Archive - Aug 19, 2011 - Sports Article
The Poteau Pirates will get their first taste of competition on the gridiron tonight when they will be in a three-way scrimmage at Catoosa with the host Indians and Tulsa Memorial beginning at 5 p.m.
With high optimism and most of his players back from last season's playoff campaign, Arkoma Mustangs Football Coach Mark Weatherton pretty much knows what to expect offensively.
â€śHaving as many players back as we have is big,â€ť said Weatherton, whose team will welcome the Canadian Colugars to town tonight for a 6 p.m. scrimmage. â€śThey already know what we do in practice. We don't have to go over it time and time again. They already know it. That puts us way ahead of the game. Bringing back seven to eight starters that we have, we know we can score â€” we averaged 50 points a game last season.â€ť
When the Panama Razorbacks football team travels to face the Okmulgee Bulldogs for their first scrimmage of the preseason at 6 p.m. tonight, there's one main thing first-year Panama Coach Brandon Ellis wants his players to accomplish.
â€śI think the biggest thing is seeing what they've learned, and see if they've put it all together and retained the knowledge given to them,â€ť Ellis said. â€śAnother big thing is to see how conditioned we are. I want to see how we stack up to another team.â€ť
When the Pocola Indians get their first chance to face a team in tonight's 7 p.m. scrimmage against the Gore Pirates at John Carter Field, one word can describe what Pocola Coach Rick Lang wants to see.
â€śConsistency, especially early,â€ť Lang said. â€śI want to see these kids hustle and be enthusiastic. With the number of kids we have back, I want to see consistency on both sides of the ball, especially on sustaining drives and not turning the ball over.â€ť
The Spiro Bulldogs football team will get its first chance to perform in a competitive atmosphere tonight when they entertain the Checotah Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. at McClain Stadium.
With a lot of youth on this season's team, Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said he wants to see a good rhythm from his team.
RED OAK â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets found some redemption Thursday afternoon at the Eagle Classic at Eagle Field.
After being run ruled 12-0 in three innings by Oktaha in Wednesday afternoon's opener, the Yellowjackets bounced back with a run-rule victory of their own with a 12-1, four-inning, run-rule win over the Smithville Braves Thursday afternoon.
But the news was not as good for another LeFlore County team as the Howe Lions were run ruled by the host Red Oak Eagles 12-0 in three innings Wednesday afternoon.
The trio of families, the Adamses, the Midgleys and the Wickwares, loaded up and headed to Lake Eufaula on Saturday.
We started over at Eufaula Cove and went to Jellystone Park. They have a â€śWipeout Courseâ€ť out there in the cove, and it's harder than it looks! I was out of breath just after my first pass. They had a huge slide and water trampoline, too!
It costs just $10, and you get to do all the following â€” paddle boats, kayaking, putt-putt, shuffleboard, swimming, arcade and â€” my favorite â€” the snack bar. It's a real cool place to take the kids and have a blast.