July 4th, 2012
My boat is about to get some time on the water. My midget baseball team ended its season on Tuesday night, losing a heartbreaker to the Poteau Pirates 4-3 in the Ok Kids Regional Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Ben Klutts threw one heck of a game against us, and I want to wish him and the rest of the Pirates good luck.
Gary Gibsonâ€™s prep team at Wister is the host team for a regional tournament, which begins today and ends on Friday. Stilwell and Cameron are the other two teams in the tournament, and two teams will head to Chandler next week for OK Kids Prep State.
Gayle Smedley, 77, of Poteau died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Poteau.
A late rally came up just short as the Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget baseball team suffered a 4-3 loss to the Texoma Lookouts Monday night in the OK Kids Midget Regional Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Pirates had to win an elimination game Tuesday night to have the chance to stay in the tournament. If they won Tuesday night's game, the Pirates will be in tonight's loser's-bracket semifinal at 8 p.m., with that winner playing in the loser's-bracket final at 6 p.m. Friday for the right to get to the 8 p.m. Friday title game.
PANAMA â€” The 2012 OK Kids Midget Regional Tournament got underway in fine fashion for the Panama Boomers, who defeated the Vian Wolverines 10-8.
The Boomers were slated to play the Madill Cats, who doubled up the Asher Indians 8-4 earlier in the night, in the winner's-bracket semfinals Tuesday night, with that winner playing in the winner's-bracket final at 8 p.m. Thursday.
ROLAND â€” Two LeFlore County OK Kids PeeWee teams are in the winner's-bracket semifinal of the 2012 Regional Tournament.
The Poteau Buccaneers defeated the Frink Bombers 10-1, while the Whitesboro Bulldogs doubled up the Howe Lions 14-7 in opening-day games on Monday.
The Buccaneers played the Morris Warriors, a 10-0 winner over the Sallisaw Indians on Monday, in one wininer's-bracket semifinal Tuesday night, while the â€™Dogs faced tournament host Roland in the other semifinal Tuesday night. The Cardinals defeated the Stigler Rangers 7-3.
STILWELL â€” The Poteau Rebels got off to a blazing start to begin the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee Regional Tournament on Monday. The Rebels routed the tournament's host, the Stilwell Cardinals 15-1 in three innings.
The Rebels were slated to play in the wininer's-bracket semifinals Tuesday night, with another win putting them into the winner's-bracket final at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Things did not start well for the Rebels, however, as they fell behind 1-0 in the opening inning, but Stilwell's lead was very short lived.
HEAVENER â€” The good news on Monday night was the Heavener Thunder, the host team for the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament at Blues Park, won its opening-round game.
However, the not-so-good news was two other LeFlore County teams, the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Wister Wildcats, suffered losses.
The Thunder doubled up the Hartshorme Miners 14-7 to make it to Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinal against the Muldrow Bulldogs, which outlasted Whitesboro 14-10. Tuesday night's winner will play in the winner's-bracket final at 8 p.m. Thursday.
ATOKA â€” The Poteau Bombers lived up to their name in Monday afternoon's winner's-bracket quarterfinals of the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament.
The Bombers bombed the tournament-host Atoka Cubs 18-0 to advance to a Thursday winner's-bracket semifinal contest against the Caddo Bruins, who edged the Byng Red Sox earlier in the day.
The Poteau-Caddo winner will play the Vian-Coalgate winner in the winner's-bracket final at 5 p.m. Friday, with that winner making it to the 5 p.m. Saturday title game â€” and a win away from state.
PRESTON â€” The Spiro Reds OK Kids Coach-Pitch baseball team could not have started the 2012 Regional Tournament any better than the way the Reds did so on Monday.
The Reds got a pair of run-rule, three-inning 13-0 victories over the Dewar Dragons and the Meeker Bulldogs.
The Reds were slated to play the Tecumseh Blackhawks Tuesday night for a berth into the 5 p.m. Friday winner's-bracket final. The â€™Hawks outlasted the Henryetta Bombers 25-21.