Things could not have started much better than they did for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team Friday night as they blasted the Wilburton Diggers 70-22 at Doc Robinson Stadium in the season opener.
â€śWe were awesome on offense,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe made our blocking assingments. We were physical and got after it. Our defense was sound. They did a great job, and it was a great opener. They didn't look like it was a Week 1 game. They looked sharp. It was a good game for us.â€ť
On Sept. 5, I went to Dr. Scott Clark's office to get some lab work done to make sure I'm in peak condition.
I was out in the parking lot, and I was looking at this nice ol' 1983 Kingfisher bass boat that was parked in the lot. It looked brand spanking new. I couldn't believe how new it looked. I was rubbing my hand across the carpet in a daze when I walked into Mike Sullivan, who said, â€śIsn't that a nice one? I used to have one just like her!â€ť
It will be hard to match what happened last Friday night in the season opener for the Poteau Pirates football team. For the second straight year, they rallied from a deficit to down the Durant Lions, this time in double overtime by a score of 43-42 at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt was wild,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIt's one of those games that's highly emotional. It was definitely a crazy way to start things.â€ť
Such a win can do wonders for a team. Luckily it was the Pirates who won such a contest last week.
The Pocola Indians football team had a rough start to the season last week in its 23-20 loss to Tulsa Regent Prep at John Carter Field. The Indians committed nine turnovers.
If the Indians want to get win No. 1 of 2013 tonight when they entertain the Haileyville Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field, they can't do that.
â€śWe can't make the mistakes we made Friday night if we want to be victorious,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWe have to be more disciplined on both sides of the ball. Special teams killed us. It was not a good night.â€ť
After taking two weeks off since their final football scrimmage Aug. 30 at Pocola, the Heavener Wolves will finally get to play their first game of the 2013 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they travel to meet the Hartshorne Miners.
â€śWe're definitely ready to get out there and get going,â€ť Heavener coach Carl Lee said.
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To Get There â€” Take U.S. 270 west to Hartshorne.
Being a linebacker on the Poteau Pirates' defensive unit, senior Kaydon Evans was not totally pleased with the team's defensive performance â€” even though the Pirates beat the Durant Lions 43-42 in double overtime Friday night at Costner Stadium.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team swept two games from county rival Wister on Tuesday, taking Game 1 by a score of 6-5 and Game 2 by a 4-1 score.
Leflore 11, Howe 3: In Leflore, trailing 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Savages scored three runs in the first and three more in the fourth for a 6-2 lead after four innings.
Whitesboro 3, Panola 1; Whitesboro 16, Battiest 11: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs (3-10) won twice on the same day for the first time this season.
TUSHKA â€” After going 2-1 on Friday to stay alive in the two-day Tushka Tournament, the Panama Lady Razorbacks fought their way back to the title round Saturday, only to fall short in a 9-0 loss to the Savanna Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady â€™Backs reached the championship game with wins over Coalgate (4-3), Colbert (7-0), Rock Creek (6-1) and tournament-host Tushka (1-0).
Itâ€™s time to be thinking about getting your childâ€™s hunter safety certification (and yours, too, if you havenâ€™t gotten it yet). Persons who are 10 years or older and an Oklahoma resident can complete a course online and print out their own hunter education card. Once completed, you are fully certified, and you do not have to complete any additional class work.
This option is great for last-minute certification, or adults that want to hunt out of state but cannot attend a full eight-hour class. Check out the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation'â€™s website to register and get started.
Just 24 hours earlier, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team scored a total of 27 runs in two home games on Monday against Spiro and Sallisaw. It was a far cry from that in Tuesday's home game with the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
It took an RBI double by RaeLynn Caldwell in the fifth inning to snap a 1-all tie to give the Lady Pirates a 2-1 victory.