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September 1st, 2012
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams each placed fourth in Thursday's Early Tiger Meet, while both Heavener squads were eight.
In the girls' 2,000-meter race, the Lady Pirates scored 93 points, coming in behind champion Coweta (39 points), host Tahlequah (58) and Keys (Park Hill) (83). The Lady Wolves scored 208 points.
Although the new era of Poteau Pirates football has already started under Greg Werner, their new coach, the realistic beginning will commence at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pirates travel to meet the Durant Lions at Paul Laird Field on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
There's nothing more than the Pirates want to do than start out 2012 at 1-0.
â€śAnytime you start a season, everybody has high hopes,â€ť Werner said. â€śWe want to get it kicked off right, and start the season right.â€ť
BOKOSHE â€” The 2012 football season will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight for the Bokoshe Tigers as they entertain the Oaks Warriors.
For all intents and purpose, this will indeed be nothing more than a scrimmage for the Tigers. The Tigers did not get to do any scrimmages this preseason. In fact, due to a late start to the school year, they've only been practicing about a week in pads and helmets.
â€śIt's been a slow process,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians saw a heart-breaking end to their 2011 season last year. They lost three of their four final games â€” all three losses were in games in which they led â€” which kept them from making the Class 2A playoffs. They don't want that to happen tonight when they travel to meet Tulsa Regent Prep at 7:30 p.m. in Coweta.
Tuesday night could very well have been a prelude to what fans will see Sept. 13 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex in the 2012 version of the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.
When the Poteau Lady Pirates outlasted â€” literally â€” the Panama Lady Razorbacks 1-0 in a 14-inning, 3.5-hour contest, it gave the Lady Pirates the necessary edge to garner the top seed, which was determined at Wednesday night's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin'.
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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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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It was the fall of 1995. All anyone was talking about all week long was the upcoming Friday night Poteau Pirates' football game against the top-ranked and undefeated Ada Cougars, who featured a tight end who would later play in the National Football League â€” Jeremy Shockey. Also, Brandon Daniels was the Ada quarterback.
Both teams were 7-0, and it was dubbed as the No. 1 high school game in the state for that week.
There's something special about opening night. For the Panama Razorbacks, it will be doubly exciting.
First, they will begin the 2012 season at 7:30 p.m. tonight at George Ollie Stadium against the Gore Pirates. Secondly, since the game is tonight, unlike most of the state teams' openers being Friday night, it means that there should be quite a crowd tonight.
â€śEverybody is excited,â€ť said Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach. â€śIt's the first game of the year, and it's on a Thursday night. We're expecting a full house. We're ready to go.â€ť
For Poteau Pirate senior lineman Troy Barnett, Friday night cannot get here fast enough. That's the season-opening game at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Durant Lions. However, on the other hand, he doesn't want his final Pirate football season to rush by, either.
â€śThere's parts of me that would wish it would slow down a little bit because it's my senior year,â€ť Barnett said. â€śOther than that, I'm having a hard time just getting ready for it because I'm so pumped up for it â€” ready for it to be here.â€ť