Archive - Apr 18, 2013 - Sports Article
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Poteauâ€™s Hannah Ward and her Lady Pirates, both the Class 4A defending state champions, captured titles at Tuesdayâ€™s Roland Invitational, which took place at Ben Geren Golf Course.
Ward was the top medalist for the second straight day this week as she shot a 71.
As a team, the Lady Pirates won the team title with a 358.
Skylynn Terry, Cathleen Manlove and Dallas Terry joined Ward as a medalist. Skylynn Terry was fourth with an 88, Manlove carded a 95 to win eighth-place medalist honors and Dallas Terry shot a 103 to earn the 10th-place medalist spot.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” As the 2012-2013 National Basketball Season ended Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Oklahoma City Thunder were honored as a banner was placed in the rafters for winning this seasonâ€™s Northwest Division title.
However, since the Thunder had wrapped up the top seed out west for the playoffs which will begin this weekend, the regular-season finale didnâ€™t see the Thunder team weâ€™re accustomed to seeing.
Thursday's big winner was Mother Nature as she rained out several athletic events on day.
The Poteau Pirates had their two games in the Fort Gibson Tournament rained out on Thursday. They have been rescheduled for today â€” 2:30 p.m. against Tulsa Victory Christian and 5 p.m. against Bristow.
Several other regular-season baseball games â€” Wister at Spiro, Wilburton at Pocola, Heavener at Hartshorne and Talihina and Tushka at Crowder â€” were all rained out. The games will not be rescheduled since Class 2A and 3A district tournaments are slated for next week.
It wasn't easy, but the Poteau Pirates were able to make Senior Night a winning one as they held off the Sallisaw Central Tigers 10-7 Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
With the game tied at 6 after the Tigers scored six in the fourth inning, the Pirates took the lead back for good in their half of the inning on an RBI single by Michael Didway and an RBI groundout by Davey Bullard to give Poteau an 8-6 lead.
Poteau got a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning on a two-run double by Bullard.
FORT GIBSON â€” After a rough road doubleheader loss against Tahlequah on Monday, the Poteau Lady Pirates took their frustrations out on the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers on Tuesday as they rallied for a 9-7 victory.
Down 2-1 after an inning, the Lady Pirates erupted for six runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-2 lead after four innings.
Leading 9-4 in the seventh inning, the Lady Pirates withstood a three-run rally by the Lady Tigers to hang on for the road victory.
Tahlequah 16, Panama 6; Vian 10, Panama 0: In Panama, it was a rough day for the Lady Razorbacks.
This weekend is the start of the youth turkey season in the southeast region. Area youth can go after a bird on Saturday and Sunday before the regular season starts on Monday.
Kids younger than 18 can hunt, but must be accompanied by an adult older than 18. For all regulations concerning youth turkey season, go to www.odwc.state.ok.us.
I plan on taking my boys and chase some birds around this weekend. Hopefully, we will get a chance to call in a gobbler, and they will get their first bird.