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September 13th, 2014
VIAN â€” The Vian Wolverines lost to last yearâ€™s Class 2A state champion Davis last week, and they took out their frustrations on the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolverines blanked the Wolves 35-0. Nothing more was reported on the game.
The loss dropped the Wolves to 1-1. Heavener will stay on the road next week with a 7:30 p.m. Friday game against former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnsonâ€™s Muldrow Bulldogs.
Mother Nature played a trick on both teams, giving them a cold drizzle all game long, helping both teams to have numerous fumbles and errors handling the ball. The Indians were dealt a devastating blow as Senior De'Aundre Wilkins left the game late in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity saw three true freshman rise in value, Juan Martinez, Matthew Alvardo and Jamison Shackleford, as they all appeared skilled and matured beyond their tender age.
The non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams found out Friday afternoon where they will be going for their respective district tournaments when postseason play begins in a couple of weeks.
Both Class 3A softball teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be district-tournament hosts. The Lady Wolves, who went to the Class 5A Slow-Pitch State Tournament in May, will entertain the Stigler Lady Panthers, while the Lady Bulldogs will welcome the Roland Lady Rangers to town.
INDIANOLA â€” The good news for the Leflore Lady Savages is they will play for the title of the Indianola Tournament. The bad news is they will have to wait a week in order to do so.
The Lady Savages beat Wilson (Henryetta) 2-0 and Pittsburg 5-4 on Thursday to reach the tournament finals.
However, Fridayâ€™s rain canceled the last half of the weekend event. The Lady Savages will have to wait until next Saturday to play for the championship.
Red Oak 8, Panama 0; Tahlequah 9, Panama 2: In Red Oak, the Lady Razorbacks suffered a pair of losses in a three-way.
CAMERON â€” The trio of Chaise Noah, Chase Butcher and Dewayne Grogan combined to throw a three-hitter as the Red Oak Eagles downed the Cameron Yellowjackets 10-2 Tuesday afternoon.
Noah pitched the first two innings with a strikeout, Butcher pitched innings three and four with a K and Dewayne Grogan pitched the final inning with a strikeout as the game lasted only five innings due to the run rule.
The Eagles, who scored a single run in the first inning, broke the game open with a six-run second inning for a 7-0 lead.
Friday Games Rained Out
Mother Nature was the big winner Thursday on the fast-pitch softball and fall baseball diamonds as numerous games were rained out.
Softball games rained out were Poteau at Spiro, Wister at Heavener and Howe vs. Soper and Whitesboro vs. Bennington in the Wright City Tournament. The Wister-Heavener game will not be rescheduled, but itâ€™s not known of the Poteau-Spiro contest will be rescheduled. Howe will play Battiest in the now single-elimination tournament at 4 this afternoon.
Editor's note: All race results and point standings list the top three and any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Wesley Taylor, Eufaula; 2. Tyler Chambers, Welling; 3. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark..
Super Stock Race
1. Dylan Davlin, Shady Point; 2. Ty Evans, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Chris Nicholson, Pocola; 6. Gean Davlin, Shady Point; 12. Ron Grover, Pocola.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 4. Ron Grover, Pocola; 8. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Caleb Speers, Talihina.
The Oklahoma State Race Series had its final race of 2014 last weekend at RaceDay Park Mx, located between Poteau and Cameron on Oklahoma Highway 112. There were 246 riders, and you may have seen all the campers in the parking lot had you driven by the track. It looked like the parking lot at Jamatt RV.
More than 1,000 people were at the event, counting spectators and participants, and they spent the weekend in town, eating all over the place.
When looking at the Poteau Piratesâ€™ non-District 4A-4 portion of their football schedule, one could see that it was loaded with three larger schools. The Pirates will take on the second of those three teams tonight when they travel to meet the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers at 7 p.m., which is a 30-minute earlier start than originally schedule.
The Bokoshe Tigers football team is essentially starting the season at 0-0, despite losing 46-0 in their home opener last week to county rival Arkoma in a game ended at the 9:54 mark of the third quarter due to the 45-point mercy rule.
The Tigers (0-1) will begin District C-4 play tonight as they entertain the Bowlegs Bison at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Despite the rough start to the season, the players have been very upbeat as they prepared for the Bison.