It's hard to think that there's a finality in preseason games, but that's the case for the Poteau Pirates football team.
Poteau's new coach, Greg Werner, said that tonight's 6 p.m. scrimmage at Costner Stadium against Mena, Ark., is an important one for many reasons.
â€śThis is it,â€ť Werner said. â€śWe've got to get all these things taken care of now. We're behind, so maybe we can get some things learned and get some things figured out.â€ť
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RED OAK â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates split their games in Tuesday's three-way, beating Rattan 10-3 but losing 2-0 to Red Oak.
Panama 10, Cameron 0; Panama 4, Wilburton 2; Wilburton 13; Cameron 1: In Panama, the combination of Taylor Eaves and Hannah Goines threw a one-hit shutout against the Lady Yellowjackets.
Eaves no-hit the Lady â€™Jackets for three innings, then Goines threw a scoreless fourth inning. Cameron's only hit was a fourth-inning single by Amber Bailey.
CAMERON â€” The duo of Cody McAlpin and Dillon Jackson combined to throw a no-hitter Tuesday afternoon as the Cameron Yellowjackets handled the Okay Mustangs by a score of 11-3.
McAlpin pitched the first three innings, allowing no hits and striking out six batters. Jackson pitched the final two innings, fanning four batters and allowing no hits.
Leflore 9, Kiowa 5: In Leflore, the Savages avenged last weekend's loss to the Cowboys in the Buffalo Valley Tournament with a come-from-behind victory.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Summer is officially over, and school starts this week. This means that dove season is just around the corner, and archery season is not far behind that. With this in mind, be sure that you and your kids have taken the hunter safety course. There is one scheduled this weekend at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau at 8 a.m. Saturday. Donâ€™t waste time; the season will begin before you know it! Another thing you need to be aware of are the Oklahoma Free Hunting Days are taking place Sept. 1-2, during which Oklahoma residents do not need a hunting license or HIP permit to go afield.
The perfect season for the Poteau Lady Pirates is no more.
The Tahlequah Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Pirates 9-1 Monday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers, the top-ranked team in the OK Rankings Class 5A Poll, broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth inning. Then, they added five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh inning. Poteau did not make things easy on itself as the Lady Pirates committed six errors, making only five of the runs earned.
Wister 13, Gans 0: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats got the first win of the season.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will have to wait another year to try to win their own fast-pitch tournament.
The Lady Razorbacks lost 8-2 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles in the loser's-bracket final of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic on Monday night. The game was to have been played on Saturday, but the entire final day's worth of games were rained out and made up on Monday.
As for the Lady Eagles, they ended up winning four games on the day and night, capping it off with a 7-0 victory over the Savanna Lady Bulldogs in the title game to win the Classic.