Archive - Apr 2014 - Sports Article
I was hoping that the 2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament would be as exciting as the baseball one was the week before. I got my wish.
Just like the baseball county tournament, the slow-pitch county tournament was forced to the if-game â€” and an if-game that had some drama as until the final out was made the game was still in doubt. We saw a new county queen crowned, the Heavener Lady Wolves, as they won the school's first-ever softball county title. However, they also suffered their first loss of the season, losing to Pocola in the first title game Thursday night.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs went 1-2 in the Battiest Tournament this past weekend. After beating Roland 7-6 on Friday, they lost later that day 7-3 to host Battiest and fell 9-1 to Broken Bow on Saturday.
Talihina's games in the event were not reported by press time.
Monday Games Canceled
All of Monday's games were rained out due to Sunday's rain. Games lost to wet fields were Poteau and Fort Gibson at Muldrow, Cameron at Howe, Muldrow at Panama, Pocola at Quinton and Wister at Buffalo Valley.
ALMA, Ark. â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team finished third at the Airedale Relays on Friday. The Lady Pirates had 96 points, finishing behind meet champion Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside (149.5 points) and Van Buren, Ark. (102).
The Lady Pirates won one individual event and two relay events.
FORT GIBSON â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams split their road games against host Fort Gibson on Friday night. The Pirates prevailed 3-1 over the Tigers in a battle of ranked teams, while the Lady Tigers blanked the Lady Pirates 8-0.
The Poteau teams will have Senior Night games tonight with county rival Heavener at Costner Stadium. The girls' game will be at 5 p.m., with playoff ramifications on the line for both teams. The boys' contest will begin at 7 p.m., with the district lead at stake.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team split its home doubleheader with Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa on Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took the nightcap 4-2 after losing 3-2 in the opener.
The Vikings will return to action at 1:30 this afternoon in a home doubleheader against Coffeyville, Kan., at Ival Goodman Field.
WILBURTON â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team literally homered its way to a Game 1 4-0 victory over the archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers on Saturday afternoon, hitting three round-trippers to produce all four runs.
Unfortunately for the Lady Vikings, they suffered a 3-2, eight-inning loss to the Lady Mountaineers in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings, whose Monday road doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid moved to 2 p.m. Wednesday due to weather, will entertain Seminole State College for a 2 p.m. twinbill this afternoon.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team ended the weekend on a high note with a 13-0 rout of the Eufaula Ironheads to win third place in the 2014 Coal Mining Classic.
The Pirates lost in Friday night's semifinals 9-0 to Silo.
The Heavener Wolves were eliminated from the tournament on Friday, losing 5-3 to Oktaha in the consolation semifinals.
WISTER â€” The good news for the Wister baseball program on Saturday was that two pieces of hardware came home from the 2014 Wister Invitational Baseball Tournament. Unfortuntely, neither plaque was the championship one.
The Wildcats fell 9-0 to Red Oak in Saturday's title game after handling Panama 13-1 in Friday night's championship semifinals. The Eagles blanked Leflore 7-0 in Friday's other championship semifinal.
SALLISAW â€” The Spiro Bulldogs celebrated a tournament title for the second straight weekend. After winning the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament on April 5 at Cameron, the Bulldogs won the Tiger Shootout by outlasting the Vian Wolverines 11-10 in Saturday's title game.
The â€™Dogs reached the title game with a 15-2 rout of Westville in Friday's championship semifinals.
RATTAN â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets split their games in Friday's three-way, beating the Hugo Buffaloes 5-4 but losing 8-2 to the host Rattan Rams.
Keota 15, Arkoma 0: In Keota, the Mustangs were the victims of a perfect game.
The Lions, leading 2-0 after an inning, scored seven unearned runs in the second inning for a 9-0 lead. A six-run third inning put the game into run-rule status.
Monday Games Rained Out
Several Monday games were canceled due to wet fields from Sunday's rains.