The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team got this week off in fine fashion with a sweep of the Paris (Texas) Junior College Dragons on Monday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings nipped the Dragons 1-0 in nine innings in the opener, then took the nightcap 3-2.
Carl Albert will be home for the next two days. The Vikings will entertain Arkansas Baptist for a doubleheader at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings then will face archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College in a single, nine-inning contest beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
SEMINOLE â€” It was a rough Saturday afternoon of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they dropped both games of a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.
The Trojans took the opener 4-2, then handled the Vikings 9-2 in the nightcap.
The LeFlore County Bass Club will have an open tournament beginning at safe light Saturday morning at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. It will end at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $40 per angler.
The club's next tournament of the 2013 circuit will take place March 16 at Highway 9 East Landing on Lake Eufaula.
For those wanting to join the club, you have to do so by the time this tournament takes place. There is a yearly $30 membership fee.
For additional information about either of these tournaments, call â€śThe Jody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
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MUSKOGEE â€” It was indeed a terrific Tuesday for the Poteau High School soccer teams in their road contests against Hilldale High School.
The Lady Pirates got things started with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Lady Hornets, then the Pirates stung the Hornets 10-0 in a game stopped by the mercy rule in the second half.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday at Wagoner, with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Turkey season is a month away out west, and six weeks away here in southeast Oklahoma. I am going to head down to Ardmore to see my cousin, Jason Sampson, for opening weekend and try to kill me a Rio Grande turkey.
I am getting ready to start practicing up with my turkey calls that I got from Jay Neugin a couple of years back. I am hearing some people talk about scouting and seeing some birds strutting already.
When the eastern season opens up, I am going to join Dan Carter and Butch Parks down at my lease near Clayton for a camping trip to chase some birds around the mountains.
STIGLER â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as it picked up a 7-3 road win over the Stigler Panthers on Monday afternoon.
The Pirates scored once in the first inning and twice in each of the third and fourth innings for a 5-0 lead.
After the Panthers cut the deficit to 5-3 after five innings, the Pirates got two runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
Wister 4, Heavener 1: In Heavener, the Wildcats opened the season with a victory, thanks to a seventh-inning rally.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” It's always tough watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the Oklahoma City Thunder.
As I've said previously, I grew up a huge Lakers fan ever since the rookie season of Magic Johnson. I stayed with that team all through their glory "Showtime" years, and then even in the â€™90s when they struggled before picking up Kobe Bryant and then Shaquille O'Neal for their championship run in the early 2000s.
Then Oklahoma City finally got an National Basketball Association team a few years ago when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to town.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings will take on the Murray State College Lady Aggies at 1 p.m. Thursdsy in a quarterfinal game of the 2013 Region II Tournament, which will take place at the Noble Complex on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.
If the Lady Vikings win, they will take on the winner of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M-Arkansas Baptist College game in one semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their second win of the season as they routed the Battiest Lady Panthers 12-0 Tuesday afternoon in their home opener.
The home action was to have been a three-way with Sallisaw, but its coach was taken earlier in the day by ambulance from Sallisaw High School to a local hospital. Thus, the Lady Black Diamonds did not participate.
Clayton 14, Whitesboro 12: In Whitesboro, in a battle of Lady Bulldogs, Clayton outlasted Whitesboro.