When new Poteau football coach Greg Werner arrived, his senior son, Jay, was going to be part of the Pirates' team as a tight end and a deep snapper. However, the gridiron isn't the only place Jay's presence is going to be felt.
Werner excels on the pitching mound as he did on the football field. The Poteau senior pitcher struck out 13 batters and tossed a one-hitter as the Pirates blanked the Roland Rangers 8-0 in a five-inning, run-ruled game Thursday at Town Creek Park.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats hope to be playing at 4 this afternoon for a championship.
The Wildcats handled the Battiest Panthers 15-4 in the opening round of the Smithville Tournament on Thursday night.
The â€™Cats played Haworth, a 13-2 winner over Whitesboro, Friday in the championship semifinals, with the winner playing for the championship at 4 this afternoon against the winner of Friday night's Smithville-Red Oak game. The losers will play for third place at 2 this afternoon.
The Howe Lions split their two Thursday games, beating Fort Towson 5-4 but losing 11-0 to Red Oak.
CAMERON â€” Cameron starter Alex Humphries sat down four of the first five hitters he faced and the Yellowjackets never looked back scoring a 10-0 run-rule victory on the Panola Bearcats Friday afternoon.
Poteau High School wrestler Tyler Tustin was named as the starting 138-pounder for the East team at the 2013 All State Games this July. Tustin will face Anadarko's BlakeÂ Trescott.
Tustin finished his career 168-8, which put him as the leader in most career wins and pins as well as highest career winning percentage.
Talihina Lady Golden Tiger basketball player Tara Hawkins has been named to the East team for the 2013 Oklahoma Girls Basketabll Coaches Association All-State Games, which will be June 1 in Norman.
Hawkins averaged 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 steals this past season with 62 blocked shots. She scored 319 points, was 73-of-152 (45 percent) from the field, 28-of-91 (31 percent) on 3-point shooting and 89-of-129 (70 percent) in free-throw shooting. She had 224 rebounds, 90 assists and 89 steals.
WARNER â€” The Carl Albert Lady Vikings softball team picked up a pair of road wins Thursday afternoon against the Connors State College Cowgirls.
The Lady Vikings got a run-ruled 15-6 victory in the opener, then broke a 4-all tie in the seventh inning for a 5-4 win.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Poteau golfers Cody Shore and Hannah Ward won individual titles at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Tournament, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Forest Ridge Golf Course.
Shore shot a 74 to win the tournament, which he clinched on his final hole with a birdie putt.
As a team, the Pirates were fourth with a team score of 341, and were the highest Class 4A school to place among the Class 5A and 6A teams who were in the 30-team field.
ARROWHEAD RESORT â€” The Poteau boys junior high golf team swept the titles at Tuesday's tournament.
Poteau won the team title with a 396, and golfer Ryan Ward won the individual title with an 82.
Bryce Weldon shot a 98, followed by Bryan Terry at 105, Jeremiah Loggains at 111 and Grant Buckles at 117.