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Whitesboro boys suffer losses in final two games of own tournament

August 27, 2013

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team had a rough end to its own tournament.
The ’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.

One special section down, one to go

August 27, 2013

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 “normal” self and be at a game a day somewhere at the diamond.
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Heavener girls take third at Oktaha Tournament; Panama girls split final two games

August 27, 2013

OKTAHA — 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.

Leflore boys capture third place at Calvin, thanks to no-hitter

August 27, 2013

CALVIN — 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.

Pirates, Wolves square off in preseason test

August 26, 2013

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 offense hits for big plays against Gore in scrimmage

August 26, 2013

POCOLA — 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 first seven plays of varsity. Senior linebacker Garrett Howard recorded a sack on the next play for a 2-yard loss.

Arkoma defense strong, offense shaky in Friday night's scrimmage against Porum

August 26, 2013

ARKOMA — 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.
“Defensively, I thought we were pretty good,” Weatherton said. “We were a little inconsistent at linebacker. Our defense really had a better game than our offense did.”

Panama looks good in home scrimmage with Savanna

August 26, 2013

PANAMA — For the most part, the Panama Razorbacks' outing in their first football scrimmage of the 2013 preseason, a home one Friday night at George Ollie Stadium against Savanna, was pleasing to third-year coach Brandon Ellis.
“I thought we got out of it what we wanted to,” he said. “We stayed healthy.”
The Hogs scored three times, all on long scoring runs by three different people. Ryan Shirey took it to the house from 60 yards out, while Donald Lotchleas and Andy Burris each had TD scampers of 70 yards.

Scrimmage of Bulldogs for Spiro, Okmulgee

August 25, 2013

SPIRO — It was a battle of the Bulldogs on Thursday night at McClain stadium as Spiro took on Okmulgee in a preseason scrimmage.
Both teams ran 10 to 12 plays against each other, alternating possessions. Later, the teams played a shortened quarter, bringing in downs and distance and some uncontested kicking game duties.
Okmulgee took the first possession. Out of 10 plays, Spiro's defense held the visitors to just two gains of positive yardage, recording four incompletions and a sack by Frankie Solomon.

Talihina's offense sluggish, defense strong in road scrimmage at Valliant

August 25, 2013

VALLIANT — The Talihina Golden Tigers football team traveled a long way to Valliant to still find it has some more work to do to get ready for next month's season opener.
The Golden Tigers were sluggish to start, and played good defense until the offense got started.
Overall, the coaches were pleased with the effort, but the scrimmage showed some things that they need to work on next week as they prepare for the Golden Tigers' next scrimmage against Vian on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.

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Editor’s note: The 2015 composite football schedule for LeFlore County was unable to be part of the...
Muldrow 3, Poteau 2 Panama 9, Howe 6 Whitesboro 6, Leflore 4 Heavener 3, Smithville 1 Wilburton 7,...

 

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