With the Arkoma Mustangs on a four-game losing streak since entering District B-4 play, they are in must-win mode as they travel Friday night to meet the Porum Panthers at 7:30 p.m.
â€śWe've got to win the rest of them, and probably have some help, to get in [the postseason],â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śOur backs are against the wall. We've got to take care of what we can take care of, and Porum is first.â€ť
The Bokoshe Tigers will try to get not only their first win of the 2014 footbal season but their first victory in District C-4 when they travel to meet the Midway Chargers at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Council Hill.
The Tigers (0-5, 0-3 in district play), who lost 48-0 on homecoming last week to Cave Springs, came close to their first win of the season in their district opener, falling 28-20 in overtime to the Bowlegs Bison. However, Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray believed in the preseason that there were some winnable games in this district. He's hoping that Friday night will be one of those games.
The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team made it to the Class 3A Slow-Pitch Softball State Tournament last May, but when they woke up Saturday they werenâ€™t sure they would be at this weekâ€™s Class 2A Fast-Pitch Softball State Tournament. The Lady â€™Cats were facing elimination all day Saturday at the Class 2A Regional Tournament in Wyandotte, and had to win three games â€” two over Wyandotte â€” to win the regional and advance to state. They did just that.
Poteau senior wide receiver/defensive back Hunter Bradshaw should be enjoying his final year as Pirate by making plays on the gridiron. Instead, heâ€™s become a spectator.
Bradshaw tore his ACL in the season opener against Alma, Ark., in the Hootenâ€™s Classic on Sept. 4 at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School. Itâ€™s indeed been a very frustrating time for him.
The streak is alive and well as the Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-grade Raiders rolled over the Vian Wolverine Cubs by the score of 36-0 Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
However, the Poteau Pirates freshmen and the PKMS eighth-graders both fell to Vian. The Wolverines edged the Pirates 20-14, while the Raiders lost 30-6.
The three teams will return to action next week. The Pirates freshmen will entertain Broken Bow at 6 p.m. Monday at Costner Stadium. Next Tuesday, the PKMS teams will travel to meet Broken Bow with games beginning at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
The fast-pitch softball season will end in grand fashion for LeFlore County as the Wister Lady Wildcats will represent the county at the Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady â€™Cats will face the Dale Lady Pirates at 3 p.m. Thursday in the state quarterfinals at the Ball Fields at Firelake in Shawnee â€” the site for this fall's state tournament.
The Lady Wildcats made it to the Class 3A State Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament last May, not bad making two state tournaments in one calendar year.
Above is the bracket for the tournament.
The Panama Razorbacks suffered their biggest loss of the season Friday night as the Hartshorne Miners came to George Ollie Stadium and left town 47-7 victors to spoil the Hogs' homecoming. According to Panama coach Brandon Ellis, the Miners â€” at least on Friday night â€” showed they were the better team.
â€śThey're a good ball club,â€ť he said. â€śThey're good at what they do. I think they were just better than us on that night. It might have had something to do with our depth, but I think our guys were in shape. I think they just outplayed us.â€ť
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on Saturday against Greenwood Gray. The fifth-graders won its fifth game of the season, all by shutout, as they blanked Greenwood Gray 8-0. The fourth-grade team posted a 36-0 rout on Greenwood Gray, while the third-graders won also by shutout â€” posting a 27-0 victory.
The sixth-graders suffered a heartbreaking 8-6 defeat at the hands of Greenwood Gray.
RATTAN â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs went 1-2 at last weekâ€™s Class A Regional Tournament, but their season came to an end with the two defeats to end their season at 9-10.
Arkoma beat Wright City 2-0 in 11 innings in a loserâ€™s-bracket game, but opened the tournament with a 10-3 loss to Rattan and ended their season with a 4-3 nine-inning loss to Keota.
CROWDER â€” The fall baseball season came to an abrupt halt Friday afternoon for the Cameron Yellowjackets as they suffered two losses in the Class A Regional Tournament, losing 11-0 to Roff and 4-2 to host Crowder.
The â€™Jackets ended the season at 13-13.