Playoff time has arrived on the diamond
It's hard to believe that the postseason for all of LeFlore County's fast-pitch softball teams (except Poteau) and fall baseball teams has arrived. It just seemed like the season started just a couple of weeks ago.But the reality is the playoffs in Classes 3A, 2A, A and B in fast-pitch softhball and Classes A and B in fall baseball will begin this week with district tournaments.The complete district-tournament schedules are at the end of this column.A Clerical ErrorI would like to think of myself as perfect, but in reality only God and Jesus are perfect.Thanks to a good individual, it was pointed out to me that I was in error in Saturday's edition with regard to the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament.The Poteau girls have only three-peated in the Fast-Pitch Tournament, winning in 2009, 2010 and this year. The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs were the last non-Poteau team to win the title, doing so in 2008.I just want to thank my friend for setting me straight — and I got to thinking, he also did so last year at this time, with regard to the same issue.I hope this will be the only mistake I make from now on, but I know that won't be the case.ScheduleSoftballTodayPoteau at Panama, 4 p.m.Talihina and Howe at Heavener, 4 p.m. (Talihina vs. Heavener, 4 p.m.; Talihina vs. Howe, 5:15 p.m.; Howe vs. Heavener, 6:30 p.m.)Spiro at Wister, 3:30 p.m.Bokoshe at Keota, DH, 4 p.m.Leflore at Kinta, 5 p.m.Pocola at Sallisaw, 4 p.m.WednesdayClass B District TournamentAt McCurtainBokoshe vs. Panola, 11:30 a.m.; Bokoshe-Panola loser vs. McCurtain, 1 p.m.; Bokoshe-Panola winner vs. McCurtain, 2:30 p.m.; Title game, 4 p.m.; If-Game, 5:30 p.m.ThursdayPlayoffsClass 3A District TournamentsEufaula at Heavener, 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.Stigler at Spiro, DH, 2:30 p.m.Class 2A District TournamentsPocola at Panama, DH, 6 p.m.Talihina at Wister, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 p.m.Class A District Tournament at KeotaPorum vs. Keota, 1 p.m.; Howe vs. Porum-Keota loser, 3 p.m.; Howe vs. Porum-Keota winner, 5 p.m.Class B District TournamentsAt BraggsArkoma vs. Cave Springs, noon; Arkoma-Cave Springs loser vs. Braggs, 1:30 p.m.; Arkoma-Cave Springs winner vs. Braggs, 3 p.m.; Title Game, 4:30 p.m.; If-Game, 6 p.m.At Red OakLeflore at Red Oak, 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.At BattiestWhitesboro vs. Battiest, 10 a.m.; Whitesboro-Battiest loser vs. Eagletown, 11:30 a.m.; Whitesboro-Battiest winner vs. Eagletown, 1 p.m.; Title Game, 2:30 p.m.; If-Game, 4 p.m.FridayPlayoffsClass 3A District TournamentStigler at Spiro, TBA.Class 2A District TournamentPocola at Panama, TBA.Class A District TournamentHowe and Porum at Keota: Title Game, 1 p.m.; If-Game, 3 p.m.MondayRed Oak at Poteau, 4 p.m.BaseballTodayRed Oak at Wister, DH, 4 p.m.ThursdayPlayoffsClass A District TournamentsAt WisterHowe vs. Crowder, 2 p.m.; Howe-Crowder loser vs. Wister, 4 p.m.; Howe-Crowder winner vs. Wister, 6 p.m.At OktahaCameron vs. Okay, noon; Preston vs. Oktaha, 2 p.m.; Cameron-Okay winner vs. Preston-Oktaha winner, 4 p.m.; Cameron-Okay loser vs. Preston-Oktaha loser, 6 p.m.Class B District TournamentAt Buffalo ValleyWhitesboro vs. Buffalo Valley, 1 p.m.; Whitesboro-Buffalo Valley loser vs. Leflore, 3 p.m.; Whitesboro-Buffalo Valley winner vs. Leflore, 5 p.m.FridayClass A District TournamentsHowe and Crowder at Wister: Title Game, 2 p.m.; If-Game, 4 p.m.Cameron, Okay and Preston at Oktaha: Games at 2 and 4 p.m. (tentative)Class B District TournamentLeflore and Whitesboro at Buffalo Valley: Title Game and/or If-Game, TBA.Saturday's Class A District TournamentCameron, Okay and Preston at Oktaha: If-Game (if needed), TBA.