March 20th, 2012
VIAN â€” The Pocola Indians made a trip down Interstate 40 Friday afternoon to meet the Vian Wolverines. The bats came to life for the Indians, scoring in six of the seven innings, and easily handling the Wolverines by a score of 7-5.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers took some momentum into this week's Broken Bow Tournament as they handled the Valliant Bulldogs 9-5 on Friday afternoon.
With the game tied at 5-5 after three innings, the Golden Tigers broke the tie by scoring three runs in the fourth inning. Clark Austin's RBI double and Austin Lawson's second home run of the season, a two-run shot, put Talihina ahead 8-5 after four innings.
HEAVENER â€” The Vian Lady Wolverines were the team which left Friday afternoon's three-way with the host Heavener Lady Wolves and the Arkoma Lady Mustangs undefeated. Vian run ruled the Lady Mustangs 11-3, then did likewise to the Lady Wolves 17-3. In an all-LeFlore County match-up, Heavener blanked Arkoma 9-0.
Editor's Note â€” Spiro's home game with Muldrow did not take place Friday, and will likely not be rescheduled. Also, Monday's doubleheader with Howe at Red Oak was rained out and will likely not be rescheduled.
CLAYTON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs went 2-2 in last weekend's Clayton Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Haileyville 9-0 on Friday after losing 8-6 to Battiest.
On Saturday, Whitesboro beat Boswell 4-3 in eight innings, but lost 11-1 to Wright City before having a shot at finishing no worse than fourth â€” and bringing home a trophy.
PRESTON â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team went 1-2 on Friday at the Preston Festival. The Lady Wildcats outlasted the host Lady Pirates 20-18, but lost to Henryetta 8-7 and was run ruled by Tecumseh 10-0 in four innings.
The Big Apple will soon be getting a healthy dose of Little Dixie.
Poteau's own community choir, the Cavanal Chorale, has been invited to perform in concert in New York City as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series.
Carl Albert State College student Austin Christopher recently completed the George and Donna Nigh Public Service Leadership Academy. The leadership academy is in Oklahoma City and is an opportunity for outstanding students to build leadership skills and look into major issues in the state, nation, and world.
Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field was about as beautiful as it could ever be, which allowed the sun to shine down on one of the college baseball coaching legends on what proved to be a big day for him.
Carl Albert Baseball Coach Mark Pollard got his 900th coaching victory in the first game of Saturday afternoon's doubleheader as his Vikings rallied to earn a 7-3 come-from-behind win over the Southwestern (Iowa) College Spartans.
In their last game, the Poteau Lady Pirates had to go eight innings to outlast the Red Oak Lady Eagles. In Friday afternoon's game, eight innings were not needed to post a win.
Briley Benson's two-run home run in the fourth inning ended the game by run rule as the Lady Pirates defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 12-2.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets began what was a two-game set of action on Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Castleberry (Texas) Lions, who played Poteau on Thursday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening inning, thanks to Cody McAlpin's two-RBI double down the left-field line.
That was all the run support Cameron starter Austin Standridge needed. Standridge struck out eight batters to get the win.