Archive - Oct 2013 - Sports Article
Their backs aren't against the wall, but the Pocola Indians football team is sure in its shadows.
The Indians (2-5, 1-3 in District 2A-6) are almost in a must-win situation tonight when they hit the road to face the Antlers Bearcats (3-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m.
â€śIt's a must win for us,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWe're technically not out of it if we lose, but if we win we still control our own destiny to make the playoffs. If we lose, things are out of our control. We want to end on a good note. We want to go 5-5 and go to the playoffs. That's what they're shooting for.â€ť
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Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is today. Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Also, coaches are needed 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.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
On Oct. 17, the Adams family went to the Poteau Pirates' home District 4A-4 football game at Costner Stadium against the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos â€” and that was just the start of my busy weekend.
Last Friday morning, I'm up by 5 a.m., hauling dirt bikes and 50 pounds of Okie burgers to Balloon Fest at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
For the first time this season, the Poteau Pirates football team will have to overcome the toughest adversity it's faced this season â€” a loss the week before.
The Pirates (6-1 overall, 3-1 in District 4A-4) will look to redeem themselves after last week's home loss to Tulsa Cascia Hall as they will travel to meet the Muldrow Bulldogs (2-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Two-time Class 4A state golf champion Hannah Ward will play with the Oklahoma team in this weekend's Red River Team Challenge at Ardmore's Dornick Hills Country Club.
Ward and her Oklahoma teammates will face a team from Texas and Mexico.
The Poteau Lady Pirate senior golfer was fifth in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament that took place earlier this month at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, shooting a 77-71â€”148.
One thing will be for sure at the end of Friday night â€” the Bulldogs will win. The only question will be is the winning team from Spiro or Valliant.
Spiro (6-1 overall, 4-0 in District 3A-8 play) will visit Valliant (2-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a battle of Bulldogs.
Spiro is on a six-game winning streak since losing its season opener 32-14 to Vian. The local Bulldogs are entering coming off a 35-7 win over Heavener on Oct. 17 at Harvey Stadium. However, in Spiro coach Chris Bunch's opinion, it took a strong second half to pull away from the pesky Wolves.
The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 against Greenwood (Ark.) White in their regular-season finales on Saturday.
The third-graders posted a 19-6 victory, while the fourth-graders won 41-0. The sixth-graders not only beat Greenwood White 32-0, but later that night beat the Spiro Bulldogs 42-24 at McClain Stadium.
The only setback on the day came in the fifth-grade game, which was won by Greenwood White 32-6.
The playoffs have arrived for the locals, which will begin this Saturday.
The third-graders will be home to face the same Greenwood White team at 3 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
An old adage says that the biggest game is the next one. That is so true for the Panama Razorbacks football team.
The Razorbacks (5-2, 3-1 in District 2A-6) will try to win their third straight game when they entertain the Hugo Buffaloes (5-2, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium. The winner will likely solidify a playoff game for Week 11.
Some would call Friday night's District A-6 road game against the Haileyville Warriors for the Talihina Golden Tigers a trap game, since the big district showdown takes place the following week at home against the Savanna Bulldogs. However, the Golden Tigers (7-0 overall, 3-0 in district play) are thinking anything but that about the winless Warriors (0-7, 0-3).
Last Thursday night was not a good one for the Poteau Pirates football team, which suffered its first defeat of the season in a loss to Tulsa Cascia Hall at Costner Stadium. However, Poteau senior defensive back Devin Anderson says the Pirates will bounce back Friday night on the road when they take on the Muldrow Bulldogs.