ere a pair of upsets on the second day of action at the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic softball tournament â€” and both came from the same team.
The Savanna Lady Bulldogs made it to the title game with victories over Red Oak (2-1) in the winner's-bracket semifinal and Panama (2-0) in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Dawgs were slated to play for the title Monday night, and had to be beaten twice. The title game, and four other games, were to have been played on Saturday, but rain washed out the final day of action. The games were then rescheduled for Monday.
While the beginning of the Red Oak Eagle Classic started off good for the Wister Wildcats, Day 2's contest was anything but good for them.
After the â€™Cats posted a 9-1 win over Smithville and 8-0 victory over Oktaha on Thursday afternoon at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, they were soundly routed 16-0 by the Rattan Rams in Friday's winner's-bracket finals.
TULSA â€” There has been one catch phrase that seems to keep on popping up, in news print or by word of month that has to do with the new direction in which the Poteau High School football program is now headed under the leadership of Greg Werner, the new coach. â€” â€śBuying In.â€ť
In the dictionary, the phrase â€śBuying Inâ€ť means to agree with. You can almost see the lights starting to burn brighter in the Pirates' eyes as the new mind set and scheme of doing things is starting to be absorbed into their very soul.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians held their first football scrimmage of the the 2012 football season Friday night against the Gore Pirates in front of a large crowd at John Carter Field.
The two teams took turns running 10 plays apiece alternating between varsity and junior varsity. On Pocola's second play from scrimmage, sophomore Michael McBride slashed his way through the Pirate defense for a 61-yard touchdown. Four plays, later freshman quarterback Dario Abrego found junior receiver Garrret Howard for a six-yard completion and a first down.
PORUM â€” School has started for most students. However, for the Arkoma Mustangs, they were in class on the football field in Friday night's road scrimmage against the Porum Panthers.
The Mustangs scored on their first and last series, both coming compliments of Tyree Nolden. He capped the first series with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Gragg, then ended things with a 67-yard TD run.
The final day of the 2012 Red Oak Eagle Classic baseball tournament was rained out on Saturday.
The final three games, the consolation championship, third-place game and title game, have tentatively been rescheduled for Monday.
However, since the Wister Wildcats have a pair of Green Valley Conference games against Howe on Monday, the Classic's final three games may be rescheduled once more.
This story will be updated as news warrants.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Two big wins against Class 6A school got the Poteau Lady Pirates off to a good start on the right track Friday in the Broken Arrow Tournament.
The Lady Pirates (8-0) remained unbeaten after victories of 4-1 against Tulsa Union and 1-0 over Edmond Santa Fe.
â€śIâ€™m pretty proud of them,â€ť said Misty Collins, Poteau's coach. â€śWeâ€™ve done well around our area, so itâ€™s good to see them come up here and play with these bigger schools, too. We got to keep it up, though.â€ť
PANAMA â€” Two LeFlore County softball teams, the host Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, found themselves two wins from reaching tonight's title game of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic.
Class 2A's defending state champion Lady â€™Backs posted a pair of shutouts on opening day Thursday night, blanking Sallisaw-Central 10-0 and Muldrow 7-0.
TULSA â€” Two things the Spiro Bulldogs excelled at in a three-way scrimmage Thursday night at Marshall Milton Stadium was their passing game and a bend-but-donâ€™t-break defense.
The Bulldogs scored a passing touchdown against Tulsa Webster, going on to win 7-0 over the host-Warriors, but finished in a pair of scoreless deadlocks with Okmulgee, which carries the same nickname.
In all three sessions, Spiroâ€™s defense gave up big plays but eventually forced turnovers on downs. It also recovered a fumble early in the first session against Okmulgee.