March 7th, 2012
COWETA â€” Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the individual medalist title with a 78 in the season-opening Coweta Invitational Monday afternoon.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were runners-up with a 408, finishing behind champion Tulsa Bishop Kelley (400). The tournament had 72 golfers and 15 teams, which were mostly from Classes 5A and 6A.
Cathleen Manlove was eighth-place medalist with an even 100, followed by Paitton Callery with a 114, Skylynn Terry with a 116 and Alyssa Vineyard had a 133.
The Lady Pirates will next hit the links at the Tahlequah Invitational next Wednesday.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves got their baseball season off on the right foot with a 14-1 run-rule victory over the Howe Lions Monday afternoon.
The Wolves led 2-0 after one inning, then scored nine runs in the second inning for an 11-0 lead.
The only run for the Lions came in the fourth inning.
Cameron 10, Sallisaw-Central 1: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets bounced back from their rough loss Friday afternoon in Wilburton, and took out their frustrations out on the Tigers.
The â€™Jackets scored six runs in the opening inning for a 6-0 lead to take control of the game.
CAMERON â€” It makes no difference how many times a team leads, just winning at the end of the game is all that matters. Just ask the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets.
A walk-off, grand-slam home run by Cheyenne Adams in the seventh inning lifted the Lady â€™Jackets to a 10-9 come-from-behind win over the Wister Lady Wildcats in the season opener Monday afternoon.
Down 9-6 entering the final inning, Adams' grand-slam gave Cameron its only lead of the game.
WILBURTON â€” On Feb. 25 at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center, the then-undefeated Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers beat the Howe Lady Lions 40-29 in the Class 2A Regional Tournament title game.
Just one week later, the same two teams met, this time at the new Wilburton High School Gym, and for the Class 2A Area Tournament consolation championship.
The good news for the Lady Lions was the second meeting was closer than the game one week prior, but the not-so-good news was the outcome proved to be the same.
LeFlore County high school basketball came to an end on Saturday, but not the way everyone had hoped.
For starters, the Howe Lady Lions missed out on a trip to state when they lost 39-30 to the Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers in the Class 2A Area Tournament Saturday night at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
But that pales to the sorrowful news which happened earlier that day near Big Cedar. First-year Whitesboro Boys Coach Wayne Tucker was killed in a single-car accident on Oklahoma State Highway 63 between Muse and Big Cedar.
MENA, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School soccer seasons got underway Friday night with a split as the Pirates beat the host Mena Bearcats 5-0 behind Blake Williams' hat trick, but the Lady Pirates fell to the Lady Bearcarts by an identical 5-0 score.
WILBURTON â€” The 2012 slow-pitch softball season got started in fine fashion for the Wister Lady Wildcats as they went 3-0 in the Wilburton Festival.
Wister beat Hugo 8-7, defeated Porum 7-4 and handled Vanoss 12-1.
In the victory over Hugo, the Lady â€™Cats rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the opening inning with a single run in the first inning and three runs in the second inning for a 5-3 lead.
After the Lady Buffaloes scored once in the third inning to cut the deficit to 5-4, they regained the lead with three runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead.
WILBURTON â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers opened their season Saturday afternoon with a 14-1, five-inning, run-rule victory over the Wilburton Diggers.
With the game tied at 1-1, the Golden Tigers broke the tie with a four-run third inning and a nine-run fourth inning.
Austin Lawson got the win, pitching a one-hitter with seven strikeouts.
Wilburton 8, Cameron 7: Friday afternoon in Wilburton, the Yellowjackets suffered their first loss of the season as the Diggers scored two runs in the home half of the seventh inning to get the win.