Archive - Sports Article
October 17th, 2014
The postseason has arrived for the Heavener High School cross country teams as they will run in the Class 3A Regional Meet beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in Henryetta. The Lady Wolves will run first, followed by the Wolves.
The top five teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekendâ€™s Class 3A State Meet, which will take place at Shawneeâ€™s Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center. The top five individuals who are not on one of the top five state-qualifying teams also will make state as an individual.
The Poteau BalloonFest began at noon today. Some of the riders from RaceDay Park Mx will ride their dirt bikes in â€śThe Dirt Bike Rodeoâ€ť at Phil Gardenhire Arena. They'll be the entertainment in between Derek Cook's motocross jumps and flips. If you've never watched Derek and his crew flip motorcycles and jump through the air, you need to come and watch because it's truly amazing.
I got to stand right under the ramp last year and get up close, and I just can't believe what they can really do on a motorcycle.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and our veterans.
BOKOSHE â€” The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers in Thursday nightâ€™s home District C-4 contest against the Thackerville Wildcats at Tiger Stadium was they had a lead. The not-so-good news was the lead did not last as the Wildcats left town with a 52-8 victory.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves stayed around for a while with the Roland Rangers in Thursday nightâ€™s District 3A-8 game at Harvey Stadium, but in the end the visitors left with a 34-7 win.
Thanks to fall break this week, I'll get a rare Friday night off during football season.
When it's fall break, so many of that week's high school football games are played on Thursday night, and not the customary Friday night.
All eight LeFlore County teams were in action Thursday night, including the renewal of the Pocola-Panama rivalry.
Any Thursday game stories that didn't make today's edition will be published in Saturday's edition.
Poteau coach Greg Werner said that the Pirates were entering the biggest three-game stretch of the season. The first step was a successful one as the Pirates routed the homestanding Broken Bow Savages 54-7 in a key District 4A-4 contest Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
Things started off a little slow for the Panama Razorbacks in Thursday nightâ€™s District 2A-6 contest against archrival Pocola on their home field at George Ollie Stadium. However, once things got going, it was Hog wild for the home team as the Razorbacks beat the Indians 48-0 in the latest installment of their rivalry.
Editorâ€™s note: Editor John Clark of The Spiro Graphic contributed to this story.Editorâ€™s note: Editor John Clark of The Spiro Graphic contributed to this story.
WARNER â€” Class Aâ€™s second-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers showed little to no effect for having had an open date last week.
Having had to wait two weeks to play, the Golden Tigers took out their frustration on the homestanding Warner Eagles for a 46-16 victory.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
In horse races, the announcer will say â€ś... and down the stretch they come,â€ť as the horses near the final yards toward the finish line. The Poteau Pirates football team is beginning its stretch drive with the three most important games of the season. The first one is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Stadium against Broken Bow.