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October 25th, 2014
The closing words of the legendary opening to the classic television show ‚ÄúStar Trek‚ÄĚ said, ‚Äú... to go where no man has gone before.‚ÄĚ Two Heavener High School cross country runners, Frank Cruz and Barbara Johnson, will go where they've never gone before ‚ÄĒ the Class 3A State Meet, which will be this morning at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
For Poteau Pirate senior cross country runner Daniel Delgadillo, he hopes he will cap his first and only season of running with a berth to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
‚ÄúI'm very excited,‚ÄĚ said Delgadillo, whose Pirates will run at the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2:30 this afternoon at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa after the Lady Pirates' regional meet at 2 p.m. ‚ÄúThis is my first year to do cross country. If we make state, I think I'd be very excited at the opportunity.‚ÄĚ
TALIHINA ‚ÄĒ it was indeed a happy homecoming for Class A‚Äôs third-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium as they routed the Quinton Savages 54-12 in a District A-6 contest.
In the post game huddle two things were said. Senior lineman Mark Garner said, ‚ÄúI have never been part of that bad of a beat down before. We played very strong.‚ÄĚ
Poteau coach Greg Werner said, ‚ÄúWe are starting to peak at the right time. We need to have another strong week of practice next week for we are going to play for the whole bag of marbles against Fort Gibson.‚ÄĚ
The Pirates crushed the Sallisaw Black Diamonds by the score of 48-14 Friday night at Costner Stadium.
SPIRO ‚ÄĒ Led by D.T Neal‚Äôs four touchdowns, the Spiro Bulldogs downed the Heavener Wolves 46-14 on Spiro‚Äôs homecoming night Friday night at McClain Stadium.
PAOLI ‚ÄĒ There are no more winless teams in LeFlore County on the gridiron. The Bokoshe Tigers got their first win of the 2014 season as well as in District C-4 play Friday night, downing the Paoli Pugs 28-6.
OK, I was just kidding about riding a bull. We went to the Professional Bull Riders event Satuday night during the final day of the 2014 BalloonFest. They had some big, mean, nasty bulls the professionals had a tough time riding. When you see it up close and watch those guys get slung to the ground that hard, I just couldn‚Äôt even dream of getting on one of those dudes behind that gate in that chute. It would really take a man with nerves of steel to be a bull rider.
Poteau coach Greg Werner‚Äôs Pirates took care of the first of three big District 4A-4 games last week, routing Broken Bow 54-7. The 12th-ranked Pirates (4-3, 3-1 in district play) will play the second of the three big games at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they entertain the ninth-ranked Sallisaw Black Diamonds (5-2, 3-1) at Costner Stadium.