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Heavener, Panama girls split games on final day of Oktaha Tournament with Sallilsaw-Central, Vian

August 27, 2014

OKTAHA — Both the Heavener Lady Wolves and the Panama Lady Razorbacks split their final two games Saturday in the Oktaha Tournament, both beating and losing to the same teams.
Both locals teams beat Sallisaw-Central, Heavener shutting out the Lady Tigers 10-0 while Panama beating them 8-2.
However, both the Lady Wolves and the Lady ’Backs fell to Vian. The Lady Wolverines beat Heavener 2-0 and Panama 8-3.

Monday's/ Late Friday's High School Softball Roundup

August 26, 2014

RED OAK — The Poteau Lady Pirates split their two games in Monday's road three-way, beating Savanna 3-0 but losing 4-0 to host Red Oak.
In Poteau's win over Savanna, the Lady Pirates broke a scoreless tie with a three-run fourth inning.
In the loss to Red Oak, the Lady Eagles scored once in the first inning, twice in the third and once in the fifth.
Howe 5, Cameron 2; Howe 7, Keota 2; Cameron 11, Keota 10: Monday in Howe, the local Lady Lions went undefeated in their own three-way, while the Lady Yellowjackets split their games.

Monday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 26, 2014

WHITESBORO — Cameron pitcher Trey Sebo threw a three-hitter with six strikeouts as the Yellowjackets blanked the Whitesboro Bulldogs 12-0 Monday afternoon.
Nothing was reported on Whitesboro's game with Smithville by press time.
In Cameron's win, Sebo, getting his first win of the season, got all the run support he needed as his team got five runs in the first inning.
Howe 6, Leflore 5: In Howe, the Lions broke a 5-all tie with a run in the seventh inning. They tied the game at 5 in the sixth.
Wister 17, McCurtain 0; Wister 14, McCurtain 0: In McCurtain, the ’Cats clawed the ’Dogs twice.

Sports Briefs

August 26, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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The 2014 Poteau Fall Softball League and 2014 Poteau Fall Baseball League are ready to register teams for the upcoming season.

Red Oak blanks Crowder to capture Carl Albert State College Invitational; Wister boys shut out Leflore for third place; Cameron boys consolation champions

August 26, 2014

The Red Oak Eagles won their second tournament in as many weeks to start the 2014 fall baseball season as they blanked the Crowder Demons 4-0 to win the 19th annual Carl Albert State College Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Eagles got to the finals by handling the Leflore Savages 15-1 in the championship semifinals Friday night at Howe's Lions Field.
The Demons made the finals by rallying past the Wister Wildcats 6-5 in the first championship semifinal contest Friday night at Lions Field.

Whitesboro boys beat Braggs in own tournament, lose to Eagletown in consolation finals

August 26, 2014

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team split its final two games in its own Whitesboro Tournament last weekend.
The ’Dogs lost 2-0 to the Eagletown Eagles in Saturday afternoon's consolation finals after shutting out Braggs 8-0 in Friday's consolation semifinals.

High School Softball Roundup

August 26, 2014

WISTER — The Wister Lady Wildcats snapped their two-game losing streak with a 10-1 win over the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs on Friday afternoon.
Pocola 4, Wister 2: Thursday in Wister, the Lady Indians (3-2 after the win) scored four runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-1 lead.
Editor’s note: Stories on the Oktaha Tournament, Hall of Fame Shootout and Robbers Cave Shootout will be in later editions. Look for details about Leflore’s home three-way with Indianola and Kinta on Friday in Wednesday’s edition.

It's football tab week for me, so I may not visit too many diamonds this week

August 26, 2014

I know this column is about the action on the diamond, but I wanted to let you know since this week I'll be preparing the 2014 LeFlore County Gridirion Preview football special section, I may not be out at the diamond as I would normally be.
Just be patient with this humble sports writer. The coverage won't slack off, nor will it not get reported throughout the week. I'll just need a little more help than normal.
Next week, it will be more of a “normal” week [assuming those actually exist], and I'll be able to get back to a normal routine of covering events.

A humid scrimmage for Poteau, Heavener

August 25, 2014

It was hot and humid for the Poteau Pirates and the Heavener Wolves in their football scrimmage Friday night at Heavener’s Harvey Stadium.
Both teams appeared to be primed for their county rivals, even though it was listed as a scrimmage.
The Wolves are being led by a new coach Sam Hembree, a home grown Wolf.
Both teams ran 12-play series for both first and second units.
One could sense an upbeat attitude by the Wolves. Both teams played on level ground for about the first 40 plays, but at that point the depth of the Pirates began to come to the forefront.

High School Football Scrimmage Roundup

August 25, 2014

TULSA — The Arkoma Mustangs football team lit up the scoreboard in its first preseason scrimmage of the 2014 season Friday night against host Wright Christian and Tulsa Regent Prep, which is dropping down to 8-man football.
The Mustangs scored seven touchdowns. Two players had a pair of TD runs, Dakota Roam scored on runs of 5 and 20 yards, while Aaron Parsons had two 5-yard scampers.
Seth Key, who caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Harmon, threw a 5-yard TD pass to Tanner Sanders.
Talon Woolsey had the other score on a 20-yard run.

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