Archive - Sep 27, 2013 - Sports Article
PANAMA â The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team took the first step in making it three straight trips to the Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady âBacks swept the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 8-0 and 10-3 to win the Class 2A District Tournament on Thursday afternoon. Panama (21-13) will find out its regional tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Monday.
Talihina ends the season at 7-14.
WISTER â The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team became the first locals to capture a district title on the diamond this fall.
The Lady âCats swept the Hartshorne Lady Miners 4-0 and 11-0 to win the Class 2A District Tournament. Wister (17-7) will find out early next week where and with whom the Lady Wildcats will be sent for next week's regional tournament.
In the nightcap, Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson (17-7) threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.
Saturday afternoon, we went to twin siblings Dax and Braxton McMillin's 11th birthday party at their ranch in Gilmore. We got teams together for a scavenger hunt in Poteau, and we had 90 minutes to complete the hunt.
My team was comprised of my son, Jacques, Ian McRorey, Layne Clark, Ryan Scott, Kass Fenton and Madison Dodson. I was our team's chauffeur and Melissa Urshison was the team's captain.
The real season begins tonight when the Poteau Pirates will begin District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. against archrival Sallisaw at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
The Pirates (3-0) look to end a six-game losing streak to the Black Diamonds (2-1).
âIf it's going to be a rivalry game, we're going to have to start doing our part,â Poteau coach Greg Werner said. âWe're going to have to start winning some of them if it's going to be a rivalry. It is a big game. We're 30 minutes apart, so that makes it a little bit bigger.â
To begin district play at 1-0 is very important to the Pirates.
The Spiro Bulldogs (2-1) have won two straight games, including last Friday night's 55-6 thumping of the Haskell Haymakers at McClain Stadium. Still, Spiro coach Chris Bunch said the fans still haven't seen the âDogs' best yet.
Pocola coach Rick Lang said in the preseason the Vian Wolverines were the team to beat in District 2A-6. His Indians will get the first shot at the Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Vian in the district opener for both teams.
The Indians suffered a 29-20 loss last week on the road against the Quinton Savages in a game they led 20-9 at halftime.
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To Get There â Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to U.S. 59. Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to Vian.