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September 1st, 2012
McALESTER â€” For the very first time playing under the name of Pirates, the Poteau freshmen football team proved right from the very start of the game they are worthy of all the pre-season hype as they jumped on McAlester very early and controlled the game. The Pirates won the game 27-8 in their season opener Thursday night at Hook Eales Stadium.
It was a good news-bad news situation for the Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams in their season openers against Broken Bow Thursday at Costner Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders defeated the Savages 26-6. However, the news was not as good for the eighth-grade Raiders as they fell 16-6 to the Savages.
The PKMS teams will return to action next Thursday with a pair of games against McAlester at Hook Eales Stadium in McAlester. Games will begin at 5 p.m.
EAGLETOWN â€” It was a rough Friday afternoon offensively for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs on the softball field in Friday's three-way.
The Lady Bulldogs fell 4-0 to the host Eagletown Lady Eagles, then lost 3-1 to the Bennington Lady Bears to end the day.
BATTIEST â€” It was a very profitable day for the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team as they posted a pair of wins in Thursday's three-way, beating the host Battiest Panthers 9-5 and then edging the Smithville Braves 2-1.
Cameron 7, Crowder 6: In Crowder, a two-out, three-run rally in the seventh inning lifted the Yellowjackets past the Demons.
Samuel Humphries' RBI single and Alex Humphries' two-RBI single, each with two outs, in the seventh inning capped the comeback for the â€™Jackets.
TAHLEQUAH â€” One big inning doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates Thursday afternoon in their road loss to the Tahlequah Lady Tigers.
The host team scored five runs in the third inning as the Lady Tigers blanked the Lady Pirates 6-0.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 6; Arkoma 5, Bokoshe 1: In Bokoshe, the Lady Mustangs took two games from the Lady Tigers in Green Valley Conference action Thursday afternoon.
Wister 9, Howe 5; Wister 11, Howe 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats swept a Green Valley Conference doubleheader from the Lady Lions.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams each placed fourth in Thursday's Early Tiger Meet, while both Heavener squads were eight.
In the girls' 2,000-meter race, the Lady Pirates scored 93 points, coming in behind champion Coweta (39 points), host Tahlequah (58) and Keys (Park Hill) (83). The Lady Wolves scored 208 points.
Although the new era of Poteau Pirates football has already started under Greg Werner, their new coach, the realistic beginning will commence at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pirates travel to meet the Durant Lions at Paul Laird Field on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
There's nothing more than the Pirates want to do than start out 2012 at 1-0.
â€śAnytime you start a season, everybody has high hopes,â€ť Werner said. â€śWe want to get it kicked off right, and start the season right.â€ť
BOKOSHE â€” The 2012 football season will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight for the Bokoshe Tigers as they entertain the Oaks Warriors.
For all intents and purpose, this will indeed be nothing more than a scrimmage for the Tigers. The Tigers did not get to do any scrimmages this preseason. In fact, due to a late start to the school year, they've only been practicing about a week in pads and helmets.
â€śIt's been a slow process,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach.