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September 19th, 2014
The Heavener Wolves will conclude their three-game road trip to begin the 2014 football season at 7:30 tonight against the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnson.
The Wolves (1-1) ended up not getting to play their originally scheduled home opener last week against Vian due to the track still being under construction at Harvey Stadium. So, they paid a visit to the Wolverines and lost 35-0. However, first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said the Wolves did not play all that poorly.
Spiro coach Chris Bunch said that, while he was glad his Bulldogs won their season opener 47-40 against Stilwell on Sept. 5, he said that the game was a nailbiter because his team didn't take care of business like they should have.
The good news in last weekend's home-opening 35-14 win over Muldrow at McClain Stadium was he believed his team took care of business â€” at least in the first 24 minutes.
The older I get, I'd like to think I'm getting a little wiser. If you're married and live with a woman, you learn that there are rules men have to follow:
1. Always put the toilet seat down.
2. There's a special way to fold towels.
3. â€śFineâ€ť is not good.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and our veterans.
Go, Pokes next Thursday against Texas Tech
Go Packers against Detroit.
Have a great weekend.
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The Leflore High School Athletic Booster Club will have an alumni coed softball game at 5 p.m. Sept. 27. The cost is $25 per player in advance and includes a T-shirt, or $20 on Sept. 27 with no T-shirt. The game will pit graduates of odd years vs. even years. The deadline to pre-register is Monday. For additional information, call (918) 649-5460 or (918) 839-0571.
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It probably seems like forever since the Poteau Pirates were at Costner Stadium. That will change Friday night with the Piratesâ€™ home opener against the Campus Colts from Haysville, Kan., south of Wichita. Kickoff will be 7 p.m., moved up from its original 7:30 p.m. start.
â€śItâ€™s nice to be at home,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said.â€ť For as long as weâ€™ve been practicing, we havenâ€™t been home yet. Weâ€™re glad to be home.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs felt like they let one get away last week against Gans in the District B-4 opener, losing 48-42 after having a 42-32 lead after three periods.
â€śI think weâ€™re a little down, but we had a good practice [Tuesday],â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śThey know they have to get over it. We talked about the Maud loss last year. We lost a close one, and we still came back and made the playoffs. I think they understand that they just have to be frustrated and go on with it.â€ť
After not being home since last season, the Pocola Indians finally will get to play in their backyard at John Carter Field. The Indians will entertain the Quinton Savages at 7 p.m. Friday in their 2014 home opener, which will begin a four-game homestand.
â€śOur kids are ready to play at home,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWeâ€™ve got a four-game homestand as we go into district play. Hopefully, weâ€™ll be able to play well at home and make it an advantage for us.â€ť
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.