies bang out an 18-0 win at Pawnee last Friday and squeeze by Newkirk, 4-2, in a road game on Tuesday, April 22. In a final tuneup, the Huskies fell by a 6-0 score Monday at Blackwell.

This will be the second straight year for PHS to serve as host for its upcoming Oklahoma Class 3A district series. A year ago, the Huskies claimed the first and third games in district triumph over Tulsa’s Lincoln Christian Bulldogs. Rain forced that series to be extended over a five-day period.

A week later, Pawhuska was eliminated in 3A Regional action at Verdigris.