Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
STEPHENVILLE, Texas Ââ€” Two local ropers were big winners during the recent United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) Lone Star Regional Finals at the Extraco Heart of Texas Events Center in Waco, Texas. Caleb Sebo of Spiro, roped five steers in a time of 38.37 with partner Jeff Hunter of Talihina, defeating 116 other teams to win custom Martin trophy saddles and $6,338 of the $15,884 purse. The win qualified both ropers to the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping Oct. 22-30 in Oklahoma City.
While weeks went by without rain, the rains indeed came Thursday afternoon. It came so much that the slate of games for Thursday were rained out.
Softball games rained out were Wister at Poteau, Leflore at Quinton, Whitesboro at Buffalo Valley and the Keota Invitational â€” where Arkoma, Howe, Pocola, Spiro and Talihina were playing.
Two baseball games were washed out completely â€” Cameron at Panola and Howe at Smithville.
Whitesboro's baseball game against Clayton in the Buffalo Valley festival was suspended by rain, with Clayton leading 2-1.
2011 Competitive Church League
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship-x 14 1
Thessalonian Baptist Church 12 3
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 10 5
Heart O' Hills Church 9 5
Double Branch Baptist Church 9 6
Poteau Church of Christ II 7 7
Immanuel Baptist Church 6 8
House of Hope Church 4 9
Poteau First Assembly of God 4 11
Bethel Baptist Church 3 11
Poteau Church of Christ 2 12
x â€” Regular-season champion.
End Regular Season.
2011 Recreational Church League
As of Aug. 8
Team W L
Victory Worship Center 11 3
Spiro Church of God of Prophecy 11 3
The 2011 Poteau Practice Cross Country Meet will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Pirates and Lady Pirates, coached by Tim Hall, will have two other teams competing with them â€” Heavener and Haworth.
The Lady Pirates were seventh at last year's state meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the Pirates were ninth.
While Heavener did not have a high school team last fall, a junior high team existed. Now, there is going to be a high school team this year under the coaching of Kristen Andrews.
The Choctaw Country Club's Church League Golf completed Aug. 1, which completed its sixth season of existence. The league lasts eight weeks each summer, and has been a big success â€” and has grown each year.
The league divides its 18 teams into three flights after six weeks of play.
I can't believe that school has started already! Where did summer go? I know a lot of you folks have kids going off to college, too. It must be tough for those parents to see them go, unless they're going to Carl Albert State College. They call it â€śThe Empty Nest Syndrome.â€ť I think it's harder on mothers than fathers. But hang in there parents, it will be all right because you have total control over the remote control to your TV and you can watch football all the time.
Poteau Bandit Football
Here is the schedule for the third-fourth grade and fifth-sixth grade Poteau Bandit League team:
WISTER â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates did their best to put pressure on the defense of the Wister Lady Wildcats in Tuesday night's opener. For the most part, they did.
Poteau took advantage of two Wister errors, four wild pitches and a passed ball en route to a 10-0, four-inning, run-rule victory.
KEOTA â€” Talihina pitcher Malacha Austin threw a no-hitter, and aided her own cause by hitting one of her team's three home runs, as the Lady Golden Tigers run ruled the Howe Lady Lions 12-0 in a four-inning contest in the opening round of the Keota Invitational Tuesday night.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs made a successful return to high school softball as they defeated the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 3-2 to open their season with a victory.
WHITESBORO â€” The Panama pitching combination of Taylor Eaves and Hannah Goines combined to no-hit the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs by a score of 14-0 in a four-inning, run-rule contest to begin the fall season.
Heavener 5, Vian 4; Heavener 4, Stigler 3: In Vian, the Lady Wolves (2-0) opened the season with a pair of seventh-inning rallies.