FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Poteau golfer Cody Shore won his second tournament of the season, but he had to go a little extra to get the win.
Shore had to birdie the final hole to force a sudden-death playoff with Fort Gibsonâ€™s Wesley Jackson, tied at 73 â€” which the Pirate golfer won â€” to capture the top medalist honor at the Roland Invitational, which took place Thursday at Ben Geren Golf Course.
As a team, the Pirates were second with 328, as Jacksonâ€™s Tigers won the team title with a 315.
FOUNTAINHEAD RESORT â€” Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward, the Class 4A defending state champion, was runner-up medalist at Wednedayâ€™s Oktaha Invitational at Fountainhead Resort Golf Course. She shot a 75.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were fourth with a team score of 381.
Cathleen Manlove shot a 95 to be Poteauâ€™s second-best golfer on the day. Alyssa Vineyard carded a 103, followed by Skylynn Terry wth a 108 and Jenna Stites with a 118.
Heavener Wolves compete in Henryetta
WILBURTON â€” The Arkoma Mustangs were runners-up in Tuesdayâ€™s Wilburton Invitational.
Dakotah Roam won two events â€” the 100-meter (11.69 seconds) and the 200-meter dashes (24.95), while coming in second in the 110-meter hurdles (18.01).
Talon Woolsey took first in the 400-meter dash (57.98 seconds) and the long jump (16-7), and was runner-up in the 800-meter (2:21) and the 1,600-meter runs (5:28).
The 400-meter relay team of Roam, Woolsey, Nathan Willis and Ethann Gates won with a time of 49.96 seconds.
I went bowling Wednesday night at Strikes-a-Lot with the Double Branch Church. It was just like â€śThe Beverly Hillbilliesâ€ť came to town. I never laughed so hard in my life.
Brandon Wann and I teamed up against Johnny and Sara Baker, who creamed us 238 to 184. We really tried, but I knew the Bakers knew how to bowl because both of them bowled strikes on their first attempts. I still can't believe they beat us. We even had a bowling coach, â€śSuperstarâ€ť Larry Wann. Back in the 1980s, he was a bowling machine. I bet he still has his ball, and, at one time, thought about turning pro.
One of famous actor Gary Cooper's movies was entitled "High Noon." The Poteau baseball team will have its own high noon today.
The Poteau three-way baseball festival with Jay and Wister has been moved to a noon beginning today at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates and the Bulldogs will play at noon, followed by the Wildcats and the Bulldogs at 2 p.m. and the â€™Cats and the Pirates at 4 p.m.
The Wister and Poteau junior varsity teams will conclude the festival with a 6 p.m. contest.
On Tuesday, the Poteau Pirates were voted the top seed of next week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament. Just more than 24 hours later, the Lady Pirates got the same honor at Wednesday's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin.
The Lady Pirates were voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will be April 8-11 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Pocola was voted the second seed, with Wister third and Heavener fourth.
Whitesboro is the fifth seed, followed by Panama, Cameron, Howe and Talihina.
After a rough doubleheader against Rose State College Tuesday afternoon in Midwest City, the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team rebounded with a pair of wins over the Bacone College junor varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Vikings blanked the Warriors 10-0 in a five-inning, run-ruled victory in the opener, then took the nightcap 10-3.
PORTER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, losing its district opener 1-0 to the Porter Consolidated Lady Pirates.
The Wolves did not play since Porter Consolidated does not have a boys team.
The Lady Wolves and Wolves will play today and Friday in the Stilwell Tournament. The girls contest today is at 12:30 p.m., while the boys game today is at 5 p.m. Their opening-round opponents were not known at press time.
Well, we made it back from Tennessee without incident. The Smokey Mountains are awesome, and there are a bunch of deer and turkeys out there. I am planning a hunting trip to â€śThe Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Areaâ€ť in the near future.
We spent part of the vacation on the shores of Kentucky Lake, and got to fish just a bit even though the weather was not very good. Wally Burchett let us stay in his cabin, which is bigger than my house.
The Poteau Pirates, ranked second in Class 4A, will enter tonight's home game with No. 1 Fort Gibson on a high note.
The Pirates beat the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers 6-1 Tuesday night at Costner Stadium, and will meet the top-ranked Tigers at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
However, the Lady Pirates lost 3-0 to the Lady Pointers in the night's first contest. Poteau will try to rebound at 5 this afternoon when the Lady Pirates face Fort Gibson at Costner Stadium. The Lady Tigers are ranked third in Class 4A.