SAVANNA â€” Class 4Aâ€™s top-ranked soccer team, the Poteau Pirates, continued its winning â€” and dominating â€” ways with a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over the McAlester Buffaloes.
While the girls contest was only a junior varsity one for the Lady Pirates, it was a very successful one for the local ladies as they won 5-0.
The Poteau soccer teams will celebrate homecoming Friday against Stilwell at Costner Stadium. Homecoming ceremonies will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the boys contest at 7 p.m.
ALMA, Ark. â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team placed fifth at Tuesday's Airedale Relays. The Lady Pirates scored 71 points, finishing behind four Arkansas teams â€” team champion Mansfield (95 points), Van Buren (88), Russellville (76.5) and host Alma (74).
The Pirates scored three points in the meet.
The Poteau track teams will return to action in the Checotah Invitational, which will begin at 10 a.m. Friday.
Editor's note: No results from the Greenwood (Ark.) Invitational have been reported to the Poteau Daily News. As soon as the results are made available, a story will be published.
Wister High School's archery team has qualified for the national shoot next month in Louisville, Ky. Wister School is providing transportation and at least $1,000 for the trip, but it is going to cost a bit more. So, coach John McAlester and I are having some fundraisers to help with the expenses.
The team will sell barbecue baskets at the Wister Baseball Invitational Tournament on Friday. On Sunday, the team will have a pie auction at the Wister cafeteria at 2 p.m. Also, the archery team will have a rib sale on April 20 with orders due Sunday.
Once again, the Poteau Lady Pirates earned the title of LeFlore Countyâ€™s queens of the softball diamond.
The Lady Pirates defeated the Pocola Lady Indians 7-1 in Tuesday nightâ€™s title game of the 2013 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
It was a rougher go for the Lady Pirates in the winnerâ€™s bracket final earlier, having to rally past the Lady Indians 4-2.
The Lady Indians reached the title game by winning the loserâ€™s bracket final 9-4 over Wister, which eliminated Panama 5-4 in the consolation semifinal contest.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates got closer to the 20-win plateau as they picked up an 11-4 road win over the Sallisaw Black Diamonds on Tuesday.
Wister 4, Talihina 2, 8 inn.: Tuesday in Talihina, Tyler Gibson's two-run home run in the sixth inning tied the game at 2, then back-to-back RBI singles by Austin Vanhook and Corey Bullard in the eighth inning capped the comeback for the Wildcats.
Whitesboro 15, Clayton 7, 6 inn.: Tuesday in Whitesboro, this became a battle of Bulldogs because Whitesboro's original opponent, Eagletown, does not have enough players for a team.
It has been a busy few days for the Carl Albert State College baseball team, which played six games in four days.
On Tuesday in Arkadelphia, Ark., the Vikings split a doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist, winning the nightcap 16-2 after losing the opener 7-6.
Poteau golfer Cody Shore came in runner-up medalist to Fort Gibsonâ€™s Wesley Jackson in Mondayâ€™s Poteau Boys Invitational that took place at Choctaw Country Club. Jackson edged the Poteau golfer by a stroke â€” 71 to 72.
Shore was not the only Pirate to place as Connor Wheat tied for eighth place with a 79.
Cameronâ€™s Kody Whitehead, a state qualifier last year, was fifth-place medalist with a 77.
As a team, the Pirates were third with a 328. Jacksonâ€™s Tigers won the team title with a 317, with Sallisaw second (325).
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates, the Class 4A defending state champions, continued its strong play on the links Monday afternoon by winning the team and individual titles at the Sallisaw Invitational.
The Lady Pirates won the team title with 357, while defending individual state champion Hannah Ward was the top medalist with a 74.
However, Ward was not the only Lady Pirate to medal. Skylynn Terry was fourth-place medalist with an 89, while Cathleen Manlove was fifth-place medalist at 90.
BROKEN BOW â€” Two Poteau junior high golfers placed in Mondayâ€™s Haworth Invitational, which took place at Cedar Creek Golf Course.
Ryan Ward won the tournament with an 88 in his final tournament of the spring.
In four tournaments, Ward won three of them, and placed fifth in the other one.
Bryson Terry placed fifth with a 93, while Jeremiah Loggains shot a 107.