TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers used a blazing first quarter to use their third game of the season as a tune-up for District A-6 play, scoring 28 points and holding the Sallisaw junior varsity to 16 yards of total offense en route to a 40-19 victory Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium. The Golden Tigers then gave the reserves action for the final three quarters to rest the starters for next week's district opener against Quinton, which will be homecoming.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will get to begin the playoffs at home.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association named the Lady Pirates one of the host teams for the Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (21-7) will entertain the Roland Lady Rangers in a best-of-3 series sometime during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 5. The exact date and game times will be announced at a later date.
During Labor Day weekend's NASCAR race at Atlanta, an interesting name was observed in the race program. The program listed longtime Atlanta Motor Speedway fans, and the second page of the section was entitled 25 to 49 years [for being fans]. On that list was Poteau's own Harold R. â€śDickâ€ť Wilkerson.
Dick, who is known far and wide for his knowledge of motor homes and other recreational vehicles, has been a stock car racing fan since the early days of Tri-State Speedway and many other local tracks.
Poteau 46, Tulsa Webster 6
Talihina 40, Sallisaw JV 19
Editor's Note: Look for sports correspondent Jim Marsh's story on Poteau's game and sports correspondent Calvin McClain's story on Talihina's game in Saturday's edition.
For the first time since Oct. 5 of last season, the Bokoshe Tigers football team will play a home game.
The Tigers will welcome the Sasakwa Vikings to town for a District C-4 game at 7:30 tonight.
The Tigers are glad to be finally home.
â€śThe kids are excited about getting to play at home,â€ť Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. â€śWe've been hitting the grindstone to try to get better.â€ť
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District C-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Arkoma 1-0 1-1 +15
Maud 1-0 2-0 +15
Sasakwa 1-0 1-1 +4
Thackerville 0-0 2-0 0
Webbers Falls 0-0 1-1 0
SW Covenant 0-1 0-2 -4
Bokoshe 0-1 0-2 -15
After winning the battle of the Bulldogs 14-12 last week at Muldrow, the Spiro Bulldogs will look to make it two wins in a row tonight when they welcome the Haskell Haymakers to McClain Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Bulldogs (1-1) survived last week at Muldrow, namely due to the defense.
â€śI thought we played good defensively,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śI was proud of them. We gave up a big pass play to get them the touchdown. We still give up some big plays every now and then, but overall I was proud of our defense.â€ť
After a rough start to the 2013 season last week in a 42-6 loss to the Hartshorne Miners, the Heavener Wolves will look to rebound tonight against the Gore Pirates. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Gore.
While the first half of last week's opener was a tough one for the Wolves (0-1), the second half was a lot better â€” and a nice building block to use for tonight's game at Gore.
The Pocola Indians football team will hit the road for the first time in 2013 as they will meet the Quinton Savages at 7:30 tonight in Quinton.
The Indians (1-1) won their first game last week, a 73-29 rout of the Haileyville Warriors at John Carter Field.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to Enterprise. Take Oklahoma State Highway 71 south to Quinton.