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Three county softball players in Fast-Pitch All-State Game on Saturday morning

June 12, 2015

Before Panama’s duo of Hannah Goines and Kendra Swindle along with Pocola’s Desi Carter head to their respective college teams next spring, they will get one more taste of high school softball.
The local trio all will be on the Small East team in Saturday morning’s 2015 Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Games, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in Edmond.

Spiro outlasts Wister to win Panama Summer Slam

June 12, 2015

The Spiro Lady Bulldogs needed to play only one game, but it almost turned into the length of two games before they could claim the championship of the 2015 Panama Summer Slam on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Wister Lady Wildcats 8-6 in 11 innings, with the final four innings going into the international tiebreaker.

Mena coach taking over Leflore Lady Savages teams, while former Wister coach doing likewise with boys

June 12, 2015

When Daniel Caldwell and David Morris left Leflore for coaching jobs at Talihina High School, there were voids at Leflore High School. Those voids got filled relatively quickly.
Tiffany Jewell, who was at Mena, Ark., was named the new girls basketball and softball coach for the Lady Savages, while former Wister basketball coach Mark Warren — who was already an assistant boys basketball and baseball coach at Leflore — was promoted to head coach of both teams.

Poteau duo in All-State soccer match tonight

June 11, 2015

Two Poteau High School soccer playing graduates, midfielder/forward David Lanuza and midfielder Carlos Panduro, are scheduled to play in tonight’s All-State Boys Soccer Match at 8 p.m. in Noble.
Three other Poteau soccer graduating seniors, Lady Pirate goalkeeper Taryn Shelton, Pirate goalie Jayson Davis and defenseman Davis Kuck, are alternates, but as of press time none of the three were going to have openings to play in tonight’s matches. If Shelton gets to play, her match will be at 6 tonight in Noble before the boys’ match.

Former Heavener Wolf, OSU pitcher drafted by Washington Nationals

June 10, 2015

Baseball is called “The National Pastime,” and there’s a chance former Heavener Wolf and current Oklahoma State pitcher Koda Glover will do that “National”-ly speaking.
The Washington Nationals drafted Glover in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.

Spiro, Red Oak girls reach winner’s-bracket finals of 2015 Panama Summer Tournament; championship, if-game set Thursday night

June 10, 2015

The Spiro Lady Bulldogs and the Red Oak Lady Eagles each find themselves a win away from playing for tonight’s championship of the 2015 Panama Summer Softball Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs beat Alma, Ark., while the Lady Eagles defeated the Poteau Lady Pirates as they tied the game in the sixth and won the game in the seventh.
Spiro and Red Oak will play at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in the winner’s-bracket final, with the winner getting to play for the championship at 7:50 p.m. The if-game is slated for 9 p.m. if necessary.

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June 10, 2015

Four local softball teams make winner's-bracket quarterfinals at Panama Summer Tournament

June 9, 2015

Four local softball teams made it to Tuesday's winner's-bracket quarterfinals at the Panama Summer Tournament.
Tournament-host Panama beat Keota in the final game of the day Monday night, while Poteau defeated Ozark, Spiro beat Whitesboro and Red Oak got a bye into the quarterfinals.
The title game is set for 7:50 p.m. Thursday, with the if-game at 9 p.m.

Talihina has new hoop coaches; Caldwell replaces Dickson, who went to Oktaha; Morris new girls coach

June 9, 2015

When watching this month's LeFlore County Summer Basketball League games, fans will notice changes with the Talihina teams as each got new coaches — who both just happened to come from Leflore Public Schools.
Leflore basketball and girls softball coach Daniel Caldwell will take over the Golden Tigers from coach Darian Dickson, who left to take the coaching job with the Oktaha Tigers.
Caldwell's Leflore girls assistant coach and Savage baseball coach David Morris also headed south with him as Morris will be the new Lady Golden Tigers coach, replacing Cyndi James.

Whitesboro basketball player signs with CASC

June 5, 2015

Blake Blagg-Tidwell, a 6-4 guard from Whitesboro, signed a basketball letter of intent with the Carl Albert State College Vikings in a signing ceremony Thursday morning at CASC.
The Whitesboro graduate is looking forward to playing close to home.
“I am really excited to keep playing basketball,” Blagg-Tidwell said. “It has always been a dream of mine to play college basketball. I am really happy to get the opportunity to come play at Carl Albert because it is close to home.”

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