September 28th, 2013
âWe did pretty much what we needed to do" was how Panama coach Brandon Ellis summed up his team's 67-28 rout of Wilburton Diggers on Friday night in Wilburton.
LEFLORE â The Leflore Savages baseball team is one win away from a district title, but they had to do it the hard way to reach that point.
The Savages, facing elimination all day Friday, beat Panola 10-2 and the lone undefeated team in the Class B District Tournament, Buffalo Valley, 9-7 in the first title game to force this afternoon's winner-take-all championship game at noon today.
The Savages split their games on Thursday, beating Whitesboro 13-5 but losing to Buffalo Valley 7-4.
In Week 2, the two local 8-man teams, Arkoma and Bokoshe, began District C-4 play against each other.
With Friday night's games, the six 11-man teams started their real seasons, district play. Now, wins and losses as well as margins of wins and losses are extremely crucial.
I remember when I was at The Daily Ardmoreite, covering the Ardmore Tigers, it was the final game of the regular season as they faced Lawton MacArthur. The Tigers scored late to take a lead, and seeming the game.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 2. David Church, Mountainburg; 3. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.; 4. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 2. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Eric Beshoner, Fort Smith; 4. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 5. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 6. Jason Childress, Bella Vista, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
Poteau 34, Sallisaw 9
Arkoma 81, Sasakwa 32
Spiro 17, Stigler 14
Talihina 58, Quinton 7
Panama 67, Wilburton 28
Webbers Falls 48, Bokoshe 0
Valliant 20, Heavener 16
Vian 59, Pocola 0
SALLISAW â In the post game huddle Friday night at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium, Poteau coach Greg Werner preached unity.
âWe need a big win, and I think this qualifies as a big win,â he said. âLet's enjoy this until Monday, and get ready for next week.â
The Pirates dominated this game right from the start and never relented as they won the game 34-9 to end a six-game losing streak to the Black Diamonds.
ARKOMA â One week after losing a heartbreaking 43-42 road game to the Maud Tigers, the Arkoma Mustangs returned home to the friendly confines of Mustang Field and took their frustrations out on the Sasakwa Vikings â and did so in a big way.
The Mustangs hung 81 points on the scoreboard in a 81-32 District C-4 victory over the Vikings on Friday night.
PANAMA â The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team took the first step in making it three straight trips to the Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady âBacks swept the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 8-0 and 10-3 to win the Class 2A District Tournament on Thursday afternoon. Panama (21-13) will find out its regional tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Monday.
Talihina ends the season at 7-14.
WISTER â The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team became the first locals to capture a district title on the diamond this fall.
The Lady âCats swept the Hartshorne Lady Miners 4-0 and 11-0 to win the Class 2A District Tournament. Wister (17-7) will find out early next week where and with whom the Lady Wildcats will be sent for next week's regional tournament.
In the nightcap, Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson (17-7) threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.
Saturday afternoon, we went to twin siblings Dax and Braxton McMillin's 11th birthday party at their ranch in Gilmore. We got teams together for a scavenger hunt in Poteau, and we had 90 minutes to complete the hunt.
My team was comprised of my son, Jacques, Ian McRorey, Layne Clark, Ryan Scott, Kass Fenton and Madison Dodson. I was our team's chauffeur and Melissa Urshison was the team's captain.