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April 11th, 2012
OKTAHA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Pocola Lady Indians represented LeFlore County at the Oktaha Tournament last week.
The Lady Pirates went 4-1 in the event. They beat Atoka 9-0, Fort Gibson 12-3, Sequoyah-Tahlequah 6-2 and Sallisaw 8-0. Their only loss was a 17-4 loss to Tahlequah in the title game.
As for the Lady Indians, they defeated Quinton 17-8, got a forfeited win over Warner and beat Keys (Park Hill) 7-5. However, they lost 8-0 to Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 10-1 to Fort Gibson and 11-8 to Henryetta to finish eighth out of 16 teams.
Girls are needed to play for an age 12-and-younger softball team in the Green Country Softball League. Games will take place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The team will practice in Cameron. For additional information or to register, call Mike House at (918) 658-5510.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates softball program will have an age 6-7 coach-pitch league beginning in May and end its season in June.
If last week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament was not enough for you, there's good news.
The 2012 Slow-Pitch County Tournament started Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Area and will end on Thursday. If you want to see the diamond dolls of the county in one place, here's your chance!
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Now that the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament is complete, Spiro Coach Paul Croft did want to make sure that all fans were aware of why the tournament took place in Spiro and not Arkoma â€” which was the host school.
SPIRO â€” It took every game slated in the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament to decide the champion this year, but the Wister Wildcats were able to dethrone the Spiro Bulldogs.
After the â€˜Dogs forced the second title game with a 9-4 win Friday night, the â€™Cats came back to win the winner-take-all contest Saturday afternoon by a score of 5-3.
The Bulldogs, who suffered a 7-5 loss to Wister in Thursday night's winner's-bracket final, reached the championship round with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Pocola Indians on Friday. The Indians finished third.
ATOKA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers came in second in this past weekend's Atoka Tournament. The Golden Tigers lost 7-2 to Asher in Saturday's title game.
Talihina got two wins on Friday, beating Atoka 11-3 and the McAlester junior varsity 10-7 to reach the title game.
Whitesboro 8, Buffalo Valley 7: Friday afternoon in Whitesboro, Quintin Ludlow's RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Bulldogs to victory.
While the beginning of the four-game, two-day series at Ival Goodman Field with the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers was not to the Carl Albert State College baseball team's liking, the end sure was.
The Vikings ended the four-game series with a doubleheader sweep of the Pioneers by scores of 4-3 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
However, the series began with a Western sweep on Friday afternoon by scores of 3-1 and 10-0.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates soccer team placed third at last weekend's Greenwood Tournament, after winning it a season ago. The Pirates went 2-1 in the tournament, beating two Arkansas teams â€” Mena (3-0) and Van Buren (2-1 in sudden death overtime), but losing to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside 2-1.
The Lady Pirates were fourth. The Lady Pirates won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Northside in a game decided by a shootout, but Poteau suffered losses to Van Buren (2-0) and Mena (1-0).
FORT GIBSON â€” When the Fort Gibson Tigers beat the Poteau Pirates on March 30, that win put the Tigers into the driver's seat for the district title. But along came the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolves pulled a shocker on the Tigers and defeated them 3-2 in a shootout Friday night.
The Lady Tigers earned a split for Fort Gibson with a 5-0 victory over the Lady Wolves.
The Lady Wolves will return to action in a road district game at 6 p.m. tonight at Keys (Park Hill).
The Wolves won't return to action until their home district contest against Westville at 7 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium.
SPIRO â€” On March 26 when the Spiro Bulldogs and the Wister Wildcats met in Wister, it was a pitcher's duel, a 2-0 contest won by the â€˜Cats.
When the same two teams met here Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final of the LeFlore County Tournament, there was a little more offense. Unfortunately, however, for the â€™Dogs, the outcome was the same.
The Wildcats got a big lead, then survived a potential seventh-inning rally by the Bulldogs to win 7-5.
The â€™Cats played Friday night for the tournament title against Spiro, which beat Pocola 2-1 in the loser's-bracket final.