October 4th, 2013
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team won its Class 3A Regional Tournament opener 8-2 over the Morris Lady Eagles on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Wolves (29-9) were playing regional host Oktaha later on Thursday with the winner advancing to today's regional final at 2 this afternoon with a win qualifying them for next week's Class 3A State Tournament. The loser will play Stigler in the loser's-bracket final at noon today, and that winner must win must beat Oktaha twice today to make state.
WRIGHT CITY â€” The Howe Lady Lions softball team found itself in the same position as a week ago, trying to stave off elimination.
The Lady Lions, who had to beat Arkoma twice last week to win the district title, lost their Class A Regional Tournament opener 7-0 to the host Wright City Lady Lumberjax on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Lions (16-13) played Porum later Thursday, with that winner having to win three times today to make state.
RED OAK â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team suffered a 6-2 loss to the Red Oak Eagles in the opening round of the Class B Regional Tournament on Thursday.
The Savages (18-11) can still make it to state as the consolation champion by winning twice today. Leflore will play the loser of Thursday's Boswell-Caney game at noon today, with that winner playing the loser of Thursday's regional championship game at 2 p.m. for the consolation championship, and a berth in next week's Class B State Tournament.
While the Poteau Pirates will hope for a happy homecoming tonight when they entertain the Stilwell Indians at 7:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium, last week was a pretty happy one, too, for the locals after the Pirates ended a six-game losing streak to the archrival Sallisaw Black Diamonds in a 34-9 victory.
â€śIt was a good win for us,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIt was a good win for our program. It was a good win for the town. Hopefully, that can propel us to bigger and better things. It was a big deal for us to win.â€ť
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District 4A-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Bokoshe Tigers football coach Bryan Murray has said if his team can ever be at full strength that there were some upcoming games in which he liked his team's chances.
The first of those games could very well be tonight when the Tigers entertain the Midway Chargers at 7:30 p.m. in a District C-4 contest.
For the first time since the tailgate party that took place on the first day of football practice in August, the Heavener Wolves will finally get to play a game at Harvey Stadium, which they will do at 7:30 tonight in their District 3A-8 contest against the Roland Rangers.
The game was to have been their homecoming game, but it has been changed to Oct. 17 when the Wolves entertain the Spiro Bulldogs.
Class 3A Softball Regional Tournament
Heavener 8, Morris 2
Oktaha 10, Heavener 8
Class 2A Softball Regional Tournament
Colbert 1, Wister 0
Pocola 5, Panama 1
Panama 1, Wister 0, 9 inn.
Colbert 7, Pocola 5
Class A Softball Regional Tournament
At Wright City
Wright City 7, Howe 0
Howe 3, Porum 0
Class A Baseball Regional Tournament
Wister 3, Byng 0
Latta 3, Wister 1
Class B Baseball Regional Tournament
At Red Oak
Red Oak 6, Leflore 2
The Pocola Indians football team has had a rough two-game road trip the last two weeks, losing 29-20 to the Quinton Savages and 59-0 to the Vian Wolverines in the District 2A-6 opener.
Now, the Indians (1-3 overall, 0-1 in district play) will return to the friendly confines of John Carter Field for a homecoming district game against the Hugo Buffaloes (4-0, 0-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Indians are a wounded bunch right now, which does not help the team's efforts at the present time.
On Sept. 23, 2011, the Spiro Bulldogs went to Idabel and were stunned by the homestanding Warriors 23-6. The same two teams will meet at the same site at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the â€™Dogs (3-1, 1-0 in District 3A-8) visit the Warriors (0-4, 0-1).
Balloons may be the main attraction, but there will plenty to do on the ground as well at this year's Poteau Balloon Fest, scheduled Oct. 18-19.
â€śWe have worked very hard to have activities and events for people of all ages," said Chris Ward, Poteau Chamber of Commerce board chairman.
This yearâ€™s event will include more than 30 teams competing in the KCBS BBQ Oklahoma State Championship Cook-Off, according to Chamber CEO Karen Wages.