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Wister boys outlast Pocola to win Class 2A District Tournament

April 26, 2013

WISTER — It came down to the last inning of the final game of the Class 2A District Tournament before a champion was crowned.
Wister’s Cody Holzhammer hit a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning of Friday afternoon’s Game 3 to lead the Wildcats past the Pocola Indians 3-2.
The two county teams split the first two games of the district tournament on Thursday, with Pocola winning the opener 4-2 while Wister took the nightcap 5-2.
The ’Cats (20-7) will find out Monday where, who and when they will play next week in the Class 2A Regional Tournament.

Talihina boys take final two games from Panama to win Class 2A District Tournament

April 26, 2013

TALIHINA — After falling by a run in the Class 2A District Tournament opener on Thursday to the Panama Razorbacks and facing elimination twice, the Talihina Golden Tigers responded — in a big way.
After getting a 16-6 mercy-rule win over the Hogs in the second game on Thursday to force a winner-take-all game Friday afternoon, the Golden Tigers took the rubber game in another mercy-rule victory — this time 14-0. Panama took the opener 6-5.
The Golden Tigers (15-9) will find out Monday who, where and when they will play in next week’s Class 2A Regional Tournament.

Despite Harden’s strong Game 2, Thunder still beats Houston Rockets

April 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — James Harden finally decided to show up with his “A” game in Oklahoma City, and the Houston Rockets showed some composure in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In the end, though, the Thunder was still just too much for the Rockets — at least at home as OKC escaped with a 105-102 victory.
Harden dropped in 36 points, a game high, but Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant scored 29 points apiece. Serge Ibaka finished with 12 points, 11 boards and six blocks for the Thunder.

LCYS Golf Tournament set May 24 at Choctaw Country Club

April 26, 2013

LeFlore County Youth Services will have its 20th annual Golf Tournament on May 24 at the Choctaw Country Club in Poteau.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m. 
Proceeds of this event help finance non-funded programs for the agency, including summer recreational, missing children and the Adopt-An-Angel programs.
LCYS will provide lunch, drinks and door prizes.
The tourney will be four-person teams with an entry fee of $50 per person or $200 per team.
Hole sponsorships are available for a $125 donation, which is tax deductible.

Surviving first motorcross race wasn't as easy as I thought

April 26, 2013

We made it through our first motorcross race Sunday at RaceDay Park Mx. I thought it would be easier since I've been practicing. Boy, was I wrong — in fact, I think I got a little slower. I've got to practice more so I can pick up the pace.
When I got at the starting gate, one of my coaches, Jerry Chamberlain Jr., was talking to me, telling me what to do. My heart was beating so fast it could have run the race. Jerry had me so pumped up I thought I was a professional rider.

Poteau girls lose in regional finals to Muskogee to see season end

April 25, 2013

MUSKOGEE — For the second straight spring, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team came up just short in making state.
The Lady Pirates suffered an 8-0 loss to the host Muskogee Lady Roughers in the title game of the Class 6A Regional Tournament on Wednesday to see their season end at 22-14.
The Lady Pirates began the day with a 15-3 mercy-rule victory over the Bixby Lady Spartans before losing to Muskogee 12-5 in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Pirates got past the Broken Bow Lady Savages 4-3 in eight innings to reach the finals.

Carl Albert softball team splits home pair with Connors State; Lady Vikings play all four games with Seminole State Thursday to beat rain chances on Friday

April 25, 2013

The Carl Albert State College softball team experienced both joy and sorrow in Tuesday afternoon's home doubleheader against Connor State College.
After Alli Eales' walk-off, two-run home run in the seventh inning of the opener gave Carl Albert a 3-2 win, the Cowgirls avenged the loss in a big way in the nightcap with a 13-2 victory.

Carl Albert pitcher wins Golden Glove Award

April 25, 2013

Of all the accolades that have come to Carl Albert State College baseball coach Mark Pollard over his three decades, there was one which still eluded the program — until now.
For his defensive prowess last season, Red Oak sophomore pitcher Dwight Camp was named one of nine Golden Glove Award winners in NJCAA Division II baseball.

Heart-breaking soccer OT loss to FG dashes Heavener boys' playoff hopes; No. 2 Lady Tigers too much for Lady Wolves

April 25, 2013

HEAVENER — What looked like a playoff-clinching victory on a rainy, cold Tuesday night at Harvey Stadium for the Heavener Wolves soccer team turned into heartbreak.
A late goal by the visiting Fort Gibson Tigers forced overtime, and then they won it in overtime by a score of 2-1 to dash any playoff aspirations the Wolves had.
The girls contest was all Lady Tigers, as No. 2 Fort Gibson beat the Lady Wolves 8-1.

Poteau track girls second to Vinita at Friday's Inola Invitational meet

April 25, 2013

INOLA — The Poteau Lady Pirates track team placed second with 68 points, well behind meet champion Vinita (172.5 points), in Friday's Inola Invitational. Spiro's girls scored 12 points to come in 16th, while Talihina was 22nd with four points.
Editor's note: To see the complete results, check out either the physical edition or e-edition of today's edition (April 25).

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