Poteau and Porter Consolidated both share the same plight coming into their soccer game Friday at Costner Stadium. Both share the common mascot, Lady Pirates, but, more importantly, both teams were at the bottom of the District 4A-6 standings, with perhaps this game being the only shot at claiming a district win.
The home standing Lady Pirates of Poteau claimed their second victory of the year, and their first district victory since last year, by the score of 1-0.
FORT GIBSON â€” The Poteau Pirates ended coming in second at this past weekend's Fort Gibson Tournament as they lost Saturday afternoon's title game 5-3 to the Wagoner Bulldogs at Carr-O'Dell Park.
Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, the Pirates scored three runs on a Kaydon Evans sacrifice fly and two Wagoner errors to take a 3-1 lead.
The Bulldogs, ranked 15th in Class 4A, cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth inning on a passed ball, then a two-run home run by Brad Green and a passed ball produced three runs in the sixth inning.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” The Spiro Bulldogs crossed the border Friday night into Arkansas to face the Fort Smith Southside Rebels. They didn't miss a beat against the Class 7A West school handing the Rebels a 4-3 loss on Senior Night.
It was a great weekend for the Carl Albert State College softball team. The Lady Vikings swept a home doubleheader Saturday afternoon from Connors State College by scores of 11-3 in a six-inning, run-rule win in the opener, followed by a 2-1, eight-inning victory in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will conclude their regular season at 2 p.m. this afternoon in a road twinbill against Rose State College in Midwest City.
TONKAWA â€” Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks Thursday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team completed the four-game series sweep Saturday afternoon by sweeping the Mavericks by scores of 12-2 and 3-1.
Carl Albert will return to action at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Warner against Connors State College in a single, nine-inning contest.
The Carl Albert State Vikings baseball team celebrated Thursday with a home doubleheader sweep of the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks at Ival Goodman Field by scores of 2-1 and 5-2.
The same two teams will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. this afternoon in Tonkawa.
BATTIEST â€” After both teams split their two games on Friday, it boiled down to a winner-take-all game between the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Battiest Panthers for Class B District Tournament championship.
In the end, the host team won as the Panthers ended up run ruling the Bulldogs 16-6 Friday afternoon to win the district title.
The two teams split on Thursday, with Battiest taking the opener 4-3, but the Bulldogs taking the nightcap 7-6.
FORT GIBSON â€” It was a terrific Thursday for the Poteau Pirates baseball team at the opening day of the Fort Gibson Tournament at Carr-O'Dell Park.
Poteau, which outlasted Sperry 7-6 in 10 innings in a battle of Pirates, then got past tournament-host Fort Gibson 7-6.
The Pirates will play at noon today in the championship game. The game was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m., but was moved up to noon to accommodate Poteau's prom tonight.
In the victory over Sperry, Davey Bullard's sacrifice fly scored Kaydon Evans in the 10th inning to break a 6-all tie.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets took the first step to what they hope is a trip to the Class A State Tournament in a couple of weekend.
Thursday night on their home field, the â€™Jackets went 3-0 to win the Class A District Tournament. They defeated the Howe Lions 16-0, then beat the Gans Grizzlies 6-1 and 12-0.
The season came to an end for the Lions, who lost the first game of the district tournament in heartbreaking fashion â€” losing a one-run decision to the Grizzlies by a score of 8-7.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages assured themselves one more week of baseball.
The Savages defeated the Kinta Eagles 13-3, then beat the Panola Bearcats twice by scores of 8-1 and 9-2 to win the Class B District Tournament on Thursday.