9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
4/26/2017 2:02:38 PM
by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal
The Newkirk Lady Tiger soccer team fell just short of the Class 4A-3 District title Monday, losing to Harrah 1-0 on the second overtime of penalty kicks.
NHS (11-3) hosts Elk City (10-3) at 5 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 4A Playoffs, this is the third straight year the Lady Tigers have reached the playoffs.
NHS defeated Elk City in the first round of the 2015 playoffs.
Coach Gary Watters said Monday night the Lady Tiger lost in penalty kicks 5-4, in the second overtime.
Watters said he was proud of the Lady Tigers, saying, “I told the girls that if we see them (Harrah) again in the playoffs, we’ll have a lot of confidence that we can compete.”
The Newkirk Tigers travel to Enid today for Class 3A District Baseball at Chisholm.
The first pitch of the three game series is set for 4 p.m.
A third game, if needed, is set for 4 p.m. Friday.
NHS enters the game with a 9-14 record, Chisholm (19-8) is ranked 13th.
The Tigers and Longhorns have not played in 2017.
This past week, NHS dropped road games at Hennessey, 9-1, and Crescent, 18-4.
Newkirk track travels to Chisholm for the Class 3A Regional Meet Saturday.
The meet starts at 10 a.m.
Best state qualifying options for the Lady Tigers are in the shot put with senior and two time state qualifier Coltyn Harrill. The Tiger boys could qualify middle distance runners Daniel Romero and Jeffry Juanes.
The Class 3A State Meet is at Catoosa, May 5-6.