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Wister girls fall in state quarterfinals to Dale

October 11, 2014

SHAWNEE — The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team was hoping to do something it didn’t do last spring at the state tournament, win at least one game. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
The Lady Wildcats suffered an 8-1 loss to the Dale Lady Pirates in Thursday afternoon’s Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinals at the Ball Fields at Firelake.
The Lady ’Cats end the season at 21-9.

Talihina Golden Tigers have mixed feelings about this week's open date

October 11, 2014

If you noticed throughout this week's editions, you did not read a preview story about the Talihina Golden Tigers' game this week, nor does Saturday's edition have their game story. That's because they did not play this week.
Due to being in District A-6, which has seven teams, one team will always do one of two things during one of the district weeks of action — either play a non-district foe, like Panama did Friday night on the road against Foyil, or not play. The latter scenario is what ended up happening to the Golden Tigers, which is being received with mixed blessings.

Chitwood, Parker win 2014 Classic

October 10, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club’s 2014 Classic took place last weekend at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 30 boats with anglers who caught 169 fish weighing a collective 429.66 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.54 pounds, and 25 limits were caught.
Joey Chitwood and Tony Parker won the event with 31.86 pounds, earning the top prize of $3,500.

Wister Schools offering outdoor, wildlife conservation classes to grades 8 through 12

October 10, 2014

Wister Public Schools in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers outdoor and wildlife conservation classes to the students of Wister high school and junior high.
The main focus of these offered courses is safety, through each student being trained in the Hunters’ Safety program as well as proper training in the use of archery and shotgun sports equipment. These classes also teach students proper conservation techniques for the wildlife of our great state.

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October 10, 2014

Poteau Pirates look to bounce back Friday night on the road against Stilwell

October 9, 2014

The Poteau Pirates will look to rebound from last Friday night’s tough home 35-33 loss to Tulsa Metro Christian when they hit the field at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a road District 4A-4 contest against the Stilwell Indians.
“It was a tough game,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said about last week’s defeat. “A play here or there, and it could have gone either way. Those type of games are tough to lose, but that’s part of the game. So, now we’ve got to come back. We definitely need to get back to work.”

Pocola Indians end four-game homestand Friday night against 2A-6 newcomer Liberty

October 9, 2014

The Pocola Indians would like to end their four-game homestand with a win over District 2A-6 newcomer Liberty for many reasons. First, a win Friday night for the Indians (1-4 overall, 0-1 in district play) in Friday night’s 7 p.m. 2A-6 contest at John Carter Field will keep them in line for all their goals.
“We still control our own destiny,” Pocola coach Rick Lang said. “We’re not out of anything. We just need to play better football. We just have to go out and take care of business, beginning Friday night.”

Spiro Bulldogs look to rebound against non-district foe, Class 2A’s 10th-ranked Stroud Tigers on Friday night

October 9, 2014

The Spiro Bulldogs will look to rebound from their first football loss of 2014 and first District 3A-8 defeat last week to the Eufaula Ironheads as they will entertain Class 2A’s Stroud Tigers in a non-district game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McClain Stadium.
The ’Dogs (4-1) lost 21-12 to the Ironheads, but Friday night’s game will have no bearing on their district standings nor affect their playoff standing.

Heavener Wolves look for second straight victory, travel to meet Stigler Panthers on Friday night

October 9, 2014

The Heavener Wolves snapped their three-game losing streak Friday night with a 14-12 road win over the Valliant Bulldogs. It was a game where they did not self-destruct, unlike the previous two losses — falling 22-12 to Muldrow and 17-14 in the District 3A-8 opener to Eufaula — where they did.
“It felt good,” first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said about last week’s victory. “We sustained drives better against Valliant. We did a better job throwing down field with more success than in the past. We played really well on both sides of the ball. We didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot.”

Heavener Wolves look for second straight victory, travel to meet Stigler Panthers on Friday night

October 9, 2014

The Heavener Wolves snapped their three-game losing streak Friday night with a 14-12 road win over the Valliant Bulldogs. It was a game where they did not self-destruct, unlike the previous two losses — falling 22-12 to Muldrow and 17-14 in the District 3A-8 opener to Eufaula — where they did.
“It felt good,” first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said about last week’s victory. “We sustained drives better against Valliant. We did a better job throwing down field with more success than in the past. We played really well on both sides of the ball. We didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot.”

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