SALLISAW â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers football team had a stiff test from the Class 4A sixth-rated Sallisaw Black Diamonds junior varsity Thursday night at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium. They used a conservative rushing attack to hold back the talented Black Diamonds to post a 28-17 victory.
After the Poteau Pirates varsity football team posted an 18-15 road win last weekend over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers, three more Poteau squads did likewise this week.
The Pirate freshmen remained undefeated with a 14-0 shutout of the Pointers Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
The week began on a high note for Poteau football as both Pansy Kidd Middle School teams beat Van Buren Tuesday at Costner Stadium. The eighth-grade Raiders got their first win of the season with a 24-8 victory over the Pointers, which came on the heels of the seventh-grade Raiders' 30-14 win.
The seeding indeed held true as far as what two teams played for the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament title Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, top-seeded Poteau and No. 2-seeded Panama.
For the second time on the night, and the third time this season, the Lady Pirates shut out the Lady Razorbacks 3-0 in the championship game â€” a contest ended after 5.5 innings due to rain.
COLLINSVILLE â€” Heavener High School cross country runner Jose Farias made the Top 15 at Thursday's Collinsville Invitational. He placed 13th with a time of 18:14 on a 5,000-meter course.
As a team, the Wolves placed eighth with 193 points, finishing behind Tahlequah (44 points), Skiatook (62), Mannford (89), host Collinsville (100), Cleveland (121), Tulsa East Central (149) and Miami (151).
After Farias, Arturo Ortega was 35th (19:36), Octavio Sanchez was 73rd (22:53), James Cinocca was 82nd (23:39) and Michael Bobo was 94th (27:30).