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September 7th, 2013
In the postgame huddle, second-year Poteau coach Greg Werner breathed a sigh of relief as he talked to his troops after the pulsating 43-42 double-overtime victory by the Pirates over the Durant Lions on Friday night at Costner Stadium.
â€śI have told you all along that the Durant Lions are much improved over last year, and I believe that they will make the playoffs,â€ť Werner said. â€śNevertheless, we played as badly as we could have played in the third quarter, but we played as a team and we came back. I would rather win ugly as to lose pretty.â€ť
TALIHINA â€” Talihina started the season with an impressive 70-22 win over the Wilburton Diggers on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium as the Golden Tigers ran hard, passed well and outran the Diggers 46-8 in the first half.
Wilburton scored eight points with a minute left in the first half after a fumble by the second-string quarterback of Talihina.
PANAMA â€” Things could not have gone any better for the Panama Razorbacks football team in Thursday night's season opener against the Gore Pirates.
First off, earlier in the week, the game was moved to George Ollie Stadium from Gore due to its football field not being ready to have the game played there.
Then, the Razorbacks scored just 13 seconds into the game and never really looked back as they blanked the Pirates 34-0.
HOWE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team advanced to Saturday afternoon's championship semifinals of the Howe Wood Bat Tournament with a 10-0 win over the Whitesboro Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon.
The host Lions suffered a 12-2 loss to the Smithville Braves in the game immediately following.
The â€™Jackets and the Braves will play at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the championship semifinals, with the winner playing for the title at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Cameron-Smithville loser will play for third place at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Randall Irvin, Uniontown, Ark.; 2. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 4. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 5. Joey Wertz, Dyer, Ark.; 6. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 3. Wade Barnes, Uniontown; 4. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 5. Duane Kilpatrick, Farmington; 6. Adam McMellon, Rudy, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Poteau 43, Durant 42, 2 OT
Panama 34, Gore 0
Talihina 70, Wilburton 22
Keota 62, Arkoma 38
Tulsa Regent Prep 23, Pocola 20
Vian 32, Spiro 14
Oaks 52, Bokoshe 6
Finally, opening night is here for the Poteau Pirates football team, which will begin the 2013 season at 7:30 tonight against the Durant Lions at Costner Stadium.
â€śIf you're a football player or a coach, you're always excited about game No. 1,â€ť Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner said. â€śA lot of work goes into game No. 1. It's time to start playing games. You're tired of practicing, and looking at each other. It's time to start looking at somebody else.â€ť
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Pocola football coach Rick Lang could not be happier with how his team is entering tonight's 2013 season opener against Tulsa Regent Prep at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field.
A pair of rich traditional football powers will meet tonight when the Vian Wolverines travel to meet the Spiro Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. at McClain Stadium.
Last year, the Wolverines handled the â€™Dogs, but Spiro coach Chris Bunch hopes his team is better prepared tonight.
â€śThey're still good,â€ť he said. â€śHopefully, we're better. I didn't think we were ready to play them last year. We just didn't get prepared for them. I think that was the difference last year. I think if we're prepared for them, and get lined up in the right spots, things will be better for us than they were last year.â€ť
Who knew when the Pocola Lady Indians and the Poteau Lady Pirates played last week it could very well be a prelude to this month's LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. If the seeding holds true, that will end up happening on Sept. 19.
The Lady Pirates were named the top seed of this fall's county tournament, with the Lady Indians being second, at Wednesday's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin'
The Lady Pirates blanked the Lady Indians 2-0 last week.