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September 22nd, 2014
ARKOMA â€” The No. 3 Dewar Dragons showed the Arkoma Mustangs why theyâ€™re ranked in the top five in the state.
The Dragons blanked the Mustangs 48-0 in a game ended by the mercy rule at halftime.
For the second time in three weeks, the Bokoshe Tigers suffered a mercy-rule loss at Tiger Stadium.
Friday night, Destiny Christian came to town from Del City and left 46-0 victors. The game was called at halftime due to the 45-point mercy rule.
The Tigers (0-3), who had three turnovers that either directly or indirectly led to three Destiny Christian touchdowns, lost their season opener 46-0 to county rival Arkoma in a game called in the early stages of the third quarter.
The Quinton Savages came to life in the second half for two touchdowns handing the Pocola Indians their third loss of the season by a score of 14-6 in Pocolaâ€™s home opener Friday night at John Carter Field.
Trailing 6-0 at halftime, a big play came the Savagesâ€™ way in the third quarter when Joseph Perez stepped in front of a Kyler Ree pass, returning the ball 17 yards to the Pocola 37.
On the very next play, quarterback Peyton Knell slipped through the Indiansâ€™ defense on a scramble for the score, giving the edge to the Savages at 13-6. Perez booted the extra point for the final margin.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team got a 14-6, five-inning, run-ruled victory over the McCurtain Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon at John Ward Field.
The Savages, who will end up being the Class B District Tournament host next week since original district host Buffalo Valley cannot, broke a 3-all tie with a six-run third inning to take a 9-3 lead.
Editor's note: Wister's road game at Buffalo Valley was canceled due to wet fields. Cameron's home game with Eagletown and Whitesboro's home game with Battiest were canceled by the opposition.
TULSA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team was sixth and the Pirates 15th at Thursdayâ€™s Tulsa Washington Invitational at Oâ€™Brien Park.
The Lady Pirates had 182 points, finishing behind team champion Owasso (19 points), Claremore (78), Collinsville (96), Tulsa Edison (121) and Mannford (172).
Kandace Standridge had the highest placing as she was 13th (22:36) on the 5,000-meter course. Kylanna Hardaway was 29th (25:22), Kenzi Brown was 48th (26:55), Iris Ocamp was 51st (27:07), Sheridan Hoyer was 56th (27:22) and Taylor Darneal was 57th (27:23).
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Editorâ€™s note: In all race results, the top three racers are listed plus any other locals.
Pure Stock Race
1. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 6. Junior Thornburg, Spiro; 10. Joshua Jones, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 2. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 3. Nick Korte, Huntsville, Ark.; 6. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.
Super Stock Race
The style of play of the Campus Colts from Haysville, Kan., was predicated on a fast-pace no huddle. When it works itâ€™s fine, but when the other team is making stops the score can get ugly. The Poteau Pirates simply wore out the Colts as they pounded them into submission and won the game by the score of 66-26 in Friday nightâ€™s home opener at Costner Stadium.
The seeding for the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament almost held true â€” almost.
Top-seed Panama beat No. 4 Spiro 4-1 in one of Thursday's late night championship semifinals in Panama.
However, the same could not be said of second-seeded Wister, who was knocked off 2-1 by third-seeded Heavener in the other semifinal.
omenâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Tadtman will be honored Saturday by Independence [Kan.] Community College when the institution inducts the veteran coach into its Hall of Fame.
â€śI was very shocked and very appreciative of the committee to even consider me for this honor,â€ť Tadtman said. â€śThis is such a humbling experience, and Iâ€™m thankful to ICC. I will never be able to thank ICC enough for this honor. It will always be a great moment in my life.â€ť
The Heavener Wolves will conclude their three-game road trip to begin the 2014 football season at 7:30 tonight against the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnson.
The Wolves (1-1) ended up not getting to play their originally scheduled home opener last week against Vian due to the track still being under construction at Harvey Stadium. So, they paid a visit to the Wolverines and lost 35-0. However, first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said the Wolves did not play all that poorly.