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August 26th, 2014
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team split its final two games in its own Whitesboro Tournament last weekend.
The â€™Dogs lost 2-0 to the Eagletown Eagles in Saturday afternoon's consolation finals after shutting out Braggs 8-0 in Friday's consolation semifinals.
WISTER â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats snapped their two-game losing streak with a 10-1 win over the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs on Friday afternoon.
Pocola 4, Wister 2: Thursday in Wister, the Lady Indians (3-2 after the win) scored four runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Editorâ€™s note: Stories on the Oktaha Tournament, Hall of Fame Shootout and Robbers Cave Shootout will be in later editions. Look for details about Lefloreâ€™s home three-way with Indianola and Kinta on Friday in Wednesdayâ€™s edition.
I know this column is about the action on the diamond, but I wanted to let you know since this week I'll be preparing the 2014 LeFlore County Gridirion Preview football special section, I may not be out at the diamond as I would normally be.
Just be patient with this humble sports writer. The coverage won't slack off, nor will it not get reported throughout the week. I'll just need a little more help than normal.
Next week, it will be more of a â€śnormalâ€ť week [assuming those actually exist], and I'll be able to get back to a normal routine of covering events.
It was hot and humid for the Poteau Pirates and the Heavener Wolves in their football scrimmage Friday night at Heavenerâ€™s Harvey Stadium.
Both teams appeared to be primed for their county rivals, even though it was listed as a scrimmage.
The Wolves are being led by a new coach Sam Hembree, a home grown Wolf.
Both teams ran 12-play series for both first and second units.
One could sense an upbeat attitude by the Wolves. Both teams played on level ground for about the first 40 plays, but at that point the depth of the Pirates began to come to the forefront.
TULSA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs football team lit up the scoreboard in its first preseason scrimmage of the 2014 season Friday night against host Wright Christian and Tulsa Regent Prep, which is dropping down to 8-man football.
The Mustangs scored seven touchdowns. Two players had a pair of TD runs, Dakota Roam scored on runs of 5 and 20 yards, while Aaron Parsons had two 5-yard scampers.
Seth Key, who caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Harmon, threw a 5-yard TD pass to Tanner Sanders.
Talon Woolsey had the other score on a 20-yard run.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team had a pair of tough outings in two tournaments last week.
In Thursdayâ€™s Rogers State University Festival in Claremore, the Lady Pirates beat Fort Gibson 6-5 but lost 6-4 to Glenpool.
In this past weekendâ€™s Northeastern State University Tournament in Tahlequah, the Lady Pirates went 1-3 in games on Friday â€” beating Okmulgee 14-3, but losing to 3-1 to Locust Grove, 5-1 to Sallisaw and 10-0 to host Tahlequah. On Saturday, Poteau suffered a 14-1 loss to Owasso and a 9-3 setback against Henryetta.
The 2014 Poteau Bandit Football League is needing coaches for each of the two divisions of competition â€” the third-fourth grade division and fifth-sixth grade division.
If these voids are not filled, there will not be a season for either or both division for those who have registered to play.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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TALIHINA â€” For the fans in attendance at Thursday night's Talihina Golden Tigers football scrimmage against the Valliant Bulldogs at Doc Robinson Stadium, it probably looked like the locals were picking up right where they left off.
â€śI'm not going as far as saying that, but they're really hungry,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śThey really looked hungry [in Thursday night's scrimmage].â€ť
The Talihina offense scored six touchdowns and kept the â€™Dogs out of the end zone.
The 2014 season for the Heavener Lady Wolves and Wolves cross country teams will begin Monday afternoon with the Haworth Invitational.
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2014 Heavener Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Place Time
Aug. 25 Haworth Invitational Idabel TBA
Sept. 6 Henryetta Invitational Henryetta TBA
Sept. 13 Prague Invitational Prague TBA
Sept. 20 Shawnee Invitational Shawnee TBA
Sept. 27 OSU Jamboree Stillwater TBA
Oct. 4 Chili Pepper Invitational Fayetteville 11 a.m.
Oct. 11 Chisholm Invitational Enid TBA
Oct. 18 Class 3A Regional Meet TBA TBA
Oct. 25 Class 3A State Meet TBA TBA
HOWE â€” The Howe Lady Lions got a home win Thursday afternoon by defeating the Leflore Lady Savages 11-5.
The Lady Lions broke a 4-all tie with a two-run second inning for a 6-4 lead after two innings.
After the Lady Savages cut the deficit to 6-5 in the fourth inning, the Lady Lions responded with a five-run fourth inning for an 11-5 lead.
Spiro 5, Whitesboro 1; Spiro 6, Buffalo Valley 1; Whitesboro 14, Buffalo Valley 4: In Whitesboro, Spiro went undefeated in Thursday's three-way, while the host team went 1-1.