MUSKOGEE â€” Bokoshe's Chris Jones got off to an ominous start Saturday morning when his motor conked out and he had to be towed by Boat US.
When Jones got back to business at about 9:15 a.m., he relied on his knowledge of the Arkansas River to catch a 13-pound, 10-ounce limit and clinch the Bass Pro Shops BASSMaster Central Open pro division title. The Bokoshe angler finished with a three-day total of 40 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the top prize of a Nitro Z9/Mercury 225 Pro XS rig valued at $40,000 and $7,253 in cash.
It just seems like yesterday that opening day on the high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball diamonds took place. Now, it's playoff time.
The Class 3A, 2A, A and B fast-pitch softball district tournaments as well as all of fall baseball's district tournaments will take place this week as the postseason begins.
The complete schedule is listed below.
Poteau's girls were named the host team of the Class 4A District Tournament with Roland, which will take place next week.
Class A District Tournament
Mother Nature was the big winner on Friday when it came to softball. Howe's home three-way with Smithville and Battiest was rained out.
Bokoshe canceled its home game with Cameron, while the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got a forfeited win over Haileyville.
Editor's note: Nothing was reported on Panama's Saturday games at the Hall of Fame Shootout by press time.
TULSA â€” Four Poteau High School cross country runners medaled at Thursday afternoon's Tulsa Washington Invitaitonal at O'Brien Park.
Three of those medalists were Lady Pirates. Deven Bond was sixth (13:29), Haley Griggs 13th (14:08) and Sheridan Hoyer was 25th (14:49).
Kaitlan Standridge was 28th (15:01), Kayle Dryer 29th (15:03), Bayleigh Bates 55th (16:21) and Taylor Darneal 61st (16:46).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with 101 points, finishing behind champion Bartlesville (42 points), Sand Springs (77) and Collinsville (93).
If for some reason you missed opening night of action Sept. 5-6 in LeFlore County and didn't get to see some offense, Week 2 gave you a second chance.
For the second straight game, the Poteau Pirates scored 43 points, this time in a 43-40 comeback win over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers. For the record, the Pirates once again hit the 40-point mark, beating Tulsa Webster 46-6 Thursday night in Tulsa.
The Talihina Golden Tigers also hit the 40-point mark again in a 40-19 win over the Sallisaw junior varsity Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The 2013 San Bois CASA Benefit Golf Tournament will take place at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee for a team is $250.
To only sponsor a hole, cost is $100. For a team and eight mulligans, the cost is $290, $325 for a team and a hole sponsorship and $365 for a team, hole sponsorship and eight mulligans.
For additional information, call Frances Shankle at (918) 658-9794 or Karen Glinski at (918) 658-8066.
MAUD â€” A last-second 100-plus yard interception return by Maud lifted the Tigers to a 43-42 come-from-behind win over the Arkoma Mustangs in a thrilling District C-4 contest, and heartbreaking loss for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs had a 42-35 lead late in the final period after a score and Tyree Nolden's two-point conversion, but the Tigers picked off an Ethann Gates pass in the end zone and went the distance within the final 30 seconds of regulation to snatch the win away from Arkoma.
The 8-man match-up between Bokoshe and Sasakwa was painful for the Tigers as they fell 74-20 to the Vikings at home Friday night.
Sasakwa took a 14-point lead in the first quarter before the Tigers scored as Bokoshe quarterback Christian Stroup connected with Nathan Tackett on a 45-yard touchdown pass. The same duo connected for the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 14-8.
QUINTON â€” A strong second half comeback by the Quinton Savages doomed the Pocola Indians, who lost 29-20 on Friday night.
The Indians led 20-9 at halftime, but the Savages outscored them 20-0 in the second half to complete the comeback.