Archive - 2013
Just because the Talihina Golden Tigers are entertaining the Sallisaw Black Diamonds junior varsity at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Doc Robinson Stadium, Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said his team is not going to back down.
â€ś[Sallisaw] coach [Craig] Benson is going to start his main quarterback for a half,â€ť he said. â€śWe're going to full steam ahead. We're pretty much going to go like a normal week. We had out Tuesday type of practice [on Monday] because we play on Thursday this week. We're wanting to get better every week, and we want to win every one of them.â€ť
It was a bittersweet set of home openers for the Poteau Bandit League teams Saturday at Costner Stadium as the teams split their four games with Van Buren (Ark.) Green.
The sixth-grade team won 32-0, while the third-graders rallied to down Van Buren 14-12.
The fifth-graders were shut out 16-0, while the fourth-graders lost a heartbreaking 13-12 contest.
I still believe that Trevor Knight was not permitted to full access to the entire playbook of the Oklahoma Sooners. It is almost like the brain trust was saying Blake Bell is who we truly want running our offense.
I think I noticed OU only ran the â€śBell Dozerâ€ť two times in the game, and it did not look right. The almost unstoppable Bell of yesteryear looked out of sink and, yes, pudgy.
True, he surpassed Sam Bradford's first game passing records, but he missed wide open receivers running free down the middle of the field, and then we did not see Kendell Thompson play in the game.
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NORMAN â€” Blake Bell's first start for the University of Oklahoma overshadowed an outstanding performance by Tulsa running back Trey Watts.
Watts rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown, caught five passes for 65 yards and returned a punt 77 yards.
The Golden Hurricanes were able to find some holes in the OU defense that had only given up seven points in their first two games. Tulsa tallied 20 points on 95 yards rushing and 226 yards passing.
Quarterback Cody Green went 17-for-33 with 226 yards. Wide receiver Jordan James caught six passes for 100 yards to lead Tulsa in the passing game.
PANAMA â€” The seeding held true on opening night of the 2013 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
The top four seeds â€” No. 1 Poteau, No. 2 Pocola, No. 3 Panama and No. 4 Wister â€” all made it to Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals.
In the winner's-bracket quarterfinals, the Lady Pirates blanked the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 11-0, the Lady Indians rallied to down the Howe Lady Lions 5-2, the Lady Razorbacks beat the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 9-3 and the Lady Wildcats shut out the Heavener Lady Wolves 4-0.
Another game, another win for the Poteau Pirates â€” another dramatic win at that. Friday night, the Pirates rallied for the second straight week for a victory, this time 43-40 over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers.
The win was good in the since it gives the team confidence to come from behind.
LEFLORE â€” Leflore pitcher Chance Long threw a three-hitter and struck out three in six innings as the Savages run ruled the Clayton Bulldogs 10-0 Monday afternoon.
All the run support Long needed came in the third inning when the Savages broke a scoreless tie with four runs on Garrett Singleterry's grand-slam home run. After a single run in the fourth inning, a five-run sixth inning put the game into run-rule status.
Smithville 6, Whitesboro 2; Haworth 6, Whitesboro 0: In Smithville, the Braves scored once in the first inning and five runs in the third.
Poteau 2, Wister 0
Panama 6, Pocola 0
Heavener 3, Pocola 2
Wister 6, Spiro 3
Heavener 10, Cameron 1
Spiro 7, Howe 6
Heavener 7, Arkoma 2
Cameron 4, Whitesboro 1
Howe 6, Talihina 4
Spiro 18, Bokoshe 1
Final Day Schedule
Poteau vs. Panama, 5 p.m. Field No. 1
Heavener vs. Wister, 5 p.m. Field No. 2
Heavener-Wister winner vs. Poteau-Panama loser, 6:15 p.m., Field No. 1
NORMAN â€” So much for a quarterback controversy at the University of Oklahoma. Junior Blake Bell took over in the fourth quarter last week against West Virginia as red-shirt freshman Trevor Knight was struggling and got the nod to make his first-ever start against Tulsa in Saturday's game at Owen Field. Bell threw for a record 413 yards and four touchdowns as the Sooners rolled to a 51-20 victory over the Golden Hurricanes.