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JH LCT softball tournament to wrap up Thursday

September 16, 2014

The 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament will conclude Thursday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The tournament was originally slated to finish Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Howe and Talihina will play in the loser's-bracket semifinal at 5 p.m., with the winner meeting Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School at 6:15 p.m. in the loser's-bracket final to see who will play Spiro for the championship at 7:30 p.m. The if-game will be at 8:45 p.m.

Roff Tigers sweep pair from Wister Wildcats

September 16, 2014

ROFF — Since Saturday’s three-way at Cameron with Dale was rained out, the Wister Wildcats went two hours west to Pontotoc County to meet perennial baseball power Roff in a doubleheader.
The Tigers swept the Wildcats by scores of 5-0 and 13-5.
Games Canceled Due to Wet Fields
Several games were canceled due to wet fields both Saturday and Monday.

Everybody getting riled up about AD disciplining his child

September 16, 2014

When I first heard the news of Adrian Peterson being arrested for child abuse, I thought, it can't get any worse than this — and then I got the details of what he did.
He did nothing more than switch his child. A form of discipline that he grew up with and what probably made him the player and the person he is today. He left a few welts on his child's legs.
My goodness, one time my grandmother switched me, and I thought was going to kill me.
Why is everybody getting their panties in a wad about AD for disciplining his child and calling for the reinstatement of Ray Rice?

Poteau runner wins ECU Invitational; Lady Pirates fourth, Pirates finish 13th

September 16, 2014

ADA — Poteau’s Kandace Standridge, who was the Class 4A 800-meter run state champion, won the East Central University Invitational cross country meet Thursday, running the course in 13:09.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 121 points, finishing behind host Ada (61 points), Kingston (97) and DeQueen, Ark. (104).
Standridge was joined by teammate Sheridan Hoyer in the top 10, as the Poteau senior was ninth (14:40).

Fast-Pitch Softball County Tournament not going to start until Tuesday due to wet fields in Panama; JH LCT will have champ crowned Saturday at PARC

September 15, 2014

There should have been the opening-day games of the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament tonight. However, Mother Nature had other ideas.
Due to wet fields, today’s opening-day games were postponed until Tuesday, with Tuesday’s originally-slated games taking place Thursday. Thursday’s games will take place Monday, meaning it will be next week before the county champion will be crowned.

Bokoshe football team loses heartbreaker in OT to Bowlegs in C-4 opener Friday

September 15, 2014

BOKOSHE — The good news for the Bokoshe Tigers is they played a much better football game in Friday night’s District C-4 opener against the Bowlegs Bison at Tiger Stadium than the week before against Arkoma in the season opener.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, they still came up short as they lost in overtime 28-20 to the Bison.
The Tigers tied the game at 20-all on a 31-yard run by Christian Stroup.

Gans Grizzlies rally past Arkoma Mustangs

September 15, 2014

GANS — The Arkoma Mustangs, who made history last football season by winning the school’s first-ever playoff game, had a chance to make some more history Friday night in their District B-4 opener against the homestanding Gans Grizzlies. Unfortunately, the Mustangs couldn’t close the deal.
The Grizzlies, who trailed 42-32 entering the final period, scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally for a 48-42 victory over the Mustangs.
The Mustangs still had a chance to down the Grizzlies, but Arkoma fumbled the ball at the Gans 10 with about two minutes to play.

Van Buren Pointers use strong second half to down Poteau Pirates

September 13, 2014

If Poteau was to stay in the game, the Pirates had to perform at their max level. One major factor in the game would have to be the Pirates were issued 13 penalties for 106 yards. Instead of going 10 yards for first downs, most of the time they faced first-and-big yard.
The host Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers scored four second half touchdowns to post the 41-8 victory.

Spiro boys take home opener over Muldrow in battle of Bulldogs

September 13, 2014

SPIRO — After a brief 1-point deficit in the first quarter, Spiro jumped ahead to lead Muldrow 28-7 at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Spiro added seven more points on a 62-yard run by D.T. Neal about a minute into the final period. Muldrow added a late TD on a 5-yard run by Logan Collins and a Chris Anderson extra point, leaving Spiro on top at the end in a 35-14 victory.

Talihina wins big in home opener over Antlers

September 13, 2014

TALIHINA — Last season, the Antlers Bearcats almost upset the Talihina Golden Tigers in Antlers. The 2013 Class A state semifinalists made it clear Friday night that it wasn’t going to happen again.
The Golden Tigers dominated the Bearcats 52-14 in their home opener at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Editor’s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.

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