Tournaments have a way of changing things up in the polls.
Tournaments have a way of changing things up in the polls. Surprisingly enough, there weren’t many shifts this week for area teams in their respective classifications. On the boys side of the polls, the Ardmore Tigers dropped four spots this week after a pair of losses in the East Central Classic. Ardmore now sits at No. 11 with an overall record of 6-4. It was a different story though for the Fox Foxes, who rose four spots to their highest ranking of the season thus far at No. 13 in Class A. Fox won the South Central Conference tournament this past weekend in Turner. On the girls side, there were few changes for the respective area squads who are currently ranked. Despite an upset loss to the Collinsville Lady Cardinals last Thursday, Ardmore’s Lady Tigers stayed at No. 4 this week in Class 5A, receiving two first place votes. Ardmore currently sits at 10-3 on the season and won the consolation championship at the East Central Classic this weekend. In Class 4A, despite sweeping their way to the championship of the Charles K. Heatley Classic in Lindsay, the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs stayed at No. 13 this week. Sulphur currently sits with an overall record of 10-0 on the season. Another team who won a tournament title but didn’t move in the Class 4A poll was the Plainview Lady Indians, who stayed at No. 19 this week. Plainview won the Longhorn Invitational for the second straight season on Saturday and sits at 8-2 on the year. Lone Grove’s Lady Horns had the biggest jump of the week for area girls teams as they rose to No. 16 this week. The Lady Horns fell in the semifinals of the Longhorn Invitational against Cache, but managed to claim third place with a victory over the Marlow Lady Outlaws, and currently have an overall record of 8-2 on the season.