Archive - Sep 16, 2011 - Sports Article
The previous two times the Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs played, the games were close. In Thursday night's 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament winner's-bracket final at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, it was not close.
Due to seven Spiro miscues, Poteau ended up winning 8-0 in a five-inning, run-rule contest to reach Thursday night's championship game.
The Lady Bulldogs were in the loser's-bracket final Thursday night against Panama, which stayed alive with a 5-0 win over Wister Wednesday night.
The Poteau Pirates football team is off to a 2-0 start after last week's 42-7 win over Idabel, but they will get a stiff test tonight when they welcome the Gravette (Ark.) Lions to Costner Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Bokoshe Tigers hope that third time will be the charm in trying to get their first win for new football Coach Tyler Massey.
The Tigers (0-2) will entertain the Webbers Falls Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight for their first District C-4 home contest of the season.
The Spiro Bulldogs did not have as good a night in Week 2 as in Week 1.
After opening the season Sept. 1 with a 44-6 win over Panama at McClain Stadium, former Poteau Assistant Coach Rob Johnson's Muldrow Bulldogs handed Spiro its first loss of the season by a score of 32-16.
â€śI just feel like we took them too lightly,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said.
â€śThey didn't prepare for them. They weren't focused in practice, and it showed up in the game. Hopefully, what happened last week will wake us up this week.â€ť
After almost a month away from getting to perform in front of their fans, the Talihina Golden Tigers will get to play their home opener â€” finally.
The Golden Tigers (2-0) will entertain the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Although it's not a playoff game, it has a feeling of one. The undefeated Pocola Indians (2-0) will visit the Quinton Savages (2-0) in the final non-district game for the Indians.
We still have some unbeatens in LeFlore County. Poteau (which routed Idabel 42-7), Arkoma (a mercy-rule win over Prue in its District C-4 opener), Pocola (34-10 victors over Haileyville) and Talihina (an 18-14 road winner at Gore).
Heavener had to wait until Week 8 last year to get its first win of the season. This year, the Wolves got it in their home opener last week, beating Sallisaw-Central 21-6.
The second annual Poteau Pirate Invitational cross country meet will be Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Just as last year, there will be an open 5K run and a fun walk/run beginning at 8 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per runner with a limit of 50. Registration will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Then, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. will begin the actual cross country meet.
In just two short years, the number of teams has grown.
The Main Street Matters Kiamichi Outdoor Festival Bass Tournament took place Saturday at Wister Lake. The weigh-in took place in downtown Poteau on Dewey Avenue.
Todd Gunnels and Greg Michaels took first place, hauling in 15.83 pounds of fish.
Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman were second (15.16), while Chuck Restine and Steve Core were third (15 pounds even â€” which included Steve's big bass, weighing 4.73 pounds).