Local Sports

Two Area Golfers Qualify for State

Two Ponca City area golfers qualified to compete in state tournaments during regional tournament play Thursday. Sydney Herrmann of Ponca City qualified with her play in the Class 6A Regional Tournament at the Broken Arrow Golf Course. Also qualifying was Autumn Conneywerdy of Frontier with her play in the Class 2A Regional at the Kingfisher Golf Course. Both qualified as […]


In a story about Monday’s soccer match between the Ponca City varsity girls and Sapulpa, freshman Emily Allensworth was misidentified. Allensworth scored the only goal for Ponca City in a 2-1 penalty kick defeat. Allensworth’s goal was scored on a header. The News apologizes for the misidentification.

Organist Started ‘Na, Na, Na, Na,’ Chant

By DAVID MILLER News Sports EditorSClBWith the return of the baseball season comes one of my favorite features of The Associated Press, an item known as “This Date in Baseball.” I was told a long time ago that such features appeal only to a limited audience, but I know that trivia nuts like me enjoy reading such material. In the […]

Walk-Off Home Run Gives Wildcats Loss

BROKEN ARROW— A walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning ended a tight pitching dual between Ponca City and Broken Arrow Tuesday in Broken Arrow. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie by the end of the regulation seven innings. Broken Arrow than got the winning blast in the bottom of the eighths to win 1-0. […]

Wildcats End With Victory

MUSKOGEE — The Po-Hi soccer season ended on a positive note Tuesday night as the Ponca City boys team defeated Muskogee 4-2. The match was one that had been originally scheduled April 4, but was rescheduled due to weather considerations. The Muskogee-Ponca City girls match on April 4 was completed with Ponca City winning 1-0 in overtime. The girls match […]

Wildcat Golfers Seventh

The Ponca City Wildcats boys golf team competed in a 36-hole tournament at Adams Municipal Golf Course in Bartlesville Monday. They finished seventh with a team score of 706. Owasso won the team title with a score of 652. Daniel Reed of Sapulpa won the individual title with a score of 153. Will Harbeson of Ponca City was the top […]

11 Baseball Seniors Honored

Eleven baseball seniors were honored Monday before the Ponca City-Broken Arrow game at the Po-Hi baseball field. The seniors and their profiles include: Matt Aldridge is the son of David and Suann Palmer. Francis Johnston, who is nearly 93 and who has attended the majority of Matt’s practices and games, is a grandparent. His siblings are Jerry and Barbara Palmer. […]

Soccer Teams Lose 2

SAPULPA— The Ponca City varsity soccer teams suffered a double loss Monday in matches against teams from Sapulpa. In the girls contest, Sapulpa won 2-1 in a penalty kick shootout. The Wildcat boys team lost to Sapulpa 2-0. Ponca City’s lone goal was scored by freshman Emily Allenson in the first half. It was the second consecutive game the Lady […]

Wildcats Shut Out by BA

By DAVID MILLER News Sports Editor Broken Arrow scored a run in the first inning during a game at the Po-Hi baseball field and that run would be all the was necessary to win the game. By the time the seventh inning was completed, the visiting Tigers from BA had accumulated seven more to win the game 8-0. The score […]

Ponca City Hosts Big Daddy Invitational

Ponca City High School varsity tennis teams hosted the annual “Big Daddy” Invitational, over the weekend. The Big Daddy Invitational is named after Steve “Big Daddy” Larimer, Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame member and long-time coach for the Wildcats. Teams invited and attending the tournament were Bartlesville, Claremore, Muskogee, Mustang, Norman, Oklahoma Bible, Stillwater, and Ponca City. The […]