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March 14th, 2012
In the world of baseball, a team does not have to wait very long to have a chance to rebound from a loss. Just take the Poteau Pirates.
Just 72 hours after they lost their home opener to the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies, the Pirates rebounded in fine fashion to down the Checotah Wildcats 10-5 Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Sunday's rain canceled a lot of Monday afternoon's baseball and softball games due to wet fields.
The Cameron-Panama softball game and Leflore's softball game at Clayton were all canceled on Monday due to wet fields. The Cameron-Panama game will not be made up, while no make-up date for the Leflore-Clayton game has been scheduled at this time.
Howe's softball action at Red Oak was canceled because the Lady Eagles joined Heavener to form a three-way at McCurtain on Monday.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs ran their record to 3-0 with a 14-3 five-inning, run-rule victory Saturday afternoon over the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies.
Trailing 3-0 after the top of the first inning, the Bulldogs broke the game open with a four-run first inning and a pair of five-run innings in the second and third innings to take a 14-3 lead.
Cameron 6, Hackett, Ark., 4: Friday afternoon in Hackett, down 4-3 after three innings, the Yellowjackets scored twice in the fifth inning and once in the sixth to get the come-from-behind victory.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its home doubleheader with Arkansas Baptist Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Vikings took the opener 8-4, but lost the nightcap 5-2.
The Vikings will begin two days of back-to-back home doubleheaders with Kirkwood, Iowa at Ival Goodman Field this afternoon. The two teams will play a noon twinbill today, followed by a 12:30 p.m. Wednesday doubleheader.
SHAWNEE â€” Behind Kyndall Dudley's 22 points and 18 points each from Connor Brooks and Dalen Qualls, the third-seeded Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets dominated the 10th-seeded Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 102-68 win in the 2012 NJCAA Region II Tournament semifinal game Saturday night at Oklahoma Baptist University's Noble Complex.
The Vikings did make some noise on Friday afternoon as they shocked the second-seeded Connors State College Cowboys in their 71-64 win.
Saturday night's loss ends the Vikings' season at 7-24.
MULDROW â€” While the Pocola Indians baseball team went on the road to face the Muldrow Bulldogs, Pocola's bats seemingly did not as the â€™Dogs downed the Indians 7-1 on Friday afternoon.
HEAVENER â€” Last year, the Heavener Wolves soccer team was a very young but quick and talented team. The Wolves again should be considered on of the elite teams in the district, and the showdown between the Wolves and Poteau Pirates later in the year could be for the entire ball of wax.
The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
WILBURTON â€” Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
â€śItâ€™s an honor any time youâ€™re named Coach of the Year by your peers,â€ť Edgar said. â€śIt could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.â€ť
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.