August 25th, 2011
Sometimes it can be just as important to keep things going the way they are as it is to just improve. That seems to be the case with the Poteau Pirates football team, which will be in its final preseason scrimmage of the season at approximately 5 p.m. today against the host Tahlequah Tigers and the Miami Wardogs at Gable Field at Doc Wadley Stadium on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma State University.
There's nothing like getting battle tested to get yourself ready for war. The Arkoma Mustangs football team will get just that tonight.
The Mustangs will be in a four-way scrimmage beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Broken Arrow against host Summit Christian, Dewar and Welch.
When the Talihina Golden Tigers had their first football scrimmage last Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium against the Quinton Savages, the one thing which stood out to Talihina Coach Kelly Gravitt was that he needed to go back to the 4-3 defense. If this week's practices are any indication, the move is going to pay off.
For those wanting to see the Pocola Indians on the gridiron, they will need to wait one more night.
Instead of scrimmaging the Stigler Panthers at 7 p.m. tonight, they will meet them at 7 p.m. Friday. And instead of facing the Panthers at John Carter Field, it will take place in Stigler.
While the site of the Indians' final preseason scrimmage was not important, what is important is to continue riding the momentum the team has been on since ending the 2010 season on a three-game winning streak.
Officials with DOC and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department are currently searching for an escapee. William K. Parker, 45, was discovered missing from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Facility in Hodge around 6 p.m. Parker is described as a whtie male with gray hair and hazel eyes. He weighs approximately 200 pounds.
Kerrie Blair is Title III
Counselor and ADA
(Amer icans wi t h
Di sabi l i t ies Act )
Coordinator at Carl Albert
State College, but that
may not explain what she
offers the students at
CASC. What does provide
a true sense of
Kerrieâ€™s gift to students is
that when asked what is
most fulfilling to her she
stated, â€śhelping people.â€ť
In preparing for a career
of helping others, Kerrie
earned a Masterâ€™s Degree
in Marriage and Family
Therapy with an Emphasis
in Community Counseling
from John Brown
University and has served
CASC in the counseling
role for a year and a half.
Poteau Lady Pirate pitcher Brenna Vise had a strong four innings of relief in Monday's come-from-behind win over McAlester in Red Oak. She followed that up with a complete-game victory Tuesday afternoon.
Vise threw a one-hit shutout as the Lady Pirates blanked the Panama Lady Razorbacks 8-0 in a five-inning, run-rule contest.
RED OAK â€” Things did not look good for the Poteau Lady Pirates in Monday's game against the McAlester Lady Buffaloes. Little did the Lady Buffs know that was right where the Lady Pirates wanted them.
Poteau rallied from a 5-0 deficit to down McAlester 6-5 in eight innings.
Heavener 4, Wister 0: In Wister, the Lady Wolves (9-2) broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the third inning and three runs in the fourth inning.
Arkoma 16, Gans 4; Arkoma 16, Gans 4: In Arkoma, big first innings helped the Lady Mustangs (5-7) win their third straight game.
HAWORTH â€” Both Poteau High School cross country teams were third in the first meet of the season, Monday afternoon's Haworth Lions Invitational.
In the boys' division, the Pirates were third with 59 points, coming in behind DeQueen, Ark. (25 points) and host Haworth (50).
Individually for the Pirates, Nico Hall was third (15:25), while Daniel Stacy was 15th (17:02) as two Poteau runners made the top 15.
In the girls' division, it was the same. DeQueen won the meet (38 points), followed by Haworth (57) and Poteau (74).