Just as the sunshine at the end of last week's Spring Break was much welcomed, so, too, was a Poteau Pirate baseball team victory in the final game of the 2012 Poteau Wood Bat Tournament.
The Pirates defeated the Sallisaw-Central Tigers 11-5 Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park in the final game of this year's event.
CAMERON â€” The two LeFlore County baseball teams, the Cameron Yellowjackets and the Panama Razorbacks, who were at this site of the 2012 Poteau Wood Bat Festival both split their two games in which they played.
The â€™Jackets defeated Moss 5-1 Friday afternoon, but lost by the same score Saturday afternoon to Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside.
Both of the Hogs' games were Friday. They run ruled Haileyville 15-0, but then were run ruled themselves 12-2 by Sallisaw-Central.
SPIRO â€” Spring Break's rain didn't totally wash out the 2012 Class 3A Preview this past weekend. One game got played, and the host Spiro Bulldogs got themselves a win.
The â€™Dogs jumped out to an early lead and rode the advantage to a 10-2 victory over the Haskell Haymakers Saturday afternoon.
DALE â€” Last spring, the Wister Wildcats defeated the Dale Pirates to win the Class 2A State Tournament.
In a match-up Saturday afternoon between the same two teams which came about due to the Union City Festival being rained out Thursday and Friday, the Pirates avenged that loss â€” and in a big way.
The combination of a fast start and four Wister errors, the Pirates ended up run ruling the â€™Cats 12-0.
MIDWEST CITY â€” It was a happy weekend for the Carl Albert State College baseball team. The Vikings posted a doubleheader sweep of Rose State College by scores of 4-1 and 6-5 on Saturday afternoon.
The same two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. It begins three straight days of action for the Vikings, who will play the Bacone College junior varsity in a home twinbill at 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader Thursday against Seminole State College.
CLAREMORE â€” Several members of the Poteau Spirit Center gymnastic team competed last weekend, with three members placing.
Michaela Wolf placed first in her age group, Shyanne Hutchison was runner-up in her age group and Cheyenne Wilbourn was runner-up in all-around in the age 8-and-younger division â€” all in Level 3.
Other gymnasts competing were Holly Bowman, Allison Blagg, Skylee Maynard, Courtney Kitchens, Katie Magness and Anniston Baker.
Three gymnasts, Corbie Buffington, Keegan Hudlow and Jenna Bowman, competed at Level 1, and took home several ribbons and a medal.
Finally, the 2012 Poteau Wood Bat Festival got underway Friday afternoon, but the host Pirates were not the ones celebrating a win.
Thanks to a six-run fifth inning, the visiting Dickson Comets rallied, and held off a potential seventh-inning rally by Poteau, to down the Pirates 6-5 at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates (4-3) will get another chance this afternoon to get a win in their own festival as they will take on the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Town Creek Park, which will come on the heels of the Tigers' game with Hartshorne at noon this afternoon.
Friday ended the weeklong Upward Basketball Camp, which took place at the Pansy Kidd Middle School Gym thanks to the Church of the Nazarene.
The event was basically a â€śBible Basketball Camp.â€ť Not only was sportsmanship and basketball fundamentals taught to the nearly 60 campers, but there was also devotion time present daily as well.