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.
The Panama Razorbacks will get their first taste of game-like situations when they travel to scrimmage the Savanna Bulldogs at 6 p.m. tonight.
The main thing second-year Coach Brandon Ellis wants to see is improvement.
WILBURTON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs got their first fast-pitch softball win of the 2012 season Tuesday afternoon with a 6-2 win over the Howe Lady Lions in the Robbers Cave Shootout.
The Lady Mustangs, however, lost their other three games over the first two days of the event. They lost after their win over Howe to Quinton by a 6-0 score. On Monday, they lost 7-2 to Porum and 12-0 to Weleetka.
For the Lady Lions, they lost all four of their pool play games over the first two days of action. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions fell 12-2 to Weleetka before falling to Arkoma.
I thought I'd devote the first part of this week's column to announcing the dates of the 2012 fantasy football leagues' drafts.
So, without further ado, here they are:
The Shop's Ultimate Fantasy Football League â€” 3 p.m. Sunday at The Shop.
The Cavanal Premier League â€” 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Jeff Robert Compound.
The IBC Fantasy Football League â€” 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at LaHuerta's Mexican Restaurant.
The Possum Fantasy Football League â€” noon Aug. 26 at Danny Caldwell's house.
The Elite 12 Fantasy Football League â€” 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Danny Caldwell's house.
HEAVENER â€” A three-run third inning and the pitching of Kaylee Cox, plus withstanding a late Heavener rally, was enough for the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to edge the Lady Wolves 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon.
Panama 4, Stigler 3: In Panama, Kali Crase's seventh-inning RBI single capped a rally from being down 3-0 to get her team's seventh win of the season.
Broken Bow 12, Talihina 1: In Broken Bow, the Lady Golden Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Amber Robinson in the opening inning.
Field No. 1
McCurtain vs. Savanna, 5:50 p.m.; Panama vs. Sallisaw-Central, 7:10 p.m.; Panama/Sallisaw-Central winner vs. Whitesboro-Muldrow winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 2
Spiro vs. Stigler, 4:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Vian, 5:50 p.m.; Spiro-Stigler winner vs. Keota-Smithville winner, 7:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Cameron-Heavener winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 3
Keota vs. Smithville, 4:30 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Muldrow, 5:50 p.m.; Cameron vs. Heavener, 7:10 p.m.; Pocola-Vian winner vs. McCurtain-Savanna winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 1
KINTA â€” The Howe Lions baseball team got its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 win over the Kinta Eagles.
Eagletown 10, Whitesboro 8: In Whitesboro, the Eagles rallied from an 8-3 deficit with a four-run third inning and a three-run fifth inning.
Smithville 9, Wister 6: In Smithville, the Braves rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the fourth inning with a five-run fourth inning and a single run in the sixth inning to get the comeback victory.