Archive - Sports Article
September 18th, 2012
The non-District 4A-4 portion of season has came to an end, and I really believe the Poteau Pirates should be awarded passing grades in all areas. In fact, I believe they should make the Honor Roll. Here's my grades for each group.
Offensive line â€” A. This group of student athletes are the motor that causes the Poteau Pirates offense to roll. I think I'll make that an A+ due to the depth. The first line is very strong and the subs that fill in are improving. The coaches are not afraid to make changes in personnel.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, fresh off winning the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, found out this past weekend that they will entertain the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs for a Class 4A District Tournament next week.
All other LeFlore County fast-pitch softball and baseball teams will begin postseason play this week as district tournaments will begin.
The up-to-date schedule for this week's playoffs and regular-season games is below.
Class 2A District Tournaments
WISTER â€” Everybody left somewhat satisfied after Friday's three-way baseball action with the host Wildcats entertaining the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Oktaha Tigers.
In the only game where LeFlore County teams met, the Bulldogs blanked the Wildcats 2-0.
In the middle game, the â€™Dogs' rally came up short as they were outlasted 15-11 by the Tigers, who then lost the final game of the three-way as the â€™Cats beat them 7-2.
Monday Games Canceled Due to Wet Fields
TULSA â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams competed Saturday at the Oral Roberts University Invitational, put on by Tulsa Bishop Kelley High School, amidst perhaps the best field of runners they've seen to this point in the season.
TULSA â€” After a tough season-opening loss Sept. 1 on the road against Iowa State, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has made it 2-for-2 in home games, and both in dominating fashion.
After winning their home opener Sept. 8 against Tulane, the Golden Hurricane looked even more impressive in a 66-16 rout of the Nicholls State Colonels Saturday night at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” If the Arkansas Razorbacks were going to upset the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon at Franks Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, one thing they couldn't afford to do was to get down early, which is exactly what the Hogs did. The Tide built a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back rolling the Tyler Wilson-less Hogs 52-0.
â€śThere were times in this game that everyone was pulling they weight, but sometimes we were pulling in different directions,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach, after the Pirates pulled out a 21-0 home-opening victory the Tulsa Webster Warriors Friday night at Costner Stadium. â€śThe Poteau Pirates are a band of brothers and we need to pick each other up when there is a misplay. We had way too many turnovers to be competative next week. Sallisaw is a very good team. We must have a great week of work if we expect to compete.â€ť
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves rode a big third quarter to a 31-21 homecoming victory over the Gore Pirates Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs could not overcome the powerful Maud Tigers in their district opener Friday night falling by mercy rule 56-6.