September 4th, 2013
This week is already off to a good start for the Panama Razorbacks football team, and the Hogs haven't opened their 2013 season.
The Razorbacks were supposed to open the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the road against the Gore Pirates. However, since Gore's field is not ready, the game will take place at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's a big plus for us,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śIt's good for our fans, our boosters, concessions and gates. It's big to have six home games this year.â€ť
The players were really enthusiastic about the news.
Arkoma football coach Mark Weatherton could not more pleased with the shape of his team as his Mustangs begin the 2013 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Field against the Keota Lions.
â€śI think we're where we want to be,â€ť he said. â€śI think offensively we played better Friday night [against Gans and Watts]. Defensively, we're still solid. We had a few mistakes here and there, but it's nothing that we can't correct in practice. Our scrimmage really went well. We're ready to go at it on Friday night.â€ť
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League. Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40. Payment method details are available at the website.
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Before I get started, the want to answer that trivia question I gave you all an extra week to ponder. The question was who is the only person to win a championship in two different sports? Gene Connelly won a championship in the National Basketball Association and with the Milwaukee Braves (who are, of course, now in Atlanta).
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TULSA â€” Three Poteau Lady Pirates cross country runners medaled in the high school senior girls division of Saturday's Tulsa University Hurricane Festival.
Deven Bond was fourth (6:22), Haley Griggs seventh (6:29) and Kaitlan Standridge ninth (6:39) as they finished in the top 10.
Brittany Fox was 27th (7:45) and Haley Clark was 32nd (8:27) as the Lady Pirates were third in the team standings with 48 points to finish behind champion Jenks (37 points) and Broken Arrow (43).
Well, I got through these past two to two-and-a-half weeks of perhaps the most strenuous work I've done in my nearly quarter of a century of being a sports writer.
WISTER â€” Wister pitcher Hunter Gibson threw a two-hit shutout as the Lady Wildcats blanked the Howe Lady Lions 8-0 Friday afternoon.
Gibson struck out nine batters, and only gave up a single apiece to Howe's Kerstein Hall and Braden Dorsey.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 4; Arkoma 3, Bokoshe 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs capped a 4-0 week with Friday's sweep.
Spiro 6, Westville 3: In Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 3-1 deficit by scoring four runs in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth inning.
RED OAK â€” Red Oak pitcher Cody Muncy threw a two-hitter as the Eagles shut out the Wister Wildcats 8-0 Friday afternoon.
Muncy only allowed a triple to Jake Sconyers and a single to Hunter Prock, while fanning seven Wildcats.
The Eagles scored single runs in the first two innings for a 2-0 lead, then scored four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to put the game into run-rule status.
Varnum 13, Leflore 1; Caney 15, Leflore 3: At Varnum High School near Seminole, a strong week for the Savages ended on a down note.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians faced the Heavener Wolves in the last scrimmage of the 2013 football preseason Friday night at John Carter Field with the Indians scoring four times to the Wolves' one.
The Indians found the end zone first on their sixth play of the scrimmage. Quarterback Johnny Saterfield hit senior receiver Kyle Highley for a 60-yard touchdown on a sprint-left play.
On the very next play, SaterfieldÂ found De'Aundre Wilkins open on the right side, who raced to paydirt completing back-to-back TDs for the Indians.