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Wister pitcher no-hits Cameron in Howe Wood Bat Tournament to lead Wildcats to championship; Smithville holds off Leflore for third place; Whitesboro beats Howe in consolation finals

September 8, 2014

HOWE — Wister pitcher Scotty Gibson no-hit the Cameron Yellowjackets to lead the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory to win the 2014 Howe Wood Bat Tournament on Saturday night at Lions Field.
The ’Cats reached the finals with a 7-1 victory over the Leflore Savages in Saturday afternoon’s championship semifinals.
The ’Jackets made the title game with a 4-2 win over the Smithville Braves, who beat the Savages 5-4 in the third-place game.

Wister girls beat host Tushka to win Tushka Tournament on Saturday

September 8, 2014

TUSHKA — Kati Patterson’s two-out, three-run double propelled the Wister Lady Wildcats to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Tushka Lady Tigers to win the Tushka Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Pocola Lady Indians 4-2 in the winner’s-bracket finals and the Rock Creek Lady Mustangs 1-0 in the winner’s-bracket semifinals.
The host Lady Tigers blanked the Lady Indians 3-0 in the loser’s-bracket final after Pocola lost to Wister.

Friday’s High School Softball Roundup

September 8, 2014

TALIHINA — The Poteau Lady Pirates ended last week on a high note with a 9-3 road win over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers on Friday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates broke a 3-all tie with a pair of three-run innings in the fifth and sixth innings for a 9-3 lead.
Poteau took a 3-0 lead after two innings with a single run in the opening frame and two runs in the third inning, only to see Talihina score three in the fourth inning to knot the game at 3.
Leflore 5, Cameron 4: In Leflore, Kaylee Roath got the win for the Lady Savages. Camri Duncan was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in.

2014 LeFlore County JH Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Bracket

September 7, 2014

Wister, Cameron, Leflore advance to today's championship semifinals at Howe Wood Bat Tournament; Host Lions, Whitesboro boys tried to stay alive Friday for that night's consolation finals

September 6, 2014

Three LeFlore County high school baseball teams will be in the mix to try to win the 2014 Howe Wood Bat Tournament tonight at Howe's Lions Field.

Friday's/Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

September 6, 2014

TUSHKA — Wister sophomore pitcher Hunter Gibson had a double-digit strikeout performance for the second straight day as the Lady Wildcats beat the Dickson Lady Comets 4-1 Friday afternoon in the Tushka Tournament.
Gibson, who struck out 11 Howe Lady Lions on Thursday, fanned 10 Dickson batters in her complete-game victory.
The Lady ’Cats scored single runs in each of the first two innings for a 2-0 lead, which was plenty of run support for Wister's ace.
Wister 8, Howe 0: Thursday in Howe, Wister sophomore pitcher Hunter Gibson tossed a one-hitter and struck out 11 batters.

Tri-State Speedway Results, Point Standings

September 6, 2014

Saturday At Pocola

Editor’s note: All race results and point standings in each division will have the top three races plus any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.; 5. Junior Thornburg, Spiro.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 3. Cecil Hayes, Huntington, Ark.
Super Stock Race

Poteau’s slow start dooms Pirates in Thursday night’s loss to Alma

September 6, 2014

The Poteau Pirates did the one thing they feared doing the most, and that was to get behind early against the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in Thursday night’s Hooten’s Classic at Mayo-Thompson Stadium at Fort Smith Northside High School. It seem like they were down 15-0 before the last cord of the national anthem had faded into the ozone layer.
Alma scored two touchdowns on an extremely short field in the opening period.
Too, the Pirates looked good on two drives of 15 and 14 plays, but when the Pirates got close to Alma’s end zone, they lost their rhythm. Also, Alma played strong defense.

Arkoma too much for Bokoshe

September 6, 2014

The latest installment of the LeFlore County 8-man rivalry went the way of the visiting Arkoma Mustangs as they corralled the homestanding Bokoshe Tigers 46-0 Friday night at Tiger Stadium in a game ended by the mercy rule with 9:54 left in the third quarter.
The Tigers started on offense but their drive stalled after four plays, and the Mustangs took possession of the ball at the Bokoshe 33-yard line.
The Mustangs ran the simplest of base plays as Landin Duzan followed his trap block all the way home for a 33 yard TD. Dakotah Roam added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

Sallisaw-Central handles Pocola Indians

September 6, 2014

The Sallisaw-Central Tigers pounded the Pocola Indians 48-22 in the 2014 opener for both teams Friday night at Sallisaw-Central High School.
The Indians got the ball on their own 49-yard line to start the game. They promptly marched down the field for a touchdown. Quarterback Kyler Ree hit Corey Edwards for a 14-yard pitch-and-catch, which gave Pocola its only lead of the half at 6-0.
The Tigers’ offense was in tune this night scoring on drives of 69, 62, 26 and 81 yards rolling to a 34-6 halftime lead.

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