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The word â€śecstaticâ€ť was used by Poteau senior fullback Mason Jones to describe Friday night's 34-9 road win over the archrival Sallisaw Black Diamonds at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
â€śI was just ecstatic,â€ť Jones said. â€śI was so pumped. It felt great. I know it was big for me and the other seniors. We had never beaten them. That was a big deal. For the team, it was a good start [in District 4A-4 play] to bigger and better things.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team showed the Roland Lady Rangers it can win with both offensive outbursts and pitching in Tuesday afternoon's Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates used a 12-run first inning to take the opener 14-0 in a three-inning run-rule contest.
However, Poteau used the 20-strikeout performance of senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell and one three-run inning to win the nightcap 3-0.
HEAVENER â€” A late rally lifted the Heavener Lady Wolves to a 3-2 victory over the Pocola Lady Indians in a regional-tournament tune-up for both teams on Tuesday afternoon.
It's been a while since the phrase, â€śa big gameâ€ť has been uttered in Panama other than against archrival Pocola. That phrase is being said this week.
The Razorbacks (3-1, 1-0 in District 2A-6) will entertain the Hartshorne Miners (3-1, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's big,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śWe've been telling the kids all week that this will be the biggest game they've ever played in. We've stressed that all week.â€ť
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Panama 1-0 3-1 +15
Hartshorne 1-0 3-1 +15
Vian 1-0 4-0 +15
Hugo 0-0 4-0 0
otball team may not be one that anyone wants to face. After letting one get away on Sept. 20 against Maud [losing 43-42 when the host Tigers returned an interception for a touchdown in the final 30 seconds of regulation], the Mustangs took their frustations out last Friday night at home against Sasakwa, winning 81-32.
In my last column I talked about grand slams. You can have a grand slam in baseball, bridge, tennis and golf.
I also talked about triple crowns and you can have a triple crown in baseball and horse racing.
Editor's note: Due to not receiving all the Poteau Bandit League games' information by press time, the story with their games Saturday at Greenwood, Ark., is not in today's edition. As soon as all the information is received, the story will be published.
The regular season ended on a high note for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team as it blanked the Red Oak Lady Eagles 2-0 in Monday afternoon's â€śPink-Outâ€ť game for breast cancer awareness.
Poteau's three seniors, pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell, catcher Sidnee Ward and first baseman Chelsey Campbell were recognized as it was also Senior Night.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team picked up right where it left off after Thursday's Class 3A District Tournament championship.
The Lady Wolves posted a 14-0 victory over the Howe Lady Lions on Monday afternoon.
The Lady Wolves scored four runs in the first inning, and five runs in each of the next two innings to win the game by run rule.
Pocola 8, Wilburton 2: In Pocola, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning en route to a 5-0 advantage at the end of two innings.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team made sure that neither the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes nor rain were going to keep the locals from securing another week's worth of baseball.
The Savages, who lost on Thursday to Buffalo Valley in the Class B District Tournament, staved off elimination and withstood Saturday afternoon's rain which suspended the winner-take-all district title game to run rule the Buffs 12-4 on Monday afternoon to win the district title.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward placed fifth in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament, which took place this weekend at Lincoln Park Golf Course. She shot a 75-72â€”147 to finish three shots behind the winner.
Ward, who is the defending two-time Class 4A state champion, and her brother, Ryan, will compete in a tournament next weekend at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. Then, the Lady Pirate golfer will return to Lincoln Park Golf Course for the OJGT Tour Tournament the following weekend.