The Cameron Yellowjackets and the Wister Wildcats found themselves in the winner's-bracket finals of the 18th annual Carl Albert State College Classic on Friday.
The â€™Jackets blanked the Howe Lions 10-0 Thursday night at Cameron, while the â€™Cats also posted a shutout â€” 8-0 over the Kiowa Cowboys on Thursday afternoon at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs got their first win of the season Thursday night to open their own tournament, but they had to do it the hard way.
Down two runs, a 10-run sixth inning propeled them to a 19-11 come-from-behind slugfested win over the Panola Bearcats in the Whitesboro Tournament.
The Bulldogs (1-3), coached by Bryan Cartwright, faced Boswell, coached by his brother, Alan, in the semifinals, with the winner playing the Buffalo Valley-Battiest winner for the tournament title at 4 this afternoon. The losers will play for third place at 2 this afternoon.
CALVIN â€” Leflore pitcher Chance Long threw a one-hitter as the Savages routed the Mill Creek Bullfrogs 10-0 Thursday night in the opening round of the Calvin Tournament.
The Savages faced the Stuart Hornets in Friday afternoon's championship semifinals with the winner playing for the title at 3 this afternoon. Friday afternoon's loser will play for third place at noon today.
SPIRO â€” The outstanding week of pitching for Poteau's senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell continues.
Caldwell, who struck out 14 Westville batters on Monday and 11 Tahlequah batters on Tuesday in a game where she was perfect for 6.1 innings, threw a no-hitter Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 8-0.
Caldwell struck out 11 batters in Thursday's win, and missed by one batter of a perfect game.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves stayed perfect on the young 2013 fast-pitch softball season as they posted two wins Thursday in the Oktaha Tournament, beating Cushing 5-4 and Porter 5-2.
The other local team in the field, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, split their two games, beating Stilwell 4-0 but losing 7-6 to Warner.
Both teams will wrap up play Saturday in the tournament, but their opponents were not known at press time.
The National Football League season will begin in a couple of weeks, and that means it's time to have draft parties for all the upcoming NFL Fantasy Football Leagues.
These are your fantasy football league draft dates: IBC League, 1 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; CCC League, 5 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; Possum League, 1 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house; The Elite 12 League, 5 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house.
I want to wish all you fantasy guys luck this year, and I hope you dominate your respective fantasy leagues â€” unless I'm in that league.
Last weekend, the Poteau Pirates had their annual red-white scrimmage at Costner Stadium. For the first time since the 2012 season finale against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers, the Pirates will see somebody else.
The Pirates will scrimmage the Heavener Wolves beginning at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium.
â€śI was thinking the other day,â€ť second-year Poteau coach Greg Werner said.
The Arkoma Mustangs will get a taste of Friday night-like game conditions when they entertain the Porum Panthers for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at Mustang Field.
For the Mustangs, the game plan is clear for tonight's scrimmage.
â€śFor us, it's all about effort and being able to line up in the formations the right way,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śWe don't want to have any penalties. We're not going to do anything fancy. We want to see our kids block and tackle, and go hit somebody. We're pretty excited about going to hit somebody else and get a taste of [Friday night].â€ť
The Panama Razorbacks had their red-white interteam scrimmage on Saturday at George Ollie Stadium.
However, now they will get the chance to go against somebody else than themselves as the Hogs will welcome the Savanna Bulldogs to town for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śWe finally get to beat around on somebody else,â€ť third-year Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śPushing around our own guys gets old and boring. The kids are excited about it [tonight's scrimmage].â€ť