Archive - Sports Article
March 25th, 2013
The Poteau Pirates baseball team thought they were through with cold temperatures when they finished last week's Poteau Wood Bat Festival. Wrong.
Despite more chilly temperatures on Monday afternoon at Town Creek Park, the Pirates kept their winning ways going with a 6-1 win over the Panama Razorbacks.
Poteau's home game this afternoon with Cameron at Town Creek Park has been moved up to a 3:30 p.m. start.
SPIRO â€” The week before Spring Break, the Spiro Bulldogs had a last-at-bat rally to down the Roland Rangers for a big road win. They were able to provide their fans a home version of one on a chilly, drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Class 3A Showcase.
A four-run sixth inning rallied the Bulldogs for a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Beggs Golden Demons.
On a chilly Friday night, the â€˜Dogs blanked the Wilburton Diggers 8-0.
Was it just me, or did Spring Break feel anything but spring? While covering games at the Poteau Wood Bat Festival and the Class 3A Showcase in Spiro, I felt like I was at football game it was so cold. By the way, I want to thank Spiro baseball coach Paul Croft for the heater in his team's dugout on Friday and Saturday. It helped keep my blood circulating!
However, be that as it may, Spring Break is over, and it's back to normal for the high school athletics spring seasons. It's hard to believe, but there are about eight weeks left!
County Seeding Meetings This Week
Some of today's softball games have been canceled due to cold temperatures.
Bokoshe's season-opening softball game at Cameron was postponed Monday due to not only cold weather but poor field conditions. Cameron coach Roy Butler said he was going to try to reschedule the game.
Today's three-game festival with Wister and Talihina at Pocola has been canceled due to cold weather. The games have not be rescheduled.
This afternoon's Heavener softball games have been canceled.
The host team for today's action, Sallisaw-Central, had to back out due to a funeral.
Today's Spiro-Sallisaw game in Sallisaw has been postponed due to cold weather.
The game has been rescheduled for noon Saturday.
Despite winter-type weather conditions, the Wister Wildcats and the Whitesboro Bulldogs got to play their games in the two-day Union City Festival, which took place Thursday and Friday at several locations.
The Wildcats went 2-1 as they ended the two-day event with a 6-5 win over Lookeba-Sickles on Friday at Redlands Community College in El Reno. Wister's second game against Community Christian School was canceled.
On Thursday in Okarche, the â€™Cats split their games, blanking Okarche 4-0 but losing 6-3 to Altus Navajo.
In the last column I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned if there was anyone who had thoughts to share about the late Sherman Floyd to do so.
I got a response, from Dillard Dugan who lives in Tulsa.
SPIRO â€” Despite chilly weather Friday afternoon, the Spiro Bulldogs were able to get to play in the Class 3A Showcase, and didn't let the cold weather affect them as they routed the Hugo Buffaloes 15-0 in a four-inning, run-rule game.
The Bulldogs played Wilburton on Friday night, then will wrap up the event with a noon game Saturday against Beggs. The â€™Dogs were scheduled to face Locust Grove at 2 p.m. Saturday in Springdale, Ark., but the game was canceled.
The Carl Albert baseball team was hoping to hit the field this afternoon in at Ival Goodman Field for a home doubleheader against Rose State College, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
Saturday afternoon's twinbill has been rained out, and it has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings (13-8) will return to action in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Tuesday against Rose State College in Midwest City.
The Vikings' next home action will be a 1 p.m. twinbill on Wednesday at Ival Goodman Field against the Bacone College junior varsity.