Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
LEFLORE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets ended their regular season in fine fashion with a 13-0, three-inning, run-rule win over the Leflore Savages on Monday.
Smithville 6, Whitesboro 3: In Smithville, the Braves jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning to take control of the game.
Rock Creek 4, Whitesboro 1: Saturday in Bokchito, the Mustangs, no longer coached by Whitesboro Coach Bryan Cartwright's brother, Alan (who is now at Boswell), still handled the Bulldogs.
Editor's Note â€” Howe's home game with McCurtain did not take place due to wet fields and will not be rescheduled.
The Poteau Bandit League squads went 1-2-1 against Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The lone Poteau win came from the sixth-grade team, which defeated Union Christian 32-24 behind a four-touchdown performance by Kale Barcheers.
The Poteau fourth-grade team tied Union Christian 14-14 as Easton Francis and Mason Barcheers each scored a TD for Poteau.
Union Christian took the fifth-grade game 38-0 and the third-grade contest 33-0.
Eight days before, Poteau softball pitcher Brenna Vise threw a perfect game against the Howe Lady Lions in the winner's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.
Monday afternoon, Vise, who had not pitched since the Howe game, returned to the pitcher's circle and was â€śpitcherâ€ť perfect once more. Vise faced 18 batters, the minimum in a six-inning game, and struck out nine of them en route to an 8-0, six-inning, run-rule victory over the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds.
There was a partial repeat for the Poteau High School cross country teams in their second annual Poteau Pirate Invitational, which took place Saturday morning at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Pirates repeated as team champion with 29 points, with the other local team, Heavener, coming in second with 44 points.
It's hard to believe that the postseason for all of LeFlore County's fast-pitch softball teams (except Poteau) and fall baseball teams has arrived. It just seemed like the season started just a couple of weeks ago.
But the reality is the playoffs in Classes 3A, 2A, A and B in fast-pitch softhball and Classes A and B in fall baseball will begin this week with district tournaments.
The complete district-tournament schedules are at the end of this column.
A Clerical Error
I would like to think of myself as perfect, but in reality only God and Jesus are perfect.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Anyone who saw Saturday night's Troy-Arkansas game at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium may have felt like it was two separate games.
In the first half, the Razorbacks (3-0) looked like world beaters. They scored on their first four possessions of the first half en route to a 24-0 lead by the 6:41 mark of the second period.
The Poteau Lady Pirates were the only team to go through the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament undefeated as they claimed their fourth straight title.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 4-1 amid rain sprinkles Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.