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ARKOMA â€” Arkoma football coach Mark Weatherton was wanting to see improvement in two areas in Friday nightâ€™s home scrimmage against the Webbers Falls Warriors â€” his linemenâ€™s play and his teamâ€™s running game. He got both.
The Mustangsâ€™ only score was a 12-yard run by Dakotah Roam to cap a 20-play, 80-yard drive.
As is always the case, the weekend after Labor Day is the annual Howe Wood Bat Tournament, which will be Thursday through Saturday at Lions Field.
The bracket will appear in Thursdayâ€™s edition.
LeFlore County Teams Invading Tushka
The Panama, Pocola and Wister softball teams will represent LeFlore County in the Tushka Tournament, which will be Thursday through Saturday.
LCT Seeding Meeting Wednesday
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 Thursday afternoon, then the duo of Baylee White and Amber Cunningham combined on a one-hitter as the Lady Mustangs blanked the Cameron junior varsity 6-0.
In Arkomaâ€™s first victory, the game was scoreless until the Lady Mustangs scored once in the fourth and sixth innings, then twice more in the seventh for a 4-0 lead.
In the second game, White struck out three batters in three innings while allowing a hit, while Cunningham allowed no hits in two innings. Faith Gotes had the hit for the Cameron JV.
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats got a home victory over the Whitesboro Bulldogs by a score of 11-2 in a game ended by run rule after four innings.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Howe 9, Braggs 5; Okay 1, Howe 0: Thursday in Okay, the Lions (3-7) split their games in Thursdayâ€™s road three-way.
In the win over Braggs, the Lions broke a scoreless tie with a six-run second inning.
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Piratesâ€™ football season opener in the Hootenâ€™s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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The 2014 Poteau Fall Softball League and 2014 Poteau Fall Baseball League are ready to register teams for the upcoming season.
Third-year Poteau football coach Greg Werner was a pretty happy camper after how he saw his Pirates perform in Thursday nightâ€™s final preseason tune-up in a four-way scrimmage with host Tahlequah, Hilldale and Wagoner at Northeastern State University.
The Pirates scored seven times against the other three teams. Dalton Smith had a 6-yard touchdown run and Roger Barcheers a 5-yard TD against the host Tigers.
Smith had a 13-yard scoring run and Elijah Price a 12-yard TD run against the Hornets, while Austin Archey had a 3-yard touchdown run against the Bulldogs.
After a rough outing against the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs 48 hours before, the Poteau Lady Pirates looked sharper â€” and got a win as a result as they blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Thursday afternoon.
Aug. 23 at Pocola
Editorâ€™s Note: Results and point standings will have the top three plus any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 3. Cecil Hayes, Huntington, Ark.
Super Stock Race
While the Poteau Pirates football team got its final preseason tune-up in tonightâ€™s four-way scrimmage at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah against the host Tahlequah Tigers, Wagoner Bulldogs and the Hilldale Hornets, the other LeFlore County teams will get their final tune-ups on Friday.
Of the five scrimmages featuring county teams today, two will have two local squads going up against each other. One of them, Heavener at Panama, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Panamaâ€™s George Ollie Stadium.