LEFLORE â€” After seeing the winless Eagletown Eagles rally in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead, things were not looking too promising for the hometown Leflore Savages in Friday's contest.
But they returned the favor to the Eagles as the Savages also had a two-run seventh inning to rally for a 6-5 victory.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians ended the week with a home victory over the Keota Lady Lions by a score of 6-3 Thursday afternoon.
Wister 9, McCurtain 3; Wister 17, McCurtain 5: Thursday in McCurtain, the Lady Wildcats (10-8) ran their winning streak to four games by sweeping their Green Country Conference foes.
Pocola 7, Sallisaw-Central 4: Tuesday in Panama, after losing to the host Lady Razorbacks, the Lady Indians bounced back with a comeback win.
CAMERON â€” The Wister Wildcats won for the third time this week as they run ruled the Cameron Yellowjackets 10-1 in five innings Thursday afternoon.
Howe 12, Kinta 4; Howe 7, Kinta 4: In Howe, the Lions (5-6) ran their winning streak to four games with the sweep of the Eagles Thursday afternoon at Lions Field.
Leflore 15, Indianola 5: In Leflore, the Savages (7-5) broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run third inning and a seven-run fourth inning.
COWETA â€” Poteau Pirate cross country runner Nico Hall was fifth at Thursday afternoon's Coweta Invitational. His time was 19:23.91.
As a team, the Pirates were fifth with 136 points, finishing behind champion Lincoln Christian (50 points), host Coweta (62), Pryor (126) and Grove (133).
OWASSO â€” Both Heavener High School cross country teams were sixth in Thursday afternoon's Owasso Invitational.
In the boys' division, the Wolves had 162 points to come in sixth. Tulsa Union won the boys' title with 45 points, followed by Owasso (53 points), Bixby (73), Tulsa Memorial (95) and Skiatook (120).
Jose Farias was Heavener's highest finisher as he was 16th (12:21), earning him a medal. Dakotah McGee was 28th (12:58), Ray Diaz was 29th (12:58), Arturo Ortego was 48th (13:57), Cesar Gonzales was 50th (14:03) and Octavio Sanchez was 55th (15:40).
When the Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs met in last month's Lady â€™Back Classic in Panama, it was a hard-fought, 2-1 victory for Poteau.
When the two teams met again Thursday afternoon, it was another hard-fought game â€” this time with more runs, and more miscues for both teams.
The Lady Pirates held off the Lady Bulldogs 5-4 in a game in which the other team's defensive miscues led to more of the nine total runs scoring than base hits.
Although Panama and Spiro got their football seasons under way Thursday night, tonight's it's the Poteau Pirates' turn.
The Pirates will welcome the Checotah Wildcats to town for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff tonight at Costner Stadium.
Tonight's 7:30 p.m. kickoff to begin the season at home against the Keota Lions could not have gotten here any slower for the Arkoma Mustangs.
â€śIt's going pretty slow right now,â€ť Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton said on Tuesday. â€śI keep waking up, thinking it's Friday â€” but it's not. It's something that we've been looking forward to. The kids are real excited. I'm just as excited to get it going. But it's dragging right now.â€ť
So far, the Bokoshe Tigers football team has not had as much time on the field as first-year Coach Tyler Massey would like.
First of all, school did not begin until Aug. 24, and until school began not all the players were at preseason practices. In fact, the Tigers did not even have a preseason scrimmage, where most, if not all, teams had two.
Tonight's season opener against Porum at 7:30 p.m. at home will be the first game-like situation in which the Tigers will have participated this season.
Last year, the Pocola Indians opened the 2010 football season on the road against Hulbert. This year, they'll open the 2011 campaign at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field â€” not against Hulbert, however.
The Indians will welcome a new team to town, Tulsa Regent Prep â€” which is a very unknown opponent.