The good news for the Panama Razorbacks in last week's season-opening game against the Gore Pirates at George Ollie Stadium was they were in a position they had rarely been in recently â€” ahead. However, the not-so-good news was that in the end they fell short in a 35-19 loss to the Pirates.
PANAMA â€” The Henryetta Lady Knights softball team made the 90-minute drive to LeFlore County Tuesday afternoon, and ended up having a good return trip home that night.
The Lady Knights, ranked second in the Class 3A Poll, took two wins from LeFlore County teams, beating Poteau 6-1 and host Panama 3-2.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs defeated the Heavener Lady Wolves 8-3 on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon as three Spiro seniors â€” Kaylee Cox, Braylin Gray and Katie Gentry â€” played their last regular-season game on their home field.
Howe 17, Gans 9: In Howe, the Lady Lions got their first win of the season. Trailing 7-0 after two innings, the Lady Lions got the deficit cut to 9-8 after four innings.
Then, Howe took control with a five-run fifth inning and a four-run sixth inning to get the run-rule victory.
WHITESBORO â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 7-4 in the first game of Tuesday's three-way. However, the â€™Jackets were defeated 9-4 by the Smithville Braves, who then run ruled the Bulldogs 18-4.
Leflore 15, Braggs 0: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Howe 15, Kinta 4; Kiowa 10, Howe 2: In Kinta, the Lions split their games in Tuesday's three-way.
Last weekend was free hunting days in Oklahoma. I was hoping to have my email inbox full of pictures of some doves, but I didnâ€™t get any. If you were out in the field harvesting some of those birds, send me some pictures. My readers would love to see them.
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I got to do a little fishing last week with my son, Koby, and Scotty Gibson near Wister. We caught several bass with the biggest being about three pounds. Even though I reeled in the big one, Scotty Gibson had one hooked up that broke his line that may have topped mine.
I got back from Durant at 2 a.m. Saturday after going to the Poteau football season opener.
Then, the next night, I was forced to stay up until 1:30 a.m. Sunday due to the closeness of the Oklahoma Sooners' football game at Texas-El Paso.
I was glad that Monday was a holiday, because I crashed and burned on the couch. I have not failed to watch an OU football on TV for the last five years, but I really can not get enthused on spending $39.95 to watch this Staurday's OU-Florida A&M game on pay-per-view. Leroy, you do still carry those game on the radio donâ€™t you?
Robert Swinford was the Week 1 winner of the Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks contest.
Swinford successfully picked 11 out of 12 winners to win the $25 prize.
The contest ballot runs every Saturday during the contest period. Winners will be announced weekly on the Pigskin Picks page.
This week's picks are due by 5 p.m. today since the Dallas Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants takes place tonight.
The form was in Saturday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.