Archive - Sports Article
March 1st, 2012
Can you believe that the high school baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today? It will.
Listed at the end of this column will be the list of games today through Monday for both sports.
For those new to the area, this column appears on Tuesdays, beginning next week. This column talks about the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs and what's upcoming on the diamond for our county baseball and slow-pitch softball teams.
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The Poteau High School soccer teams played their final scrimmages of the season Tuesday at Costner Stadium against Greenwood, Ark.
Both the boys and girls games were advanced by two hours in hopes of beating a strong line of thundershowers that was crossing the state of Oklahoma with Poteau in its sights.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs easily disposed of the Lady Pirates by the score of 4-1, with Poteau's only goal being an own goal which was accidentally scored by Greenwood player.
But a late strike by the Pirates enabled them to win 3-2 over the â€™Dogs.
NEOSHO, Mo. â€” The week did not start off the way the Carl Albert State College softball team would have liked.
The Lady Vikings suffered a doubleheader loss at the hands of Crowder College by scores of 4-3 and 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
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LeFlore County now has six high school basketball teams still alive in the playoffs â€” Poteau's girls (Class 4A), Spiro's teams (Class 3A), Howe's girls (Class 2A), Talihina's girls (Class 2A) and Wister's boys (Class 2A).
As I stated in the headline of today's column, five of these schools have a shot at making next week's state tournaments.
You wonder why not all six? That is because if the Lady Lions and the Lady Golden Tigers win their playoff games on Thurdsay, they will meet each other Friday afternoon â€” and one will knock the other out of the postseason.
Despite having three players in double figures, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game as they lost 73-59 to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in the home finale Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Shelby Trozzi's 17 points weren't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 81-63 loss to NOC-Tonkawa in the first game of Monday night's. OCAC twinbill.
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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With only a hand full of the county teams still alive in the basketball playoffs, I thought it would be neat to reflect on this season.
I was impressed with the set of guards the Arkoma Lady Mustangs have in place with Shaylea Whisenhunt and Abby Gragg, and their future in appears to be set.
Benny Torpe, the Danish exchange student, was a force, but if she wants to play at a higher level she needs to have more than a left-handed drive to the bucket.
I was impressed with the Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball team.