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April 18th, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” As the 2012-2013 National Basketball Season ended Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Oklahoma City Thunder were honored as a banner was placed in the rafters for winning this seasonâ€™s Northwest Division title.
However, since the Thunder had wrapped up the top seed out west for the playoffs which will begin this weekend, the regular-season finale didnâ€™t see the Thunder team weâ€™re accustomed to seeing.
Thursday's big winner was Mother Nature as she rained out several athletic events on day.
The Poteau Pirates had their two games in the Fort Gibson Tournament rained out on Thursday. They have been rescheduled for today â€” 2:30 p.m. against Tulsa Victory Christian and 5 p.m. against Bristow.
Several other regular-season baseball games â€” Wister at Spiro, Wilburton at Pocola, Heavener at Hartshorne and Talihina and Tushka at Crowder â€” were all rained out. The games will not be rescheduled since Class 2A and 3A district tournaments are slated for next week.
It wasn't easy, but the Poteau Pirates were able to make Senior Night a winning one as they held off the Sallisaw Central Tigers 10-7 Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
With the game tied at 6 after the Tigers scored six in the fourth inning, the Pirates took the lead back for good in their half of the inning on an RBI single by Michael Didway and an RBI groundout by Davey Bullard to give Poteau an 8-6 lead.
Poteau got a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning on a two-run double by Bullard.
FORT GIBSON â€” After a rough road doubleheader loss against Tahlequah on Monday, the Poteau Lady Pirates took their frustrations out on the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers on Tuesday as they rallied for a 9-7 victory.
Down 2-1 after an inning, the Lady Pirates erupted for six runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-2 lead after four innings.
Leading 9-4 in the seventh inning, the Lady Pirates withstood a three-run rally by the Lady Tigers to hang on for the road victory.
Tahlequah 16, Panama 6; Vian 10, Panama 0: In Panama, it was a rough day for the Lady Razorbacks.
This weekend is the start of the youth turkey season in the southeast region. Area youth can go after a bird on Saturday and Sunday before the regular season starts on Monday.
Kids younger than 18 can hunt, but must be accompanied by an adult older than 18. For all regulations concerning youth turkey season, go to www.odwc.state.ok.us.
I plan on taking my boys and chase some birds around this weekend. Hopefully, we will get a chance to call in a gobbler, and they will get their first bird.
It was quite a Senior Night for the Poteau High School soccer teams as they posted a sweep of district and county rival Heavener on Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, edged the Wolves 2-1 to win the district title, while the evening of soccer started with a 8-1 Lady Pirates' victory over the Lady Wolves.
The Lady Pirates will end the regular season at 5 p.m. Friday on the road against Porter Consolidated.
The Heavener teams will return to Harvey Stadium for games against Stilwell, with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys contest at 7 p.m.
WISTER â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats took the first step to making the Class 4A State Tournament.
The Lady â€˜Cats won the Class 4A District Tournament on Tuesday by going undefeated, beating Pocola 8-0 and Coalgate twice by scores of 8-4 and 1-0 with the latter game giving the locals the district championship.
The Lady Wildcats (18-11) will find out on Monday their Class 4A Regional Tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The season ended for the Lady Indians as after they lost to Wister, they fell 9-4 to Coalgate. Pocola ends the season at 9-12.
It was a rough Tuesday afternoon of softball for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they suffered a pair of home losses to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse, who took 5-0 and 7-4 victories. The second game went eight innings.
The Lady Vikings were slated to return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday at home against Seminole State in a doubleheader, but due to threatening weather conditions the twinbill was moved to a 2 p.m. Friday start at home.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteauâ€™s Hannah Ward, the defending Class 4A state golf champion, won the Elgin Invitational, which took place Monday afternoon at Lake Hefner Golf Course.
Ward shot a 73.
Ward wasnâ€™t the only Poteau medalist. Cathleen Manlove was sixth at 84.
The Lady Pirates, the defending Class 4A state champions, finished third as a team at 355 strokes. Hilldale won the tournament with a 353, while Seminole was runner-up as it tied Poteau with a 355 but won the tiebreaker of fifth-place golfers as Seminoleâ€™s had a better score than Poteauâ€™s.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School track teams competed in the 2013 Greenwood Bulldog Relays on April 4.
The Lady Pirates had another strong showing, highlighted by their winning the three relay events in which they ran.
The Pirates had two individual champions as Nico Hall won the 3,200-meter run (11:10.56) and Trevor Shankle took the shot put (44-6.75).