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Wright City falls in Class A State quarterfinal

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SHAWNEE, OK -- The Wright City Lumberjax would fall in their Class A State quarterfinal contest with Sterling in a 10-0 five inning run rule.

After all that has happened in the past month, they're just grateful to have played.

"It was very exciting. These guys were doubting the opportunity after all we went through at the end of the season. But to have the opportunity to come out is a special experience for them," athletic director and fill-in coach Mike Converse said.

"They've been to the state tournament a couple of times, some of these guys have, but just getting this extra chance they deserve... we were real proud and real happy that we had the opportunity to play."

Initially the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association ruled Wright City had to forfeit their quarterfinal contest against Sterling after learning they played in two too many games -- going over the 22 game scheduling limit.

The tournament was suspended May 2 after the OSSAA appealed a McCurtain County judge's ruling to allow Wright City back in.

Finally Friday the Oklahoma Supreme Court made a ruling and Tuesday the OSSAA board of directors allowed them back into the tournament.