March 8th, 2012
After a big victory Monday afternoon at Roland, the Poteau Pirates baseball team was hoping to keep the winning ways going in Tuesday afternoon's home opener at Town Creek Park. It was not to be.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies scored in all five innings and ended up run ruling the Pirates 17-5.
HEAVENER â€” After getting strong pitching in their season-opening win on Monday from the combination of Parker Johnson and Grant Severe, along came Connor Mangham for the Pocola Indians.
Mangham thew a no-hitter, and missed out on a perfect game by a batter, as the Indians blanked the Heavener Wolves 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Mangham struck out 17 batters, and only allowed one batter to reach by a base on balls. That baserunner was later caught stealing on a strikeout-throwout double play, so that the Indian starter only faced the minimum 21 batters for the game.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates made it 2-for-2 to start the season as they run ruled the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 17-5 Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates scored twice in the first inning and six runs in the second inning for an 8-0 lead. Most of the Poteau runs were unearned due to Sallisaw miscues.
Shelby Standridge scored four runs, Natalee King and Meagan Ryburn three runs apiece and two runs scored each by Kylie Brown, Brenna Vise and Montana Roll. Sidnee Ward scored the other run.
The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers came to town and left with a pair of wins over the Carl Albert State College softball team Wednesday afternoon.
Western rallied to take the opener 8-5, then run ruled Carl Albert in the nightcap 11-0 in six innings.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a 2 p.m. Monday doubleheader at home against Northeast Texas.
The Carl Albert Lady Vikings softball team rallied in the latter innings to pull out a 6-5 win over Rose State College in the nightcap of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
Rose State broke a scoreless tie in the opener with a three-run eight inning to earn a 3-0 victory to garner a split of the twinbill.
In the opener, Kera Smith's one-out, RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the game-winning hit for the Lady Vikings.
Carl Albert Baseball Doubleheader Canceled
Tonight is the night. The Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet will take place tonight at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center in Poteau. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. It will be a great time, with good food and good people. If you did not get tickets, you can buy them at the door, so come on out and join the fun.
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Speaking of turkeys, it is only about six weeks until turkey season. I have been practicing with my Quachita Game Calls mouth calls in preparation for opening day.
MIAMI, Okla. â€” Jamal Allston's free throw with 7.6 seconds left in overtime and Adrion Webber's game clinching blocked shot were both huge for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their thrilling come from behind 73-70 win in overtime over the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen Monday night in the first round of the Region II Tournament.
With the win over NEO, the 10th-seeded Vikings (6-23) advanced to the quarterfinal round to face the second-seeded Connors State College Cowboys at 1 p.m. Friday at Oklahoma Baptist University's Noble Complex in Shawnee.
Behind strong first-half shooting and game clinching free throws, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers came away with the 75-71 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in the first round of the Region II Tournament Monday night.
With the loss to Western, the Lady Vikings' season comes to an end with an overall record of 8-21.
Whitney Barnes, who was named to the second team All-Region II, led the way in her final game as a Lady Viking with 20 points.
POCOLA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates slow-pitch softball team hopes this season ends with yet another trip to the Class 6A State Tournament. They looked like they're primed for such a run in their season opener.
The Lady Pirates scored in every inning as they downed the Pocola Lady Indians 15-0 in a four-inning, run-rule game Monday afternoon.
ROLAND â€” The Poteau Pirates evened their record at 1-1 Monday on the road against the Roland Rangers, pulling away late with a 9-3 victory.