The home finale for the Poteau Pirates will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Costner Stadium against the Broken Bow Savages. That's the regular-season home finale, that is.
â€śIt's going to be a great night for our seniors,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śWe have a great group we want to honor this week. So, we just need to go out and get a win. Of course, we're talking in terms of this isn't our last home game, it's our last regular-season home game.â€ť
There may not be a bigger game than the one that will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at John Carter Field when the visiting Panama Razorbacks renew their rivalry with the homestanding Pocola Indians.
â€śIt's a huge game,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śIt doesn't matter what the records are. You can throw all those out the window. We're going to get the best they will offer, and they'll get the best that we'll offer.â€ť
The Spiro Bulldogs football team continues to roll along, now on a seven-game winning streak since losing the season opener to Vian.
The Bulldogs (7-1 overall, 5-0 in District 3A-8) will look to make the winning streak reach eight games as they entertain the Roland Rangers (5-3, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at McClain Stadium.
There are several teams I could never cheer for â€” Russia, Oklahoma State, the Dallas Cowboys, Spiro and Sallisaw. However, wait for a minute. For the next two weeks, I am going on a crash course on the lyrics for the Black Diamonds' fight song.
For these next two weeks, I am going to be a Black Diamond fan. The only way for the Pirates to finish with the top seed in District 4A-4 is a three-way tie for the top spot in the district with Poteau, Tulsa Cascia Hall and Sallisaw.
The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
Entry fee is $125 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee.
The tournament is for boys and girls in grades three through eight. For additional information, call Tiera Cartwright at (479)-252-1810.
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The Poteau Literacy Council is having a drawing at 4 p.m. Friday for two tickets to the Oklahoma City Thunder's game Nov. 10 against the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Muzzle loading season is in full swing, and I only have hunted one evening so far. Paula and I went to our friendâ€™s house in Greers Ferry, Ark., for the weekend, so I did not get to hunt. We had a heck of a time four-wheeling in the mountains there, and it was definitely well worth the trip.
After seeing their perfect season dashed by the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos Oct. 17 at Costner Stadium, the Poteau Pirates knew a big win was needed last week at Muldrow. They got it, winning 42-3 to keep the Pirates' hopes at not just a home playoff game in their grasp, but the No. 1 seed from District 4A-4.
â€śIt was huge,â€ť Pirate senior Connor Wheat said. â€śWe knew we had to get a win, and we got a big one.â€ť
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The Poteau Pirates' regular-season finale against Tulsa Rogers will be Nov. 7 at S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, the home of the Tulsa Washington Hornets.
Despite being on a three-game losing streak, the Heavener Wolves can still be a part of the Class 3A playoffs. However, to make that happen, the losing streak needs to be snapped.
The Wolves (2-5 overall, 1-4 in District 3A-8) must win out â€” getting a road win Friday night against Idabel, then winning on Senior Night on Nov. 8 against Eufaula â€” and some help from LeFlore County's other Class 3A team, Spiro, on Friday night. Then, there will be a 10th game [since Heavener has only nine regular-season games in 2013] on the docket.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team will open its 2013-14 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday against State Fair, Mo., and a 1:30 p.m. Saturday contest againstÂ Jefferson County, Mo., in the State Fair Classic at Sedalia, Mo., just east of Kansas City.
The Lady Vikings non-conference schedule will test them early and often.
â€śOur non-conference schedule is tough as usual,â€ť CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman said. â€śWe open with State Fair, which is one of the top teams in the country. It is going to be challenging in every way, shape and form."
Two of the three Poteau Bandit League teams who played opening-round playoff games on Saturday were victorious.
The fourth-grade team shut out Greenwood (Ark.) Blue 38-0, while the third-graders posted a 26-0 victory over Greenwood White â€” both games at Costner Stadium.
However, the season ended for the fifth-graders in a 48-0 loss to Van Buren (Ark.) White in Van Buren.
The semifinals will take place for the sixth-, fourth- and third-grade teams next Saturday.