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August 18th, 2015

Monday's High School Softball Roundup

August 18, 2015

WISTER — Kyla Brown's RBI double scored Hunter Gibson in the seventh inning to break a tie to give the Wister Lady Wildcats a 2-1 victory over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon.
Pocola 10, Arkoma 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning and had a 3-0 advantage after two.
Cameron 9, Panama 8, 8 inn.: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets scored twice in the eighth to snatch the win away from the Lady Razorbacks, who took a 8-7 lead in the top of the inning.

Monday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 18, 2015

HOWE — The Wister Wildcats got their second and third victories over Howe this season as they swept the Lions 18-1 and 12-1 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
Cameron 13, McCurtain 12; McCurtain 15, Cameron 12: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets (1-2) split their home openers on Monday, with Cameron taking the nightcap after the Bulldogs won the opener.
Leflore 8, Pittsburg 3: in Pittsburg, the Savages (2-3) rallied from a 3-0 third-inning deficit by tying the game with a three-run fourth inning.

Wister boys beat Leflore for third place at Red Oak Tournament

August 18, 2015

RED OAK — The Wister Wildcats finished third in the Red Oak Tournament after they handled the Leflore Savages 11-0 in Saturday's third-place game.
The ’Cats lost their first game of the season Friday as they fell 5-2 to the Crowder Demons.

Look for more weekend events reported Wednesday

August 18, 2015

I thought I'd just devote this week's column to alerting readers that there will be more stories about this past weekend's events in Wednesday's edition.
When it's a busy weekend, like this past one was, it quite often takes my Tuesday and Wednesday editions to get all the stories about them into print. So, if there was a weekend event that you didn't see reported in today's edition, look for it in Wednesday's edition.
Poteau at Spiro, canceled.

Wister girls beat Quinton, lose to Wilburton in Hartshorne Festival

August 18, 2015

HARTSHORNE — The Wister Lady Wildcats split their games in Friday’s Hartshorne Festival, blanking Quinton 4-0 but losing 3-2 to Wilburton.

Poteau cross country teams, including coach, run in Riverside 5,000 race

August 18, 2015

TULSA — The 2015 high school cross country season got underway Saturday for the Poteau High School cross country runners, and even their coach, as they ran in the Riverside 5,000.

August 17th

Pirates have interteam scrimmage on Saturday

August 17, 2015

Even though the playing field of Costner Stadium is in the latter stages of installation of artificial turf, the Poteau Pirates still had their preseason Red-White Scrimmage on Saturday morning on the practice field located on the back 40 acres. The scrimmage was attended by an estimated 200 fans and parents.

Howe girls beat host Lady Bulldogs to win Whitesboro Tournament

August 17, 2015

WHITESBORO — The Howe Lady Lions ended their first week of the season in fine fashion by winning the Whitesboro Tournament on Saturday night, downing the host Lady Bulldogs 7-5 in the finals.
The Lady Lions reached the finals with a 12-1 win over Smithville in the winner’s-bracket finals Saturday after blanking the Lady Braves 8-0 on Friday.

Pocola girls fall in title game of own tournament to Vian; Lady Wolves third

August 17, 2015

The Pocola Lady Indians came in runners-up in their own tournament, losing 3-1 in the finals to Vian on Saturday night.
The Lady Indians beat Heavener 3-1 in the winner’s-bracket semifinal Friday before losing 6-0 to Vian in the winner’s-bracket finals on Saturday. Right after the Vian loss, Pocola beat Heavener once again, this time 2-1 in the loser’s-bracket final.
Heavener blanked Roland 6-0 on Friday before losing to Pocola, then posted wins over Keota [8-2] and Muldrow [6-0] before losing to Pocola in the loser’s-bracket finals.

DAILY FEATURE: Today in History

August 17, 2015

Today is Monday, August 17, the 229th day of 2015. There are 136 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Georgia, lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who'd maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.)

On this date:
In 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany.

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