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August 21st, 2014
The Pocola Indians will see what kinds of strides theyâ€™ve made in the early stages of football practice when they will be in their first scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Gore Pirates.
â€śI want to see how the kids react to adversity,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang. â€śWeâ€™re looking to see of the kids can handle it. I want them to come out and get after it. I want them to compete for positions. I want them to compete like their job is on the line with every snap. I want to see some enthusiasm. Itâ€™s going to be a challenge for us since this is our first scrimmage.â€ť
HEAVENER â€” In a battle of the last two LeFlore County Tournament champions, the Heavener Lady Wolves [last springâ€™s champs] nipped the Poteau Lady Pirates [last fallâ€™s champs] by a score of 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. It was also a rematch of last fallâ€™s county title game.
The gameâ€™s only run scored on Sydney Craseâ€™s two-out, RBI single in the opening inning, scoring Jacee Manley.
Arkoma 10, Whitesboro 4; Keota 2, Arkoma 1; Keota 4, Whitesboro 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Lions beat both county opponents, while the Lady Mustangs split their games.
McCURTAIN â€” The Cameron pitching duo of Dillon Jackson and Blaise Lomon combined to no-hit the McCurtain Bulldogs 16-2 in the second game of Mondayâ€™s Green Valley Conference doubleheader.
The Yellowjackets beat the Bulldogs in the opener 8-1.
Leflore 7, Okay 1: Tuesday in Okay, the Savages broke a scoreless tie with a six-run second inning.
Editorâ€™s note: Tuesdayâ€™s Whitesboro-Smithville game was only a junior high contest as the high school teams did not play.
As practice started, Spiro football coach Chris Bunch was very concerned with his linemen, on both sides of the ball. He hopes to get some answers Thursday night when his Bulldogs will be in a five-way scrimmage at Okmulgee with three Tulsa schools â€” Tulsa Hale, Tulsa McLain/TSST and Tulsa Webster.
The junior varsity portion of the scrimmage will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity squads at 6 p.m.
The Arkoma Mustangs, fresh off their historic 2013 season in which they won the schools first playoff game and made the Class C state quarterfinals, will begin their new season as a Class B school in Friday night's road scrimmage against Wright Christian in Tulsa. Action will begin at 6 p.m.
Due to youth, Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton is anxious to see what his players will do come game time.
Panama football coach Brandon Ellis is anxious to see just where his team is at after two weeks of practice. He'll get some answers Friday night when his Razorbacks will be in a road three-way scrimmage at 6 p.m. against host Savanna and Atoka.
â€śWe're going to see how far we've come on running the plays we've set in,â€ť Ellis said. â€śWe want to see how conditioned we are. We need to see if we can sustain drives without turning the ball over.â€ť
INDIANOLA â€” The Leflore Lady Savages split their road games in Mondayâ€™s three-way at Indianola, beating the host team 17-7 but losing to Savanna 8-2.
Spiro 14, McAlester 0, 4 inn.: In McAlester, Spiro pitcher Hannah Gilliam pitched a four-hitter, and her Lady Bulldogs were the recipients of nine McAlester errors.
The Lady Bulldogs scored twice in the opening inning, then added three in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth to put the game into run-rule status.
RED OAK â€” Fresh off winning its own Red Oak Eagle Classic, the Red Oak Eagles picked up right where they left off this past weekend as they took care of the Whitesboro Bulldogs 15-0 in four innings on Monday.
The Bulldogs had only a hit by Austin Stepp to show for their offensive efforts.
Editorâ€™s note: Nothing was reported on Cameronâ€™s doubleheader at McCurtain by press time. Look for the details in Thursdayâ€™s edition. Monday afternoonâ€™s Howe-Wister doubleheader was rained out and has not been rescheduled.