By Kirk Moore
PV Athletic Director
It’s amazing how time flies! It seems like last week I submitted the extra-curricular packet for athletes to begin the new school year. Today I am submitting the article that closes out our school year.
Currently our spring sports are entering the playoff portion of their seasons.
Our high school girl’s golf team finished as runner-up in their regional tournament at Lake Murray this past week. This finish qualifies the team for the state tournament that will be held at Lake Hefner Golf Course May 1-3.
Our boy’s golf team will be competing in their regional tournament at the Riverside Golf Course in Clinton on Monday, April 30 with the chance to advance to the state golf tournament at Buffalo Rock Golf Course in Cushing May 7-8.
Our baseball team finished 4th in their district and will host a class 4A Bi-District best-of-three-games series versus the Anadarko Warriors here on April 26-27, with Thursday’s doubleheader scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with the second game to follow.
The “if necessary” game would be Friday at 5 p.m. The winner of this series will advance to the Regional Tournament May 3-5. Its location has yet to be determined.
Our boys and girls tennis teams competed in Duncan this past week and both teams brought home the 2nd place trophy for the Southern Oklahoma Invitational.
The regional tournament for our girls’ team will be held at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center on Monday, April 30. The top four placers at the regional tournament will then advance to the state tournament also held at the OKC TC on May 4-5.
The boys’ regional tournament will be played at the Earlywine Tennis Center in Oklahoma City on May 7. Again, the top four placers will advance to the boys’ state tournament held at the Oklahoma Tennis Center on May 11-12.
The track teams travel to Plainview on Saturday, April 28 to compete in the regional 4A track meet. The top three placers in each event automatically qualify for the ttate track meet at Moore High School on May 4-5.
The end of the school year also means it is time for the annual Panther Athletic Club’s All Sports Banquet.
This year’s banquet will be held at the Bosa Community Center on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
This event has evolved through the years in different formats. This year we will again have cookies and punch with our lettermen being recognized and team awards presented.
On a personal note, I would like to remind everyone that this event is “long” in length (usually 3 hours) and primarily a night to recognize our outgoing senior athletes.
Our high school athletic program in Pauls Valley fields 19 competitive teams and we have over 200 student athletes in grades 9-12, so it is impossible to have an awards program short in length.
I kindly ask that if you wish to attend please remember that this evening is the last chance for our senior athletes to be together as a whole and enjoy their achievements.