Archive - Oct 4, 2012 - Sports Article
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There will not be a state champion crowned in softball from LeFlore County this weekend.
Class 2A's defending state champions, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, suffered an upset at the hands of Cyril/Cement Thursday afternoon at the Class 2A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium. The Lady â€˜Backs lost 7-2 to Cyril/Cement in the state quarterfinals to end their season at 27-12.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will have to do it the hard way to make it to the Class 4A State Tournament next weekend.
The Lady Pirates blanked Sequoyah-Claremore 2-0 in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday at Hilldale High School, but then lost in the winner's-bracket final 4-3 to host Hilldale.
The Lady Pirates (30-8) will play Sequoyah-Claremore at noon Friday in the loser's-bracket final, with the winner having to beat the host Lady Hornets twice in the championship round â€” which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.
EDMOND â€” In May 2011, the Wister Wildcats baseball team won the Class 2A state title with a victory over the Dale Pirates. When the same two teams met Thursday afternoon at the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Santa Fe High School, luck wasn't with the team in purple.
The Pirates blanked the Wildcats 3-0 to end Wister's season at 20-9.
Look for the complete story in Friday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will get a chance to defend their Class 2A state title this weekend. However, it was a little harrowing if that chance was going to present itself.
After Wyandotte defeated Panama 6-0 in the first Class 2A Regional Tournament title game, the Lady â€™Backs found themselves against the wall â€” needing to win, or go home.
WISTER â€” Last Friday, things were not looking too promising for the Wister Wildcats baseball team to keep the streak alive of seasons at state. At that moment, the streak stood at five.
After the â€™Cats lost the Class A Regional Tournament title game 11-0 to host Rattan, they had to beat Tushka for a second time to make state as consolation champions.
With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, senior Tyler Gibson hit a two-run home run to propel the Wildcats to a 4-2 victory â€” and make it six straight seasons at state, dating back to May 2010.
Last year, the Poteau Pirates football team suffered a heartbreaking 59-56 shootout loss on the road against the Fort Gibson Tigers. That taste of defeat did not sit well with current senior lineman Trevor Shankle.
The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team had its stiffest test, or so it was appearing to be, Tuesday night at Costner Stadium when the Vian Wolverines came to town. While the Wolverines were trying to hand this bunch their first-ever loss, the Pirates had other ideas.
Even with freshman, and current varsity, running back Roger Barcheers in street clothes on the sideline, the Pirates did not miss a beat as they routed the Wolverines 41-6.