September 13th, 2014
TALIHINA â€” Last season, the Antlers Bearcats almost upset the Talihina Golden Tigers in Antlers. The 2013 Class A state semifinalists made it clear Friday night that it wasnâ€™t going to happen again.
The Golden Tigers dominated the Bearcats 52-14 in their home opener at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks were second away from overtime, but there were too many seconds for the visiting Sallisaw-Central Tigers to have a chance at a win.
The Tigers led only once in Friday nightâ€™s game at George Ollie Stadium, and that came with 10 seconds left in regulation as a 2-yard touchdown run gave Sallisaw-Central a 26-20 win over Panama.
VIAN â€” The Vian Wolverines lost to last yearâ€™s Class 2A state champion Davis last week, and they took out their frustrations on the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolverines blanked the Wolves 35-0. Nothing more was reported on the game.
The loss dropped the Wolves to 1-1. Heavener will stay on the road next week with a 7:30 p.m. Friday game against former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnsonâ€™s Muldrow Bulldogs.
Mother Nature played a trick on both teams, giving them a cold drizzle all game long, helping both teams to have numerous fumbles and errors handling the ball. The Indians were dealt a devastating blow as Senior De'Aundre Wilkins left the game late in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity saw three true freshman rise in value, Juan Martinez, Matthew Alvardo and Jamison Shackleford, as they all appeared skilled and matured beyond their tender age.
The non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams found out Friday afternoon where they will be going for their respective district tournaments when postseason play begins in a couple of weeks.
Both Class 3A softball teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be district-tournament hosts. The Lady Wolves, who went to the Class 5A Slow-Pitch State Tournament in May, will entertain the Stigler Lady Panthers, while the Lady Bulldogs will welcome the Roland Lady Rangers to town.
INDIANOLA â€” The good news for the Leflore Lady Savages is they will play for the title of the Indianola Tournament. The bad news is they will have to wait a week in order to do so.
The Lady Savages beat Wilson (Henryetta) 2-0 and Pittsburg 5-4 on Thursday to reach the tournament finals.
However, Fridayâ€™s rain canceled the last half of the weekend event. The Lady Savages will have to wait until next Saturday to play for the championship.
Red Oak 8, Panama 0; Tahlequah 9, Panama 2: In Red Oak, the Lady Razorbacks suffered a pair of losses in a three-way.
CAMERON â€” The trio of Chaise Noah, Chase Butcher and Dewayne Grogan combined to throw a three-hitter as the Red Oak Eagles downed the Cameron Yellowjackets 10-2 Tuesday afternoon.
Noah pitched the first two innings with a strikeout, Butcher pitched innings three and four with a K and Dewayne Grogan pitched the final inning with a strikeout as the game lasted only five innings due to the run rule.
The Eagles, who scored a single run in the first inning, broke the game open with a six-run second inning for a 7-0 lead.
Friday Games Rained Out
Mary Ward, 94, widow of Charles Ward (formerly of Poteau) has passed away. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Nadjamae Steel, 92, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Poteau died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Nadjamae was born June 4, 1922, in Vernon to Oscar Elden and Ethel Ann (Nation) Sturgell. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William â€śBillâ€ť Ward Miller and William â€śBillâ€ť A. Steel; six siblings, Houston, Dale, Eldon and Richard Sturgell, Ruby Stufflebean and Edna Sturgell.Â
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