Archive - Apr 2014 - Sports Article
The Poteau Pirates golf team won its own â€śTwo Course Challengeâ€ť tournament Tuesday, which took place at both Wolf Ridge and Choctaw country clubs.
The Pirates had a team score of 613 over the 36 holes, six shots ahead of Fort Gibson (619). The Pirates are the only state team to beat the Tigers this spring.
The Pirates had three of the top 10 medalists. Cody Shore was the runner-up medalist with a 72-75â€”147 to be Poteau's highest finisher.
Connor Wheat was the eighth-place medalist (73-79â€”152), while Jarrett Lowrimore was right behind in ninth place (81-73â€”154).
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team may have let the Muldrow Bulldogs know what it will be like next week in the Class 4A District Tournament at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates perhaps gave a prelude of things to come with a 13-4 road win over the â€™Dogs on Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates, who led 2-0 after an inning, put the game away with a 10-run second inning, for a 12-0 lead.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 4: In Arkoma, the Mustangs won for the second time in three games, both coming at the expense of the Tigers.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Jeremy Drewry, Stigler; 2. Weston Holman, Berryville, Ark.; 3. Chad Warren, Fort Smith, Ark.; 4. Fred Ross, Eufaula.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 2. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 3. Chad Summerford, Centerton, Ark.; 4. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Andrew Bohanan, Stigler; 6. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 7. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 8. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 9. James Johnson, Arkoma.
Super Stock Race
CHECOTAH â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Checotah Invitational on Friday with 115 points, finishing ahead of Okmulgee (97 points), Vian (76) and Dewey (47). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs tied for fifth with Warner at 46 points.
The Lady Pirates won four events, two of which were relays.
The Lady Bulldogs had two runner-up finishes.
On the boys side, only two schools had points. Poteau had 12 points, while Talihina had a single point.
Editor's note: Look for the story on Monday's Broken Bow Invitational in a later edition.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” It was a Poteau Lady Pirates golf sweep of the titles at the Class 4A Pre-State Preview, which took place Monday at Lake Hefner Golf Course.
The Lady Pirates won the team title with a 347, eight team shots better than second-place Cache (355).
University of Arkansas-Little Rock signee Hannah Ward won the event for the third straight year, shooting a 73.
Alyssa Vineyard was the 11th-place medalist with an 88, followed by Skylynn Terry (89) in 12th place. Dallas Terry shot a 97, while Shelli Cobb had a 106.
For auto racing fans, the No. 3 will always have meaning as it represents the late Dale Earnhart, who was killed in the 2001 Daytona 500. The No. 8 will have the same meaning for the Poteau Lady Pirates soccer program, especially for this season's four senior players.
Poteau seniors Kayla Alexander, Haley Clark, Kaeli Lovell and Morgan Giles would have been joined by a fifth senior â€” No. 8 Paige Underwood, who was killed in a single-car accident near Calhoun as she was coming to school on the next-to-the-last day of her sophomore year in May 2012.
ARKOMA â€” A pair of two-run innings for the Kinta Eagles proved to be too much for the Arkoma Mustangs baseball team to overcome in a 6-4 loss at home on Monday afternoon.
Trailing 4-2 after two innings, the Eagles tied the game at 4 in the third inning, then took the lead with a two-run fourth inning for a 6-4 lead after four innings.
Down 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Mustangs, who won their first game of the season Friday afternoon at Bokoshe, took the lead with a single run in the first inning and three runs in the second for a 4-2 lead.
It's hard to believe we're already getting geared up for the 2014 high school baseball and slow-pitch softball playoffs. They will begin this week in Class A and B baseball and all classification of softball except for Class 6A. Those district schedules will be listed at the end of this column.
The Class 4A, 3A and 2A baseball teams and the Poteau Lady Pirates found out their postseason fates on Friday from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The Poteau Pirates will entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs in a Class 4A District Tournament at the end of next week.