Archive - Sep 14, 2012 - Sports Article
Pirates football team will hit the grass at Costner Stadium. They will see someone very familiar as the Pirates will entertain the Tulsa Webster Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śThere's nothing like being at home, especially as much traveling as we've done,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach. â€śWe're very excited to be home.â€ť
The Pirates have done as well as possible, winning two games to begin the season â€” and two road games at that, 28-21 on Aug. 31 against Durant and last week's 18-15 victory over Van Buren, Ark.
The Heavener Wolves football team is hoping for happy homecoming tonight when it entertains the Gore Pirates at 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Stadium. Homecoming festivities will begin at 7 p.m.
Carl Lee, Heavener's first-year coach, is hoping that the players do not get too caught up in homecoming and forget about the Pirates.
â€śWe're trying to keep it as even keel as we can,â€ť Lee said. â€śIt's just another ball game. If we take care of business, we'll be all right. We need to enjoy homecoming, but we still have to focus on the game.â€ť
POCOLA â€” Rick Lang, Pocola's football coach, was hoping for a game where his Indians didn't have to pull one out of the fire â€” as in their opener, winning 35-34 over Tulsa Regent Prep with the game-winning score coming with 1:48 left to play. Lang was wanting a game where his team was in control from start to finish, and he got his wish in last Friday night's 49-0 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
BOKOSHE â€” Most LeFlore County football teams had to endure a weather delay when last Friday night's rainstorms moved through the area. The Arkoma-Bokoshe game last week was no exception.
However, when the storm passed, it seemed like only the Mustangs were prepared to play football as they blanked the Tigers 48-0.
â€śI don't know if it was the (weather) delay or what,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śThey (the Mustangs) were here, too, so they had to wait it out like we did. They came out ready to play, and we didn't.â€ť
The Spiro Bulldogs seem to be heading in the right direction, especially the way that last Friday night's home-opening 20-12 win over the Muldrow Bulldogs ended.
â€śI thought we had a better second half,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śWe didn't play very well in the first half, offensively or defensively. We came back and had a strong second half. We had some good defensive stands. Our quarterback (Trevon Mitchem) had a long touchdown run. We were able to take advantage of some breaks. (Jermaine) Jimmerson was steady for us in the backfield. We just were able to make something happen.â€ť
It was a pretty successful weekend for the Poteau Bandit League teams in Saturday's game against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 27-0 win over Van Buren. Mason Barcheers scored two touchdowns on runs of 68 and 43 yards. Dauntay Warren had a 32-yard TD run, while Hunter Sebo scored on a 41-yard run.
Christian Duncan threw a two-point conversion pass to Kass Fenton, while Sebo threw a pair of two-point conversion passes to Easton Francis.
The Poteau Mini-Pirate Cheer Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
The camp is open for youth age 4 up through sixth grade.
The entry fee is $35 per child, and includes a T-shirt and lunch. The T-shirts will be given out at a later date.
Enrollment will take place at the door.
For additional information, call Vicki Davies at (918) 839-0743.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
Last weekend was a great one for Dwight Camp. He won the BASSMaster Weekend Series Oklahoma Two-Day Divisional Championship.
Camp's daily limit was three fish per day, and he ended up winning the event with a total of 16.41 pounds, of which 9.94 pounds was his Day 1 haul â€” including the big bass winner for the day, weighing 4.18 pounds.
Because of his Day 1 success, it made Camp's Day 2 a much-less stressful day of fishing. He ended up winning by four ounces, and pocket $2,014. There were 61 competitors in the field.