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April 9th, 2013
It was a rough weekend of softball for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings, who dropped three of four games in a pair of doubleheaders.
The lone win was a thrilling 10-9 come-from-behind victory in Saturdayâ€™s nhightcap over Rose State, which took the opener 6-3 in nine innings.
On Sunday, Western Oklahoma State College swept Carl Albert, winning 5-3 and 11-0 in a five-inning, run-rule contest.
ATOKA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers baseball team split its two games in the rain-shortened Atoka Wood Bat Tournament last weekend.
The Golden Tigers edged the Calera Bulldogs 8-7, but lost 8-4 to Silo Rebels.
Spiro 11, Locust Grove 3: Sunday night at Arvest Park in Springdale, Ark., the Bulldogs, who suffered a heart-breaking 10-9, nine-inning loss to Poteau in the finals of the 32nd LeFlore County Baseball Tournament earlier in the day in Cameron,, took out their frustrations on Locust Groveâ€™s Pirates.
One county tournament down, one to go. The LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament started Monday, but because there are only nine teams, the tournament's title game will take place at 7:30 tonight at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
If the Poteau Lady Pirates, who are the top seed this spring, win it, it will mark a rarity in that the same school won the three major girls county tournaments. Poteau won the fast-pitch title in September, and captured the basketball county title in January.
Poteau at Sallisaw, 5:45 p.m.
Heavener at Cameron, 4 p.m.
CAMERON â€” It took nine hard-fought innings, but the Poteau Pirates baseball team was able to get past the Spiro Bulldogs 10-9 in nine innings to win the 32nd LeFlore County Baseball Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates went through unscathed as they beat Wister 6-5 in Saturday afternoonâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket final after downing tournament-host Cameron 10-2 on Friday night in the winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinals.
Howe 14, Talihina 3, 4 inn.
Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals
Poteau 14, Howe 0, 3 inn.
Heavener 17, Whitesboro 2, 5 inn.
Wister 3, Panama 2, 8 inn.
Pocola 11, Cameron 0, 3 inn.
Winner's Bracket Semifinals
Poteau 4, Heavener 0
Pocola 3, Wister 0
Loser's Bracket First Round
Panama 13, Talihina 5, 5 inn., Talihina eliminated
Loser's Bracket Second Round
Panama 13, Cameron 3, 4 inn., Cameron eliminated.
Howe 9, Whitesboro 6, Whitesboro eliminated.
WESTVILLE â€” Class 4Aâ€™s top-ranked Poteau Pirates soccer team had little problem with the Westville Yellowjackets on Friday night, posting a 10-0 mercy-rule victory.
However, the Lady Pirates were not as fortunate, losing 5-0 to the Lady â€™Jackets.
Sunday's Championship Game
Poteau 10, Spiro 9, 9 inn.
Loser's Bracket Final
Spiro 11, Wister 6 (Wister finishes third)
Loser's Bracket Semifinal
Spiro 11, Cameron 4 (Cameron finishes fourth)
Winner's Bracket Final
Poteau 6, Wister 5
Winner's Bracket Semifinal
Poteau 10, Cameron 2
Loser's Bracket Quarterfinals
Cameron 9, Whitesboro 7
Spiro 14, Panama 1
Loser's Bracket Second Round
Panama 4, Heavener 3
Editor's Note â€” The complete story of the final two-plus days of the tournament will be in Tuesday's edition.
GORE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs baseball team suffered a 10-2 loss Friday morning to Hulbert in the Gore Tournament.
Because the Mustangs were playing in the LeFlore County Tournament on Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park, the Mustangs were forced to forfeit their loserâ€™s-bracket game later in the day.
The Poteau Kiwanis Club Little Olympics will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium. For additional information, call (918) 647-4443.
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â€śA Bike for Daylonâ€ť will happen May 18. Daylon is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants a bike to ride with his family.
Funds are being raised to help his parents purchase an adaptive bike for him. For more information, call Rachel Pickerel at (918) 649-4028.
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The second annual Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament 2-Man Scramble will take place at 8 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. April 27 at Choctaw Country Club.
MUSKOGEE â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward, the defending Class 4A state champion, won the Hilldale Invitational on Friday afternoon. She shot a 73.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were second with a 366.
One other Lady Pirate medaled as Cathleen Manlove was 10th at 89.
Alyssa Vineyard shot a 94, followed by Skylynn Terry (110), Dallas Terry (111) and Jenna Stites (116).
The Lady Pirates will return to action at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Sallisaw Invitational.
The Poteau Boys Invitational will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.