On Tuesday, the Poteau Pirates were voted the top seed of next week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament. Just more than 24 hours later, the Lady Pirates got the same honor at Wednesday's seeding meeting at Western Sizzlin.
The Lady Pirates were voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will be April 8-11 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Pocola was voted the second seed, with Wister third and Heavener fourth.
Whitesboro is the fifth seed, followed by Panama, Cameron, Howe and Talihina.
After a rough doubleheader against Rose State College Tuesday afternoon in Midwest City, the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team rebounded with a pair of wins over the Bacone College junor varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Vikings blanked the Warriors 10-0 in a five-inning, run-ruled victory in the opener, then took the nightcap 10-3.
PORTER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, losing its district opener 1-0 to the Porter Consolidated Lady Pirates.
The Wolves did not play since Porter Consolidated does not have a boys team.
The Lady Wolves and Wolves will play today and Friday in the Stilwell Tournament. The girls contest today is at 12:30 p.m., while the boys game today is at 5 p.m. Their opening-round opponents were not known at press time.
Well, we made it back from Tennessee without incident. The Smokey Mountains are awesome, and there are a bunch of deer and turkeys out there. I am planning a hunting trip to â€śThe Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Areaâ€ť in the near future.
We spent part of the vacation on the shores of Kentucky Lake, and got to fish just a bit even though the weather was not very good. Wally Burchett let us stay in his cabin, which is bigger than my house.
The Poteau Pirates, ranked second in Class 4A, will enter tonight's home game with No. 1 Fort Gibson on a high note.
The Pirates beat the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers 6-1 Tuesday night at Costner Stadium, and will meet the top-ranked Tigers at 7 tonight at Costner Stadium.
However, the Lady Pirates lost 3-0 to the Lady Pointers in the night's first contest. Poteau will try to rebound at 5 this afternoon when the Lady Pirates face Fort Gibson at Costner Stadium. The Lady Tigers are ranked third in Class 4A.
Tonight's soccer game between the top two boys soccer teams in Class 4A â€” No. 1 Fort Gibson and No. 2 Poteau â€” at 7 p.m. is perhaps the most important soccer match in Poteau Pirate history.
The Pirates lost last year's state semifinal game to eventual state champion Oklahoma City Mount St. Mary.
The Pirates lost three All-State players as Spencer Hall, Blake Williams and Jesse Woodson graduated. However, due to their expertise and returning most of their team intact, the Pirates are drawing favorable attention and affirmation.
TALIHINA â€” Despite a big inning, the Talihina Golden Tigers still had to hold off the Heavener Wolves for a 15-10 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-0, the Golden Tigers scored 10 runs in the second inning and two runs in the third inning for a 12-2 lead after three innings.
However, the Wolves would not go down without a fight. Heavener scored three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 12-10, but the Golden Tigers scored three runs in their half of the sixth inning to preserve the win.
In a doubleheader featuring two slow-pitch heavyweights, the visiting Tahlequah Lady Tigers posted a doubleheader sweep of the Poteau Lady Pirates on Tuesday, winning 9-7 and 8-5.
Pocola 17, Heavener 13: In Heavener, down to their final three outs, the Lady Indians scored seven runs in the seventh inning to rally for the win.
Howe 14, Whitesboro 6: In Howe, the Lady Lions broke a 3-all tie with a three-run second inning and a four-run third inning for a 10-3 lead after three innings.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered a road doubleheader loss at the hands of Rose State College on Tuesday afternoon, both by shutouts by scores of 2-0 and 7-0.
The Vikings, who played the Bacone College junior varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, will entertain Rose State at 1 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field to make up Saturdayâ€™s rained out twinbill. Then, they will welcome Connors State College to town for a 1:30 p.m. Saturday single, nine-inning contest.