Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner called last week's road game at Fort Gibson â€ś ... for every kid playing for us that this is biggest football game they will have ever played in.â€ť The Pirates played as such, pulling out a 42-28 victory over the Tigers.
â€śIt was pretty big,â€ť senior tailback/linebacker Cord Lawrence said about the victory. â€śIt was really great that we won. It was a tough game. It has set us up for something big.â€ť
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team came up a bit short against the Broken Bow Savages, losing 14-12 Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
There was no junior varsity game, and Tuesday's Pansy Kidd Middle School games were canceled at Costner Stadium due to field conditions â€” namely to keep the field as playable as possible for Thursday night's District 4A-4 showdown with Tulsa Cascia Hall.
â€śThis is the second time in 25 years that I've canceled junior high games,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said.
CLAREMORE â€” Three Poteau High School cross country runners placed in the top 15 in their respective race at Thursday's Claremore Invitational.
In the girls race, Deven Bond was fifth (12:55), while Haley Griggs was 12th (13:18). Kayle Dryer was 34th (14:15), Kaitlan Standridge 38th (14:34), Brittany Fox 41st (14:37), Sheridan Hoyer 49th (15:04) and Bailee Bates 52nd (15:11).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 130 points, finishing behind team champion Owasso (54 points), Collinsville (86) and host Claremore (124).
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” I'm sure there are some college football fans in LeFlore County who are fans of the Oklahoma Sooners who believe their team laid an egg Saturday at the Cotton Bowl against Texas.
This humble sports writer also saw an egg laid â€” a homecoming egg at that â€” Saturday at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks, except for the first half of the first quarter, did little right as they suffered a 52-7 homecoming loss to Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks.
For the first time in my four falls here at sports editor, there is no state tournament on the fast-pitch softball or fall baseball diamonds for LeFlore County. The Poteau Lady Pirates had the last chance, but for the third straight fall they lost in the regional finals to see their season end.
However, the Poteau season was still a very good one, amassing a 28-10 record, the team's fifth straight county title and 11th straight district title. Senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell eclipsed the 300-strikeout plateau this season during last week's Class 4A Regional Tournament.
Here's the news you all have been waiting for, at least if you're high school football fans.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced earlier this week the new high school football districts for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
There's some major changes in some, and not-so-many changes in others.
Despite playing a tough brand of football, the Heavener Wolves were unable to make the plays that counted Friday, losing 48-7 to the Checotah Wildcats at Ogle Field.
"We had some chances but just couldn't punch through," Heavener coach Carl Lee said.
SHAWNEE â€” The Heavener High School cross country runners got a taste of what the Class 3A State Meet course will be like as they ran in the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational on Thursday at the Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
In the girls 3,200-meter run, the only Heavener runner was Gloriann Staines, who was 215th (17:52) out of nearly 300 runners in the race.
In the girls 3,200-meter junior varsity race, Barbara Johnson was 25th (15:05), while Ali Paxton was 89th (17:27).