Archive - Sports Article
March 16th, 2012
While Wister High School, and most of LeFlore County's schools for that matter, will be on Spring Break next week, Preston High School is on Spring Break this week.
Thus, the two-day Preston Festival is taking place this week, and the today's final day involves the Lady Wildcats.
Wister, which was scheduled to play in a three-way Thursday at Pocola along with Sallisaw, will meet Henryetta at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, then meet host Preston at 5 p.m. and Tecumseh at 6:30 p.m.
The Wister junior varsity will play Tecumseh's JV at 2 p.m.
Talihina Boys' Game Moved to Noon
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team started the season very strong as they were third among Class 5A and 6A golf teams Wednesday afternoon at the Tahlequah Invitational.
The Pirates were third with a score of 343, finishing behind champion Tulsa Bishop Kelley (326) and Tahlequah (340).
But the good news was the two teams ahead of the Pirates were Class 5A teams.
â€śIt was a great start for us,â€ť Poteau Boys Coach Mike Thomas said. â€śWe beat all the Class 4A golf teams in the field.â€ť
One Pirate was among the Top 10 medalists as freshman Cody Shore was ninth with an 83.
A few years ago, Jeff â€śJediâ€ť Dennis and Ed Sockey were working somewhere in Tennessee. They would call me every other day just to check in, and see how I was and what was happening back in good ol' Poteau. I could tell they were homesick â€” I knew they were going to be. I get all beside myself when I get out of LeFlore County!
In the Class 4A District Basketball Tournament last month at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Hilldale Hornets stung the Poteau Pirates. The visitors from Muskogee did the same thing Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
Thanks to a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth inning, the Hornets rallied from a 7-1 deficit to down the Pirates 8-7.
Trailing 7-1 after four innings, a two-RBI single by Jarrad Poteete, an RBI single by Dalton Cunningham and a Poteau error produced five runs to cut the Poteau lead to 7-6.
PANOLA â€” The Panama Razorbacks got a road win Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 win over the Panola Bearcats.
The Razorbacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
Talihina 8, Smithville 1: In Smithville, down 1-0, the Golden Tigers scored twice in the fifth inning on Trevor Crone's first home run of the season and Austin Lawson's RBI double for a 2-1 lead.
Then, Talihina used Lawson's first home run of the season, a grand-slam homer, to highlight a six-run sixth inning for an 8-1 lead for Talihina, whose game Friday at home with Valliant has been moved to noon.
It took eight innings, but the Poteau Lady Pirates bounced back from Monday's rough pair of losses to Muskogee and Broken Arrow.
Ashlee Bandy's RBI single to left field proved to be the game-winning hit as Poteau got past the Red Oak Lady Eagles 8-7 in eight innings. That capped a 2-for-4 game for the Lady Pirate heroine.
Arkoma 5, Cameron 2: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs avenged last week's loss to the Lady Yellowjackets, and got their first win of the season â€” and handed Cameron its first loss of the spring.
Arkoma jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
WHITESBORO â€” Just after getting over one tragedy, Whitesboro Public Schools is now dealing with another one.
Former Whitesboro Coach Steve Linker died Sunday at age 53. His services took place Wednesday at the high school auditorium.
Last week, first-year boys basketball coach Wayne Tucker had his funeral at the same place after being killed in a one-car accident between Muse and Big Cedar on Oklahoma State Highway 63 on March 3.
â€śCoach Steve Linker was pretty much a legend around hereâ€ť, said Katie Blagg, Whitesboro School Superintendent.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The homestand against Iowa teams got off on the right foot for the Carl Albert State College baseball team three of four games from Kirkwood, Iowa, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at Ival Goodman Field.
On Wednesday, the Vikings took the opener 5-2, but lost the nightcap 4-1.
Carl Albert outlasted Kirkwood 1-0 in 13 innings in the opener of Tuesday's twinbill, then took the nightcap 3-2.