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March 11th, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Red Oak Lady Eagles brought home a ball from the Class B State Tournament, but it wasn't the one they had wanted.
The Lady Eagles fell 66-41 to the Okarche Lady Warriors in the Saturday's finals after beating the Lomega Raiderettes 65-56 in overtime in Friday's state semifinals.
The Poteau Pirates got their 2014 season off and running with a pair of run-rule wins Saturday afternoon at a rainy, chilly Town Creek Park. Poteau got a 15-2 four-inning victory over the Wister Wildcats to end the three-way and got it started with an 11-0 five-inning win over the Checotah Wildcats.
In the middle game, in a battle of Wildcats, Checotah run ruled Wister 14-1 in five innings.
Heaverner 8, Whitesboro 0; Heavener 9, Clayton 3; Clayton 15, Whitesboro 4: Friday in Heavener, the Wolves opened their season with a pair of wins, while the Bulldogs went winless on the day.
CLAYTON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs made it a happy weekend with a 12-0, four-inning run-rule victory over the Clayton Lady Bulldogs.
Whitesboro had a three-run second inning, a seven-run third inning and a two-run fourth inning to get the win.
Heavener 14, Roland 1: Friday at Roland, the Lady Wolves got their season off and running in a big way. Heavener jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an inning.
The first high school track meet of the season will take place today with the Poteau Invitational, which will begin at 1 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
Besides host Poteau's teams, Arkoma, Heavener, Howe and Spiro are expected to be at the meet.
Editor's note: The season preview stories of the local high school track teams, as well as the other spring teams' season preview stories, will be in the 2014 Spring Sports Guide which will publish March 22.
Last week, one high school basketball team, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs, represented LeFlore County at state. This week, local fans will get to triple their pleasure at state.
The Howe Lions and the Spiro High School team made their respective state tournaments, which will begin Thursday in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
The Lions, who lost their Class 2A Area Tournament finals 60-49 to Preston on Friday night, beat county rival Pocola 57-49 to win the consolation finals Saturday night at the Muskogee Civic Center.
WILBURTON â€” On Feb. 27, the Poteau Lady Pirates won their Class 4A Regional Tournament championship semifinal over the Hilldale Lady Pirates in the final game for the season at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The same two teams met in the Class 4A Area Tournament consolation semifinals here Friday afternoon with a different result as the Lady Hornets ended the Lady Pirates' season with a 57-52 victory.
SHAWNEE â€” Getting 19 points from Breonna Johnson in her last game as a Lady Viking and 18 points from Kilah Cummings weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 75-69 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers in a semifinal game of the NJCAA Women's Region II Tournament on Friday afternoon at St. Gregory's University.
The Lady Vikings ended the season at 17-14.
The Poteau High School golf teams will begin their 2014 seasons this week.
The Pirates will play in the McAlester Invitational on Monday, which will begin around 10 a.m. for the Pirates to hit the links.
The Lady Pirates, who feature two-time state champion and future Arkansas-Little Rock golfer Hannah Ward, will begin their season at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Invitational, which will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday at Forest Ridge Country Club.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs opened their 2014 slow-pitch softball season with an 8-4 victory over the Battiest Lady Panthers on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs broke a 3-all tie after two innings with a two-run third inning, a two-run fourth inning and a single run in the sixth inning for an 8-3 lead.
Friday Games Canceled
Two high school baseball games and a softball game were canceled on Friday.
MUSKOGEE â€” The old adage says, â€śThird time's the charm.â€ť For the Pocola Indians, their new motto became â€śFourth time's the charm.â€ť
For the first time in four tries, the Indians finally downed county and Black Diamond Conference rival Talihina 42-40 in the Class 2A Area Tournament consolation quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Muskogee Civic Center as Tanner Francis' two free throws with 5.5 seconds left broke a 40-all tie.