Archive - Aug 20, 2011 - Sports Article
The 2011 high school cross country season will begin for the Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates at 4 p.m. Monday at the Haworth Lions Invitational.
â€śMonday's meet will still be a preliminary meet,â€ť Poteau Coach Tim Hall said. â€śThe distances won't be quite what we'll run at the regional and state meets. But we're excited and ready to go.â€ť
The Lady Pirates were seventh at last year's state meet.
RED OAK â€” It was a rough Friday afternoon for two LeFlore County baseball teams at the Eagle Classic at Eagle Field.
The Howe Lions suffered a 12-6 loss to the Crowder Demons in the consolation semifinals Friday afternoon.
The Demons reached the consolation semifinal Friday afternoon with a 17-9 win over the Whitesboro Bulldogs earlier in the day.
The Bulldogs lost their first game of the tournament Thursday afternoon 10-0 to the Stuart Hornets.
WILBURTON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs were the victims of strong opposing pitching in their final two games of pool play on Friday at the 2011 Robbers Cave Shootout.
Arkoma suffered a 6-0 loss to the Porum Lady Panthers, then lost 12-0 to the Crowder Demonettes.
The Lady Mustangs (2-7) were still waiting at 5:30 p.m. Friday as to who and when they would play today in the final day of action. Arkoma and Wilson tied in their pool, and tournament officials were having to go to earned runs given up as a tie-breaker. If the tie was not broken by that method, another method would be used.
PANAMA â€” The host Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Poteau Lady Pirates began Friday's action at the 2011 Lady â€™Back Classic in the winner's-bracket semifinals.
The Lady Razorbacks rallied to down the Wister Lady Wildcats 5-3, while the Lady Pirates escaped with a 2-1 win over the Spiro Lady Bulldogs in Thursday night's action.
The Lady â€™Cats started the night with an 8-6 victory over the Vian Lady Wolverines, while the Lady Bulldogs won a forfeited game over Sallisaw as the Lady Black Diamonds did not show up.
HEAVENER â€” The game did not have the feel of a run-rule game Thursday afternoon when the Howe Lady Lions took the five-mile trip south down U.S. Highway 59 to meet the Heavener Lady Wolves.
But in the end, it ended up being just that as a four-run fifth inning got the Lady Wolves an 8-0, run-rule victory over the Lady Lions, who saw their five-game winning streak snapped.
EL RENO â€” The Wister Wildcats got their appearance in the 2011 Tournament of Champions off to a good start Thursday afternoon, run ruling the host Union City Tigers 12-2 Thursday at Redlands Community College.
The Wildcats played Coleman on Friday with the winner meeting the Okarche-Dale winner at 4 p.m. this afternoon in Union City for the championship.
The Wister-Coleman loser and the Okarche-Dale loser will play for third place at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Union City.
Leflore 9, Panola 2; McCurtain 7, Leflore 4: In Panola, the Savages (2-3) split their games in Thursday's three-way.
TALIHINA â€” Two things were pretty visible to Talihina Golden Tigers Football Coach Kelly Gravitt.
One, his offensive unit may be pretty productive after all, considering a lot of his skilled players graduated from last season's 11-1 team â€” which won District 2A-6.
The Golden Tigers had two nice drives deep into Quinton red-zone territory, and probably would have scored had the 10-play scripted drive not stopped drives.