September 19th, 2013
Week 3 is upon us, and so, too, is another home game for the Panama Razorbacks football team, which will welcome the Warner Eagles to George Ollie Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. Friday contest.
â€śWe've love getting to start with three home games,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śThat gets the kids fired up playing at home. The thing is we don't have to leave early. They can go home and get ready. The fan base doesn't have to travel. The environment is better with more fans here.â€ť
After having both of its scrimmages this preseason, its season opener and District C-4 opener all at Mustang Field, the Arkoma Mustangs will finally hit the road. However, it's going to be a rough road opener as the Mustangs will meet the Maud Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
â€śIt's our first road trip of the season,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śYou always worry about that when you haven't been on the road yet. It's a long road trip â€” three hours to get there. I hope it won't be a factor, but it could be a factor.â€ť
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” It was a rough night on the gridiron for the Poteau Pirates freshmen football team and the Pansy Kidd Middle School teams on Tuesday.
The Pirate freshmen were shut out 24-0 by the Van Buren Pointers to drop to 0-3 on the season.
The eighth-grade Raiders suffered a 43-22 loss to the Pointers in a game much closer than the score indicates.
The seventh-grade Raiders fell 14-6 to Van Buren.
The freshmen will return to action at 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at Costner Stadium against the Muldrow Bulldogs.
MENA, Ark. â€” Three Heavener High School cross country runners medaled at Tuesday's Mena Invitational 5k run.
Arturo Ortega had the fastest time with an 18:37 to medal, since he finished in less than 20 minutes.
Barbara Johnson (24:34) and Gloriann Staines (25:45) also medaled since they finished the women's race in less than 30 minutes.
Heavener had one other runner participate in Tuesday's event. Frank Cruz ran the course in 20:02 to just miss out on medalling.
The snakes are on the move right now. Oklahomaâ€™s western diamondback rattlesnakes start making moves toward community dens. They generally seek out a cave or rocky recess where they will hibernate for the winter.
Just last week, the mom of one of my ball players got bit by one of those poisonous slithering creatures; she never saw it, either, but she sure felt the bite afterward.
She spent several hours at the emergency room.
PANAMA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Panama Lady Razorbacks are the two lone undefeated teams in the 2013 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. They will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to decide which team will be the first to reach Thursday night's 7:30 p.m. title game.
The Lady Pirates blanked the Wister Lady Wildcats 2-0 in one of Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals, while the Lady â€™Backs shut out their archrivals, the Pocola Lady Indians, 6-0 in the other semifinal.
The good news is the Poteau Pirates footbal team is 2-0, and that's because of a pair of dramatic wins â€” the last one being Friday night at Costner Stadium in a thrilling 43-40 come-from-behind victory over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers.
â€śWe've proven we can come back, so we can just stop that now â€” and play some football, and not have to worry about coming from behind any more,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śBut we did show a lot of heart Friday night, but we need to get after it early and quit getting so far behind.â€ť
HOWE â€” Howe pitcher James Hill threw a no-hitter as the Lions clawed the Kinta Eagles 13-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon at Lions Field.
Hill struck out five batters in the no-hitter.
The Lions jumped out to a 6-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Cameron 7, Red Oak 3; Red Oak 8, Cameron 0: In Red Oak, the Yellowjackets split their games with the Eagles.
In Cameron's win, the â€™Jackets scored three runs in the first inning and once in the second for a 4-0 lead, which they never relinquished.
In Red Oak's win, the Eagles broke a scoreless tie with a four-run second inning.
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.