GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League football teams split their four games Saturday against the Greenwood Blue teams.
The fifth-grade team shut out the opposition 36-0, while the third-grade team edged Greenwood Blue 6-0 in double overtime.
Greenwood Blue took the sixth-grade game 33-12 and the fourth-grade contest 27-6.
EUFAULA â€” Chris Bunch, Spiro's football coach, said that once his Bulldogs got past their District 3A-8 opener against Stigler (a 48-16 win by the Panthers) that the other district games were very winnable for his team. So far, he's 2-for-2.
After winning 17-0 at home over Idabel Sept. 28 at McClain Stadium, the Bulldogs headed west down Oklahoma State Highway 9 to Eufaula, and picked up a 40-14 road victory over the Ironheads to go to 3-3 overall â€” and, more importantly, improve to 2-1 in District 3A-8.
I believe that Fort Gibson could be very underrated team. The Tigers are that good, and they do deserve the love that they are getting from the pollsters. This week, they're ranked seventh in the Class 4A Poll.
Jake Gandara has to be the most impressive back that I have seen in District 4A-4 for a long time.
I guess you could call me a Poteau Pirate pollyanna, but I believe if you look hard enough you can find something good in everything.
The good news was there was one softball team which made state for the second straight season â€” the Panama Lady Razorbacks. There was another softball team, the Poteau Lady Pirates, which made it for the second straight year to the Class 4A Regional Tournament championship round. The Wister Wildcats baseball team made state for the sixth straight season â€” dating back to the May 2010 spring season.
However, the bad news was the Lady â€™Backs and the â€™Cats both lost in the state quarterfinals Thursday afternoon, and the Lady Pirates lost in the regional finals.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians came out with some spirit on this "pink-out" night against the Wilburton Diggers. It only took them four plays to score their first touchdown as they chugged to a 34-12 victory, stopping their home losing streak.
HEAVENER â€” After a slugfest last week at Roland in which the Rangers prevailed, the Heavener Wolves were hoping for better luck Friday night at Harvey Stadium. It didn't happened.
The visiting Checotah Wildcats dominated the Wolves 48-18 in District 3A-8 action.
Editor's Note â€” Nothing was reported on Spiro's game at Eufaula by press time. Look for the story in Tuesday's edition.