Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
What Poteau sophomore runinng back Roger Barcheers has done his first two years has been rather awesome, especially since he was the Freshman of the Year on the 2012 All-Arklahoma Football Team.
However, Barcheers was in the spotlight, somewhat that is, for his ability to hold the ball for Poteau senior place-kicker Jace Pitchford. Thanks to the right hold, Pitchford kicked the game-winning field goal with four seconds left to lift the Pirates to a 10-7 Class 4A state quarterfinal victory over defending state champion Clinton at Costner Stadium.
Last year at this time, the Talihina Golden Tigers football team was preparing to meet the Cashion Wildcats in the Class A state quarterfinals at Doc Robinson Stadium. The ‚ÄėCats came to ‚ÄúThe Pit‚ÄĚ and left 43-24 victors to make the state semifinals.
A year later, in the same spot of the Class A playoffs, the same two teams will do battle as the Golden Tigers (12-0) will travel to meet the Wildcats (10-2) at 7:30 tonight in Cashion.
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WARNER ‚ÄĒ Connors State men‚Äôs basketball coach Bill Muse will have his 2013 Winter Cowboys shooting and offensive skills camp at Connors State College for boys and girls Dec. 14-15.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15.
Register by Sunday and receive a free basketball.
For information call Muse at (918) 463-6231.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you all are getting to be with family and friends as well as having some good food.
Come Watch the Pirates Thursday Morning
The Poteau Pirates will have an open practice to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium as they prepare for Saturday afternoon's Class 4A state semifinal against the Oklahoma City Douglass Trojans at McAlester's Hook Eales Stadium. Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m.
The online deer check station has been a hotspot this year. The numbers are looking good ‚ÄĒ a lot of venison on the table all across the state.
Here‚Äôs what has been checked as of Wednesday morning: 56,471 deer, 176 turkey and 42 elk. This year, my family has actually contributed to that number early. My wife, Paula, kept telling me that I sure went out a bunch and never brought home a deer. This year I‚Äôve gotten one, and so has Cash and Koby.
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I think Friday night's Class 4A state quarterfinal game the Poteau Pirates played against the defending state champion Clinton Red Tornadoes had to be among the best defensive games the Pirates have ever played. The Pirates held the Red Tornadoes to only three first downs in the game, and two of those came on long hail Mary passes. The defending state champs, who are considered to be an outstanding rushing offense, made only 60 yards rushing.
Five double-figure scorers and good defensive pressure proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 85-78 win over the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Behind constant defensive pressure, the Cougars rolled past the Vikings for a 95-72 win in the second game of Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.
LeFlore County's two remaining high school football playoff teams found out their opponent, date and time for their next game.
The Poteau Pirates will face the Oklahoma City Douglass Trojans at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hook-Eales Stadium in McAlester. The Trojans edged the Oologah Mustangs 29-25 on Saturday in Oklahoma City.
I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday, and be safe in journeying to your respective destinations.
As you read this, I will have already made a journey to Enid for my annual six-month medical check-up and to have Thanksgiving with my mom Monday since she can't be here this week as we had originally intended due to unforeseen circumstances.
By the time you read this column, I will have already left ‚ÄĒ and possibly arrived ‚ÄĒ in Poteau as I will be back to work today to put out Wednesday's edition.
KINGFISHER ‚ÄĒ Four members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at this past weekend's Kingfisher Open.