Local Sports Roundup, March 30

NAHL Hockey

Wildcats Fall to End Season

The Wichita Falls Wildcats fell 3-1 at home to Odessa to close out a disappointing 2011-2012 season.

Matt Purmal scored 2:21 into the third period for the lone goal of the game for the Wildcats. Damien Lona recorded the assist.

Matt Leon stopped 28 of 31 Odessa shots as the Wildcats finished the year with a record of 20-35-5, sixth in the seven-team NAHL South Division.

The Wildcats' leading scorer for the season was Zach Pochiro with 18 goals and 34 points. Defenseman Tucker Poolman led the team in assists with 22, playing in all but one of the team's games.

Brennan Parker led the team in plus/minus, with a final rating of +14.

HS Golf

Old High golfer Katy Goen finished in sixth place out of a field of 108 girls Friday at Lakeview Golf Course in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Goen shot a 79 and the WFHS girls finished in fifth place overall with a team score of 356.

The tournament was a regional preview tournament for a large number of 4A and 5A schools in Oklahoma.

Goen and the WFHS girls will compete at the UIL District 4-4A golf tournament next Monday and Tuesday at the Win Star Golf Course in Thackerville, OK.

HS Track & Field

Rider's Taliyah Brooks took 3rd place in the long jump and qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100-meter hurdles Friday at the 85th Texas Relays in Austin.

She will run the final around 2:50 p.m.

The Hirschi 4x200-meter relay team of Reenum Turner, Brandon Sheppard, David Burton and Dominique Bobo also qualified for Saturday's finals. They qualified sixth with a time of 1:29.50 in the preliminaries. Their final will be around 12:35 p.m.

Brooks also finished 16th in the high jump with a best height of 5 feet, one inch.

Her sister Jasmine competed in the long jump and 100-meter dash, jumping 18 feet, 7.75 inches to finish sixth overall, and running the 100 meters in 12.57 seconds, good for 39th in the preliminaries.

Rider's Dylan McDorman will compete in the shot put Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.