March 28th, 2013
Spring time may be just around the corner but the present cold waters of Green Country are still a hazard for hunters and fishermen. Countless boats are being put in the waters of local lakes, rivers and reservoirs as area outdoorsmen and women are enjoying the warmer air temperatures. Keep in mind the water temperatures are still cold enough to pose a serious hypothermia threat. Nationwide in 2011, 75 percent of all boating fatalities are the result of drowning. Almost 85 percent of the victims were not wearing life jackets.
PORTER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, losing its district opener 1-0 to the Porter Consolidated Lady Pirates.
The Wolves did not play since Porter Consolidated does not have a boys team.
The Lady Wolves and Wolves will play today and Friday in the Stilwell Tournament. The girls contest today is at 12:30 p.m., while the boys game today is at 5 p.m. Their opening-round opponents were not known at press time.
Well, we made it back from Tennessee without incident. The Smokey Mountains are awesome, and there are a bunch of deer and turkeys out there. I am planning a hunting trip to â€śThe Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Areaâ€ť in the near future.
We spent part of the vacation on the shores of Kentucky Lake, and got to fish just a bit even though the weather was not very good. Wally Burchett let us stay in his cabin, which is bigger than my house.
The Poteau Pirates, ranked second in Class 4A, will enter tonight's home game with No. 1 Fort Gibson on a high note.
The Pirates beat the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers 6-1 Tuesday night at Costner Stadium, and will meet the top-ranked Tigers at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
However, the Lady Pirates lost 3-0 to the Lady Pointers in the night's first contest. Poteau will try to rebound at 5 this afternoon when the Lady Pirates face Fort Gibson at Costner Stadium. The Lady Tigers are ranked third in Class 4A.
Tonight's soccer game between the top two boys soccer teams in Class 4A â€” No. 1 Fort Gibson and No. 2 Poteau â€” at 7 p.m. is perhaps the most important soccer match in Poteau Pirate history.
The Pirates lost last year's state semifinal game to eventual state champion Oklahoma City Mount St. Mary.
The Pirates lost three All-State players as Spencer Hall, Blake Williams and Jesse Woodson graduated. However, due to their expertise and returning most of their team intact, the Pirates are drawing favorable attention and affirmation.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs scored four runs in theÂ fifth inning and two more in the sixth on Tuesday night,Â pulling away from the Stilwell Indians 8-3.
TALIHINA â€” Despite a big inning, the Talihina Golden Tigers still had to hold off the Heavener Wolves for a 15-10 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-0, the Golden Tigers scored 10 runs in the second inning and two runs in the third inning for a 12-2 lead after three innings.
However, the Wolves would not go down without a fight. Heavener scored three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 12-10, but the Golden Tigers scored three runs in their half of the sixth inning to preserve the win.
In a doubleheader featuring two slow-pitch heavyweights, the visiting Tahlequah Lady Tigers posted a doubleheader sweep of the Poteau Lady Pirates on Tuesday, winning 9-7 and 8-5.
Pocola 17, Heavener 13: In Heavener, down to their final three outs, the Lady Indians scored seven runs in the seventh inning to rally for the win.
Howe 14, Whitesboro 6: In Howe, the Lady Lions broke a 3-all tie with a three-run second inning and a four-run third inning for a 10-3 lead after three innings.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered a road doubleheader loss at the hands of Rose State College on Tuesday afternoon, both by shutouts by scores of 2-0 and 7-0.
The Vikings, who played the Bacone College junior varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, will entertain Rose State at 1 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field to make up Saturdayâ€™s rained out twinbill. Then, they will welcome Connors State College to town for a 1:30 p.m. Saturday single, nine-inning contest.
SEMINOLE â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team was fifth out of 20 teams at the Seminole Invitational on a chilly, windy Monday at Jimmie Austin Golf Course. The Pirates had a team score of 358.
One Pirates golfer, Cody Shore, medaled as he was sixth with an 81.
Connor Wheat and Jarrett Lowrimore each shot 89s, John Scott Sanders carded a 99 and John Buckles had a 114.
Heavener golfer medalist at Broken Bow
BROKEN BOW â€” Heavener golfer Jackson Long was 10th-place medalist at Tuesday's Broken Bow Invitational, which took place at Cedar Creek Golf Course. He shot an even 100.