This week, the postseason parade on the softball and baseball diamonds heats up with regional tournaments for all the non-Poteau softball teams that won district titles last week â€” Heavener (Class 3A), Panama (Class 2A), Pocola (Class 2A), Wister (Class 2A) and Howe (Class A) â€” and Wister's baseball team in Class A.
STILLWATER â€” There was an invasion of LeFlore County cross country runners at Oklahoma State University on Saturday as the Poteau and Heavener high school cross country runners competed at the OSU Jamboree.
In the Class 4A-5A girls division, the Lady Pirates were ninth with 283 points, coming in behind team champion Canyon (Texas) Randall (31 points), Awty International of Houston (59), Plainview (68), Deer Creek-Edmond (113), Oklahoma City Heritage Hall (181), Fort Worth (Texas) Southwest Christian (181), Plainview, Texas (192) and Coweta (236).
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team saw its streak of trips to state end last spring, but the Wildcats took the first step in starting a new streak Friday afternoon.
The â€™Cats defeated the Cameron Yellowjackets 6-0 to win the Class A District Tournament title to advance to next week's regional tournament. Wister (17-13) will find out its regional fate on Monday when the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announces its regional tournament pairings.
The Yellowjackets end the season at 17-10.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Last season looked promising for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but an injury to star point guard Russell Westbrook and an inspired Memphis Grizzlies team put a stop to dreams of a championship.
It was a good night of Poteau football Thursday night at Costner Stadium. The Poteau Pirates freshmen posted a 14-6 victory over the Muldrow Bulldogs to end the night of three wins by the locals.
That was preceded by the Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-graders beating the Bulldogs 22-16.
The tripleheader began with the seventh-grade Raiders posting a 40-6 rout on the â€™Dogs.
All three teams will return to action next Thursday against Sallisaw at Costner Stadium. The seventh-grade game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the eighth-grade contest and the freshmen game.
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs softball team was on the cusp of history, winning its first-ever fast-pitch softball district title. They needed only one win to do it, but the Howe Lady Lions also wanted it and clawed their way to two victories to get it.
Facing elimination all day Thursday in the Class A District Tournament, the Lady Lions had to beat the Lady Mustangs twice to win the district title, and that's exactly what they did, winning by scores of 5-2 and 6-2.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves swept their way past the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday, winning by scores of 12-0 and 18-2.
The Lady Wolves (27-9) will find out on Monday their Class 3A Regional Tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The Lady Bulldogs end the season at 10-14.
POCOLA â€” Nothing like doing things the hard way. Just ask the Pocola Lady Indians.
After losing the first game of the Class 2A District Tournament to Sallisaw-Central on Thursday afternoon, the Lady Indians staved off elimination twice. The last time gave them the district title as the Lady Indians blanked the Lady Tigers 6-0 in Friday afternoon's winner-take-all game.
The two teams split Thursday's games, with Sallisaw-Central taking the opener 3-2 and Pocola the nightcap 9-7.
BUFFALO VALLEY â€” The 2013 fast-pitch softball season came to an end for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs as they suffered a pair of loses to the Buffalo Valley Lady Buffaloes by scores of 4-1 and 10-6 in the Class B District Tournament on Thursday.
The Lady Bulldogs finish the season at 10-16.
WEBBERS FALLS â€” The Bokoshe Tigers will have to wait until next week to get win No. 1 on the 2013 season.
The Tigers suffered a 48-0 loss to the Webbers Falls Warriors in District C-4 game. The contest was called at halftime due to the mercy rule, where if a team in 8-man football is up by 45 points or more at halftime or at anytime in the second half the game is automatically stopped at that point.