April 10th, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates soccer team placed third at last weekend's Greenwood Tournament, after winning it a season ago. The Pirates went 2-1 in the tournament, beating two Arkansas teams â€” Mena (3-0) and Van Buren (2-1 in sudden death overtime), but losing to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside 2-1.
The Lady Pirates were fourth. The Lady Pirates won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Northside in a game decided by a shootout, but Poteau suffered losses to Van Buren (2-0) and Mena (1-0).
FORT GIBSON â€” When the Fort Gibson Tigers beat the Poteau Pirates on March 30, that win put the Tigers into the driver's seat for the district title. But along came the Heavener Wolves.
The Wolves pulled a shocker on the Tigers and defeated them 3-2 in a shootout Friday night.
The Lady Tigers earned a split for Fort Gibson with a 5-0 victory over the Lady Wolves.
The Lady Wolves will return to action in a road district game at 6 p.m. tonight at Keys (Park Hill).
The Wolves won't return to action until their home district contest against Westville at 7 p.m. Friday at Harvey Stadium.
A murder investigation is ongoing in LeFlore County after a Fort Smith woman was found dead inside her car Monday morning.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Bruce Curnutt, the department received a call about a possible homicide at 3:46 a.m. Monday morning after a passerby stopped to check on a vehicle parked in the middle of McGinnis Lane near Fort Coffee.
SPIRO â€” On March 26 when the Spiro Bulldogs and the Wister Wildcats met in Wister, it was a pitcher's duel, a 2-0 contest won by the â€˜Cats.
When the same two teams met here Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final of the LeFlore County Tournament, there was a little more offense. Unfortunately, however, for the â€™Dogs, the outcome was the same.
The Wildcats got a big lead, then survived a potential seventh-inning rally by the Bulldogs to win 7-5.
The â€™Cats played Friday night for the tournament title against Spiro, which beat Pocola 2-1 in the loser's-bracket final.
WHITESBORO â€” Whitesboro pitcher Lauren Harper pitched a no-hitter as the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs blanked the Clayton Lady Bulldogs 15-0 Thursday afternoon.
However, the day ended on a sour note as Buffalo Valley downed Whitesboro 21-7.
In the loss to Buffalo Valley, the Lady Buffaloes amassed 16 hits to five for the Lady Bulldogs. Trailing 3-2 after an inning, Buffalo Valley scored six runs in the second inning for an 8-3 lead.
After Whitesboro cut the deficit to 8-6, Buffalo Valley outscored the Lady Bulldogs 13-1 the rest of the way.
LEFLORE â€” One big hit led to a big inning as the Leflore Savages got a 7-4 come-from-behind win over the Whitesboro Bulldogs Thursday afternoon.
Down 2-1, the Savages used a five-run fifth inning, highlighted by Dakota Watson's two-run home run, to take a 6-2 lead.
Talihina 8, Durant JV 1: In Atoka Tournament, the Golden Tigers (8-8) jumped out to a 3-0 lead by the third inning, then put the game away with a five-run seventh inning.
Editor's Note â€” Nothing was reported on the three-way at Arkoma with Bokoshe and Howe by press time.
SALLISAW â€” Poteau Pirate golfer Jarrett Lowrimore had to go a little extra in Thursday's Sallisaw Invitational, but it ended up being worth it.
The Poteau sophomore beat Fort Gibson's Wesley Jackson on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to take home the top medalist prize as each ended regulation play tied at 75. The sudden-death playoff hole was somewhat dramatic.
Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the Poteau Lady Pirate Invitational Thursday afternoon at Choctaw Country Club. She shot a 71, which was five shots better than runner-up Kailey Campbell of Oktaha (76).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with 357, finishing behind team champion Idabel (354) and Henryetta (357).
Actually, Poteau and Henryetta tied for second. Scores of each team's No. 5 golfer was used, and the Lady Knight's score was better than the Lady Pirate's.
The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks softball team came to town and swept the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon by scores of 9-5 and 3-0.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a 2 p.m. Tuesday doubleheader on the road against Western Oklahoma State College.