October 27th, 2013
HAILEYVILLE â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers notched a 39-0 District A-6 win against the Haileyville Warriors on Friday night.
The win sets up a battle next week between the Savanna Bulldogs and the Golden Tigers (8-0, 4-0 in district play) at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium for what will likely be the top seed of the district, and possibly the outright district title for the victor.
Poteau 42, Muldrow 3
Panama 37, Hugo 36
Spiro 40, Valliant 0
Talihina 39, Haileyville 0
Stigler 61, Heavener 7
Thackerville 66, Arkoma 22
Antlers 42, Pocola 34
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Pirates returned to their winning ways after they had a major hiccup last week against Tulsa Cascia Hall. The Pirates were focused and in a groove as they struck early and often. Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford threw three touchdown passes, had a kick return for another score and a 64-yard dash as the Pirates routed the Muldrow Bulldogs 42-3 on Friday night.
The Poteau High School cross country runners, other than those who participated in Thursday's Vike@Nite at Carl Albert State College, have been idle of competition for almost a month. They haven't ran since the Oct. 10 Claremore Invitational. The Chili Pepper Invitational was rained out on Oct. 5 at Fayetteville, Ark.
So, needless to say the runners are chomping at the bit to get back on the course once more. That chance will happen at 1 this afternoon at the Class 4A Regional Meet at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
Although the high school football playoffs don't begin until Nov. 15, they might as well begin tonight for the Heavener Wovles.
The Wolves (2-4 overall, 1-3 in District 3A-8 play) are in a must-win situation tonight when they entertain the Stigler Panthers (5-2, 3-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Stadium. If the Wolves want to keep their playoff hopes alive, a win tonight is needed.
Their backs aren't against the wall, but the Pocola Indians football team is sure in its shadows.
The Indians (2-5, 1-3 in District 2A-6) are almost in a must-win situation tonight when they hit the road to face the Antlers Bearcats (3-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m.
â€śIt's a must win for us,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWe're technically not out of it if we lose, but if we win we still control our own destiny to make the playoffs. If we lose, things are out of our control. We want to end on a good note. We want to go 5-5 and go to the playoffs. That's what they're shooting for.â€ť
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Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is today. Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
On Oct. 17, the Adams family went to the Poteau Pirates' home District 4A-4 football game at Costner Stadium against the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos â€” and that was just the start of my busy weekend.
Last Friday morning, I'm up by 5 a.m., hauling dirt bikes and 50 pounds of Okie burgers to Balloon Fest at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
For the first time this season, the Poteau Pirates football team will have to overcome the toughest adversity it's faced this season â€” a loss the week before.
The Pirates (6-1 overall, 3-1 in District 4A-4) will look to redeem themselves after last week's home loss to Tulsa Cascia Hall as they will travel to meet the Muldrow Bulldogs (2-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Two-time Class 4A state golf champion Hannah Ward will play with the Oklahoma team in this weekend's Red River Team Challenge at Ardmore's Dornick Hills Country Club.
Ward and her Oklahoma teammates will face a team from Texas and Mexico.
The Poteau Lady Pirate senior golfer was fifth in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament that took place earlier this month at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, shooting a 77-71â€”148.