Two years ago, it was Katie Odom. Last year, it was Katie Pierce. Thursday morning at Poteau High School, that number increased to four â€” the number of softball players who have signed with Carl Albert State College in the last three years.
Poteau Lady Pirates Natalee King and Briley Benson signed letters of intent with CASC.
And it doesn't stop there. Both signees' sisters, Emily King and Breanna Benson, also played with the Lady Vikings.
When the 2012 Carl Albert State College softball season was made, a special event became part of it â€” its own two-day softball festival.
The Carl Albert Softball Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex (PARC).
STROUD â€” There will be at least one more day of basketball for both Leflore High School basketball teams.
Thursday afternoon at the Class B Regional Tournament, the Lady Savages and Savages each won their elimination games over Carney. The Lady Savages rolled past the Lady Bulldogs 58-35, then the Savages chewed up the â€™Dogs 76-56.
STRINGTOWN â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs took the first step of a three-step process to get to next week's Class B Area Tournament in Kingston.
The â€™Dogs defeated the Battiest Panthers 42-32 Thursday afternoon at the Class B Regional Tournament.
The Bulldogs will play at 8 p.m. tonight at Moss High School near Holdenville in the consolation semifinals against Moss. That winner will then play for the consolation championship â€” and a trip to next weekend's area tournament â€” at 3 p.m. Saturday, also at Moss High School. Tonight's loser will be eliminated from the playoffs.
By David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor
The basketball postseason has arrived for the large high schools in LeFlore County as district tournaments will begin tonight and Saturday night.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates will be in the Class 4A District Tournament against Hilldale Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The girls' game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m. All four teams will advance to Thursday's Class 4A Regional Tournament at Roland.
All the hard work the Poteau Pirates and Talihina Golden Tigers wrestlers have done this season has led to this weekend. The season has boiled down to today and Saturday as they will try to send as many wrestlers as possible to next week's state tournaments.
Anglers are concerned about the population status of crappie in Lake Wister.
Fisheries biologists sample crappie to monitor abundance trends as well as age vs. growth.
There is no data to suggest a problem exists or is looming.
Crappie growth is excellent with most individuals reaching 10 inches by age two and abundance trends are onthe rise.
However, management staff will hold a public meeting to provide anglers with current sampling data, answer questions,and address concerns regarding the fishery.
The next stage of the Class A and B playoffs begin today with regional tournament action.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets will play Wright City's teams tonight at 6:30 and 8 p.m. respectively in the Clas A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The winners will play at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively, on Saturday for regional championships. But tonight's winners are guaranteed to do no worse than be regional runners-up, and advance to next week's Class A Area Tournament at the McAlester Expo Center.
HEAVENER â€” The regular season could not have ended any better for the Poteau High School basketball teams Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Pirates led wire to wire en route to a 55-30 victory over the Lady Wolves. Then, the Pirates followed suit with a come-from-behind 71-41 win over the Wolves, winning by 30 points after being down 11-2 early.
PANAMA â€” The Panama High School basketball teams ended the regular season in fine fashion Tuesday night at the Panama Gym by sweeping the Porum teams.
The Lady Razorbacks defeated the Lady Panthers 52-40, while the Razorbacks downed the Panthers 61-52.
It was the second win in as many games for the Hogs, who defeated the Haileyville Warriors 57-31 Friday night at the Panama Gym.
In the Lady â€™Backs' victory on Tuesday night, Panama only led 20-19 at halftime, but the Lady Razorbacks outscored the Lady Panthers 32-21 in the second half to get the win.