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March 14th, 2014
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team got its first win of the season Thursday morning, routing the Battiest Panthers 15-0 in four innings in the opening round of the Smithville Tournament.
The â€˜Cats broke a scoreless tie with a four-run second inning, highlighted by Ethan Billings' first home run of the season, a three-run shot.
Heavener and Leflore each played opening-round games later in the day. Look for their details in Saturday's edition.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its third tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 35 boats with 64 anglers who caught 15 fish with a total weight of 62.57 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 4.17 pounds.
The team of Ry and Joe Johnson won with a total of 23 pounds even to earn $775. Of that 23 pounds, 6.36 of that was Ry's big bass winner to earn him an additional $310.
The Poteau Lady Pirates track team got the season underway in fine fashion by winning its own Poteau Invitational, which took place Tuesday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The Lady Pirates won the meet quite handedly, scoring 197 points which was well ahead of runner-up Broken Bow (116). Heavener was third (102 points), followed by Haworth (62), Howe (46), Sallisaw (36), Checotah (22) and Arkoma (13).
TULSA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team came in runners-up at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Invitational, which took place Tuesday at Forest Ridge Country Club.
The Lady Pirates were second with a 408, coming in nine shots behind champion Sapulpa (399).
Two-time Class 4A state champion Hannah Ward was top medalist with a 77. She was joined in the top-10 medalist group by Skylynn Terry in eighth place with a 101.
Rounding things out for the Lady Pirates, Alyssa Vineyard shot a 112, followed by Dallas Terry with a 118 and Jenna Stites with a 131.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its Tuesday home doubleheader with Paris, Texas, taking the opener 10-2 but losing the nightcap 6-4 at Ival Goodman Field.
That came after a rough Sunday for the Vikings, losing three games in one day at Oiler Park in Seminole. After losing 11-0 to Indian Hills, Texas, the host Seminole State Trojans swept a pair from the Vikings by scores of 11-3 and 6-5.
WAGONER â€” The Poteau Pirates soccer team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as they blanked the Wagoner Bulldogs 10-0 Tuesday night.
However, the Lady Pirates suffered their first loss of the season, falling 3-0.
The Poteau teams will entertain the Van Buren, Ark., teams today at Costner Stadium. The girls' game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 7 p.m.
Then, the Poteau teams will be in the Fort Smith (Ark.) Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Greenwood, Ark.
CAMERON â€” Pocola pitcher Connor Mangham began his senior season on the mound by no-hitting the Smithville Braves in a 7-3 victory for the Indians, who also beat host Cameron 5-2 in Tuesday's three-way.
The Braves beat the â€™Jackets 6-3 in the third game.
In Pocola's win over Smithville, Mangham struck out eight batters in five innings without giving up a hit.
The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, more than enough run support for Mangham.
In Pocola's victory over Cameron, the Indians broke a 1-all tie with a four-run fifth inning.
PANAMA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians won their first game of the young season Tuesday afternoon, beating their archrivals, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, 11-0.
Pocola pitcher Brooklyn Morton threw a two-hit shutout for the Lady Indians, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning then put the game into run-rule status with a five-run sixth inning.
Whitesboro 4, Cameron 0: Tuesday in Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs kept their unbeaten record intact on the young season by breaking a scoreless tie with a run in the fourth inning and three runs in the fifth inning.
WARNER â€” The Connors State Cowgirls softball team run ruled the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings twice in Tuesday afternoon's doubleheader.
The Cowgirls took the opener 12-2, then ended the day with a 13-4 victory.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 this afternoon in a home doubleheader against Western Oklahoma State College. It will mark a homecoming of sorts for former Poteau Lady Pirate Gabba Wilson, who is a freshman on the Lady Pioneers team.