Archive - Sports Article
March 15th, 2012
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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon from Arkansas Baptist College. The Lady Vikings run ruled the host team 9-0 in five innings in the opener, then won the nightcap 9-1 in a six-inning, run-rule contest.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. this afternoon as they entertain Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in a doubleheader.
This weekend is the Wister Athletic departmentâ€™s annual fundraiser. We are giving away a Beast LSV and six guns along with a lot of other prizes. A $20 donation will get you in the hopper for a chance to win all of the prizes, plus a meal for your family along with a good time visiting with everyone.
If you have not bought a ticket yet, get in touch with me or one of the athletes at Wister. There's only a couple days left, and they will all be gone. This fundraiser raises the money to buy athletic shoes for many high school and junior high players. I hope to see you there.
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SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs stayed perfect on the young season with a 12-2 five-inning, run-rule victory over the Sallisaw-Central Tigers Monday afternoon.
The â€™Dogs, who trailed 1-0 in the opening inning, scored five runs in the second inning, three in the third inning and four runs in the fourth inning to win going away.
Vian 7, Cameron 3: In Vian, the Wolverines scored three runs in the first inning, once in the third inning and two runs in the fourth inning for a 6-0 lead.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs played just their second game of the young baseball season Monday afternoon. The Mustangs managaed only two hits, getting thrashed by the McCurtain Bulldogs 15-3.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates suffered their first two losses of the young slow-pitch softball season on Monday. The host Lady Roughers run ruled the Lady Pirates 16-2, then Poteau lost 10-1 to Broken Arrow.
Heavener 8, McCurtain 6; Red Oak 9, Heavener 2: In McCurtain, the Lady Wolves split their games on Monday.
A five-run third inning helped propel the Lady Wolves to the win over the host Lady Bulldogs.
In the loss to Red Oak, the Lady Wolves could only score single runs in the first and second innings.
WISTER â€” When the Wister Lady Wildcats and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play Monday afternoon, the match-up was to have been in Spiro.
But due to wet fields, the game was moved to Wister â€” which meant the Lady â€™Cats would end up getting last at-bats. But that didn't keep the Lady Bulldogs from posting a win.
A seventh-inning run broke a 5-all tie to propel the Spiro girls to a 6-5 win over Wister.