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August 19th, 2014
BEGGS â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks went 2-2 over the weekend at the Beggs Festival. Panama defeated Davenport 8-4 and Kellyville 8-2 but lost to the host Lady Golden Demons 5-0 and to Eufaula 4-2.
Panama 5, Quinton 4: Thursday in Panama, the Lady Razorbacks scored once in the first and third innings, then scored three runs in the fourth inning.
Howe 8, Hartshorne 4; Wilburton 7, Howe 0; Quinton 9, Howe 0: Friday at Hartshorne Festival, the Lady Lions went 1-2 on the day.
It was a rough weekend of baseball for the Leflore Savages baseball team. The weekend started good as the Savages edged the Smithville Braves 6-5 Friday at home as they dedicated their baseball field to John Ward.
However, Saturday was a rough day for the Savages, losing both games of a road three-way in Boswell. The Scorpions beat the Savages 11-3 in five innings, then the Haworth Lions run ruled the Savages 9-1.
The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons got under way last week, with some teams taking home some hardware.
The undefeated Wister Lady Wildcats started the season 5-0, including knocking off the last two county champions â€” last fall's champions, Poteau, in their season opener and last spring's champions, Heavener. The Lady â€™Cats beat the Lady Wolves twice in the Pocola Tournament to win the title. Both Wister and Heavener took home plaques from the second annual Pocola Tournament.
In baseball, the Wister Wildcats came in runners-up at the Red Oak Eagle Classic.
Before the Poteau Pirates took the field for their preseason Red White Scrimmage on Saturday night at Costner Stadium, Coach Greg Werner told the Pirates, â€śWe have had a good off-season preparation in the weight room, and now it is time to earn a position.â€ť
The scrimmage was broken down into 12-play series which featured the first line defense against the first offense and the second units facing off.
The Poteau Lady Pirates struggled though most of the Broken Arrow Tournament, but finished on a happy note as it beat Sapulpa 5-3 Saturday in its last game of the event.
The Lady Pirates (2-6), who lost their previous five games earlier in the day and Friday, scored two runs to break a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning. The game ended after 5Â˝ due to the time limit.
Poteau lost 6-4 to Bixby and 13-3 to Chickasha on Saturday after losing to Westmoore 13-6, Inola 5-0 and Mustang 7-0 on Friday.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went through undefeated to win the 2014 Pocola Tournament on Friday night, beating the Heavener Lady Wolves for the second time in the weeklong event 4-2 in the title game.
The Lady Wolves, who were dropped into the loserâ€™s bracket after Tuesdayâ€™s 7-2 loss to Wister, beat the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 11-3 in Friday afternoonâ€™s loserâ€™s-bracket final to get to the title game.
Football is back in Poteau, at least the preseason that is.
The 2014 Red-White Interteam Scrimmage will be at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium. Admission is bottles of Gatorade and/or Powerade.
Tonight will be the first game-like situation since the 2013 Class 4A state title game last December and the spring game in May.
â€śAnytime you turn the lights on and have a chance to get out there, itâ€™s always a kind of a neat feeling,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śHopefully, the folks will come out and watch, see whatâ€™s going on and get their first taste of football.â€ť
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Piratesâ€™ football season opener in the Hootenâ€™s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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RED OAK â€” The Wister Wildcats won their opening-round game Thursday in the 2014 Red Oak Eagle Classic.
The â€™Cats got their first victory of the season in what was their season opener, defeating the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes 7-3.
Wister played Crowder, which beat the Howe Lions 10-1 on Thursday, in one championship semifinal. The winner will play for the title at 3 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play for third place at noon Saturday.
POCOLA â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats might have brought home a tournament championship Friday night. They were in line to do so.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-3 in Thursday nightâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket finals.
Spiro played Heavener in Fridayâ€™s loserâ€™s-bracket final with the winner meeting Wister. The if-game was slated for 8 p.m. Friday if needed.
The Lady Wolves won both of their consolation games, beating Stigler 9-2 and host Pocola 4-1. The Lady Indians, who took the place of the Keota Lady Lions who dropped out, beat Cameron 11-0.