LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team won for the eighth time in their last 10 games as they posted a pair of home wins Monday, beating the Howe Lions 2-1 and the McCurtain Bulldogs 10-3.
Cameron 12, Crowder 4: In Canadian, the Yellowjackets (11-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Then, after the Demons cut the deficit to 4-2 in the third inning, the â€™Jackets erupted for six runs in the third inning to take a 10-2 lead after three innings.
Whitesboro 18, Panola 10: In Panola, the Bulldogs (7-8) rallied from a 10-9 deficit with a nine-run seventh inning to get the come-from-behind win.
The Spiro Bulldogs opened the season last Thursday night with a 44-6 win over the Panama Razorbacks at McClain Stadium.
Not only do the â€™Dogs look to make it two straight wins to begin the season Friday night when they visit the Muldrow Bulldogs, but they will look for a little bit of a better performance.
POCOLA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team welcomed pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell back to the pitching circle Monday afternoon when her team faced the Pocola Lady Indians. She seemed to pick up right where she left off.
After not pitching for about two weeks due to arm stiffness, Caldwell pitched four innings and got her 10th win of the season as the Lady Pirates downed the Lady Indians 8-1.
It's here. Next week will be the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Games will begin Monday and end with the championship game (or games) on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Poteau was awarded the top seed, and the Lady Pirates took home the county championship last fall.
But this fall's event could be very interesting. Spiro, the No. 2 seed, has fallen to Poteau twice â€” each time by a single run.
Panama, the No. 3 seed, only got beat by Poteau 3-0 in last month's Lady â€™Back Classic, but the Lady Pirates did run rule them about a week later.
STILLWATER â€” There's a lot of high optimism on the side of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team. This season is supposedly going to be their best since Coach Mike Gundy took over.
The good news was the Pokes handled the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 61-34 Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium. However, while there were some good things Gundy saw, he also saw some not-so-good things.
As the teams entered their locker room at halftime, the Poteau Pirates appeared to be sitting in the catbird's seat, but after a verbal lashing by their coach at half time, the Checotah Wildcats came out in the second half and dominated the third quarter to actually gain the lead.
Poteau had to stage two fourth-quarter scoring drives to seal the 38-35 victory in the season opener Friday night at Costner Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” Led by the passing of Christian Davis and the receiving of Tyler Sweeten, the Arkoma Mustangs defeated Keota 34-20 in a game in which they never trailed.
The win avenged last year's 62-14 loss to the Lions in Keota to begin the 2010 season.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians ended the season last year with a three-game winning streak. The winning streak reached four as the new season got under way Friday night at John Carter Field.
The Indians handled the Tulsa Regent Prep Rams by a score 43-14.
HAILEYVILLE â€” With a bunch of new faces, the Talihina Golden Tigers were hoping to continue their winning ways from a season ago. They did just that Friday night.
The Golden Tigers ended up routing the Haileyville Warriors 31-7 Friday night in the 2011 season opener.