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Just 24 hours earlier, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team scored a total of 27 runs in two home games on Monday against Spiro and Sallisaw. It was a far cry from that in Tuesday's home game with the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
It took an RBI double by RaeLynn Caldwell in the fifth inning to snap a 1-all tie to give the Lady Pirates a 2-1 victory.
WHITESBORO â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets were the team of the day in Tuesday's three-way at Whitesboro with the host Lady Bulldogs and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Jackets downed the host Lady Bulldogs 3-0, while handling the Lady Tigers 13-0.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Tigers 9-4 in the third game of the day.
Pocola 8, Spiro 4: In Spiro, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but put the game away with a pair of two-run innings in the sixth and seventh for an 8-1 lead.
Then there were two â€” two teams undefeated, that is, in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, which is taking place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Spiro and Heavener will play in the winner's-bracket final at 5 today for the right to get to the 7:20 p.m. championship game, where that team must be beaten twice â€” which would mean that the 8:30 p.m. if-game will be necessary.
Spiro beat Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School, while Heavener got past Wister in the two championship semifinals Tuesday night.
In the life of 8-man football, normally the season opener is about the only tune-up before district play begins. Such was the case for the Bokoshe Tigers and the Arkoma Mustangs.
Both county teams played their lone non-district game before District C-4 begins this week, and against each other no less as the LeFlore County 8-Man Rivaly is renewed.
It was about as perfect a season opener as one could hope for the Panama Razorbacks on Thursday night in their 34-0 win over the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śThe thing we stressed is that it was a very clean game for us,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said.
â€śWe only had two penalties, and they were late in the game. We worked on some things in that game that we needed to work on.â€ť
However, that was then, and the Roland Rangers are now as the Sequoyah County visitors come to George Ollie Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff.
Do the Oklahoma Sooners have a quarterback controversy? Trevor Knight started and won his second straight game, but he failed to convert when the Sooners twice got deep in the red zone. However, the fickled Sooner fans at E.K. Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium began to yell, â€śWe want Bell!â€ť
Well, they got him, and he fared no better, even though the Sooners were in an ultra-slow motion offensive style of play with a nine-point advantage.
Do the true Sooner fans remember that Bell personally lost the Kansas State game as he fumbled the ball twice?
The Poteau High School junior varsity and freshmen football teams split their home games with Broken Bow on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The JV blanked the Savages 22-0, but the Savages took the freshmen game 28-8.
The JV Pirates will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Costner Stadium against Muldrow, while the freshmen will be idle until 7 p.m. Sept. 19 when they visit Van Buren, Ark.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” It was a rough start to the 2013 Bandit League season for the Poteau teams on Saturday as the host Greenwood Gray teams took three of the four games played.
Only the sixth-grade team posted a victory on the day, posting a 39-0 win. The fourth- and third-grade teams each lost 12-7 decisions, while the fifth-graders fell 6-0.
The teams will have their home openers next Saturday against Van Buren, Ark., beginning at noon at Costner Stadium. The third-grade game will be first, followed by the fourth-grade game, fifth-grade contest and the sixth-grade game.
PANOLA â€” The LeFlore Savages baseball team fell behind early, but ended up routing the Panola Bearcats 20-1 in four innings Monday afternon.
Trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Savages scored 10 runs in the second inning and five more in each of the next two innings.
Wister 18, McCurtain 3: In McCurtain, the Wildcats jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.