MUSKOGEE â€” It was indeed a terrific Tuesday for the Poteau High School soccer teams in their road contests against Hilldale High School.
The Lady Pirates got things started with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Lady Hornets, then the Pirates stung the Hornets 10-0 in a game stopped by the mercy rule in the second half.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday at Wagoner, with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Turkey season is a month away out west, and six weeks away here in southeast Oklahoma. I am going to head down to Ardmore to see my cousin, Jason Sampson, for opening weekend and try to kill me a Rio Grande turkey.
I am getting ready to start practicing up with my turkey calls that I got from Jay Neugin a couple of years back. I am hearing some people talk about scouting and seeing some birds strutting already.
When the eastern season opens up, I am going to join Dan Carter and Butch Parks down at my lease near Clayton for a camping trip to chase some birds around the mountains.
STIGLER â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as it picked up a 7-3 road win over the Stigler Panthers on Monday afternoon.
The Pirates scored once in the first inning and twice in each of the third and fourth innings for a 5-0 lead.
After the Panthers cut the deficit to 5-3 after five innings, the Pirates got two runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
Wister 4, Heavener 1: In Heavener, the Wildcats opened the season with a victory, thanks to a seventh-inning rally.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” It's always tough watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the Oklahoma City Thunder.
As I've said previously, I grew up a huge Lakers fan ever since the rookie season of Magic Johnson. I stayed with that team all through their glory "Showtime" years, and then even in the â€™90s when they struggled before picking up Kobe Bryant and then Shaquille O'Neal for their championship run in the early 2000s.
Then Oklahoma City finally got an National Basketball Association team a few years ago when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to town.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will take on the Murray State College Lady Aggies at 1 p.m. Thursdsy in a quarterfinal game of the 2013 Region II Tournament, which will take place at the Noble Complex on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.
If the Lady Vikings win, they will take on the winner of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M-Arkansas Baptist College game in one semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their second win of the season as they routed the Battiest Lady Panthers 12-0 Tuesday afternoon in their home opener.
The home action was to have been a three-way with Sallisaw, but its coach was taken earlier in the day by ambulance from Sallisaw High School to a local hospital. Thus, the Lady Black Diamonds did not participate.
Clayton 14, Whitesboro 12: In Whitesboro, in a battle of Lady Bulldogs, Clayton outlasted Whitesboro.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team split its road doubleheader Tuesday afternoon against Rose State College.
The Lady Vikings took the nightcap 3-1 after losing the opener 10-2 in a five-inning, run-rule game.
Loula (1-2) suffered the loss for Carl Albert, which will return to action at 2 this afternoon in a home doubleheader against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. Saturday's home twinbill against Arkansas Baptist has been canceled because the Little Rock school canceled its entire season.
PANAMA â€” Things could not have started better for the Panama Lady Razorbacks and worse for the Poteau Lady Pirates in Tuesday afternoon's season-opener for the 2013 spring slow-pitch softball season. However, in the end, it was just the reverse.
Thanks to a pair of late-inning rallies by the Lady Pirates, they were able to come back to down the Lady â€™Backs by the score of 5-3.
Editor's note â€” Tuesday afternoon's home softball game for Wister against McCurtain was canceled. No make-up date has been set.
WISTER â€” It was a banner way to open the 2013 slow-pitch softball season Monday afternoon for the Wister Lady Wildcats. The Lady â€™Cats edged the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 2-1, then outlasted the Heavener Lady Wolves 8-7.
The middle game of Monday's three-way was won by Heavener 11-3 over Whitesboro.
Cameron 17, Gans 8: In Cameron, with the game tied at 4 in the early innings, the Lady Yellowjackets outscored the Lady Grizzlies 13-4 the rest of the way to win on opening day.
Editor's Note â€” Howe's game at Panola was canceled due to the Lady Bearcats not having enough players.