Several local teams and kids were involved in golf, track, and tennis state championships this past week.
Class 5A girls golf at Lincoln Park West in Oklahoma City saw Claremore post 483 on Wednesday but then improve 31 shots for a total of 452 on Thursday.
Sunnie Longhorn had a team best 115, 103 for the Zebras. Arlie Gordon was the biggest reason for the day two improvement. Her score of 140 on Wednesday was thrown out, but then she responded on Thursday with 118.
Catoosa was steady with scores of 410 and 413 in Class 4A at Lake Hefner South in Oklahoma City. Emily Vang shot rounds of 81 and 82 en route to a sixth place finish.
Oologah had two individuals qualify. Mali Vang and Kenzie Chacon finished with scores of 95, 94 and 95, 99, respectively.
Grace Rodery and Abby Beller of Verdigris qualified as individuals in Class 3A at Westwood Park in Norman. Rodery shot 94, 87 while Beller finished 101, 94.
Several locals found their way onto the podium in Class 4A track at Catoosa on Friday and Saturday.
Kiah Purdunn of Oologah won the girls long jump (17-6) on Saturday and was runner-up in the high jump (5-4) on Friday.
Tori Wood of Sequoyah finished in fourth place in the girls 3,200 with a school record time of 11:58.66 on Friday.
Mason Hassel was runner-up in the boys 110 hurdles (15.10) while Alicia Mercado finished fifth in the girls 100 hurdles (16.41) for Sequoyah on Saturday.
Mayson Powell was third in the boys 300 hurdles (40.01) and David Hunnell fifth in the boys long jump (21-01.50) for Oologah on Saturday.
Catoosa teammates Kai Faulkner and Jordan King finished runner-up and sixth in the boys pole vault (15-00 and 12-06) on Friday.
The girls state tennis tournament will finish on Tuesday after weather issues in Oklahoma City. Both of Claremore's doubles teams will be in the fifth place matches in Class 5A.
Madison Rust and Sterling Sisovsky will face Carl Albert in #1 doubles while Morgan Choat and Daley Reyonolds will play Duncan in #2 doubles.
Rust and Sisovsky beat McGuinness 6-2, 6-3 in the opening round but then fell 6-0, 6-1 to Cascia Hall.
Rust and Sisovsky then had to win consecutive 3-set matches. They got past Duncan 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and outlasted Altus 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Choat and Reynolds opened with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Guthrie but then fell against Heritage Hall 6-3, 6-4.
Choat and Reynolds responded with a tough 3-set win over Carl Albert 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and then cruised past Holland Hall 6-0, 6-2.
Abbey Cox will play Ada's Auna Redwine for seventh place in #2 singles. Cox beat Piedmont 6-0, 6-2 in the opening round before falling to Heritage Hall 6-2, 6-0.
Cox bounced back with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Carl Albert but then fell 6-0, 6-4 against Duncan.
Micaela McSpadden of Oologah will face Carolyn Jarrett of Harding Charter Prep for third place in Class 4A.
McSpadden cruised past Christian Hertiage 6-0, 6-0 in the opening round and beat Classen SAS 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
McSpadden then dropped a tough 3-set match to Metro Christian's Lauren Michalcik in the semifinals 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.