For six LeFlore County high school basketball teams, they each find themselves three wins from an appearance in next week's state tournaments.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (Class 4A), the Spiro Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs (Class 3A), the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers (Class 2A), the Howe Lady Lions (Class 2A) and the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) will begin what they each hope is a three-game winning streak this week which will culminate with area tournament consolation championships â€” and, more importantly, trips to next week's state tournaments.
It was a good Wednesday afternoon for the Carl Albert State College softball team at home as the Lady Vikings swept a pair of games from Arkansas Baptist by scores of 13-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game in the opener and 8-5 in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will entertain Seminole State College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader this afternoon at home.
Can you believe that the high school baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today? It will.
Listed at the end of this column will be the list of games today through Monday for both sports.
For those new to the area, this column appears on Tuesdays, beginning next week. This column talks about the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs and what's upcoming on the diamond for our county baseball and slow-pitch softball teams.
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The Poteau High School soccer teams played their final scrimmages of the season Tuesday at Costner Stadium against Greenwood, Ark.
Both the boys and girls games were advanced by two hours in hopes of beating a strong line of thundershowers that was crossing the state of Oklahoma with Poteau in its sights.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs easily disposed of the Lady Pirates by the score of 4-1, with Poteau's only goal being an own goal which was accidentally scored by Greenwood player.
But a late strike by the Pirates enabled them to win 3-2 over the â€™Dogs.
NEOSHO, Mo. â€” The week did not start off the way the Carl Albert State College softball team would have liked.
The Lady Vikings suffered a doubleheader loss at the hands of Crowder College by scores of 4-3 and 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
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LeFlore County now has six high school basketball teams still alive in the playoffs â€” Poteau's girls (Class 4A), Spiro's teams (Class 3A), Howe's girls (Class 2A), Talihina's girls (Class 2A) and Wister's boys (Class 2A).
As I stated in the headline of today's column, five of these schools have a shot at making next week's state tournaments.
You wonder why not all six? That is because if the Lady Lions and the Lady Golden Tigers win their playoff games on Thurdsay, they will meet each other Friday afternoon â€” and one will knock the other out of the postseason.
Despite having three players in double figures, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game as they lost 73-59 to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in the home finale Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Shelby Trozzi's 17 points weren't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 81-63 loss to NOC-Tonkawa in the first game of Monday night's. OCAC twinbill.