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Bokoshe seeks first win for new coach; Tigers open C-4 play at Midway

September 9, 2011

The Bokoshe Tigers football team will try to get new coach Tyler Massey his first win tonight. If it happens, it will be at a very opportune time for the Tigers.
Bokoshe will open District C-4 play tonight against the Midway Chargers at 7:30 p.m. in Council Hill.
The winner of tonight's game will be in a multiple-team tie for first place, along with the winners of tonight's Prue-Arkoma game and Claremore Christian-Maud game — the other two District C-4 contests.

Talihina hits road once more, faces Gore Pirates tonight

September 9, 2011

The Talihina Golden Tigers opened the 2011 season with a 31-7 win on the road over the Haileyville Warriors last Friday night. The win was pleasing in a lot of ways for Talihina Coach Kelly Gravitt.

Most county football teams had successful starts to 2011

September 9, 2011

For LeFlore County high school football, most of the eight teams posted wins on opening week.
Week 1 began with Spiro beating Panama last Thursday night, then Poteau, Pocola, Talihina and Arkoma also won their openers Friday night.
Heavener, Panama and Bokoshe will seek their first wins this Friday night.
But the season just got tougher for Arkoma and Bokoshe, who are both in District C-4. Being 8-man teams, their districts are larger than the normal eight-team district — such as Poteau's District 4A-4 and Spiro's District 3A-8.

Fishing tournaments galore coming up in area

September 9, 2011

The Boys and Girls Club of Alma, Ark., will have its “Fall Challenge on the Arkansas River” Bass Tournament From 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Smith (Ark.) Park. The entry fee is $80 per boat. There will be $5,000 of prize money to be awarded — guaranteed. For additional information, call Rick Clark at (479) 459-0798.

Pirate senior defensive back says season-opening win big

September 8, 2011

When the Poteau Pirates defeated the Checotah Wildcats 38-35 last Friday night at Costner Stadium, among the happy players was senior defensive back Jesse Woodson.
“It was good,” Woodson said. “We came out, and we played hard. We gave it all we had.”
Woodson had a good reason to be happy. His interception in the waning seconds sealed the deal for Poteau.

Poteau Bandit League teams go 3-1 to open season at Sallisaw

September 8, 2011

SALLISAW — Most coaches will take a .750 winning percentage, and that was the percentage of Poteau Bandit League success in the season openers Saturday night.
The Poteau fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teams all posted victories, while the Black Diamonds took the third-grade game.
The Poteau sixth-grade team won 36-0 as Kale Barcheers scored three touchdowns and Jamison Shackleford and Seth Ryan each had a TD.
Poteau took the fifth-grade contest 20-0 behind a touchdown apiece from Josh Smith, Christian Scott and Tylor Word.

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

September 8, 2011

PANAMA — Panama pitcher Taylor Eaves threw a four-hit shutout as the Lady Razorbacks downed the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Wister 10, Bokoshe 0; Wister 4, Talihina 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats (12-8) got a no-hitter from Katelen Morgan (1-0) as she fanned five batters in the three-inning, run-rule victory over the Lady Tigers.
In Wister's victory over Talihina, Morgan used her bat to decide the game as her two-out, solo home run in the fifth ended the game.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

September 8, 2011

LEFLORE — 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 ’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.

Spiro looks for second win in a row, visits Muldrow Friday night

September 8, 2011

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 ’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.

Poteau girls post road victory over Pocola Lady Indians Monday afternoon

September 7, 2011

POCOLA — 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.

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