Even though the playing field of Costner Stadium is in the latter stages of installation of artificial turf, the Poteau Pirates still had their preseason Red-White Scrimmage on Saturday morning on the practice field located on the back 40 acres.Â The scrimmage was attended by an estimated 200 fans and parents.
WHITESBORO â€” The Howe Lady Lions ended their first week of the season in fine fashion by winning the Whitesboro Tournament on Saturday night, downing the host Lady Bulldogs 7-5 in the finals.
The Lady Lions reached the finals with a 12-1 win over Smithville in the winnerâ€™s-bracket finals Saturday after blanking the Lady Braves 8-0 on Friday.
The Pocola Lady Indians came in runners-up in their own tournament, losing 3-1 in the finals to Vian on Saturday night.
The Lady Indians beat Heavener 3-1 in the winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinal Friday before losing 6-0 to Vian in the winnerâ€™s-bracket finals on Saturday. Right after the Vian loss, Pocola beat Heavener once again, this time 2-1 in the loserâ€™s-bracket final.
Heavener blanked Roland 6-0 on Friday before losing to Pocola, then posted wins over Keota [8-2] and Muldrow [6-0] before losing to Pocola in the loserâ€™s-bracket finals.
The host Pocola Lady Indians and the Heavener Lady Wolves posted victories in the opening round of the Pocola Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Pocola's Sammie Kuhns no hit the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets for a 6-0 victory, while in the game prior the Lady Wolves blanked the Talihina Golden Tigers 12-0 behind Makenzie Wilson's no-hitter.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs, the other local team in the field, fell 11-0 to the Gore Lady Pirates. The Keota Lady Lions also lost, falling 4-1 to the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
WHITESBORO â€” The host Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Howe Lady Lions were victors on opening day of the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs Invitational on Thursday.
Whitesboro got past Clayton 5-3, while Howe blanked Buffalo Valley 8-0.
The third local team in the field, the Leflore Lady Savages, fell 8-0 to the Stringtown Lady Tigers.
There was a chance there was not going to be a Red-White Interteam Scrimmage this preseason due to turf installation issues, but as the saying goes, â€śWhere thereâ€™s a will, thereâ€™s a way.â€ť
The Pirates will have their annual Red-White Scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday on the practice field just south of the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium. Admission is small bottles of Gatorade, towels, liquid soap and liquid detergent.
A couple of big innings doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates in their 11-4 home loss to the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians on Thursday afternoon.
Wister 3, Red Oak 2, 8 inn.: In Wister, Sooner Vanhookâ€™s two-out, RBI single in the eighth inning scored Stevee McMillin with the game-winning run.
Spiro 9, Colbert 2: At Rock Creek Lady Mustangs Invitational in Blue, the Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 1-0 in the opening inning, scored twice in the first inning and three runs in the second for a 5-1 lead after two innings.
The 2015 season will begin for the Poteau High School cross country teams Saturday at the Riverside 5,000 in Tulsa.
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2015 Poteau Cross Country Schedule
Date Meet Site
Aug. 15 Riverside 5,000 Tulsa
Aug. 22 Bacone College Invitational Muskogee
Sept. 3 Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 12 Seq.-Tahlequah Invitational Tahlequah
Sept. 26 OSU Jamboree Stillwater
Oct. 3 Chili Pepper Invitational Fayetteville, Ark.
Oct. 8 Class 4A Pre-State Meet Shawnee
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates were able to only muster one hit in Tuesdayâ€™s 9-0 loss to the Tahlequah Lady Tigers.
Heavener 8, Howe 0; Heavener 14, Leflore 0; Howe 17, Leflore 4: Tuesday in Heavener, the Lady Wolves won both games in their home openers.
Spiro 8, Wister 3: Tuesday in Wister, the Lady Bulldogs opened their season victoriously by breaking a 3-all tie with a single run in the third inning and four runs in the fifth â€” highlighted by Shakyrah Gladnessâ€™ grand-slam home run.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Howe Lions dropped their season opener 8-1 to the Smithville Braves on Tuesday afternoon.
Red Oak 19, Leflore 0: In Red Oak, the Eagles spoiled the debut of Mark Warren as new coach for the Savages.
Editorâ€™s note: Look for the story about Cameronâ€™s season opener at Preston in Friday's edition.