Archive - Sports Article
October 3rd, 2012
Being in a district that is not an eight-team district, like seven-team District A-6 featuring the Talihina Golden Tigers, it means that there's a choice of two things. One choice is to have an open date, and the other is to find a non-district opponent to fill the void.
The Golden Tigers did not want to have an off week, so last Friday night they welcomed Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., to Doc Robinson Stadium â€” and routed the visitors 55-6.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The 2012-13 season for the Oklahoma City Thunder is almost upon us. Each year, it seems, the Thunder have just a bit more of an expectation put on them by the fans â€” and by themselves â€” to take that step closer to an NBA Championship â€” probably none more than this year.
STILLWATER â€” There was an invasion of LeFlore County high school cross country runners on the campus of Oklahoma State University on Saturday as the Poteau and Heavener high school teams competed at the OSU Jamboree.
In the Class 4A girls' division, the Lady Pirates came in 20th with 499 points. Canyon, Texas, won the girls' team title with 64 points.
The season is half over for the Poteau Pirates, and they have posted a record of 4-1. They will have a very difficult game against the Fort Gibson Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Costner Stadium for homecoming.
LeFlore County is down to three teams on the diamond for the fall of 2012, with two of those at state tournaments this week.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks fast-pitch softball team will have a chance to defend its Class 2A state title, while the Wister Wildcats baseball team made state for the sixth straight season â€” dating back to the spring of 2010 â€” as they made it to the Class A Fall State Tournament for the third straight season.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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There will be a coed kids softball tournament all day Saturday in Wister.
STILLWATER â€” When you think about cowboys and longhorns, images of the wild west are bound to enter the mind. When thinking about the wild west, there's also gunfights and shootouts which also come to mind.
Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium, when the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns did battle in the Big 12 opener for both teams, it was exactly that â€” a shootout. In the end, Texas fired the last shot to defeat OSU by a score of 41-36.
STILWELL â€” In the pregame talk to his players, Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, told his troops, â€śWe need to go out and set the tone and the pace of the game right from the start.â€ť Even though the Pirates scored quickly in the opening quarter, they lost their focus somewhere along the way, and the Pirates only led 13-7 over the upstart Stilwell Indians at the intermission.
The Poteau locker room was not the place to be if you were weak of heart. The Pirtates got the message the second time around, and went out and totally dominated the game as they won 40-7.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs football team got back into the District 3A-8 race as they won their first district game of 2012 and blanked the Idabel Warriors Friday night at McClain Stadium.
The Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with the win.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers' offense scored early and often, and their defense shut down the Union Christian Academy Eagles to collect a 55-6 notch in the win column Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.