March 15th, 2014
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team got its season off and running in fine fashion with a 10-2 four-inning, run-rule victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks on Thursday afternoon.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves handled both home opponents in Thursday's three-way, run-ruling Cameron 18-0 and Battiest 17-4.
Battiest beat Cameron 14-6 in the middle contest.
In Heavener's win over Cameron, the Lady Wolves scored 10 runs in the opening inning to put the game away.
In Heavener's victory over Battiest, the Lady Wolves rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit with six runs in the first inning, five runs in the second inning and six more runs in the third inning.
Several Poteau wrestlers were honored at Thursday night's banquet at the Dale Cox Community Center.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams split their games Thursday against the host Van Buren squads. The Pirates prevailed 4-1, but the Lady Pirates fell 3-1.
The Poteau teams will be in the Fort Smith [Ark.] Invitational, which started Friday and will end today in Greenwood, Ark.
PANAMA â€” The duo of Tristan Thompson and Nikita Bershirs combined on a no-hitter as the Panama Razorbacks blanked the Arkoma Mustangs 15-0 in three innings.
Thompson threw the first two innings with six strikeouts, then Bershirs pitched the third inning with three Ks.
The Hogs scored 14 runs in the first inning to put the game away.
Cameron 5, Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside JV 4: In Fort Smith, Ark., the Yellowjackets got their first win of the season Thursday afternoon as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning, then upped the advantage to 3-0 in the second inning.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Heavener Wolves and the Leflore Savages won their opening-round games in the Smithville Tournament on Thursday. The Wolves beat the host Braves 5-3, while the Savages blanked the Fort Towson Tigers 8-0.
The Wolves and the Savages will meet in this morning's semifinals at 9 a.m.
Wister, the other local team in the field, will play its semifinal contest at 11 this morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The good news for the Howe Lions in Thursday night's Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal contest at Oklahoma City University was they went toe to toe with the No. 1 team in the state â€” the Oklahoma City Millwood Falcons â€” for most of the opening half. The bad news was the Falcons ended up flying past the Lions in the second half to a 66-46 victory.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Spiro Bulldogs basketball team was trying to cap a season that saw the â€™Dogs three-peat as LeFlore County Tournament champions with a state championship. It didn't happen.
The Bulldogs lost 68-59 to the Verdigris Cardinals in the Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Carl Albert High School's Titan Fieldhouse.
BETHANY â€” Three years ago, then new-coach Kayla Carrington took the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to the Class 3A State Tournament, falling in the quarterfinals. They were hoping to get farther this year, but it didn't happen.
The undefeated Washington Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bulldogs 73-61 in Thursday's state quarterfinals at Southern Nazarene University.
Douglas Earl Ellis, 83, of Pocola died March 13, 2014, in Fort. Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau.Â Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Dustin Cemetery.Â Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.