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September 7th, 2013
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.
The Talihina Golden Tigers are primed to get the 2013 season off and going when they entertain the Wilburton Diggers at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium.
â€śEvery week, we're getting better,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śI feel pretty good about where we're at. We had a real good scrimmage [last Friday night] against Vian and Roland. They were good teams, and I was very pleased with how we did against those two teams. As long as we don't regress, we should be a good football team.â€ť
After some struggling seasons, there seems to be some renewed enthusiasm for Bokoshe Tigers football.
The season for the Tigers will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday as they hit the road to face the Oaks Warriors.
â€śI can tell they're ready to play,â€ť first-year Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. â€śThey're wanting to go hit someone else. I can't see them not being up for this. They've really worked hard in the off-season and in practice. They're ready to prove to people that they're better. We're looking forward to Friday night.â€ť
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