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Wildcats softball team defeats Starz twice to win national title; two players earn individual honors for tournament

July 21, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — There are times when nothing comes easy, just ask the Wildcats softball team.
The Wildcats, based out of Pocola, had to beat the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, twice on Friday to win the Age 10-and-Younger Class C USSSA World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
After the ’Cats lost 8-6 to the Starz in the winner's-bracket final, the Wildcats beat the Starz back to back, winning the first title game 4-0, then the second title contest 4-2.

Wister Wildcats win OK Kids coach-pitch state championship

July 21, 2014

There is one OK Kids state baseball title coming to LeFlore County for 2014.
The Wister Wildcats went through undefeated to win the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford on Saturday, beating Mooreland 14-1 in the title game.
The other two county teams trying to win a state title this past weekend, the Panama Boomers and the Heavener Thunder, fell short in their bids for championships.

Sports Briefs

July 20, 2014

The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. July 28 on the bleachers at the softball field.
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Poteau football player signs letter with Bacone College

July 18, 2014

An old adage says, “Better late than never.”
That very well could be a thought going through the mind of Poteau football player Mason Jones.
Jones, who was a senior on last season’s Class 4A state runner-up team, signed a letter of intent Thursday to play at Bacone College in Muskogee.
“There was times when I had my doubts, but I just stayed the course,” said Jones, who played fullback and cornerback for the 12-2 Pirates.

Wister Wildcats playing for state championship Saturday night; Boomers eliminate Pirates; Lions fall to Dale, Cushing; Heavener Thunder faced elimination Friday night

July 18, 2014

The Wister Wildcats could be celebrating a state OK Kids coach pitch championship by night's end on Saturday.
The Wildcats defeated Morrison 8-0 to advance to tonight's championship of the 2014 OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford. The state title game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, with the if-game at 8 p.m.

Wildcats softball team playing for national title; Stix eliminated from World Series

July 18, 2014

The Wildcats softball team based out of Pocola was playing for the national title at the 10-and-Younger USSAA World Series on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
The Wildcats, who lost in the winner's-bracket final 8-6 to the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, beat the Starz 4-0 in the first title game to force the winner-take-all game for the national title.
The ’Cats won their first two games in bracket play, beating the Sarasota [Fla.] Heat 5-2 and The Woodlands [Texas] Hotshots 4-0 before losing in the winner's-bracket final to the Starz.

Panama Boomers fall, faced Poteau Pirates on Thursday; Howe Lions’ game suspended by rain; Wister Wildcats win, but Thunder lose

July 17, 2014

The Panama Boomers lost their first game in the 2014 OK Kids Prep State Tournament on Wednesday at Fuller Ballpark at Crystal Beaches in Woodward, losing 4-2 to the Weatherford Majors.
The Boomers and the Poteau Pirates, who faced off Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park for the regional title, met Thursday afternoon for the right to stay alive in the tournament.

Sports Briefs

July 17, 2014

The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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There will be a coed softball tournament beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Arkoma High School baseball field and will last all night.
The entry fee is $100 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Arkoma High School football program.

Team Higgins wins open tournament at Wister Lake

July 17, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had an open tournament Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 14 boats filled with anglers who caught 16 fish that weighed a collective 45.05 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.82 pounds, with five limits caught. The limit was three fish per team.
Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the tournament with 12.4 pounds caught, including A.J.'s big bass winner of 5.06 pounds. Team Higgins won $280, while A.J. earned an extra $115 for his big bass winner.

Boomers, Lions, Thunder, Wildcats win OK Kids state openers; Pirates split games

July 16, 2014

Four of the five LeFlore County OK Kids baseball teams opened state tournament play with wins.
At the OK Kids Prep State Tournament at Woodward, the Panama Boomers edged the Pauls Valley Panthers 6-5 in Tuesday’s opener.
At the OK Kids Midget State Tournament on Tuesday in Blanchard, the Howe Lions beat the Roff Tigers 7-2.
The Heavener Thunder won its first game at the OK Kids Peewee State Tournament on Tuesday in Weatherford, nipping Kingfisher 1-0.
The Wister Wildcats defeated Henryetta 10-3 in Tuesday’s opening-round game of the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford.

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