Lady Pirates’ hard fought season comes to an end in state semifinal

Petrolia's Lady Pirates, and a few hardcore fans, gather for a group photo Saturday after winning the Region I softball final. The lady Pirates' season came to an end Wednesday in the Class A state semifinal.

Petrolia’s Lady Pirates ended a spectacular season of softball Wednesday, falling in the state semifinal to No. 1 ranked Weimar. The 6-0 loss came just four days after Petrolia defeated Region I rival Windthorst to qualify for the state tournament. The Lady Pirates … [Read more...]

Gibbs, Whitehead to play for Wayland; Kleinert signs with Arlington Baptist

Bearcats Turner Grubbs, Parker Kleinert and Aaron Whitehead sign letters of intent, continuing their athletic careers to the collegiate level, as family members look on.

Three Henrietta athletes signed letters of intent Tuesday night, continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Seniors Turner Gibbs and Aaron Whitehead will join athletic programs at Wayland Baptist University in the fall, while Parker Kleinert will go … [Read more...]

Lady Pirates sweep Windthorst for Region I title, advance to state tourney

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Petrolia returns to the Class A state softball tournament after claiming the Region I title over Windthorst in a battle of bats Saturday, marking the Lady Pirates second trip to the big dance in three years. It is also the last playoff drive for Lady Pirate Coach … [Read more...]

Fletcher to continue baseball career at Vernon College

Henrietta senior Conner Fletcher signs a letter of intent with Vernon College as parents Shannon and Ellis Fletcher and brother Cody Fletcher look on.

Henrietta pitcher and short stop Conner Fletcher signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play baseball for Vernon College. The senior Bearcat expects to fill a relief role on the mound for the Chaparrals next season with hopes of moving into the starting … [Read more...]

Lady Pirates sweep Archer City, advance to Region I semifinal


Sweeping Archer City in two games over the weekend, Petrolia advances to the Class A Region I softball semifinal, where the Lady Pirates will face Haskell. With a 3-1 win in game one Friday, the Lady Pirates returned to Graham Saturday morning to close the series. … [Read more...]

Despite Kleinert’s effort, Bearcats fall to Bangs in Area playoff


Bearcat Parker Kleinert allowed just two runs in Friday’s area round playoff at Weatherford College, but Henrietta couldn't get the offense going in a 2-0 defeat to Bangs. Parker was a workhorse on the mound for Bearcats, allowing one earned run, six hits and four … [Read more...]

Mataska bats Lady Pirates to lead in quarterfinal series


Kody Mataska drove in the winning run to give the Petrolia Lady Pirates a 3-1 win over Archer City in game 1 of the regional semifinal on Friday. With the score tied at one in the sixth inning, Mataska came to the plate and singled to score Abby Anderson, and allowed … [Read more...]

Lady Pirates continue win streak with area round win over Ralls


After going undefeated in district play, Petrolia’s Lady Pirates opened their playoff drive Friday with a 13-1 “ROMP” of Ralls, earning an area title and advancing to the regional quarterfinals. Eleven runs in the first three innings allowed the Lady Pirates to put … [Read more...]

Bearcats open playoff run by routing Merkel in two games

Students from Henrietta Elementary lined the sidewalk at Henrietta High School to give the Bearcat baseball team a big sendoff  Thursday. Henrietta drubbed Merkel in two games, 7-1 and 15-1.

Henrietta baseball advances to the area round of playoffs with two blowout wins over Merkel in in the bi-district series. On Thursday, the Bearcats defeated Merkel 7-1. Henrietta scored three runs in the fifth on on a wild pitch and a two-run double by Aaron … [Read more...]

Bloodworth, Kelsey set shot put records at Henrietta Junior High

Mallary Bloodworth and Logan Kelsey set school records in shot put at Henrietta Junior High.

Two Henrietta Junior high athletes set school records during the 2014 track and field season. Mallary Bloodworth set a new mark with the 6-pound shot put with a record of 33 feet, 2 1/2 inches while competing in the District 5-2A track meet.  Logan Kelsey set a new … [Read more...]