HEAVENER â€” For the last several fast-pitch seasons, Heavener Lady Wolves fans, and LeFlore County fans, have seen Logan Hinds be one of the dominant pitchers in the softball circle. This slow-pitch season, fans will see the Heavener senior in the outfield.
Next season, fans will likely see her do both for the Carl Albert Lady Vikings as Hinds signed a letter of intent with CASC Friday afternoon inside the Heavener High School library.
WILBURTON â€” When the Howe Lady Lions and the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers met Jan. 21 at the Spiro Gym in the finals of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament, Howe prevailed 31-27 in the lowest-scoring girls title game in nearly three decades.
When they met Friday afternoon in the consolation semifinals of the Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton High School Gym, there was more scoring than the county title game. But fortunately for the Lady Lions â€” and unfortunately for the Lady Golden Tigers â€” the outcome was the same.
FORT GIBSON â€” The basketball seasons came to an end for the Spiro High School teams at the Class 3A Area Tournament.
Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs lost 64-55 to the Tulsa Victory Christian Conquerors in the consolation semifinals. The â€™Dogs end the season at 18-9.
The hopes of making it back to the Class 3A State Tournament for the Spiro Lady Bulldogs were dashed by the Wilburton Lady Diggers, who beat them 41-34 Thursday night.
Spiro's girls end the season at 14-11.
WILBURTON â€” Thanks to a win by the Howe Lady Lions Thursday night in the Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton High School Gym, it set up a rematch of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament finals.
The Lady Lions defeated the Sallisaw-Central Lady Tigers 45-30 to reach Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals â€” and second contest against the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers, who lost 31-27 to the Lady Lions in the County Tournament title game in January.
The luck was not as good for the Wister Wildcats, who lost 45-40 to the Porter Consolidated Pirates to see their season end at 19-9.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The LeFlore County Express spring soccer season sign-ups will end today.
MULDROW â€” A late rally came up short for the Poteau Pirates in their 2012 baseball opener Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates suffered a 2-1 loss to the Muldrow Bulldogs, but almost pulled the game out.
Down 2-0 after four innings and being no-hit for five innings, the Pirates finally got some hits and their lone run.
Thanks to a pair of singles by Jake McMillin and Wilson Klutts, the Pirates were able to scratch across a run in the sixth inning as McMillin scored when Blake Roley's ground ball was booted by the Bulldogs to allow Poteau to cut the deficit in half.
The Poteau Spirit Center named its five lucky Stars of the Month for February.
Ashlyn Barnes was named the Cheer Star of the Month for being the hardest worker in practice.
The Tumbler of the Month Award went to Catherine Dean for showing the most improvement this past month and giving it her all.
Rowan Cagle is the Tumblebear Star of the Month for raising the bar and always making people laugh.
The Gymnastic Class Star of the Month Award went to Haley Holly for always listening and practicing hard during class to learn new skills.
The regular seasons ended on a down note for the Carl Albert State College basketball teams Thursday night at the Mabee Center in Enid.
Despite getting 19 points each from Adrion Webber and Jaymere Hadden, it wasn't enough for the Vikings as they lost 79-69 to Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets.
Shelby Trozzi's 19 points was not enough for the Lady Vikings to upset the ninth-ranked NOC-Enid Lady Jets, who prevailed 97-44.