Archive - Oct 5, 2011 - Sports Article
On Monday, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association rewarded the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team a Class 4A Regional Tournament, which starts this afternoon. That means the Lady Pirates could celebrate a trip to state Thursday afternoon on their home field. That excited the four senior players.
â€śI was really excited because we always have to go off far away,â€ť senior right fielder Meagan Ryburn said. â€śIt's always harder to play somewhere else. Playing here, we'll get our real fans, and we'll have more people here to support us.â€ť
PANAMA â€” When the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team won the Class 2A Regional Tournament Friday afternoon with a win over Calera when second baseman Lauren Smith turned an unassisted double play to end the title game, perhaps the happiest individual of them all was senior third baseman Becky Brown.
WISTER â€” The streak of trips to the state tournament is now at four for the Wister Wildcats baseball team. But it almost didn't happen.
In last week's Class A Regional Tournament in Wister, the Wildcats were shocked in their opener by county rival Cameron â€” which had lost all the previous games to Wister â€” to drop into the loser's bracket of the regional. Wister had to win twice on the final day, outlasting Wright City and then avenging the loss to Cameron by beating the Yellowjackets in the consolation championship game, to earn another trip to state.
For those who remember actress Beatrice Arthur's â€śAll in the Familyâ€ť spin-off of the 1970s, â€śMaude,â€ť remember the theme song â€” which its lyrics say, â€śThen there's Maude.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs football team might be singing a similar song this week, with the lyrics saying, â€śThen there's Maudâ€ť â€” as in the Maud Tigers.
The Mustangs will pay a visit to the Tigers for a crucial District C-4 contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Maud.
The Poteau Bandit Football League teams were 3-1 in their home games with Muldrow on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The Poteau sixth-graders posted a 42-28 victory over the Bulldogs, the Poteau fifth-grade Bandit League team won its game 36-0 over Muldrow and the Poteau fourth-graders won 38-0.
The only setback came in the third-grade game as Muldrow edged Poteau 13-12 in overtime.