March 21st, 2013
Volunteers gathered at the Skate Park off Broadway in Poteau on Thursday morning to clean up trash and debris. Lisa Fabian, director of the Nashoba Youth Foundation, moves a large rock that somehow found its way into the area. (PDN photo by Kim Ross)
After losing a 16-8 home game Friday afternoon to the Talihina Golden Tigers, the Poteau Pirates baseball team returned to Town Creek Park for Day 1 of the 2013 Poteau Wood Bat Festival, and picked up two wins.
The Pirates had to rally late to down the Oktaha Tigers 3-2, then posted an 8-0 five-inning, run-rule victory over the Smithville Braves.
The Pirates are slated to play Plainview at 10 this morning, then face Seminole at 2 this afternoon in Day 2 action. However, if inclement weather occurs, the games will be moved to the same times on Friday.
RED OAK â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team suffered a 12-1 loss to the Rattan Lady Rams on Wednesday in the Red Oak Festival.
The Lady â€™Cats fell behind 3-0 in the first inning and never were able to catch the Lady Rams.
The festival will conclude today, weather permitting, with both the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets playing three games.
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Due to the threat of bad weather on Thursday, Spiro baseball coach Paul Croft said that Thursday's Day 1 schedule of games in the Class 3A Showcase at Spiro â€” Spiro vs. Wilburton, Wilburton vs. Beggs, Beggs vs. Kansas, OKC Mount St. Mary vs. Kansas, Haskell vs. Hugo and Spiro vs. Haskell â€” have been canceled, and will not be rescheduled.
At this moment, Friday's games â€” OKC Mount St. Mary vs. Hugo, 10 a.m.; Hugo vs. Wilburton, noon; OKC Mount St. Mary vs. Beggs, 2 p.m.; Kansas vs. Okmulgee, 4 p.m.; Spiro vs. Okmulgee, 6 p.m. â€” are still scheduled to take place.
Behind the strong pitching performance by former Red Oak Eagle Jordan Booth and some running blunders by Southwestern Community College Spartan runners was a good combination for the Carl Albert State College baseball team Monday afternoon as it defeated the Spartans 5-2 at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field in a doubleheader with Rose State College.
RED OAK â€” One big inning doomed the Pocola Lady Indians softball team in Monday's 14-2 loss to the Red Oak Lady Eagles.
The results of Pocola's other game against Oktaka was not available.
David Ladd, 70, of Stigler died Wednesday, March 20. Services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Stigler.
DURANT â€” Poteau junior golfer Connor Wheat won his first-ever high school tournament on Friday, winning the Durant Invitational at Silverado Golf Course.
However, Wheat, who shot a 38-39â€”77, had to go a little extra to win the title. Wheat had to go into a sudden-death playoff, and he won the playoff on the first hole.
Wheat wasn't the only Poteau golfer to place. Cody Shore, who opened the season by winning the Tulsa McLain/TSST Tournament last week in Broken Arrow, was third with a 40-39â€”79.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians sent 12 batters to the plate in the first inning scoring six runs and ended up routing the Gans Grizzlies 9-1 in a run-rule victory on Tuesday.