Archive - Aug 30, 2013 - Sports Article
MENA, Ark. â€” In last week's Poteau Pirates' football scrimmage against the Heavener Wolves at Costner Stadium, the Pirates seemed bland and had a case of the blahs. Apparently, that got corrected this past week in practice.
SPIRO â€” The good news was that Spiro football coach Chris Bunch saw some improvement in his team from last week's home scrimmage with Okmulgee to Thursday night's scrimmage at McClain Stadium against the Stilwell Indians.
â€śI saw some improvement in certain spots,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe still have some kids who are banged up and didn't get to play as much as I was wanting them to. Hopefully, we'll get those guys back by next week, but I did see some improvement.â€ť
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates made this week a perfect one as they picked up a pair of wins in Thursday's three-way, beating host Muldrow 6-1 and blanking Stilwell 9-0.
Pocola 6, Heavener 5: In Heavener, the Lady Indians broke a scoreless tie with a four-run fourth inning and a single run in the fifth for a 5-0 lead.
The Lady Wolves had a four-run inning of their own in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 5-4 after five innings, but they got no closer as Pocola scored a big insurance run in the sixth to make it 6-4.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. Glen Qualls, Muldrow; 4. David Church, Mountainburg; 5. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.; 6. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 3. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith; 4. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 5. Brandon Hunter, Alma; 6. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 7. Duane Kilpatrick, Farmington, Ark.; 8. Todd Broyles, Farmington; 9. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Hunting season is just around the corner, and hunters need to be on their toes. Wild animals can be very dangerous.
Earlier this week, a local man was attacked by a deer in the A.B.M. neighborhood, just down the road from our neighborhood. Johnny Baker was attacked by a 220-pound wild Russian hog. He got cut up, and stabbed by those sharp tusks. He told us how fast and strong that hog was, and it all happened so fast.
The Pocola Indians football team will get a final shot at fine tuning things when they welcome the Heavener Wolves to town for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at John Carter Field.
The Indians want to improve upon what coach Rick Lang called â€śstupid football.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs football team will get one last preseason tune-up before next week's season opener against Keota when they welcome the Gans Grizzlies and the Watts Engineers for a three-way scrimmage beginning at 6 tonight at Mustang Field.
This week, the Mustangs have been working on the areas in which mistakes were made in last week's scrimmage with Porum.
â€śIt was good to have something on film to show them,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śHopefully, we can get those mistakes corrected [tonight's scrimmage].â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team wants to use a major test to get ready for next Friday night's season opener against Wilburton, and coach Kelly Gravitt got his wish.
The Golden Tigers will scrimmage the Vian Wolverines and the Roland Rangers in a three-way beginning at 6:30 tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
â€śI want to see how we do against bigger schools to get ready for our home opener,â€ť Gravitt said. â€śWe want to look sharper on offense, and we want to see our guys playing new positions on defense getting more familiar with getting their defensive reads.â€ť
The Panama Razorbacks football team will get one last chance to fine tune things before Thursday night's season opener at Gore tonight when they travel to meet host Sallisaw-Central and Canadian in a three-way scrimmage.