MUSKOGEE â Last fall, there was heartbreak for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team, losing in the regional final on its home field. Friday afternoon, the Lady Pirates were hoping for a different ending in this fall's Class 4A Regional Tournament. Unfortunately, it didn't happen.
The regional host Hilldale Lady Hornets edged the Lady Pirates 5-4 in Friday afternoon's title game to end their season at 31-8.
In Friday's loser's-bracket final, the Lady Pirates rallied to down Sequoyah-Claremore 3-2.
Look for the complete story in Saturday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.
The Poteau Pirates football team hopes to be celebrating a happy homecoming at night's end after what they hope will be a District 4A-4 victory over the Fort Gibson Tigers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Costner Stadium.
Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, believes his 10th-ranked Pirates are focused on the task at hand â upsetting Class 4A's sixth-ranked Tigers.
For those fans attending tonight's District 2A-6 contest between the homestanding Pocola Indians and the Wilburton Diggers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field, they will be seeing pink â literally.
Tonight's game will be the second annual âPink-Outâ football game for the Indians.
The Spiro Bulldogs football team will have its fourth tough road test of the season at 7:30 p.m. tonight when they travel to meet the Eufaula Ironheads in a crucial District 3A-8 contest.
The Bulldogs (2-3 overall, 1-1 in district play) ended a two-game losing streak last Friday night at McClain Stadium by blanking the Idabel Warriors 17-0.
âIt felt good,â said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach, about last week's victory. âThe kids are pumped up, and it made for a better week in practice.â
To Get There â Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to Eufaula.
If there was a golden chance for the Bokoshe Tigers football team to get a win this season, it could very well be tonight.
The Tigers (0-5) will step outside of District C-4 play tonight for a 7:30 p.m. home game against Eagle Point Academy.
Last season, these two teams met in Bokoshe, with the Tigers posting a 48-42 win â which proved to be their only win in 2011.
OKLAHOMA CITY â There will not be a state champion crowned in softball from LeFlore County this weekend.
Class 2A's defending state champions, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, suffered an upset at the hands of Cyril/Cement Thursday afternoon at the Class 2A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium. The Lady âBacks lost 7-2 to Cyril/Cement in the state quarterfinals to end their season at 27-12.
MUSKOGEE â The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will have to do it the hard way to make it to the Class 4A State Tournament next weekend.
The Lady Pirates blanked Sequoyah-Claremore 2-0 in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday at Hilldale High School, but then lost in the winner's-bracket final 4-3 to host Hilldale.
The Lady Pirates (30-8) will play Sequoyah-Claremore at noon Friday in the loser's-bracket final, with the winner having to beat the host Lady Hornets twice in the championship round â which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.
EDMOND â In May 2011, the Wister Wildcats baseball team won the Class 2A state title with a victory over the Dale Pirates. When the same two teams met Thursday afternoon at the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Santa Fe High School, luck wasn't with the team in purple.
The Pirates blanked the Wildcats 3-0 to end Wister's season at 20-9.
Look for the complete story in Friday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.
PANAMA â The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will get a chance to defend their Class 2A state title this weekend. However, it was a little harrowing if that chance was going to present itself.
After Wyandotte defeated Panama 6-0 in the first Class 2A Regional Tournament title game, the Lady âBacks found themselves against the wall â needing to win, or go home.