September 15th, 2011
The Heavener Lady Wolves survived being forced to two title game by the Howe Lady Lions to win the 2011 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament last week at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
After Howe won the first title game 2-0, Heavener came back to capture the winner-take-all title game 5-3 in a game which was called due to the time limit.
Heavener opened tournament play with a win over Leflore, then posted victories over Howe, Poteau and Wister to make it to the championship round.
After the Poteau Pirates routed the Idabel Warriors 42-7 last week for their first road football win of the 2011 season, it put the Pirates at 2-0. Such a start could not have been any better, according to senior outside linebacker Jake McMillin.
â€śIt's a big deal,â€ť he said. â€śI like it. Things are way better than they were last year. Last year, I felt like we weren't going to have a chance to be any good. This year, I feel something coming on. We just have to keep working hard each week, and hope for the best â€” maybe even the playoffs. We just need to keep getting better each week.â€ť
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team keeps rolling along. The â€™Cats run ruled the Smithville Braves 12-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Red Oak 8, Cameron 3: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets (14-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning.
The game stayed that way until the fifth inning when the Eagles tied the game at 2-2, then scored six runs in the sixth to take an 8-2 lead.
One of my former students, Wyatt McBride, and his grandfather, Floyd Smith, had them one heck of a day of catfishing back on Fatherâ€™s Day.
They caught a good mess of fish, so they had a fish fry. There is nothing like taking kids fishing or hunting, and I will never get tired of that smile that they have when they are successful. Thanks for bringing those pictures to me, Wyatt. I like getting pictures of people (especially kids) in the paper, so if any of you readers have pictures, send them to me.
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At least for Day 1 of the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Monday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, the seeding pretty much held to form.
The top four seeds â€” Poteau, Spiro, Panama and Heavener â€” all won their openers. The Lady Pirates were too much for the Howe Lady Lions, winning 15-0 as Brenna Vise pitched a perfect three-inning game. The other top-seed games were a little closer.
The Lady Razorbacks got a no-hitter from Taylor Eaves as they blanked the Wister Lady Wildcats 2-0.
CAMERON â€” A big second inning helped propel the Cameron Yellowjackets past the Howe Lions by a score of 16-0 Monday afternoon.
Wister 16, McCurtain 0: In McCurtain, the Wildcats (13-2) jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Panola 10, Whitesboro 5: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs (9-10) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning.
But the Bearcats scored twice in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, then scored four runs in the seventh inning to take 10-1 lead.
It was a rough set of home openers for the 2011 Poteau Bandit League football teams Saturday at Costner Stadium against Vian.
The visiting Wolverines took three of the four games played, with only the Poteau sixth-grade team posting a win by a score of 14-0.
In the other games, Vian won two of them by shutout â€” 45-0 in the third-grade game and 32-0 in the fifth-grade game. The Wolverines took the fourth-grade game 13-6.
In the sixth-grade game, Kale Barcheers scored both touchdowns on runs.
In the fourth-grade game, Easton Francis scored the lone TD for Poteau.