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April 11th, 2013
PRYOR â€” Class 4Aâ€™s defending state girls golf champions, the Poteau Lady Pirates, took home all the top honors at Thursdayâ€™s Pryor Invitational.
The Lady Pirates not only won the team title with a 379, but Class 4A defending individual state champion Hannah Ward won the the top medalist honor with a 78.
In fact, two other Lady Pirates placed in the top 15. Cathleen Manlove was seventh with a 94, while Skylynn Terry was 11th with a 99.
Dallas Terry shot a 108, while Alyssa Vineyard carded a 110.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves soccer team opened its district season Tuesday night at Harvey Stadium with a 7-0 shutout of the Hugo Buffaloes.
The news was not as good for the Lady Wolves, who suffered a 4-0 loss to the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars in the first game on Tuesday. The Lady Wolves never got a shot on goal in the game.
Both teams will return to action Friday in road district games against Westville. The girls game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 7 p.m.
BEGGS â€” Talihina senior Tara Hawkins placed in two meets in last weekâ€™s Beggs Invitational. She was fourth in both the 400-meter dash 1:04.21 and the 800-meter run (2:33.9).
Editorâ€™s note: As soon as the complete results are available from Tuesdayâ€™s Warner Invitational, a story will be published.
SAVANNA â€” Class 4Aâ€™s top-ranked soccer team, the Poteau Pirates, continued its winning â€” and dominating â€” ways with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over the McAlester Buffaloes.
While the girls contest was only a junior varsity one for the Lady Pirates, it was a very successful one for the local ladies as they won 5-0.
The Poteau soccer teams will celebrate homecoming Friday against Stilwell at Costner Stadium. Homecoming ceremonies will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 7 p.m.
ALMA, Ark. â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team placed fifth at Tuesday's Airedale Relays. The Lady Pirates scored 71 points, finishing behind four Arkansas teams â€” team champion Mansfield (95 points), Van Buren (88), Russellville (76.5) and host Alma (74).
The Pirates scored three points in the meet.
The Poteau track teams will return to action in the Checotah Invitational, which will begin at 10 a.m. Friday.
Editor's note: No results from the Greenwood (Ark.) Invitational have been reported to the Poteau Daily News. As soon as the results are made available, a story will be published.
Wister High School's archery team has qualified for the national shoot next month in Louisville, Ky. Wister School is providing transportation and at least $1,000 for the trip, but it is going to cost a bit more. So, coach John McAlester and I are having some fundraisers to help with the expenses.
The team will sell barbecue baskets at the Wister Baseball Invitational Tournament on Friday. On Sunday, the team will have a pie auction at the Wister cafeteria at 2 p.m. Also, the archery team will have a rib sale on April 20 with orders due Sunday.
Once again, the Poteau Lady Pirates earned the title of LeFlore Countyâ€™s queens of the softball diamond.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Pocola Lady Indians 7-1 in Tuesday nightâ€™s title game of the 2013 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
It was a rougher go for the Lady Pirates in the winnerâ€™s bracket final earlier, having to rally past the Lady Indians 4-2.
The Lady Indians reached the title game by winning the loserâ€™s bracket final 9-4 over Wister, which eliminated Panama 5-4 in the consolation semifinal contest.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates got closer to the 20-win plateau as they picked up an 11-4 road win over the Sallisaw Black Diamonds on Tuesday.
Wister 4, Talihina 2, 8 inn.: Tuesday in Talihina, Tyler Gibson's two-run home run in the sixth inning tied the game at 2, then back-to-back RBI singles by Austin Vanhook and Corey Bullard in the eighth inning capped the comeback for the Wildcats.
Whitesboro 15, Clayton 7, 6 inn.: Tuesday in Whitesboro, this became a battle of Bulldogs because Whitesboro's original opponent, Eagletown, does not have enough players for a team.
It has been a busy few days for the Carl Albert State College baseball team, which played six games in four days.
On Tuesday in Arkadelphia, Ark., the Vikings split a doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist, winning the nightcap 16-2 after losing the opener 7-6.
Poteau golfer Cody Shore came in runner-up medalist to Fort Gibsonâ€™s Wesley Jackson in Mondayâ€™s Poteau Boys Invitational that took place at Choctaw Country Club. Jackson edged the Poteau golfer by a stroke â€” 71 to 72.
Shore was not the only Pirate to place as Connor Wheat tied for eighth place with a 79.
Cameronâ€™s Kody Whitehead, a state qualifier last year, was fifth-place medalist with a 77.
As a team, the Pirates were third with a 328. Jacksonâ€™s Tigers won the team title with a 317, with Sallisaw second (325).