It's Spring Break Week, and you know what that means if you're a baseball fan â€” especially a Poteau Pirate fan. It's Poteau Wood Bat Festival time again.
The event, which was originally slated to begin its three-day run on Thursday, has been moved up to a Wednesday start due to the threat of bad weather later this week.
The complete schedule is listed at the bottom of the column.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team entered Spring Break on a high note with a 14-2 rout of the Wilburton Lady Diggers on Friday afternoon at home.
The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 4-0 lead after an inning, then added eight runs in the second inning and two runs in the third to get the game to run-rule status.
Heavener 6, Smithville 1: In Smithville, the Lady Wolves clawed their way to a 5-0 lead in the first inning to take control of the game.
Whitesboro 15, Clayton 11: In Clayton, in the battle of Lady Bulldogs, Whitesboro broke an 11-all tie with four runs in the seventh inning.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team took the first two of three games in a three-day, five-game series with Southwestern Community College, Iowa, at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took a 11-4 win in the third game, which was started Sunday afternoon and ended Monday afternoon after being suspended by rain on Sunday.
On Saturday, the teams split, with the Vikings taking the opener 4-1 but losing the nightcap 6-5.
The two teams were slated to play a single game Monday after completing Sunday's suspended game.
The Poteau High School soccer teams split their home openers with Mena, Ark., Thursday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates blanked the Bearcats 9-0, but the Lady Pirates suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands, or feet rather, of the Lady Bearcats.
After taking Spring Break week off, the Poteau teams will return to action March 26 against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.
The girls contest will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the boys game at 7 p.m.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener High School soccer teams will enter Spring Break on a high note as they swept home games Thursday night from McAlester at Harvey Stadium.
The Lady Wolves had to go to another shootout, but outlasted the Lady Buffaloes 3-2. The Wolves blanked the Buffaloes 6-0.
The Heavener teams will be idle until after the break. The Lady Wolves will play at 7 p.m. March 26 on the road against Porter Consolidated. Then, both teams will return to the field for the Stilwell Tournament, which will take place March 28-29.
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates junior varsity golf team finished in fifth place at the Broken Bow Invitational on Thursday at Cedar Creek Golf Course. The Lady Pirates had a team score of 477.
Alyssa Vineyard led Poteau with a 116, while Jenna Stites and Dallas Terry each carded 118s.
Kori Lafevers had a 137, while Haley Clark shot a 137.
The Lady Pirates will hit the links next at the Oktaha Tournament, which will begin at 9 a.m. March 27 at Fountainhead Resort Golf Course.
HEAVENER â€” The Arkoma Mustangs freshmen boys, who comprise all the high school's track athletes, won the Heavener Junior High Invitational track meet Thursday at Harvey Stadium.
Dakotah Roam won five gold medals, four individually for winning the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as well as the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Roam, Talon Woolsey, Nathan Willis and Ethann Gates won the 400-meter relay.
Woolsey won the 400-meter dash and the long jump, was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run and took third in the 800-meter run.
Willis was second in the 200-meter dash.
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $30 per player.
All proceeds will go to the Poteau High School golf programs to help with travel expenses, indoor training facility and golf outerwear.
For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at (918) 647-3488.
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Choctaw Country Club is having a membership drive until April 1. Anyone signing up to become a member from now until March 30 will be able to use the country club for free, and play a round of golf for free.
PANAMA â€” The Heavener Wolves traveled to Panama Thursday afternoon for a Leflore County match-up. The road team batted around in the third, fourth and fifth innings,Â taking the run-rule victory by a score of 19-8.