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September 18th, 2014
For the first time since the Class 4A state quarterfinals against Clinton last November, the Poteau Pirates will play an actual game when they entertain Campus High School from Haysville, Kan., at 7 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Senior tight end/linebacker Kade McMillin is glad to finally be back home.
â€śI feel like we're going to have better preparation,â€ť he said. â€śWe'll be more prepared to play in front of our home crowd. We're ready to see what we can do out here [at Costner Stadium]. The crowd staying in the game helps the players stay hyped up. It helps out a lot.â€ť
The seeding for the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, at least through Day 1, held true Tuesday in Panama.
The top four seeds, Panama, Wister, Heavener and Spiro, advanced to tonightâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinals.
The Lady Razorbacks beat Whitesboro 10-1, while the Lady Wildcats blanked Howe 8-0. The Lady Wolves, who won the 2014 Slow-Pitch LCT in April at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, knocked off the six-time defending fast-pitch county champion Poteau Lady Pirates 7-1. The Lady Bulldogs scored late to nip Pocola 4-3.
HOWE â€” The Wister Wildcats took a pair of games from the Howe Lions on Tuesday at Lions Field, taking the first game 9-3 and the second contest 14-1.
In the opener, the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Lions cut the deficit to 2-1 after two innings.
The â€™Cats, thanks to a single run in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth, took a 5-1 lead, but the Lions responded with a two-run fifth inning to cut Wisterâ€™s lead to 5-3 going into the sixth inning. However, that was as close as Howe got.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams kept their perfect record intact Tuesday with home wins over the Van Buren [Ark.] Butterfield Trail Blazers at Costner Stadium.
The eighth-grade Raiders made it 3-for-3 on the season with an 18-6 victory, right after the seventh-grade Raiders did likewise with a 32-8 win.
Both Raider teams and the Poteau Pirates freshmen will be in a tripleheader of football next Tuesday at Stigler, with games beginning at 5:30 p.m. The three local teams will take a combined undefeated record of 7-0 into Haskell County.
The Talihina Golden Tigers, who are ranked second in the Class A Poll for the second straight week, will get their toughest test so far this young season when they meet the Christian Heritage Academy Crusaders at 7 p.m. Friday in Del City. Both teams are 2-0.
The Golden Tigers won their home opener last Friday night, handling the Antlers Bearcats 52-14 at Doc Robinson Stadium. A season ago, the â€™Cats had a lead on the Tigers as late as the third quarter, but the locals vowed not to let that happen again.
The Bokoshe Tigers football team is hoping the third time will be the charm on their season-beginning, three-game homestand to start the 2014 season.
After the Tigers (0-2) lost to Arkoma and Bowlegs in their first two home games of the season, Bokoshe will try to win the third game of the season Friday night when they entertain Destiny Christian at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Last Friday nightâ€™s 26-20 loss to the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at George Ollie Stadium was about as devastating as possible, since the Tigers never led until they scored the game-winning touchdown with 10 seconds left.
BROKEN BOW â€” It was a good night for Poteau football Monday as the junior varsity and freshmen teams posted road wins over Broken Bow at Memorial Stadium, but by narrow margins.
The JV team nipped the Savages 14-12, while the freshmen did likewise for a 30-28 victory.
The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 against Greenwood [Ark.] White on Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team got its second straight shutout, winning 24-0. The fourth-graders also shut out Greenwood by the same 24-0 score, while the third-grade squad made it a third shutout by beating Greenwood White 31-0. The sixth-grade team lost 34-8.
CROWDER â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team was the only team to see action Monday on the diamond, but unfortunately they came up short twice â€” losing 4-3 to the host Crowder Demons, then fell 10-2 in five innings to the Rattan Rams.
In the loss to Crowder, the Demons broke a 3-all tie with a run in the sixth inning.
In the loss to Rattan, the Rams had a pair of four-run innings in the first and second innings for an 8-0 lead.
The two runs for the Savages came in the third inning on an RBI double by Jaden Wolfe and an RBI single by Cody Crase.