Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Just one day after being shutout by Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson and held to only five hits, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team not only almost doubled its hit output with nine hits in Tuesdayâ€™s home game against the Tahlequah Lady Tigers but scored their first runs of the season. The end result was the Lady Pirates picked up their first win of the season with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Tigers.
POCOLA â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs and the Wister Lady Wildcats will play Thursday night for the right to battle for the championship of the 2014 Pocola Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs edged the host Lady Indians 2-1, while the Lady Wildcats got past the Heavener Lady Wolves 7-2 in winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinals games on Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady â€™Cats will play at 7 p.m. Thursday for the right to be in Friday nightâ€™s title game at 6:30 p.m.
LEFLORE â€” Leflore pitcher Kaylee Roath threw a no-hitter as the Lady Savages routed the Webbers Falls Lady Warriors 14-0 in the first game of Tuesday afternoonâ€™s doubleheader.
The Lady Savages completed the sweep with a 12-1 rout in the second game.
Howe 13, Buffalo Valley 4; Soper 11, Howe 5: In Buffalo Valley, the Lady Lions split their season openers in Tuesdayâ€™s road three-way.
Saturday Night at Pocola
Editorâ€™s Note: All race results and division point standings will have the top three and any other local racer.
Pure Stock Race
1. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Marshall Penson, Van Buren.
Factory Stock Race
1. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 2. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Jay Anderson, Springdale, Ark.
Super Stock Race
1. Dylan Davlin, Shady Point; 2. Neil Johnston, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Ron Grover, Pocola; 7. Chris Nicholson, Pocola.
USRA A Modified Race
POCOLA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their 2014 fast-pitch softball season off and running with an 8-0 win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets in the Pocola Tournament on Monday.
The Lady Wolves met Wister, which blanked the Keota Lady Lions by the same 8-0 score on Monday, in the wininer's-bracket semifinals on Tuesday, with the winner playing in the winner's-bracket final at 7 p.m. Thursday.
LEFLORE â€” The 2014 fast-pitch softball season got underway Monday for the Leflore Lady Savages in fine fashion as they swept the Clayton Lady Bulldogs by scores of 12-0 and 6-0.
CAMERON â€” The 2014 fall baseball season got started on a down note for the Cameron Yellowjackets as they were swept by the Oktaha Tigers by scores of 15-12 and 9-7.
The Whitesboro Bulldogs also were to have opened their season in what was to have been a three-way but did not participate. The â€™Dogs opened the season Tuesday afternoon at home against Clayton in a battle of Bulldogs.
Editor's note: Nothing was reported on Howe's baseball game against Buffalo Valley by press time.
When your team doesn't score, it's going to be hard to win. That ill fate led to spoiling the 2014 fast-pitch softball season opener for the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon.
Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson struck out 10 batters and retired 14 of the final 15 batters to end the game as the Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Pirates 2-0 to get the 2014 season started for both teams.