IDABEL â€” The 2013 high school cross country season got off to a good start for the Poteau High School teams in Monday's season-opening Haworth Invitational at the Idabel Golf Course.
The Lady Pirates were first, and had the top two finishers and five of the top 13.
The Pirates were third, and had three of the top 15 placers.
The Poteau runners will return to action at 9 a.m. Saturday at the University of Tulsa Invitational.
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2013 Poteau Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Place Time
Aug. 31 University of Tulsa Invitational Tulsa 9 a.m.
Sept. 5 Owasso Invitational Owasso 5 p.m.
WESTVILLE â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves used a big inning to down the Westville Lady Yellowjackets 11-4 Friday afternoon.
Leading 6-5 after six innings, the Lady Wolves erupted for six runs in the seventh inning to put the game away.
Whitesboro 16, Panola 1: In Panola, Whitesboro pitcher Lexey Branscum threw a no-hitter as she struck out five batters in the three-inning, run-rule contest, and aided her own cause with two runs batted in and two runs scored.
CAMERON â€” The Red Oak Eagles baseball team flew into LeFlore County and left with the championship plaque of the 18th annual Carl Albert State College Classic.
The Eagles, who reached the title game with a 12-1 semifinal victory over the Wister Wildcats on Friday, handled this year's host team, the Cameron Yellowjackets 13-0 in four innings Saturday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets reached the title game with a 7-6 victory over the Crowder Demons on Friday afternoon.
The Wildcats did end the tournament on a high note as they beat the Demons 10-5 to take home the third-place plaque.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team had a rough end to its own tournament.
The â€™Dogs lost 12-0 to Boswell in Friday's semifinals of the Whitesboro Tournament, then fell 11-3 to Battiest in the third-place game.
I made it through the first of two enormously busy weeks for me as the 2013 Fall Diamond Tab was in Saturday's edition, and I hope you all enjoyed it.
However, that's just one of two back-to-back special sections I have to work on. I'll spend this week preparing the 2013 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview for this Saturday's paper. Thus, just like last week, you all may not see me a whole lot around the diamond as normal.
Once this week and the Labor Day weekend pass, I should be able to be my â€śnormalâ€ť self and be at a game a day somewhere at the diamond.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves finished third at the Oktaha Tournament on Saturday after beating the Warner Lady Eagles 6-2 after suffering their first loss of the season 4-0 to host Oktaha.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks also split their two games on Saturday at the tournament, losing 2-0 to Muldrow then routing Hulbert 18-4.
CALVIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team brought home some hardware from western Hughes County on Saturday as they blanked the host Calvin Bulldogs 12-0 to win the third-place game of the Calvin Tournament.
The Savages lost a heart-breaking 3-2 semifinal on Friday to the Stuart Hornets.
In the third-place game, David Morris Jr. got his first win of the season as he threw a no-hitter with two strikeouts in three innings of work.
It has been a while since it happened, but Heavener and Poteau met Friday night on the turf at Costner Stadium. This rivalry used to be a staple in LeFlore County, and was just about as even its all-time record will testify. Poteau held a two-win margin over Heavener. The Wolves held the early series edge, but the Pirates ran off 10 wins as the series wained.
The format of the scrimmage was each teams would run a dozen plays. On defense, blitzes were not allowed.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians had their first football scrimmage of the young 2013 season Friday night at John Carter Field, hosting the Gore Pirates.
The junior varsity started the scrimmage with each team running 10 plays each, alternating offense and defense three times. Later, the varsity added some down-and-distance situations which led to some big plays for the Indians.
The Indian defense held the Pirates to 17 yards in the firstÂ seven plays of varsity. Senior linebacker Garrett HowardÂ recorded a sack on the next play for a 2-yard loss.
ARKOMA â€” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton figured his Mustangs' defensive unit would have a good game, and it did in Friday night's scrimmage against Porum at Mustang Field. However, the offensive unit did not perform as well as he thought it would.
The Panthers scored only once on the Mustangs.
â€śDefensively, I thought we were pretty good,â€ť Weatherton said. â€śWe were a little inconsistent at linebacker. Our defense really had a better game than our offense did.â€ť