DAVID SEELEY: County Tournament
Well, we're almost through the two weeks of LeFlore County Tournaments on the diamond. Thursday night, the slow-pitch softball queens will be crowned.Saturday afternoon, we had new county baseball champions crowned as Spiro beat defending champion Poteau in back-to-back title games to claim county supremacy for 2014.Will there be a new slow-pitch softball queen crowned? We'll find out Thursday night. The defending champion Poteau Lady Pirates, who actually have not lost a county tournament since my arrival in June 2010, winning all four fast-pitch county tournaments I've been privileged to cover, as well as all three slow-pitch county tournaments from 2011-13.However, the Lady Pirates suffered a rare loss Tuesday night to Wister to drop them into the loser's bracket, where they won their next two games. The Lady Pirates must win five games Thursday to claim county slow-pitch gold once more. It's going to be a rough road, but it's been done in the past. Spiro's boys lost in the winner's-bracket final of last week's county baseball tournament, and won three straight games to claim the title.So, we'll see what Thursday has in store. If you're in the area, and not doing anything, spend Thursday evening at the PARC, a.k.a. the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, and watch some softball.