September 26th, 2013
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs softball team is one win away from heading to the Class A Regional Tournament â€” and, thus, winning their first-ever fast-pitch softball district title.
At the Class A District Tournament on Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs beat the host Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 2-1 in eight innings and downed the Howe Lady Lions 4-2 to reach this afternoon's title game undefeated.
The Lady â€™Jackets were eliminated 2-0 by the Lady Lions in the middle game of the day. Cameron ends the season at 12-16.
It was a heartbreaking Friday night for the Arkoma Mustangs. It looked like they were going to leave Maud with a 42-35 road victory, only to see an interception returned for a touchdown in the final minute doom the Mustangs 43-42.
The Talihina Golden Tigers are off to a 3-0 start after last week's 40-19 win over the Sallisaw junior varsity. They have shown they can be an offensive juggernaut in scoring 70 points against Wilburton in the season opener. They have shown they can overcome adversity as they did in a come-from-behind 32-13 victory over Antlers.
â€śI'm very pleased,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śMinus the Week 2 setback in the first half [to Antlers], I'm very pleased. These kids love to play football. Our defense is lining up in the right spots. Our offense is executing and playing fast and physical.â€ť
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson began deliberations about 11 a.m.
With the culmination of the state's presentation of trial evidence in the murder of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn, the defense called multiple witnesses, the last being accused murder Christopher K. Simpson.
Simpson is accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of Flynn and her unborn child. Wednesday marked the fifth day of the trial.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team ran its record to 2-0 with a 22-0 shutout of the Muldrow Bulldogs on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates will be idle until Oct. 7 when they visit Sallisaw.
The Poteau Bandit League football teams went 2-1 on the day in Saturday afternoon's home games against Fort Smith (Ark.) Immaculate Catholic at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-graders won 22-0, as did the fourth-grade team by a score of 33-6 for its first win of the season. However, the visitors from Fort Smith won a defensive battle in the third-grade game in a 6-0 contest.
There was no sixth-grade game as the visitors did not have a team.
The teams will return to action next Saturday as they travel to face Greenwood (Ark.) Blue, with games beginning at 10 a.m.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions baseball team will take some momentum into this week's Class A District Tournament at Wister after the Lions blanked the McCurtain Bulldogs 8-0 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Lions broke a scoreless tie with a pair of four-run innings in the fifth and sixth innings to end the game by run rule.
Wister 7, Crowder 2: In Crowder, the Wildcats broke a 2-all tie with a two-run third inning and a three-run seventh inning.
SALLISAW â€” Poteau senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell picked up right where she left off after last week's LeFlore County Tournament.
After allowing one run and striking out 45 batters in four games in the county tournament, Caldwell threw a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Lady Pirates blanked the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 4-0 Monday afternoon. Caldwell ran her record to 21-7 with the win.
POCOLA â€” The week got off on the right foot for the Pocola Lady Indians softball team as it posted a 10-4 home win over the Howe Lady Lions on Monday afternoon.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks split their two games at the Hall of Fame Shootout on Saturday at Hall of Fame Stadium.
Panama blanked Vici 4-0, but lost 5-2 to Okemah.