It's hard to believe that the postseason for all of LeFlore County's fast-pitch softball teams (except Poteau) and fall baseball teams has arrived. It just seemed like the season started just a couple of weeks ago.
But the reality is the playoffs in Classes 3A, 2A, A and B in fast-pitch softhball and Classes A and B in fall baseball will begin this week with district tournaments.
The complete district-tournament schedules are at the end of this column.
A Clerical Error
I would like to think of myself as perfect, but in reality only God and Jesus are perfect.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Anyone who saw Saturday night's Troy-Arkansas game at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium may have felt like it was two separate games.
In the first half, the Razorbacks (3-0) looked like world beaters. They scored on their first four possessions of the first half en route to a 24-0 lead by the 6:41 mark of the second period.
The Poteau Lady Pirates were the only team to go through the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament undefeated as they claimed their fourth straight title.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 4-1 amid rain sprinkles Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Count â€™em â€” 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. That is how many turnovers the Poteau Pirates had in Friday night's contest at Costner Stadium against the Gravette Lions, who are ranked eighth in Class 4A in Arkansas. A team could not beat an average or sub-par team with those numbers, much less a team of the Lions' caliber. In the end, the Lions left town 31-16 victors.
TALIHINA â€” After being away from Doc Robinson Stadium for about a month since their first preseason scrimmage in the third week of August, the Talihina Golden Tigers presented their fans with a home-opening win Friday night.
After the game was tied at 7-7, the Golden Tigers outscored Sallisaw-Central 33-0 in the second half to roll past the Tigers 40-7.
NORMAN â€” The Arkoma Mustangs are wanting to be a championship team this football season, and Friday night they might have just taken a big step toward that.
The Mustangs defeated Southwest Christian 26-18 to improve to 3-0.
QUINTON â€” Pocola Coach Rick Lang was calling Friday night's game with the Quinton Savages a â€śmission-statement winâ€ť if the Indians could get it â€” and they did.
Colton Hamm's 40-yard interception return for a touchdown with about four minutes left to play, then Cody Young caught the two-point conversion pass, as the Indians rallied to down the Savages 15-14 in a battle of unbeaten teams.