Archive - Oct 30, 2013 - Sports Article
After seeing their perfect season dashed by the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos Oct. 17 at Costner Stadium, the Poteau Pirates knew a big win was needed last week at Muldrow. They got it, winning 42-3 to keep the Pirates' hopes at not just a home playoff game in their grasp, but the No. 1 seed from District 4A-4.
â€śIt was huge,â€ť Pirate senior Connor Wheat said. â€śWe knew we had to get a win, and we got a big one.â€ť
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The Poteau Pirates' regular-season finale against Tulsa Rogers will be Nov. 7 at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, the home of the Tulsa Washington Hornets.
Despite being on a three-game losing streak, the Heavener Wolves can still be a part of the Class 3A playoffs. However, to make that happen, the losing streak needs to be snapped.
The Wolves (2-5 overall, 1-4 in District 3A-8) must win out â€” getting a road win Friday night against Idabel, then winning on Senior Night on Nov. 8 against Eufaula â€” and some help from LeFlore County's other Class 3A team, Spiro, on Friday night. Then, there will be a 10th game [since Heavener has only nine regular-season games in 2013] on the docket.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team will open its 2013-14 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday against State Fair, Mo., and a 1:30 p.m. Saturday contest againstÂ Jefferson County, Mo., in the State Fair Classic at Sedalia, Mo., just east of Kansas City.
The Lady Vikings non-conference schedule will test them early and often.
â€śOur non-conference schedule is tough as usual,â€ť CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman said. â€śWe open with State Fair, which is one of the top teams in the country. It is going to be challenging in every way, shape and form."
Two of the three Poteau Bandit League teams who played opening-round playoff games on Saturday were victorious.
The fourth-grade team shut out Greenwood (Ark.) Blue 38-0, while the third-graders posted a 26-0 victory over Greenwood White â€” both games at Costner Stadium.
However, the season ended for the fifth-graders in a 48-0 loss to Van Buren (Ark.) White in Van Buren.
The semifinals will take place for the sixth-, fourth- and third-grade teams next Saturday.
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. B.J. Johnson, Poteau, 20:11; 3. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44.
Ages 14 and Younger
1. Geren Dalton, Heavener, 28:53; 2. Aaron Baker, Heavener, 30:29; 3. Rodney Duton, Poteau, 31:18.
1. Tyler Manifold, Poteau, 29:31.
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44; 3. Tyler Broussard, Poteau, 41:17.
1. Joey Collins, Talihina, 23:53; 2. Casey Hemphill, Poteau, 26:13; 3. Stephen Buller, Poteau, 37:44.
Buccaneer Basketball League needs coaches for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
Entry fee is $125 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee.
The tournament is for boys and girls in grades three through eight.
For additional information, call Tiera Cartwright at (479)-252-1810.