September 10th, 2014
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Three of the four Bandit League teams posted season-opening wins in last weekend's four-game set with Fort Smith Catholic.
The sixth-grade team posted a 20-6 victory, the fifth-graders a 22-0 win and the fourth-grade a 30-0 victory. The only setback was a 13-7 win by FS Catholic in the third-grade game.
WISTER â€” After beating the Cameron Yellowjackets in Saturday night's Howe Wood Bat Tournament finals, the Wister Wildcats not only beat them once but twice in Monday's doubleheader. The â€™Cats took the opener 3-2, then handled the â€™Jackets 6-1.
Editor's note: Look for the details about Leflore's Monday home game with Okay in Thursday's edition.
The end to the Poteau Lady Pirates' home three-way was great, run-ruling the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 10-0 in four innings. The start, however, wasn't, as the Lady Pirates fell 11-3 in a five-inning, run-rule contest to the Broken Bow Lady Savages.
In the win over Sallisaw, the Lady Pirates jumped out to a 5-0 lead after an inning.
In the loss to Broken Bow, the Lady Savages scored twice in the first inning and five runs in the second inning for a 7-0 lead as each inning was aided by two Poteau errors.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team came in second at the Bacone Invitational on Friday. The Lady Pirates had 77 points for second place, coming in behind team champion Anadarko (62 points).
Four Lady Pirates finished in the top 20, led by Kandace Standridge who was fifth (7:50) in the 2k run. Sheridan Hoyer was 15th (8:18), Kylanna Hardaway 17th (8:29) and Maddison Williamson 18th (8:30).
HENRYETTA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves cross country team was sixth in Saturday's Henryetta Invitational with 145 points. Tulsa Cascia Hall won the girls team title with 48 points, followed by host Henryetta (63 points), Seminole (73), Chelsea (91) and Keys (Park Hill) (107).
For the Heavener girls, they had one medalist for finishing in the top 20 as Barbara Johnson was 11th (13:38.97) on the 3,200-meter long course.
Iris Martinez was 39th (15:34.3), Fatima Baez was 56th (16:37.96), Ali Paxton was 63rd (16:53.25) and Brenda Macias was 64th (17:18.43).
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It will be County Tournament Week next week, at least the high school version.
The 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament will begin Monday and end Thursday in Panama. The bracket will appear in Saturday's edition.
This year's event would appear to be as wide open as it has been in a while, with half the teams of the 12-team tournament field capable of winning the county title. Will Poteau make it seven straight fast-pitch county titles, or will one of the other teams dethrone the Lady Pirates. Time will tell.
STILWELL â€” Spiroâ€™s Marvin McFerren scored four touchdowns and McKinley Whitfield scored three more to enable the Bulldogs to down the homestanding Stilwell Indians 47-40 Friday night.
Trailing 33-27 at halftime, the Indians took as 34-33 lead with 6:02 left in the third quarter on Colby Huvalâ€™s 63-yard touchdown pass from Jaron Vaughn.
The â€™Dogs regained the lead on McFerrenâ€™s third TD on the night, this one a 10-yard run. After D.T. Neal caught quarterback Whitfieldâ€™s pass for the two-point conversion, Spiro had a 41-34 lead.
Heavener Wolves football coach used a stall tactic â€” or Stallings, as in Dillan Stallings, tactic â€” in getting his team a season-opening win over the homestanding Atoka Wampus Cats on Friday night at Phillips Field.
Stallings scored four touchdowns and a two-point conversion to help the Wolves down the Wampus Cats 32-14.