April 24th, 2014
POCOLA â€” Tuesday was a good day of softball for the Poteau Lady Pirates as they got two road wins in a three-way, rallying past the homestanding Pocola Lady Indians 4-3 after seeing pitcher Jordyn Gotes no-hit the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds in an 8-0 victory.
The Lady Indians blanked the Lady Black Diamonds 2-0 in Tuesday's first game on pitcher Brooklyn Morton's no-hitter.
Spiro 3, Panama 2: In Panama, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning, then added a run in the third for a 3-0 advantage.
TONKAWA â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team suffered a pair of losses Tuesday afternoon to the homestanding Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks by scores of 7-5 and 5-0.
Carl Albert, which made up Monday's rained out home doubleheader against Connors State on Wednesday afternoon, will welcome Rose State College to town today for a 2 p.m. twinbill.
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. â€” The good news for the Carl Albert State College baseball team was that Tuesday afternoon's road game against the Coffeyville Community College Ravens was a lot closer than last week's game at Ival Goodman Field. The bad news was the Vikings came out on the short end of a 14-8 decision.
Carl Albert will hit the road this afternoon for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Redlands Community College in El Reno before the same two teams will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday for a twinbill at Ival Goodman Field.
According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, scattered thunderstorms will develop this morning and into the afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. A few may strengthen to severe levels between 10 am and 4 pm with half dollar size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph the main threats. The thunderstorms will be east of the region by the evening hours as dry air moves in behind the front.
The Poteau Pirates golf team won its own â€śTwo Course Challengeâ€ť tournament Tuesday, which took place at both Wolf Ridge and Choctaw country clubs.
The Pirates had a team score of 613 over the 36 holes, six shots ahead of Fort Gibson (619). The Pirates are the only state team to beat the Tigers this spring.
The Pirates had three of the top 10 medalists. Cody Shore was the runner-up medalist with a 72-75â€”147 to be Poteau's highest finisher.
Connor Wheat was the eighth-place medalist (73-79â€”152), while Jarrett Lowrimore was right behind in ninth place (81-73â€”154).
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team may have let the Muldrow Bulldogs know what it will be like next week in the Class 4A District Tournament at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates perhaps gave a prelude of things to come with a 13-4 road win over the â€™Dogs on Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates, who led 2-0 after an inning, put the game away with a 10-run second inning, for a 12-0 lead.
Arkoma 12, Bokoshe 4: In Arkoma, the Mustangs won for the second time in three games, both coming at the expense of the Tigers.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Jeremy Drewry, Stigler; 2. Weston Holman, Berryville, Ark.; 3. Chad Warren, Fort Smith, Ark.; 4. Fred Ross, Eufaula.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 2. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 3. Chad Summerford, Centerton, Ark.; 4. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Andrew Bohanan, Stigler; 6. Darren Scott, Springdale, Ark.; 7. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 8. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 9. James Johnson, Arkoma.
Super Stock Race
Poteau Police and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department provide a grand entrance into town to the Poteau High School Band as they returned to Poteau having won first place at state concert competition Wednesday [April 23].
PDN photo by Kim Ross
CHECOTAH â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Checotah Invitational on Friday with 115 points, finishing ahead of Okmulgee (97 points), Vian (76) and Dewey (47). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs tied for fifth with Warner at 46 points.
The Lady Pirates won four events, two of which were relays.
The Lady Bulldogs had two runner-up finishes.
On the boys side, only two schools had points. Poteau had 12 points, while Talihina had a single point.
Editor's note: Look for the story on Monday's Broken Bow Invitational in a later edition.