Now we get going non-stop with baseball, softball
While we had a few baseball and softball teams open their seasons late last week, the rest of those teams who haven't yet will do so this week.The schedule is listed below.The Wister Wildcats, beginning the defnse of their Class 2A state championship, will face the Elgin Owls at 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.Whitesboro Games Canceled This WeekDue to the tragic death of Whitesboro Boys Basketball Coach Wayne Tucker, the school has canceled all its baseball and softball games this week.Spring Sports GuideThe 2012 Spring Sports Guide will come out in the March 24 edition, the Saturday edition which ends Spring Break week.For coaches who have not returned your spring sports questionnaires I mailed out last month, please do so ASAP. The information on the questionnaires will be used to write the season preview stories for the county high school teams in baseball, slow-pitch softball, golf, soccer and track.Also, we need team photographs to go with the team season-preview stories. For those schools which had fast-pitch softball and fall baseball, if coaches want me to use those photographs which ran in the 2011 Fall Diamond Tab, those will be acceptable.All of the questionnaires and team photos will be needed by the final day of school before Spring Break, since it will be the early portion of Spring Break week in which I will prepare the 2012 Spring Sports Guide.Team photographs can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questionnaires can be faxed to me at (918) 647-8198.Thanks for your cooperation.ScheduleBaseballTodayFort Smith (Ark.) Northside at Poteau, 4:30 p.m.Pocola at Heavener, 4 p.m.Stigler at Panama, 4 p.m.Roland at Spiro, 4 p.m.Cameron at Muldrow, 4 p.m.Leflore and Calvin at Canadian, 3 p.m. (Leflore vs. Canadian, 3 p.m.; Leflore vs. Calvin, 5 p.m.)Talihina at Sallisaw-Central, 4 p.m.ThursdayHeavener at Poteau, 4 p.m.Cameron at Pocola, 5:30 p.m.Howe and Battiest at Leflore, 2 p.m. (Howe vs. Leflore, 2 p.m.; Howe vs. Battiest, 4 p.m.; Battiest vs. Leflore, 6 p.m.)Union Christian, Ark., at Arkoma, 4 p.m.Hartford, Ark., at Panama, 4 p.m.Spiro at Tulsa Union 4:30 p.m.FridaySallisaw-Central at Panama, 4 p.m.Cameron at Hackett, Ark., 4 p.m.Leflore at Crowder, 4 p.m.Pocola at Muldrow, 4 p.m.Talihina at Stigler, 4 p.m.Wister vs. Elgin, at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in OKC, 7 p.m.SaturdayChecotah and Broken Bow at Poteau, noon (Checotah vs. Poteau, noon; Checotah vs. Broken Bow, 2 p.m.; Broken Bow vs. Poteau, 4 p.m.)Keys (Park Hill) at Spiro, noon.Talihina at Colbert, 1 p.m.MondayTalihina at Howe, 4 p.m.Whitesboro at Panama, 5 p.m.McCurtain at Arkoma, 4 p.m.Roland at Pocola, 4 p.m.Sallisaw-Central at Spiro, 4 p.m.Cameron at Vian, 4 p.m.Heavener at Smithville, 4 p.m.Leflore at Panola, 4 p.m.SoftballTodayPoteau at Sallisaw, 4 p.m.Arkoma at Cameron, 4 p.m.Roland at Spiro, 4 p.m.Heavener at Smithville, 4 p.m.Leflore at Panola, 5 p.m.Panama at Red Oak, 4 p.m.Wister at Keota, 4 p.m.ThursdayPoteau at Spiro, 4 p.m.Leflore at Arkoma, 6 p.m.Cameron and Battiest at Heavener, 4:30 p.m. (Battiest vs. Heavener, 4:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. Battiest, 5:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. Battiest, 6:30 p.m.)Sequoyah-Tahlequah and Red Oak at Pocola, 4 p.m. (Seqouyah-Tahlequah vs. Pocola, 4 p.m.; Sequoyah-Tahlequah vs. Red Oak, 5:15 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.)Panama at Keota, 4 p.m.FridayRoland at Poteau, 4 p.m.Heavener vs. Eagletown, TBA.Pocola at Keota, 4 p.m.Wister at Red Oak, 2 p.m.MondayPoteau and Broken Arrow at Muskogee, 5 p.m. (Poteau vs. Muskogee, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Broken Bow, 6:30 p.m.)Cameron at Panama, 4 p.m.Wister at Spiro, 4 p.m.Roland and Wilburton at Pocola, 4 p.m. (Roland vs. Pocola, 4 p.m.; Roland vs. Wilburton, 5:15 p.m.; Wilburton vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.)Leflore at Clayton, 5 p.m.Heavener at McCurtain, 4 p.m.Editor's Note — Baseball and softball schedules from Bokoshe and Howe have not been received by The Poteau Daily News.