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June 12th, 2015
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs needed to play only one game, but it almost turned into the length of two games before they could claim the championship of the 2015 Panama Summer Slam on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Wister Lady Wildcats 8-6 in 11 innings, with the final four innings going into the international tiebreaker.
When Daniel Caldwell and David Morris left Leflore for coaching jobs at Talihina High School, there were voids at Leflore High School. Those voids got filled relatively quickly.
Tiffany Jewell, who was at Mena, Ark., was named the new girls basketball and softball coach for the Lady Savages, while former Wister basketball coach Mark Warren â€” who was already an assistant boys basketball and baseball coach at Leflore â€” was promoted to head coach of both teams.
Two Poteau High School soccer playing graduates, midfielder/forward David Lanuza and midfielder Carlos Panduro, are scheduled to play in tonightâ€™s All-State Boys Soccer Match at 8 p.m. in Noble.
Three other Poteau soccer graduating seniors, Lady Pirate goalkeeper Taryn Shelton, Pirate goalie Jayson Davis and defenseman Davis Kuck, are alternates, but as of press time none of the three were going to have openings to play in tonightâ€™s matches. If Shelton gets to play, her match will be at 6 tonight in Noble before the boysâ€™ match.
Baseball is called â€śThe National Pastime,â€ť and thereâ€™s a chance former Heavener Wolf and current Oklahoma State pitcher Koda Glover will do that â€śNationalâ€ť-ly speaking.
The Washington Nationals drafted Glover in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs and the Red Oak Lady Eagles each find themselves a win away from playing for tonightâ€™s championship of the 2015 Panama Summer Softball Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs beat Alma, Ark., while the Lady Eagles defeated the Poteau Lady Pirates as they tied the game in the sixth and won the game in the seventh.
Spiro and Red Oak will play at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in the winnerâ€™s-bracket final, with the winner getting to play for the championship at 7:50 p.m. The if-game is slated for 9 p.m. if necessary.
Four local softball teams made it to Tuesday's winner's-bracket quarterfinals at the Panama Summer Tournament.
Tournament-host Panama beat Keota in the final game of the day Monday night, while Poteau defeated Ozark, Spiro beat Whitesboro and Red Oak got a bye into the quarterfinals.
The title game is set for 7:50 p.m. Thursday, with the if-game at 9 p.m.
When watching this month's LeFlore County Summer Basketball League games, fans will notice changes with the Talihina teams as each got new coaches â€” who both just happened to come from Leflore Public Schools.
Leflore basketball and girls softball coach Daniel Caldwell will take over the Golden Tigers from coach Darian Dickson, who left to take the coaching job with the Oktaha Tigers.
Caldwell's Leflore girls assistant coach and Savage baseball coach David Morris also headed south with him as Morris will be the new Lady Golden Tigers coach, replacing Cyndi James.
Blake Blagg-Tidwell, a 6-4 guard from Whitesboro, signed a basketball letter of intent with the Carl Albert State College Vikings in a signing ceremony Thursday morning at CASC.
The Whitesboro graduate is looking forward to playing close to home.
â€śI am really excited to keep playing basketball,â€ť Blagg-Tidwell said. â€śIt has always been a dream of mine to play college basketball. I am really happy to get the opportunity to come play at Carl Albert because it is close to home.â€ť