March 11th, 2014
What a week last week was, all because of Mother Nature. Just about all of last week's high school baseball and slow-pitch softball games were canceled due to wet fields from the previous weekend's sleet storm. Granted, a few were canceled due to high school basketball playoffs.
It's supposed to be a pretty decent week weather wise this week, so we'll see if we can get back in action. I'm pretty sure most of the county players and coaches would like that.
Poteau at Stilwell, canceled due to wet fields
Keota at Arkoma, canceled due to wet fields
High Fire Danger
Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging Oklahomans to be aware that critical fire weather will be present across the state tomorrow, and will most likely remain elevated at least until the weekend. As a result of these conditions, outdoor burning should be avoided until conditions improve.
The 2014 seasons got underway in fine fashion for the Poteau High School soccer teams Friday night at Costner Stadium with a sweep of McAlester. The Lady Pirates opened things with a 9-3 victory, then the Pirates began defense of their Class 4A state title with a 5-1 win.
The Poteau teams will play today at Wagoner, with the girls' game at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
The Carl Albert State College softball team went 1-3 in their four-game stretch over the weekend. The Lady Vikings were swept at home Sunday afternoon by Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, falling 4-3 and 7-2.
On Friday, the Lady Vikings split their road doubleheader in Coffeyville, Kan., run ruling the hosts in the opener 8-0 in five innings before losing 7-6 in the nightcap.
After entertaining archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College on Monday afternoon, the Lady Vikings will be in a road doubleheader against Connors State College beginning at 2 this afternoon in Warner.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Red Oak Lady Eagles brought home a ball from the Class B State Tournament, but it wasn't the one they had wanted.
The Lady Eagles fell 66-41 to the Okarche Lady Warriors in the Saturday's finals after beating the Lomega Raiderettes 65-56 in overtime in Friday's state semifinals.
One woman was taken to a Fort Smith hospital Friday [March 7] night after being stabbed in the neck by her boyfriend, according to Spiro Chief of Police Darrel Barham.
Barham said her boyfriend fled the area and officers are seeking a warrant for his arrest.
As of today [March 11], charges had not yet been filed in connection with the stabbing.
Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau is hosting a drop-in open house till 2 p.m. today [March 11]. During the open house the public can tour the new Emergency Medical Training Programs EMS building and Disaster Response and EMS Training Simulator.
The Poteau Pirates got their 2014 season off and running with a pair of run-rule wins Saturday afternoon at a rainy, chilly Town Creek Park. Poteau got a 15-2 four-inning victory over the Wister Wildcats to end the three-way and got it started with an 11-0 five-inning win over the Checotah Wildcats.
In the middle game, in a battle of Wildcats, Checotah run ruled Wister 14-1 in five innings.
Heaverner 8, Whitesboro 0; Heavener 9, Clayton 3; Clayton 15, Whitesboro 4: Friday in Heavener, the Wolves opened their season with a pair of wins, while the Bulldogs went winless on the day.
CLAYTON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs made it a happy weekend with a 12-0, four-inning run-rule victory over the Clayton Lady Bulldogs.
Whitesboro had a three-run second inning, a seven-run third inning and a two-run fourth inning to get the win.
Heavener 14, Roland 1: Friday at Roland, the Lady Wolves got their season off and running in a big way. Heavener jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an inning.
The first high school track meet of the season will take place today with the Poteau Invitational, which will begin at 1 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
Besides host Poteau's teams, Arkoma, Heavener, Howe and Spiro are expected to be at the meet.
Editor's note: The season preview stories of the local high school track teams, as well as the other spring teams' season preview stories, will be in the 2014 Spring Sports Guide which will publish March 22.