October 10th, 2013
The Spiro Bulldogs were a bit leery going into Idabel last week, based on the fact that two years ago they struggled and left town with a loss.
That didn't happen last week as the â€™Dogs handled the Warriors 46-21.
â€śWe did OK,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe started off sluggish. I don't know if it was the bus ride down, but we started kind of tired. But we ended up pretty good.â€ť
Now, the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 in District 3A-8) will look to win for the fifth straight time this season when they entertain the Eufaula Ironheads (2-3, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Stadium.
The Bokoshe Tigers football team appeared that it was going to have an open date this week. Earlier this year, the Tigers' Week 6 opponent, Eagle Point Academy, dropped them.
However, the Tigers (0-5) found an opponent, the Boulevard Christian Patriots (0-3). The two teams both seeking their first wins of the season will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hatbox Sports Complex in Muskogee.
LEFLORE â€” A new gymnasium floor will be dedicated to former coach Nadine Carpenter. The dedication will take place in conjunction with the second annual Leflore Alumni basketball game at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Carpenter was 821-335 in 43 years of coaching and is a member of both the Oklahoma Coaches Association and LeFlore County Coaches Association halls of fame.
Bow season is in full swing now and I have actually got to sit in a stand a couple of times. However, all I have seen so far is a big ol' coon and a coyote. The good thing is that I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the woods and the wildlife that I got to see.
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The Wister Wildcats baseball team had a good Class A Regional Tournament last Thursday and Friday at Stokes Field in Byng, even though they fell a little short of the state tournament. The first game was against the No. 1 team in the state, Byng.
If ever the Heavener Wolves football team was in need of a win, it came Friday night as the Wolves won their home opener in dramatic fashion, beating the Roland Rangers 20-14 in overtime last Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
â€śIt was huge,â€ť Heavener coach Carl Lee said. â€śIt was huge from the standpoint that as much youth as we've got for them to be able to come out on top, they now feel that they can overcome anything.â€ť
In fact, Lee uses the word, â€śhurdle,â€ť to describe it.
Things have been rough the last two weeks for the Pocola Indians football team, losing 59-0 to Vian and last week 59-14 at home to Hugo. However, injuries have had a big part of that.
â€śWe're about 90 percent we'll get two of our kids back â€” Anthony Clopton and Hayden Hindmarsh,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWith them back on offense and defense, that will make us better. [Quarterback] Johnny [Satterfield] is about 80 percent, but he's got to give it a go. It's a must win for us. Our season is on the line. We have to take them one game at a time, but we've got to make it happen this week.â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team got out of Saturday night's game against the McAlester junior varsity what it needed to, since there was a possibility of an open date when the original opponent, Union Christian, Ark., dropped out. In the end, the Golden Tigers prevailed 41-13 and found out some of their strengths and weaknesses.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The good news was the Heavener Wolves cross country team got to run in Saturday's Chili Pepper Invitational.
However, due to the cold rainstorm that moved through, the Lady Wolves did not get to participate as the rest of the event was rained out. Poteau's runners were scheduled to participate, but did not go.
ACORN, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves junior high cross country team ended its season on a strong note as three finished in the top 10 and six in the top 20 at Tuesday's Acorn Invitational.
Barbara Johnson was fifth (10:22) to lead the way on the 1.5-mile course, followed by Iris Martinez in seventh (10:28) and Ruby Cope ninth (10:46) as they made the top 10.
Fatima Baez was 12th (11:070, Teresa Duncan 15th (11:12) and Andrea Cinocca 17th (11:24) made it into the top 20.
On Sept. 27, the Poteau Pirates football team perhaps won its biggest game in some four years when they knocked off the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 34-9. Now, there's another big game on the horizon, that being at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson. It will pit the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0 overall, 2-0 in District 4A-4) against the seventh-ranked Tigers (4-1, 2-0)
â€śIt's exciting,â€ť Poteau senior linebacker Carlos Aguilar said. â€śIt's a huge game. All glory to God, He's given us this opportunity to be in this type of game. Our offense is one of the best. I'm excited about this game.â€ť