Archive - Mar 2014 - Sports Article
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Pirates split their games in Friday's three-way before heading to Florida. The Pirates run ruled the Idabel Warriors 10-2 in six innings, but lost to host Broken Bow 8-4.
In the win over Idabel, the Pirates used an eight-run first inning to blow the game open.
In the loss to Broken Bow, the Savages scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second for a 7-0 lead.
Kaydon Evans' grand-slam home run in the third inning cut Poteau's deficit to 7-4, but that was as close as the Pirates got.
WISTER â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team entered spring break by getting a pair of wins in Friday's three-way. The Lady Pirates got past host Wister 7-5 after beating Arkoma 10-0.
The Lady Wildcats opened the three-way with a 10-0 win over the Lady Mustangs.
The 2014 Spring Sports Guide will be published in Saturday's edition, with the season-preview stories of all the high school spring teams and remaining schedules in all sports.
I'll spend all week working on it, and I want to thank everyone who helped get me team photographs and team preseason information for the special section.
Poteau vs. Van Meter, Iowa, 1 p.m.; vs. Faith Baptist, Fla., 4 p.m., at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Stuart and Roland at Heavener, 4 p.m. (Stuart vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.; Stuart vs. Roland, 6 p.m.; Roland vs. Heavener, 8 p.m.)
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team got its season off and running in fine fashion with a 10-2 four-inning, run-rule victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks on Thursday afternoon.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves handled both home opponents in Thursday's three-way, run-ruling Cameron 18-0 and Battiest 17-4.
Battiest beat Cameron 14-6 in the middle contest.
In Heavener's win over Cameron, the Lady Wolves scored 10 runs in the opening inning to put the game away.
In Heavener's victory over Battiest, the Lady Wolves rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit with six runs in the first inning, five runs in the second inning and six more runs in the third inning.
Several Poteau wrestlers were honored at Thursday night's banquet at the Dale Cox Community Center.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams split their games Thursday against the host Van Buren squads. The Pirates prevailed 4-1, but the Lady Pirates fell 3-1.
The Poteau teams will be in the Fort Smith [Ark.] Invitational, which started Friday and will end today in Greenwood, Ark.
PANAMA â€” The duo of Tristan Thompson and Nikita Bershirs combined on a no-hitter as the Panama Razorbacks blanked the Arkoma Mustangs 15-0 in three innings.
Thompson threw the first two innings with six strikeouts, then Bershirs pitched the third inning with three Ks.
The Hogs scored 14 runs in the first inning to put the game away.
Cameron 5, Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside JV 4: In Fort Smith, Ark., the Yellowjackets got their first win of the season Thursday afternoon as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning, then upped the advantage to 3-0 in the second inning.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Heavener Wolves and the Leflore Savages won their opening-round games in the Smithville Tournament on Thursday. The Wolves beat the host Braves 5-3, while the Savages blanked the Fort Towson Tigers 8-0.
The Wolves and the Savages will meet in this morning's semifinals at 9 a.m.
Wister, the other local team in the field, will play its semifinal contest at 11 this morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The good news for the Howe Lions in Thursday night's Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal contest at Oklahoma City University was they went toe to toe with the No. 1 team in the state â€” the Oklahoma City Millwood Falcons â€” for most of the opening half. The bad news was the Falcons ended up flying past the Lions in the second half to a 66-46 victory.