Archive - Sports Article
September 23rd, 2011
When the Poteau Pirates open District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium against the Hilldale Hornets, fans are being asked to wear red to have a â€śRed Outâ€ť affect on the visitors. Senior linebacker Marshall Jones believe such a spirit booster does just that.
The Spiro Bulldogs were on the cusp of being 2-1 entering this week's District 3A-8 opener at Idabel.
Instead, a turnover converted into a game-winning field goal by Roland made the Rangers a 10-7 winner to spoil the â€™Dogs' homecoming game last Friday night at McClain Stadium.
The good thing is the players seemingly have put that game behind them and are focusing on the district opener at 7:30 p.m. this Friday on the road against the Warriors.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves ended their regular season in dramatic fashion in Tuesday's home three-way against the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions.
The Lady Wolves had a pair of fifth-inning rallies to down Talihina 3-2 and Howe 9-8.
Talihina won the middle game 7-1 over Howe, but no more information on that game was reported.
Spiro 8, Wister 1: In Wister, the Lady Bulldogs (17-7) broke a 1-1 tie with a seven-run fifth inning.
WISTER â€” Caleb Hill's RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the Wister Wildcats to a 13-12 victory over the Red Oak Eagles Tuesday afternoon.
PANAMA â€” Panama pitcher Taylor Eaves has made a name for herself in high school softball by baffling the opposing hitters. She made a difference in another way Tuesday afternoon.
Eaves hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie as the Lady Razorbacks upset the Poteau Lady Pirates by a score of 1-0.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks got a pair of wins at home to begin the week as they defeated the Wister Lady Wildcats 6-2, then beat the Keota Lady Lions 2-0.
Wister won the middle game 11-2, but no other information was reported by press time.
Pocola 4, Spiro 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians (10-11) broke a scoreless tie with a three-run second inning, then added another run in the third inning for a 4-0 lead. Three of the four runs were unearned due to four Spiro errors.
LEFLORE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets ended their regular season in fine fashion with a 13-0, three-inning, run-rule win over the Leflore Savages on Monday.
Smithville 6, Whitesboro 3: In Smithville, the Braves jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning to take control of the game.
Rock Creek 4, Whitesboro 1: Saturday in Bokchito, the Mustangs, no longer coached by Whitesboro Coach Bryan Cartwright's brother, Alan (who is now at Boswell), still handled the Bulldogs.
Editor's Note â€” Howe's home game with McCurtain did not take place due to wet fields and will not be rescheduled.
The Poteau Bandit League squads went 1-2-1 against Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The lone Poteau win came from the sixth-grade team, which defeated Union Christian 32-24 behind a four-touchdown performance by Kale Barcheers.
The Poteau fourth-grade team tied Union Christian 14-14 as Easton Francis and Mason Barcheers each scored a TD for Poteau.
Union Christian took the fifth-grade game 38-0 and the third-grade contest 33-0.