Tahlequah High School Athletics has an outstanding year. There were several teams that qualified for the post season and had some success. Tahlequah will play 6A-2 football this year and every other sport will be back in 5A.
This Winter and Spring saw lots of accolades for THS Athletics. The Lady Tiger Basketball team finished with a record of 22-4, losing in the first round of the state tournament. The Tiger basketball team finished 14-12 after advancing to the state tournament for the first time since 2020.
The boys golf team qualified for the 5A Boys State Golf Tournament, finishing 6th place overall in 5A. Sophomore Kaden Tibbetts finished in the top 20 and looks to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming years.
The Tiger Track team qualified several female and male athletes for the State track tournament held in Yukon on May 12-13. Several school records were set at the meet. The Lady Tigers and Tigers had a great meet and several of our athletes got on the medal stand. Some results include: Girls 800 Meter
3rd McKenna Hood, Girls 1600 Meter 4th McKenna Hood, Girls 4x400 Meter Relay 6th Riley Dotson, Kirsten Kelly, Emily Morrison, McKenna Hood 4:11.98, Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 8th Riley Dotson, Tori Pham, Annika Barr, McKenna Hood 10:31, Girls High Jump 5th Emily Morrison, Girls Shot put
3rd Alexa McClure, Girls Discus 6TH Kori Rainwater, Boys 800 Meter Class 2nd Trae Baker 1:54.60, Boys 1600 Meter3rd Trae Baker 4:30.64, Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Class 4th Trae Baker, Ismael Perez, Taven Neal, Jalen Hooper
This year 6 athletes were named Oklahoma All State they are Mikah Vann- Softball, Jayley Ray- Softball and Slow Pitch, Hayden Smith Basketball, Trae Baker Cross Country, McKenna Hood Cross Country, Tabor Robinson Soccer. Jayden Moore was also a state champion wrestler this year.
Summer sports are in full swing already. This summer we will have softball and baseball games. Volleyball, basketball, and Football will be attending team camps. Once we start back every athlete will still be required to have a physical packet. These can be found on the district website www.tahlequahschools.org under athletics. We are switching to RankOne so all athletic forms will now be online.
Even with the investment our state has made in education for this next year, our state still remains behind in per pupil funding. We are thankful for the additional funding for teacher raises and operational costs, but the additional money does not balance the rising costs of running the district. The athletic department will continue to need your help not just for athletics but for the sake of education. The Tahlequah Athletic department will also be looking for more corporate sponsors in the upcoming months.
It has been a very busy but successful year for Tahlequah Athletics. As we go into Summer, please plan to attend an event this Fall. Go Tigers!!!!!!!!
Written By: Matt Cloud, Athletic Director