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.
The duo of Rick Mason and Steven Sines won last weekend's Fraternal Order of Eagles Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The Doke duo of J.J. and Kyle was second, followed by Brad Patton and Dennis Joyce.
Patton and Joyce were given two rounds of golf by Wolf Ridge Golf Course Manager Mitzi Burkhart.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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For the first time since the 2011 football season came to an end, the Poteau Pirates will have an opportunity to go up against somebody else. That chance will be tonight in a three-way scrimmage at Tulsa Memorial along with Catoosa, which will begin at 6 p.m.
â€śAfter nine spring practices and football camp in summer, we're ready to hit somebody else other than those players in red helmets,â€ť new Poteau Coach Greg Werner said. â€śWe're looking forward to it.â€ť
The major objective is to give the coaching staff a chance to evaluate the players.
Pocola Football Coach Rick Lang, whose Indians were hit hard by graduation, is wanting one main thing when his team participates in its first scrimmage of the preseason at 6 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field against the Gore Pirates. That one thing is an â€śidentity.â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team will get its first taste of what Friday nights will be like when they entertain the Valliant Bulldogs for their first scrimmage of the 2012 season at 6 p.m. tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The best thing about tonight's scrimmage for the Golden Tigers is they can finally go against somebody other than their teammates.
ARKOMA â€” For Arkoma Football Coach Mark Weatherton, he has basically got a totally new team due to graduation of last year's seniors and a couple of players moving. So, when the Mustangs travel to meet the Porum Panthers at 6 p.m. tonight for their first scrimmage, Weatherton just wants to get his players some playing time.
The new Class 3A Heavener Wolves along with new their new football coach, Carl Lee, will get their first chance to go against someone else when they participate in a three-way scrimmage at 6 p.m. tonight in Haileyville with Wilburton.
The key thing in tonight's scrimmage from Lee's perspective is blocking and alignments.