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September 24th, 2014
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks took their first step to getting to the Class 2A State Tournament. The Lady Razorbacks swept the Howe Lady Lions 5-0 and 12-0 to win the district tournament Tuesday night.
The Lady â€™Backs (17-12) will find out early next week about their regional tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The Lady Lions finished at 15-13.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The 2014 season didnâ€™t start well for the Arkansas Razorbacks, getting handled 45-21 Aug. 30 at Auburn.
However, since then the Hogs have won three straight â€” and all pretty convincingly. The last two wins are most impressive, going into Lubbock, Texas, and downing the Red Raiders 49-28 and beating a Northern Illinois team 52-14 that had won 17 straight road games â€” and just missed out going to a Bowl Championship Series bowl last season.
There were several things I learned from Friday night's Poteau home opener against Campus, Kan.:
1. The Colts are the fastest paced fast-break football team I have ever seen. However, for a team that like to run inside screens, their receivers are timid. On the split screen, the receivers had the ball on their hands numerous time but dropped at least seven of those passes due to the presence of Austin Archey and his fellow Pirates as the Kansans wanted no part of those head hunters.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets will enter postseason play on a high note after they posted a 6-2 win over the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs on Monday afternoon. Nothing more was reported on the game.
Howe 13, Gans 1: Monday in Howe, the Lady Lions, who trailed 1-0 after two innings, erupted for 13 runs in the third inning to end the game by run rule.
Spiro 7, Wister 4: Friday in Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs celebrated Senior Night with a home win over the Lady Wildcats as Spiro scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 4-all tie.
HOWE â€” The regular season ended on a high note for the Howe Lions, who roared past the McCurtain Bulldogs 11-1 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Lions, who trailed 1-0 in the opening inning, scored four in the first inning, three in the second and four more in the third for an 11-1 lead.
Smithville 3, Whitesboro 2: In Smithvile, the Braves scored three runs in the first inning and withstood a seventh-inning rally by the Bulldogs, who scored their two runs in the fifth inning on Avery McCarleyâ€™s two-run double.
All three Poteau Bandit League football teams who played Saturday against Roland at Costner Stadium were victorious.
The sixth-graders routed Roland 36-0, which came on the heels of the fifth-gradeâ€™s 14-0 victory over the Rangers. The day began with the third-graders blasting Roland 33-0.
There was no fourth-grade game as Roland did not have a team.
For the first time since winning back-to-back county titles in 2001 and 2002, the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament was won by the Heavener Lady Wolves.
The Lady Wolves scored the game-winning run on an error to down the Pocola Lady Indians 3-2 in Monday night's title game at Panama. The same two teams met for the slow-pitch county title in April, with Heavener winning it after being forced into the if-game by Pocola.
DURANT â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team had a good showing in its fall outing last weekend, going 3-0 in the Southeastern Festival. The Lady Vikings beat Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa 4-1, Rose State 6-5 and North Central Texas 3-0.
OKEMAH â€” Eight Heavener High School cross country runners placed in Saturday's first-ever Okemah Cross Country Meet.
On the boys side, Frank Cruz was runner-up (18:55), Jonathan Gopar was seventh (20:15), David Farias was eighth (20:40), Devon Mathews was 11th (21:26) and Esteban Martinez was 14th (22:32).
Barbara Johnson was third (13:47), Iria Martinez sixth (15:15) and Brenda Macias 12th (18:38) in the girls division.
The Heavener runners will return to action next Saturday at the Oklahoma State University Jamboree in Stillwater.
The second season has begun for the non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams as their district tournaments will begin this week â€” some in fact today. The complete schedule is at the end of this column.
The Poteau Lady Pirates found out Friday that they will go to Broken Bow for their Class 4A District Tournament next week.
The week started by crowning the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament champion Monday night in Panama. Look for the story in Wednesdayâ€™s edition.
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.