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September 12, 2012

Dowden four-man team wins CASC Coaches Golf Tournament

September 12, 2012

The four-player team of Hal Dowden, Doc Chitwood, Ray Luman and Mike Hahn won Monday's Carl Albert Coaches Golf Tournament at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The foursome's score was 54.
The second-place team of Gabe Smith, Josh and Joe Tackett and Brandon Severe was just a shot behind at 55.
There was a stroke difference between second and third place as well as the quartet of Perry Reed, Alan McDaniel, Chad Knight and Chris Faust shot a 56.

Two duos win titles at Couples Scramble Saturday at Wolf Ridge

September 12, 2012

There were two winning duos in Saturday's Couples Scramble, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
In the first flight, Kay Chitwood and Jerry Bowers (68) edged Terry and Stacey Harrison (70) to win the title.
It was an even closer battle in second flight as Josh and Courtney Wiles (78) got past Derrick and Hailey Benson (79) by a stroke.

Poteau youth wins Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour event

September 12, 2012

One local young golfer recently brought home a tournament championship to LeFlore County.
Poteau's Connor Whitworth won a Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour event. It marked the Poteau youth's first win on the tour.
He played the first four holes at 2-under par, and then had an 8 on a par-three hole to go to 2-over par. He finished with a 6-over par, 42 which tied Brecken Franklin who has never been defeated in the 7-year old boys Tulsa U.S. Kids Golf Tour.
Whitworth, who is age 7, made a birdie on his first playoff hole to win his sudden death playoff match.

Arkoma opens home football season against Maud Friday night

September 12, 2012

The good news is the Arkoma Mustangs football team will finally get a home game, after opening the season on the road for the first two weeks.
“We're excited to be playing at home,” said Mark Weatherton, Arkoma's coach. “We're looking forward to Friday night, especially after the way we played against Bokoshe.”
However, it's not the easiest of home openers — not at all, since it's against the Maud Tigers. Kickoff for the District C-4 game is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Field.

Panama looks to get first win of season Friday night at Warner

September 12, 2012

The first two games for the Panama Razorbacks football team has been different. In their home opener Aug. 30 at George Ollie Stadium, they led for half before losing 35-19.
Last week, the homestanding Roland Rangers took to the Hogs in a 44-0 loss.
The Razorbacks (0-2) are hoping third time's the charm when they travel to meet the Warner Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“We're hungry for one,” said Brandon Ellis, Panama's second-year coach. “I think that when they ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, that broke our spirits and our will to win.”'

County Tournament Week is always a special time; district assignments announced

September 11, 2012

I'm now in my third year to be a part of the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament. My first two years were very enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to a third.
If the seeding holds true, it will be a Poteau-Panama final. If that happens, it will be the first time they have met since their Aug. 28 contest at Poteau in which the Lady Pirates prevailed 1-0 in 14 innings in a game which lasted nearly 3.5 hours.
However, another team coming in hot is the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers, fresh off winning last weekend's Kiowa Tournament.

Poteau girls suffer losses to Jenks, Yukon to end play at OU Invitational

September 11, 2012

NORMAN — The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team had a rough end to its three-day stay at the University of Oklahoma Invitational on Saturday, losing 6-1 to the Jenks Lady Trojans and 6-2 to the Yukon Millerettes.
Still, the weekend was a good one for the Lady Pirates, who went 4-2 in the three-day event.

Wister boys beat Whitesboro to win Howe Wood Bat Classic; Cameron boys third; host Lions win consolation championship

September 11, 2012

HOWE — The Wister Wildcats baseball team took home some hardware Saturday night as they defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 9-0 in the title game of the Howe Wood Bat Classic at Lions Field.
Wister reached the championship contest with a 1-0 victory over the Smithville Braves in championship semifinal, while Whitesboro got past the Cameron Yellowjackets 13-5 in the other semifinal.
All total, it was a good weekend for LeFlore County baseball as all four plaques from this year's event went to county teams.

Talihina softball girls win Kiowa Tournament

September 11, 2012

KIOWA — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers softball team had a perfect weekend en route to winning the Kiowa Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Golden Tigers blanked Wilburton 10-0 in the title game on Saturday, after beating the Lady Diggers 11-3 earlier in the day in the winner's-bracket final.
On Friday, Talihina beat Stringtown (9-0) and host Kiowa (5-0) — which features former Panama Lady Razorback Lauren Smith.

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