Archive - Sports Article
August 21st, 2013
Growing up in eastern Oklahoma, and especially in LeFlore County, I was blessed to see great high school football teams. Spiro, Heavener, Poteau and Panama were all great, and I would see them all yearly. However, since Talihina is on the other side of the county, I had a hard time fully understanding and apperciating just how good the Golden Tigers were, also.
Over the years, the Razorbacks continued to be in the upper echelon in their classification, and they made numerous deep runs into the playoffs.
WISTER â€” Just 48 hours after meeting to decide the consolation championship of the Red Oak Eagle Classic, the Howe Lions and the Wister Wildcats met again, this time in a doubleheader on Monday.
By the time the late news aired, the Wildcats finally ended the twinbill with a sweep of the Lions.
After taking the first game 6-1, the â€˜Cats outlasted the Lions 12-11 in a marathon Game 2.
Cameron 12, McCurtain 0; Cameron 11, McCurtain 0: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets were too much for the Bulldogs.
BEGGS â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team went 3-1 last weekend in the Beggs Festival. Panama beat the defending state champion Davenport 4-3, Checotah 7-2 and Mounds 8-0. However, the Lady â€™Backs fell 11-3 to Mannford.
The home portion of the 2013 fast-pitch softball season began in a fine way for the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon with a 9-1, six-inning, run-rule victory over the Westville Lady Yellowjackets.
Senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell was in complete control of Westville's hitters, striking out 14 batters.
PANAMA â€” Panama pitcher Hannah Goines threw a no-hitter as the Lady Razorbacks blanked the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 8-0 in Panama's home opener Monday afternoon.
Goines struck out four batters and did not allow a hit.
Howe 7, Arkoma 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Lions spoiled the home opener for the Lady Mustangs.
Howe freshman pitcher Morgan Hillebrand threw a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.
Heavener 8, Cameron 2: In Cameron, the Lady Wolves jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the third inning as Heavener scored once in each of the first two innings, then added four runs in the third inning.
The Leflore Savages baseball team beat Soper 2-1, but lost to the two host teams â€” 8-0 to Coleman and 1-0 to Calera â€” in the two-day Coleman-Calera Baseball Festival over the weekend.
Leflore's Monday afternoon road game at Buffalo Valley was canceled due to a funeral. The game has not been reschduled.
Forgive me if you don't see me a lot over the next two weeks. This week, I'm busy putting out the 2013 Fall Diamond Tab, which will be in Saturday's edition.
Next week, I'll be working on the 2013 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview, which will come out Aug. 31.
Once these two weeks get through â€” and I'm still alive, LOL!!!! â€” I'll be back out as usual at games.
Tahlequah at Poteau, 5 p.m.
Wister at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Heavener, 5 p.m.
Clayton at Leflore, 5:30 p.m.
Sallisaw-Central at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Whitesboro, 4:30 p.m.
RED OAK â€” Two LeFlore County high school baseball teams brought home plaques Saturday from the Red Oak Eagle Classic.
The Cameron Yellowjackets held off the Crowder Demons 7-6 to win the third-place game after losing Friday afternoon's semifinal 11-3 to the Stuart Hornets.
The Wister Wildcats claimed the consolation championship with a 9-1 win over the Howe Lions.