Archive - Sports Article
June 16th, 2012
Last weekend, Poteau's Briley Benson played in the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Game at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex. This weekend, another local softball player will be in an All-State Game.
Heavener's Logan Hinds will represent LeFlore County in the Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Coaches Association's Large School All-State Game at 3 p.m. this afternoon at the OU Softball Complex.
Cameron High School graduating baseball player Austin Standridge will leave this afternoon for Puerto Rico to participate in the Coast to Coast Baseball Program.
The Yellowjacket slugger, who won the 2012 High School Baseball Coaches Association's Home Run Derby on May 23 at McAlester's Mike Deak Field, was ecstatic when he was invited to participate.
â€śI was super excited,â€ť Standridge said. â€śI couldn't believe I made the team.â€ť
The event has brought about mixed emotions.
â€śWhile I'm excited about it, I'm a little nervous â€” but ready to go,â€ť Standridge said.
Field No. 1
Panama vs. Red Oak, 2:10 p.m.; Poteau vs. Panama, 3:20 p.m.; Pocola vs. Spiro, 4:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Greenwood, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Smithville, 6:50 p.m.; Heavener vs. Smithville, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Panama JV vs. Sallisaw, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Wister, 2:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Vian, 3:20 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Alma, Ark., 4:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Muldrow, 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Panama, 6:50 p.m.; Muldrow vs. Greenwood, Ark., 8 p.m.
Field No. 3
Howe vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Kinta vs. McCurtain, 5:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Kinta, 6:20 p.m.; Heavener vs. McCurtain, 7 p.m.; Heavener vs. Kinta, 7:40 p.m.; Howe vs. McCurtain, 8:20 p.m.
Panama vs. Pocola, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Whitesboro, 5:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Whitesboro, 6:20 p.m.; Talihina vs. Panola, 7 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Panola, 7:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Talihina, 8:20 p.m.
The Duck Martin PIT Camp had its first-ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament last Saturday at the Wister High School Gym. A total of 38 teams from the area ranging from third-fourth grade to adult women and men participated in what PIT camp organizers hope will become an annual event.
Games began at 8 a.m., continuing in each division until a champion was crowned. Games concluded with menâ€™s division champions at about 11 p.m.
MORRIS â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team suffered a heartbreaking 6-5 loss in 10 innings to Okmulgee Wednesday night.
After Spiro's Slater Dunn hit an RBI fielder's choice to score Cameron's Dale Pearson in the eighth inning to tie the game at 5-5, the host team broke the tie in the 10th inning on an error.