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Regional tournaments rough on local teams; only Poteau Lady Pirates left

October 7, 2013

The high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball regional tournaments were rough on our local teams this past weekend.
We started with eight teams on the diamond, and now we're down to just one set of diamond dolls — the Poteau Lady Pirates, who will be in the Class 4A Regional Tournament later this week to try to make state for the first time in eight years. The schedule is at the end of this column.
Class 4A Regional Tournament
At Bethel High School

Leflore boys beat Caney, but lose to Boswell in regional consolation final

October 6, 2013

RED OAK — The Leflore Savages baseball team go within a win of state, but victory eluded them as the Savages lost 9-5 to the Boswell Scorpions in the consolation finals of the Class B Regional Tournament on Friday afternoon.
The Savages, who end the season at 19-12, reached the consolation finals with a dramatic 5-3 win over the Caney Cougars earlier in the day.

Wister boys fall short of making state, lose to Tushka in consolation finals

October 6, 2013

BYNG — The Wister Wildcats baseball team was trying to get back to state, but they'll have to wait for spring to have another shot.
The Wildcats suffered a 7-4 loss to the Tushka Tigers in the Class A Regional Tournament consolation finals Friday afternoon at Stokes Field. The Tigers eliminated No. 1 Byng on the Pirates' own field in the early game on Friday afternoon.
The ’Cats lost the regional title game 3-1 to the Latta Panthers on Thursday night, and they finish the season at 18-14.

PHS freshmen, PKMS eighth-grade teams beat Sallisaw; seventh-grade falls

October 6, 2013

The good guys won two of the three football games played Thursday at Costner Stadium. The Poteau Pirates freshmen team posted an 8-6 win over the Sallisaw Black Diamonds in a game which only saw one half of football played.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders had little problem in handling Sallisaw, winning 32-8.
However, the first game of the tripleheader saw the Black Diamonds defeat the seventh-grade Raiders 28-16.

Poteau's victory over Sallisaw highlighted Week 4's action on gridiron

October 6, 2013

After six years of frustration, the Poteau Pirates ended their losing streak to their archrivals, the Sallisaw Black Diamonds — posting a 34-9 win at Sallisaw's Perry F. Lattimore Stadium in their District 4A-4 opener.
However, that wasn't the only big win by our locals on the night.
The Panama Razorbacks (District 2A-6), Spiro Bulldogs (District 3A-8) and the Talihina Golden Tigers (District A-6) also won their district openers.

Local softball teams eliminated at 2A Regional Tournament; Colbert girls deny Panama third straight trip to state

October 6, 2013

WISTER — The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team was hoping to make it three straight trips to state, but they didn't quite make it.
After a Panama two-out rally in the Class 2A Regional Tournament championship game tied the game at 3, the Colbert Lady Leopards scored a run in the 11th inning to win the title 4-3 to make state.
The Lady ’Backs (ending the season at 23-15), who earlier eliminated the archrival Pocola Lady Indians 9-8, staved off elimination Thursday night by outlasting the host Wister Lady Wildcats 1-0 in eight innings to end Wister's season at 17-9.

Oktaha girls end season for Heavener Lady Wolves

October 6, 2013

OKTAHA — There was one team that kept the Heavener Lady Wolves softball team from making the Class 3A State Tournament — the Oktaha Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers blanked the Lady Wolves 10-0 in Friday afternoon's title game of the regional tournament after the Lady Wolves staved off elimination with an 11-9 come-from-behind win over the Stigler Lady Panthers.
The Lady Wolves lost the winner's-bracket final Thursday night 10-8 to the host Lady Tigers.
The Lady Wolves end the season at 30-11.

Howe girls' season ends with loss to Rattan Lady Rams

October 6, 2013

WRIGHT CITY — The Howe Lady Lions saw their softball season come to an end with a 14-1 loss tot the Rattan Lady Rams in Friday afternoon's loser's-bracket final of the Class A Regional Tournament.
The Lady Lions stayed alive to play on Friday with a 3-0 win over the Porum Lady Panthers on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Lions end the season at 17-14.

Remaining Week 5 LeFlore County High School Football Scores

October 6, 2013

Talihina 42, McAlester JV 13
Midway 63, Bokoshe 16

Hartshorne Miners too much for Panama boys

October 6, 2013

PANAMA — Led by Dallas Herring's four touchdowns, the Hartshorne Miners rolled up more than 400 yards total offense while shutting out the Panama Razorbacks 34-0 in a District 2A-6 game Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.

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