Boomers, Lions, Thunder, Wildcats win OK Kids state openers; Pirates split games

Four of the five LeFlore County OK Kids baseball teams opened state tournament play with wins.At the OK Kids Prep State Tournament at Woodward, the Panama Boomers edged the Pauls Valley Panthers 6-5 in Tuesday’s opener.At the OK Kids Midget State Tournament on Tuesday in Blanchard, the Howe Lions beat the Roff Tigers 7-2.The Heavener Thunder won its first game at the OK Kids Peewee State Tournament on Tuesday in Weatherford, nipping Kingfisher 1-0.The Wister Wildcats defeated Henryetta 10-3 in Tuesday’s opening-round game of the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford.The Poteau Pirates split their first two games in the OK Kids Prep State Tournament in Woodward, run ruling Clinton 15-5 in six innings while losing Tuesday’s opener 10-2 to the Bridge Creek Bobcats.Stix Softball Team Goes 2-1 in Pool PlayThe Stix softball team went 2-1 in pool play in the World Series, taking place this week in Branson, Mo.The Stix beat the Iowa Wolfpack 9-1 and the Oklahoma Ultimate 6-2 on Wednesday after losing 10-2 to the Cedar Rapids [Iowa] Dirt Devils on Tuesday.