September 27th, 2013
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.
The real season begins tonight when the Poteau Pirates will begin District 4A-4 play at 7:30 p.m. against archrival Sallisaw at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
The Pirates (3-0) look to end a six-game losing streak to the Black Diamonds (2-1).
âIf it's going to be a rivalry game, we're going to have to start doing our part,â Poteau coach Greg Werner said. âWe're going to have to start winning some of them if it's going to be a rivalry. It is a big game. We're 30 minutes apart, so that makes it a little bit bigger.â
To begin district play at 1-0 is very important to the Pirates.
The Spiro Bulldogs (2-1) have won two straight games, including last Friday night's 55-6 thumping of the Haskell Haymakers at McClain Stadium. Still, Spiro coach Chris Bunch said the fans still haven't seen the âDogs' best yet.
Pocola coach Rick Lang said in the preseason the Vian Wolverines were the team to beat in District 2A-6. His Indians will get the first shot at the Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Vian in the district opener for both teams.
The Indians suffered a 29-20 loss last week on the road against the Quinton Savages in a game they led 20-9 at halftime.
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To Get There â Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to U.S. 59. Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to Vian.
In the preseason, Bokoshe football coach Bryan Murray said that Webbers Falls was one of the better teams not only in District C-4 but in Class C period. His team will get a chance to see how it fares when the two teams meet in a district contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Webbers Falls.
The Heavener Wolves football team got its first win of the season last week in a 13-7 win over Gore, which was a lot better night than the season opener the week before in a 42-6 loss to Hartshorne.
âWe played better on defense,â Heavener coach Carl Lee said about last week's win. âWe still left a lot of points on their end of the field, but our defense played a lot better.â
The combination of a few more players available for the Gore game and just playing for a second straight week helped.
It's not that inconceivable that the Panama Razorbacks football team could have been 3-0 as it enters Friday night's 7:30 p.m. District 2A-6 opener at Wilburton.
âHonestly, we weren't that far from losing to Roland,â said Panama coach Brandon Ellis, whose team lost in Week 2 40-12 to the Rangers at George Ollie Stadium. âLooking at the film, we just shot ourselves in the foot. We didn't line up where we were supposed to. Our defense played great. When you lose the turnover battle, you normally lose the game â and we did.â
Holy smokes! Bow season is less than a week away. I have finally got to do some scouting, and I have my stands ready to put up. The only thing I am missing is time to put them up in the next four days.
In the last five years, I have had stands up and cameras out in August or early September, but my schedule this year has hindered me from getting that done. So, I am going in to this season with the feeling of being behind.